Murals of Berlin: Wall Dialogue

Murals of Berlin: Wall Dialogue

Peachbeach, Urban Spree, 2014

Berlin is a mecca for street art murals, thanks to its many abandoned places and empty fire walls all over town. Obviously this attracts many artists who come here to find huge canvases for their work and a freedom of expression that they might not have where they come from. In Berlin the people have an openness, even an eagerness for all the different genres of art and they especially enjoy it when it’s out in the public for everyone to see. I think I have never been in another city in the world where street art murals have achieved a similar status as the normal sights of a city that people come to see here.

Wall Dialogue was a group exhibition at Neurotitan Gallery that showcased the work of 11 graffiti and street artists from Berlin (and one guest artist) who are mainly known for their large-size murals here in Berlin but also work in other cities all over the world. We have checked up on the artists and collected some of their murals here in Berlin, some of which still exists while others have been painted over already. Enjoy our new set of amazing artworks on the walls of Berlin after the jump.

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Our Friends from the Peachbeach

Our Friends from the Peachbeach

Vidam

If there is one thing certain about the Urban Spree gallery in Friedrichshain it’s that they will always deliver about their exhibition. Few galleries manage to be so consistant about their style while still being always full of fun and surprises.

The new group exhibition opening tonight curated by the artist duo behind the collective Peachbeach is one more example for Urban Spree’s genious choices of arists. They got all their favorite fellow artists together to create a spectacular show and of course yet another huge mural that is going to cover the outside of the gallery. Apart from Vidam and Look from Peachbeach there will also be the work of DXTR,BASE23, Mike Friedrich, Martin Krusche, Deedee Kid, John Reaktor and Zipper die Rakete. After the jump you will see a preview of the show, but make sure to come by the vernissage tonight as there is going to be quite the party going on.

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Dubl Trubl – London Street Art in Berlin

Dubl Trubl – London Street Art in Berlin

photos by Yuto Yamada

Dubl Trubl is the funny title of the current group exhibition of one of our favorite galleries for urban art, the Urban Spree gallery at the RAW area in Friedrichshain. Curated by Discreet over 90 street and graffiti artists, mostly from London, had paired up and sprayed over every inch of the outside and inside walls of the gallery. This is a continuation of the fascinating concept to use the entir building as a canvas for art and this exhibition has made use of it in the most extensive capacity that I have seen so far. Even the trash cans were used for the art! What I like about the exhibition that it somehow seems like it’s still from one artist as most of the work kept in the colorspace that includes black, white and yellow. It looks pretty iconic this way and will be very memorable, though it will soon be painted over by the next exhibition I assume.

This Thursday the exhibition will celebrate its closing night so it’s your last chance to see it up-close. To make the finissage even more exciting it will also be the release of the Dubl Trubl documentary video and zine that was produced in parallel to the exhibition with lots of behind the scenes and making of material. Urban Spree is also celebrating the launch of Chrisse Kunst’s print collaboration with the artists Dave The Chimp, Billy & Alex, Thierry Noir, Aeon, Christiaan Nagel, Reka and more. So come by and check out all the shiny new things and discover all the Dubl Trubl street art and graffiti around the place. Some previews after the jump.

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Berlin Art: Saucisse Curry

Berlin Art: Saucisse Curry

Bruce

Street art gallery Urban Spree has a special place for the French in their heart and yet another one for graffiti and typography. So it makes total sense they would invite 8 different French graffiti artists for a group show into their gallery. On Friday they will celebrate the opening of their exhibition Saucisse Curry (which translates to Curry Wurst, if you know what that is) and their will be lots of things going on, not only the exhibition itself but also the presentation of the latest mural on the big outside wall facing Warschauer Straße (which is a tradition for Urban Spree) and a DJ booth installation for the set by DJ Pone. After the jump you will get a little preview of the work of the exhibiting artists. Enjoy!

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Almost Legal – THC Crew, Dan Rowe & Adam Tylicki

Almost Legal – THC Crew, Dan Rowe & Adam Tylicki

It is impossible to take the S-Bahn or the bus in Berlin without noticing the graffitis of Kreuzberg grafitti crew THC. You might have not actively noticed if you’re not into graffiti art, but their works and the three letters T H C are everywhere, not just in Kreuzberg. THC belongs to Berlin just like the Fernsehturm or the Döner, being a group of guys, born and raised in a Berlin of the 90s, influenced by Hip Hop music and the fast changing city. For the exhibition Almost Legal at Backyard, THC is exhibiting for the first time ever inside a room, all legal, a new experience for them and for us. To keep it underground they will premiere a video showing the work process of a piece, on the streets and barely legal. Cause may the rents go high and the streets go pretty, this is still Kreuzberg 36, right?! More about the group exhibition and the other artists taking part after the jump.

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The Weekly Event Guide

Light Assylum

This week has two gigs of NYC-based band Light Assylum to offer, as well as two very special market events on the weekend. Also we have some workshops for graffiti or music fans, as well as a special food performance. This and more after the jump.

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The Teasing Week

Planningtorock at MELT! Weekender

This week us a bit of a tease. Lady Lou’s School of Burlesque is teasing us with a peep show, JPeople is teasing us with a preview of their brand new issue and the MELT! Festival is teasing us with their MELT! Weekender at Astra. More events for your teasing pleasure after the jump.

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Post Graffiti

mode2

Mode 2

This Friday, one of my favourite galleries in Mitte Lucas Carrieri Art Gallery and Urban Affairs extended will be hosting a vernissage to introduce their latest collabo Post Graffiti – a collection of seven internationally renowned street and graffiti artists from the likes of Sharp, Delta, Mode 2, Eron, Neon, Ebon Heath and Czarnobyl, most of whom have added their creative talent to the Berlin street art landscape and beyond. And if you still think I’m going on about chemical elements and Greek alphabets, then slap me silly, call me Sally and check here and here before you set down your aerosol cans and flick to more pics after the jump.

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