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THE ANNOUNCEMENT | Rocco and his Brothers

THE ANNOUNCEMENT is an art intervention dealing with surveillance in public spaces by the audacious Berlin art collective Rocco and his Brothers. Given the unprecedented intrusions into the privacy of East German citizens perpetrated by the Stasi, it is understandable that the increase in surveillance and the conflict between privacy concerns and security is an […]

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Butterfly Mural by Michelle Tombolini

Michelle Tombolini’s Butterfly mural in Friedrichshain, part of the artist’s Indelible Marks project, is a beautiful piece of street art with a sad message – drawing attention as it does to the issue of the sexual exploitation of children. Walking along Boxhagener Strasse, the bright blue wings catch my eye first, contrasting with the black and white […]

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Painting Reality – Berlin Street (as) Art

Berlin has often been described as grey and drab but the intersection at Rosenthaler Platz is anything but in this video, Painting Reality, a record of a guerrilla art action by IEPE and the Anonymous Crew. On a quiet Sunday in April 2010, a group of cyclists, coming from four different directions, gathered at the […]

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CASE Maclaim – Unter der Hand Mural

Unter der Hand is a gloriously bright, photorealistic mural of overlapping hands from Frankfurt-based street artist CASE aka CASE Maclaim in Berlin. Andreas von Chrzanowski, the man responsible for painting these massive hands in February 2014 was born in Thüringen.  He is regarded as a pioneer of the photorealistic street art movement and has been […]

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Bierpinsel – Berlin’s Beer Brush

The Bierpinsel, a 47-metre tall brutalist tower, dominates the skyline on the Schloßstraße in Berlin Steglitz, the city’s second busiest shopping street. The Bierpinsel was built between 1972 and 1976 to plans by the architects Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte, who also designed the ICC Berlin.  The building, whose distinctive form was inspired by the […]

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JBAK Totem Mural Video by Editude Pictures

Editude Pictures were on hand to follow JBAK as they painted their Totem mural for Lichtenbeg Open Art (LOA) in Berlin. As well as showing the painting in progress, Editude spoke to James Bullough and Addison Karl about their process and vision for the mural and observed an art workshop with local residents given by […]

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