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Yuri Catania's Street Art Dives Into the Depths of Lake Lugano with Lvgaxy Astro Lake

Yuri Catania's street art dives into the depths of Lake Lugano, continuing an underwater journey with astronaut mermaids and local fish in a blend of above and below.

The participatory street art project "Lugaxy Axtro Flowers", created by Yuri Catania last September, continues its journey on the facade of the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano, embracing the theme of the Family Village inspired by "The Little Mermaid" from the book by Hans Christian Andersen.

The event will take place during the LongLake Festival, from July 11th to 14th, and will bring the artwork, featuring astronauts and flowers from Parco Ciani, to the depths of Lake Ceresio. There, it will discover an underwater world with astronaut mermaids and local fish, in a parallel to the previously represented space world.

Catania's idea is to bring the exploration between space, nature, and technology that inspired the previous work to a place equally unknown and mysterious: the depths of Lake Lugano. Here, the strongly distinguishable elements will be the local flora and fauna, depicted in a fanciful, abstract, and colorful setting.

Additionally, they will be represented as heroes and travelers in this story, a space version of "The Little Mermaid," with groups of people, figures of children, and adults as explorers.

The surreal world depicted will overlap but not replace the previous installation, connecting and completing in a new way what was already created on the entire facade of the Palazzo dei Congressi, in a blend of above and below.

The participatory work is open to everyone, adults and children, who wish to contribute at least one hour of their time to its realization. It is possible to do so by signing up through the following form link, during the Family Village days, from July 11th to July 14th, from 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

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