Rhine Park was opened to the public in May 2009. Originally, the area was planned as part of the Federal Garden Show 2011 in Duisburg, but this had to be cancelled for cost reasons. The approx. 25ha site had been used by heavy industry since the middle of the 19th century. Parts of the former industrial facilities, mighty wall remains of the former sinter plant, have remained as relicts and were transformed into an overall work of art in June 2009 by renowned national and international graffiti artists at a large graffiti event „Graffiti as Graffiti Protection“.
So when I heard about this park in 2014, the artworks were already several years old and of course no longer untouched. Still, even a newcomer like me, with little knowledge of graffiti, could see that this place is special. Even today, 13 years after the painting action, there is a special atmosphere, even if the original painting can only be recognised in rudimentary form.
Rheinpark 2014 & 2022
„Häusermenschen“ Christian Krämer aka DOME
Rhein Park 2014 -> click