Kategorie Gelsenkirchen

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 […]

HoF Nordsternpark in August

Pottwall Jam was canceled last year, but despite all misfortunes due to Corona (#FUCKCORONA), this year’s event took place at Hall of Fame Nordsternpark. The 400 meters long wall of the former coal port of Nordstern colliery offers enough space for everyone who wanted to play. Please find below a number of pieces I have […]

Streetart Initiative Gelsenkirchen comes with a Graffiti Jam

In the calendar of Streetart Initiative Gelsenkirchen, their graffiti jam is an annual event, which is well known as „Pottwall Jam“. So far only the event, which has fallen victim to the Covid 19 Pandemic last year, was designated as Jam. This year it will take place at Nordsternpark on Saturday, August 14th. If you […]

Outside white and slippery – inside girlish pink

For today a visit at HoF Auf der Donau was planned, but the weather again spoiled my plans with a lot of snow. I had to find something else to fight boredom and as April is the month of cherry blossom, I got the idea for a pink post. Now – pink is a colour […]

Graffiti for a Beginner – Continuation

2014 was the year, my infection with the virus, called „Street Art“ broke out in full strength. My mania for this kind of art didn’t meet on much understanding in my environment, but I couldn’t stop running for more. From 14.9. – 30.9.2012 the sound barriers of A40, the most frequented highway of the Ruhr […]

CASE MACLAIM for „WALLS OF VISION“

In order to open up artistic and cultural values ​​to a broader public, to bring them closer to young people in particular and transport historical works of art into the future by means of urban art, Dr. Hans Riegel-Foundation has launched art project series „Walls of Vision“. They have realized 4 murals so far, which […]

Aus der Art am See

It’s summertime and when the weather is fine, it’s festival season, but in times of Corona (#FUCKCORONA) festivals have become a rarity. The conditions for such events are strict and so a lot of people are waiting in desperation for offers. And here it is, the festival „AUS DER ART AM SEE“, a special offer […]

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 […]