The Italian Street Artist Using Cheese Paintings To Fight Neo-Fascism (HBO)

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Published on 7 Oct 2018, 15:00
This year, Italy has seen a resurgence in neo-fascism and far-right ideology. But one street artist is fighting back — with giant paintings of pumpkin tortellini and parmesan cheese.

For the past 10 years, Pier Paolo Spinazzè, known as “CIBO,” has protested the rise of the far right by painting images of Italian food over neo-fascist graffiti around his hometown of Verona. In June, however, the situation appeared to escalate: Italy turned away two boats of refugees, and the interior minister called to register Roma people, despite the obvious parallels to Nazi Germany.

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