For the first time this brilliant documentary about the young art scene in Berlin, featuring different urban artists, gallerists, designers and photographers is available with English subtitles. Take a long lunch, curl up in your desk chair with a sandwich and enjoy.
Issue 21 featured artists Wurstbande hail from Berlin and we got our friends over at Editude Pictures to catch up with the duo at Urban Art Spree, in line with their interview in the magazine.
Lynn and Dennis are both born in Berlin have raised quite some attention during the last five years with their amazing and steady output of work, they’ve travelled the world to spread their message across the globe. Their work has also been recognized already by big brands like Levi’s and Converse.
We caught up with VNA issue 20 featured artist DeeDeeKid in his bedroom to find out a little bit more about the young artist.
At only 22 Niklas Coskan aka DeeDeeKid is still at an early stage of his career. Born in Herne, which is located in Germany’s former coal mining area the Ruhrpot, it is no wonder that one of his main topics is morbidity. His fresh, high quality output and the tremendous quantity at which he has delivered it in the last six years can only be explained by his young age – living his dream and having a lot of fun with it. A year ago DeeDeeKid moved to Berlin to study at the Berlin University of Arts and to work as a freelance illustrator and artist in this creative metropole.
For the 50th anniversary of the beginning of building the berlin wall in 1961 the Dudes Factory and Lux Pop Art Group, presents the “FREEDOM PARK” a painting exhibition from a selection of the best contemporary artists made on the original cement segments of Berlin.
The exhibition will be running until the 09.11.2014, date of the 25th of the Berlin wall fall and will every year invite more selected artists to join.
Today the Wall is a symbol that “no challenge is too great for a world that stands together” (Obama, Berlin, 2008). The fall of the berlin wall brought new hope for a better future and provides evidence that the greatest danger is that new walls separate us from each other.
The “FREEDOM PARK” is a monument to the memory of the happiness that was brought through the fall of the berlin wall in November 1989, but should also represents a wake-up call about the problems of our times.
The exposed wall segments originate from the former innercity border between Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz. Every piece weighs about 2.800 kg (L-Element) and 3.800 kg (T-Element), is about 3,60 m high as well as 1,20 m wide. The segments are designed by artists on invitation and can be acquired by purchase.
Our magazine’s recent collaborator Insa together with Inkie are about to hit it. And they’re gonna hit it hard. Their van loaded with paint is leaving to go on tour organised by Pigeon Promotions and Recoat Gallery and called Fool’s Gold. The route is leading through London, Bruxelles, Berlin and ending in Warsaw. Click on the image for more info.