Mauro Pallotta aka Maupal is a street artist from Rome, Italy. Photography © The thin thread, Poznań, Maupal

1.In your opinion what is the role of a museum?

The world is experiencing an epochal change. Technology most influences this transformation that we are experiencing, but then with this coronavirus epidemic, culture suffers and from the communication point of view there is a boom in information.

The role of museums today is different from what they had up to thirty years ago: now the museum must communicate its existence without too much difficulty to a large audience.

As a street artist, I consider urban art the most contemporary artistic expression ever. Now the museum is the road. Today the museum has two alternatives to survive: to continue a historicization through a much more detailed qualitative research or, for a cultural democracy, to welcome the cultural reality that is developing on the streets and on the web.