Kategorie Essen-Nord

Funky Fresh Birne at Borbecker Platz

Of course, I know very well that we are in December and that tomorrow is St. Nicholas. It couldn’t go on forever with this mild weather! But I have taken precautions for such dark and wet days, when you don’t send a dog out the door. How about something tropical, like a jungle, for example? […]

HoF Borbeck in November

If you don’t look for them at all, they run into you. The Halloween pieces still exist, even though Halloween has been over for some time. Hall of Fame Borbeck surprises with a number of new pieces. Funny, suddenly I’m hungry for pumpkin soup… SODR x DULE SOKE & SODR SETER & SCUF x DESO […]

Das Ruhr Ding – A good-shaped diamond is hard to find

In 2018, the last collieries in the Ruhr region were closed. An era of working conditions hardly imaginable in Europe today thus came to an end. In 2019, the artist Stefan Marx participated in the „Ruhr Ding“ with three monochrome murals in Bochum, Dortmund and Essen. The three murals form a triptych that symbolises the […]

Martha Margarete at Creative Quarter North

Installations are rarely to be found in Essen’s public space. They have the survival chance of a snowflake in hell. The foot troopers of the city cleaning company mercilessly remove everything that doesn’t fit in with the normal outfit of a modern city centre, and anything that escapes this clean-up frenzy finds a lover who […]

Folkwang und die Stadt – Folkwang and the City

Do people still come to the museum to find answers, or does the museum have to approach people and meet them where the questions arise in their immediate living environment? From 21 May to 7 August 2022, Essen’s City North will become the venue for numerous projects that unite culture, city and life. They are […]

Gertrudisstraße 1 has got a new face

The image of Essen’s northern quarter is to be polished up and the residents of the quarter should be able to identify more with their district. To this end, Vonovia has hired Essen based artist Gabor Doleviczenyi (Zinnober), who has redesigned the façade of Gertrudisstraße 1 under the motto „I am where I live“. Gertrudisstraße […]

Kreativ Quartier Nord has got a new icon

In the middle of the lively Kreativ Quartier Nord, on Viehofer Str. 28, Krazy8 takes care of its customers‘ needs. Because the owner of the building was unhappy with the appearance of the small alley next to the shop, BRES, a local sprayer, was allowed to redesign this area. Now customers and passers-by are invited […]

Skateboard Dino meets Single Mom

With a little help of some friends and partypeople, Handsome Hermann has dressed up – from in – and outside. 0ae has contributed his „Cardboard Dummies“ and it seems that the 1st evening has purposefully gone off the rails and the guests have extended the announced Marker-Jam to the walls of the gallery. As you […]

Der schöne Hermann shows „Cardboard Dummies“

What do you think, hearing the nickname „handsome Hermann“? I, for one, imagined everything possible, but I would never have thought of an art gallery. But it seems to have escaped my attention that there is an art gallery in Eltingviertel, at the very edge of Kreativ Quartier Nord, that bears that name. And that’s […]

HoF Essen Borbeck in April

HoF Essen Borbeck is one of our halls of fame which are not allowed to be painted spontaneously. You have to ask for permission first. Probably that is the reason why it doesn’t change its face very often. Nevertheless, the frequency of renewance is not an indicator of the quality of the pieces found there […]