Kategorie Germany

WAT UP Festival – Beware of the predators at Hochstraße

Now that the scaffoldings are dismantled from the buildings next to Alte Post at Hochstraße 35 and 39 – 41, pedestrians are doing well to cross to the other side of the street. Not only to get a better view, but to get in distance to the teeth of a number of sharks populating those […]

INFUSION #10 – BATTLE OF CITIES

Well, it’s a good thing that I was not part of the jury, to choose the winner of that battle. My sympathies were not stable and switched back and forth all the time and my final decision would have been a bit different, as my sympathies came back all the time to INFAMOUS H TOWN, […]

Take a Butcher’s Gallery shows “CONCRETE, RUST & UNTOLD STORIES”

The first show with exclusively German artists at Take a Butchers Gallery, which was opened last Saturday, is a group show with works of three outstanding artists, Christian Rothenhagen aka deerBLN based in Berlin, René Meyer aka RYMR, Leipzig and Stefan Winterle, based in Weil am Rhein. I love those urban landscapes created by Christian […]

Berlin in October – 6th day

Who thinks that prefabricated buildings are an invention of the former GDR, is wrong. It truly was an American architekt, who was responsible to build 1910 the first prefabricated building settlement „Forest Hills Gardens“ in Queens, New York. Those settlements are to be found in the former eastern part of Berlin as well as in […]

Pottporus Festival shows INFUSION #10 – FINAL ISSUE: BATTLE OF 10 CITIES

Street art exhibition „Infusion“, which is a fixed point on the agenda of Pottporus Festival, goes to the 10th round this year. Unfortunately this exhibition series ends with this edition. Infusion celebrates its 10th anniversary and its final round with an event of a special kind. 10 graffiti crews from 10 cities are invited, to […]

WAT UP Festival – work in progress

Two of five murals of 1st WAT UP Festival in Bochum Wattenscheid were still missing and as the rain paused in the late morning, I once more headed for Bochum, to get a glimpse of the work of REBELZER and BIRD x KIBE. The FREAKS from the distant North seem to feel happy in our […]

WAT UP Festival – work in progress

Up to today I have visited 3 of the 5 new murals announced to be created for 1st WAT UP Festival. Working process progresses and is in different stages at Hochstraße, where 3 of the 5 new murals are located. Mr. OREO and his friend DIC have finished their wall at Hochstraße 45. They were […]

Uecke lives and thrives

Like other European coal mining towns, Gelsenkirchen and especially Ückendorf and its 20.000 inhabitants are suffering from the decline in mining activity in the area as well as the whole Ruhr region. Structural change continues to hold the majority of regions firmly in its grip. A few years ago Ückendorf was charcterized by vacancy, migration […]

One Thing is for sure – The Change

Dealing with street art, you cannot avoid to remark and observe the change. Sometimes the change is more like an enemy, when you lose beloved pieces or something old familiar. But mostly it’s a win situation. See for yourself. Revaler Straße / Matkowskystraße (05/2019) Michel Velt (Portrait of Sara Erenthal) x Sara Erenthal (10/2019)

Berlin in October – 5th day

3 more murals of Berlin Mural Fest 2019, located in Kreuzberg, were still pending. So that day Kreuzberg was on my agenda. Kreuzberg is easy, but – for matters of a street art hunter – hardly overseeable, in the face of all those street art spots and the masses of shutters, graffiti, installations, tiles, paste-ups […]