Kategorie Installation

The gong sounds to the next round for 40° Urban Art Festival

When I posted about the birthday party for Kiefernstraße two days ago, it had escaped my attention that this celebration is also simultaneously the next 40° Urban Art Festival in Düsseldorf. If I have counted correctly, this is the 5th festival in a row since 2013, when it started with the first edition. Since then […]

GhmS Festival goes to the second round

I would like to draw your attention to Goch, which is a small town in the district of Kleve, in North Rhine-Westphalia, not known as a stronghold of street art up to last year. Then Benjamin Taag came up with the idea of a street art festival of a special kind. Supported by the local […]

To beautiful freedom – Spa above A40

Freedom – thats the name of a public place next to Essen’s main station, which is venue of an art intervention of a special kind from 16.6. – 11.7.2021. In the very center of the city and directly above one of Germany;s busiest motorways, a (thank heaven) temporary place of rest was established. „Zur schönen […]

Street Art Vending Machine …

… PLEASE INSERT JUST A SMILE I almost had a coin in my hand, to take away one of the presented artworks, when I noticed the fake: And the price to insert, a smile, developed to a peal of laughter. The preference of the artists for vending machines from Japanese origin gave the idea to […]

Thank heavens – They were there!

I must confess, I’m almost ashamed to admit, that yesterday the lack of public lavatories caused a serious case of emergency. No loos in local transport, that’s not new; I firmly counted on „Sanifer“ in Dortmund’s main station, but sorry for any inconveniences. My last hope – Dortmunder U – shut due to Corona restrictions! […]

Spring is upon us …

… and not only in the Fronx the trees are budding. After resting and refining their strengths for another year, artists crawled out of their holes and nests, where they have spent the winter in hibernation. Nature and artists outdo each other with fresh colours. Westpark – LYP CVA Frohnhauser Markt – Installation / Paste-Up […]

HoF Unterführungsstraße – CMYK DOTS

I haven’t had the opportunity to see an installation of Berlin based street artist OKSE 126 outside Berlin so far. That makes this finding very special to me. In Berlin however, those installations can be found more often, but as a tourist, beeing in town only temporary, it’s a question of luck. Since the year […]

One thing is for sure – The Change

Shame – Essen tidies up the inner city. A chameleon and an old piece of ADD ENTRY is lost. In times of Corona (#FUCKCORONA), people are bored and have too much time. Their normal strategies of distraction don’t work during the Lockdown. Fitness studios, cafes, pubs and every other beloved entertainments – nada! So they […]

Goch history meets Streetart

From the beginning of this year, Covid 19 and the pandemic disease has mixed up my plans for the upcomiing year. My Berlin trip in March was cacelled and I was extremely sad, when I found out that Hafendampf had fallen victim to Corona (#FUCKCORONA). Anyway, even in times of Corona, or better – especially […]

BILMO – BANG BLOOM BANG

BILMO DE BACHATA is a street artist, who appeared on my radar 2017. He is based somewhere in nowhere between Düsseldorf and Cologne. His street name has found him in a tapas bar, where he was taken away by music a la „me gusta la bachta“. Since then his friends call him like that. He […]