Kategorie Installation

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 […]

Bilk S – Opinion not Judgement

Actually, the last article concerning the change at Bilk station was supposed to go online yesterday. A report on my walk in Dortmund harbour and the Backboard Jam last weekend was planned for today. But I’ve received so many messages on Instagram about the changes at Bilk station that I want to add this post. […]

Bilk S – One Thing is for sure – The Change

Let’s go on with the changes at Bilk S. Today the columns are the topic on my agenda. There is no shortage of pillars at Bilk station. I have never counted them, but I have often photographed parts of them. They have always been used for billposting, although not always for advertising. Let’s have a […]

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 […]

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 […]

La voliere de la paix

Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, is not only known for its large airport, but also has several Rhine ports where river cruisers dock daily. It seems that a river cruise ship recently landed with a gang of French artists. METRAEDA then received them and together they invaded the casemates, where they left clear traces. […]

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 […]

Varieties – Rats

Yesterdays news of a new Corona variant caused a voluntary withdrawal of all non-essential activities. So I cannot show new pictures of what goes on in graffiti and street art in my area. That’s how I came up with the idea of dealing with variations. In art, topic, subject, or message may often be the […]