My job unexpectedly took me back to Berlin for a second visit this year and I arrived just in time to experience a flurry of activities in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall being built. I had in fact just gotten off an overnight flight from New York and blearily made my way into the U-Bahn when the transit system ground to a halt at exactly noon on Saturday, August 13th and the entire city paused in remembrance.
A little over a week later at a location alongside the eastern bank of the river Spree, I came across a far more tangible memorial. The Freedom Park exhibition features numerous original segments of the Wall, painted by Nunca, Miss Van, Superblast, McBess, Funny Fun, Low Bros, Dave the Chimp, Kouka, Kiddy Citny, Thierry Noir, Chor Boogie, Erika Eiffel, Pius Portmann, Ezra 1, Mij.k.d0 and Jakob Wagner.
If you can help clear up any of the artist attributions, please leave a comment. I’ll be posting more favorites from Berlin in the coming days.
Back in 2008, Open Space Gallery hosted the first installation of Electric Windows, a day of live painting, music, local food and fun, in Beacon, NY. The lineup of artists included favorites from both the street art and graffiti world such as Cycle, Pink, Ron English, Elbow Toe, Michael DeFeo, and Chris Stain. This year’s group of artists is an impressive mix of returning & new faces, many of whom I look forward to seeing in action for the first time!
ELECTRIC WINDOWS 2010 An art and music Celebration in Upstate NY
30 artists painting live / Live music / Live screenprinting / vendors & more! Saturday July 31st 2010 12pm to 7pm
510 Main Street Beacon NY
featuring: Big Foot Buxtonia BoogieRez Cern Chor Boogie Chris Stain Chris Yormick Depoe Elbow Toe Elia Gurna Erik Otto Eugene Good Faust Gaia Joe Iurato Kid Zoom Mr Kiji Logan Hicks Lotem & Aviv Michael De Feo Paper Monster Peat Wollaeger Rick Price Ron English Ryan Bubnis Ryan Williams Skewville thundercut