Kategorie Installation

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 […]

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 […]