From June 16th to September 10th 2011, the Wunderkammern gallery hosted the group show Lumen Urban Show bringing together the most talented urban artists from the national scene to Rome with the assistance of the following associations: Mac Contemporanee di Ancona, Infart Collective di Bassano del Grappa, Style Orange and il Cerchio and le Gocce di Torino, Walls di Roma, Largo Baracche di Napoli.
Lumen is an event that started in Salerno in 2010 and that one year later took place from May 13th to May 29th 2011 at Parco dell’Irno, ex area Salid. During each edition artists were asked to use a creative format different from their usual form of expression to develop an all-around concept connecting art and the territory. For the 2011 edition of Lumen, twenty-one artists were chosen by the associations to take part and produce a sketch that was then used to make 21 original artist proofs on majolica with a 50×50 cm format.
“WK Art Distinction” was the award that Wunderkammern granted to the most promising young artists. It was created to increase the value of those art development paths established outside of the academic circuit. The 2011 award was presented on September 10th during the finissage of the show. The Lumen group show winner was awarded the WK Art Distiction: the winning artwork was reproduced with 30 limited edition Fine Art prints signed and numbered by the artist.