Claudio Musso is an art critic and independent curator. With a PhD in Archeology and Art History, he is an Adjunct Professor for History of Contemporary Art at the University of Bologna (Campus of Ravenna) and he is a lecturer in Theory of Perception at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo. He has collaborated with different magazines among which Exibart, Digicult and regularly writes for Artribune. He has participated as a lecturer in international conferences in subject of urban art in Italy and abroad. He is co-curator of the Frontier – The Line of Style project and he is part of the scientific committee of roBOt Festival.
He has published numerous articles and essays on the thematic of Graffiti Writing and Street Art and he is co-author of the volume Frontier The Line of Style (Damiani, 2013).
Jacob Kimvall (b. 1972) is a Swedish art critic and lecturer on visual culture. In 1992 he co-founded the international graffiti magazine Underground Productions (UP), and worked as one of the magazine’s editors throughout the 90’s. In December 2014 he defended his PhD-thesis in Art History at Stockholm University: ”THE G-WORD: virtuosity and violation, negotiating and transforming graffiti” examines the historiography of graffiti and suggests that this subcultural phenomenon should be understood as jointly produced by subcultural and institutional agents. He is currently working as a lecturer at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm university.
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