Kategorie Gelsenkirchen

Beni Veltum & Manuel Moreno in Beverly Buer

The new Galerie Von Veltum in Gelsenkirchen Ückendorf only opened in November 2019. Then Murphy’s Law came into play and everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Less than a year later, there was water damage in the old shop in Bergmannstraße, which made the gallery unusable for a long time. In September 2021, […]

Insane Urban Cowboys und Cowgirls initate Street Art Offensive Gelsenkirchen – Strike 2

In cooperation with the Department of Culture of the City, Gelsenkirchen’s cityscape is to be upgraded. To this end, a number of large and highly visible walls at highly frequented locations throughout the city are to be decorated with high-quality murals. One of the walls acquired so far, located at Maximilianstraße 2 in Gelsenkirchen Buer, […]

Bismarcktunnel has got a new face

The underpass of A 42 motorway at „Gelsenkirchen Zoo“ station on the B227 (Bismarckstraße) is the entrance gate to the city of Gelsenkirchen for many visitors. For many users it was an inhospitable place to be. In 2020 a new lighting concept for the subway was created to bring light into darkness. The lighting shines […]

Insane Urban Cowboys und Cowgirls initate Street Art Offensive Gelsenkirchen – Strike 1

In cooperation with the Department of Culture of the City of Gelsenkirchen, Gelsenkirchen’s cityscape is to be upgraded. To this end, 4 to 6 large and highly visible walls at highly frequented locations throughout the city are to be decorated with high-quality murals. One of the walls acquired so far, located at Gelsenkirchen main station, […]

HoF Nordsternpark in August

This year again Hall of Fame Nordsternpark was crime scene of the annual Pottwall Jam event. If you want to see these walls with your own eyes, don’t forget to bring sunglasses and sunscreen. I recommend a straw hat, high sun protection factor sunscreen and a personal assistant to fan the air. Don’t forget a […]

RUbug 2022 – Sleeping Beauty woke up very briefly

Last weekend RUbug festival for urban art came to an end. From 20 to 29 May, Westerholt Colliery became a centre of urban art and more than 60 artists from the fields of street art, graffiti, installation and performance, as well as painting and graphics, showed their work. The artworks were all created on the […]

RUbug 2022 – The Awakening of old Westerholt colliery

In 2008 Colliery Westerholt, the last producing mine in the city of Gelsenkirchen, was closed down and the site fell into a deep sleep. Now, 24 years later, RUbug with the help of a pack of national and international artists has set out to wake The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods up again. REAMS has […]

RUbug opens it’s doors – Festival für Urbane Kunst

Industrial site redevelopment, or shorter: IBUG. Chemnitz has shown the way and Ruhr Metropolis follows. After more than ten years of vacancy, the old Westerholt colliery opens its rusty doors. More than 60 international artists have revitalised the abandoned site with spray cans, wood, varnish and paint. RUbug aims to create an arc between street […]

R.I.P. FANZ – Rest in love

I had already seen it during my last visit in Duisburg’s Emscherhalle, that little side note „R.I.P. FANZ“ next to a piece of graffit, but the bad news wouldn’t get into my head. Not long ago, in January, FANZ & CHEZ (GBS) had left their Buisiness card there. My next visit was HoF Auf der […]

Varieties – Catwoman

I know, this was predictable and not a surprise, but searching for variants of the theme superhero, I have been instructed to behave in a politically correct manner and to gender to the theme superheroine. So Catwoman, one of the Dark Knight’s most enduring enemies with a love-hate relationship with him, consequently came into my […]