KIES, KOSTN, ZASTER – in German language all synonyms for money. It seems, that we have a new group of writers in town, who have founded a new crew named ATM. I don’t know that much about them, but I’m pretty sure that we will get more of them. KIES ATM KOSTN ATM ZASTER ATM

Now that I have slept about it, I have got some information about my yesterdays post. This morning a little bird has told me, that I was wrong with that cockroach. It is part of the second huge concept wall, which is titled „Cheech & Chong Wall“. The writers involved were Anna Littsa aka FOXY, […]

„MONOCHROME“ – it should have been a battle, a contest of all ages and it was announced to be started in late September at HoF Emscherhalle in Duisburg Meiderich. Then infection rates ran up and unfortunately the event had to be cancelled (#FUCKCORONA). The writer community has put their heads together (digitally) and the result […]

I make no secret of it; I’m a fan of the work of MOC. The first pieces I have found 2017 in Dortmund’s Unionviertel. I don’t know that much about him, except that he has roots in Poland. Most of the pieces I have found are done in stencil technique and very often in black […]

They have become an icon of the pandemic in Dortmund – Corona Ghosts; there are hundreds of them all over the city. My last visit in Dortmund was before Corona (#FUCKCORONA) and before it was the dominating headline of our days. And so I was more than surprised to find those funny guys with baby […]

On my way to 44309 Street Art Gallery to see their newest group show „What If“, I suddenly understood that this was my first visit in Dortmund in 2020 – #fuckcorona! Soon it became clear to me, much had changed. But about that a bit later, the exhibition first, as it soon comes to an […]

Werkstrand e.V., is an art and culture association which offers people a platform for social and artistic development. Their aim is to design and implement projects and to support and network artists and cultural workers. Quick and dirty: they get things moving. Their latest project concerned the redesign of the backyard of Atelierhaus Schützenbahn, Am […]

In October 2016, GIGO PROPAGANDA has painted the backyard of Atelierhaus Schützenbahn for UFAM Ruhr. Now, some years later, the backyard was redesigned by a group of artists due to a project of Werkstrand. GIGO PROPAGANDA (UFAM Ruhr 10/2016) PASS and others for Werkstrand (10/2020)

Already last year, Essen’s former newspaper distrct between Bert-Brecht-, Sachsen- and Friedrichstraße was flattened. Newspaper industry has fundamentally changed and what has begun 1948 is history now. The old district has moved to a modern publishing house and the old buildings were demolished, as well as the mural „Chronik des Ruhrgebiets“ designed by Miroslav Lazović, […]

Quick and dirty – the gong sounds to the next round When I started the series „Murals in Essen“, I was angry about a friend, who described Essen as a real desert of art. I wondered about this preconception, unbraked by any expertise. I recommended him to open his eyes and look around. There is […]