An Inconvenient Monument: Berlin’s East Side Gallery
The East Side Gallery is the largest open-air gallery in the world. Spanning about 1.3 kilometers along Berlin’s Mühlenstraße, the gallery adds much-needed splashes of color for the passengers driving by in their various transit modes – passing swatches of bright and dark colors, abstract and impressionist. The former border between East and West Berlin reflects the cornucopia of emotions felt by people worldwide when it fell on November 9, 1989. The remaining pieces of the wall speak to the division of the time, between east and west, betwixt the people and their government, and the battle of art versus graffiti.
Nick Flatt: The “Anti-Ad” Man
UP Berlin contributor Andi Schmitz speaks to Nick Flatt, the provocative “anti-ad” artist whose murals have used advertising lingo and political imagery to piss people off and make people think for years.
Building the Devil’s Mountain: Teufelsberg, Berlin
A history of Teufelsberg, the “Devil’s Mountain” of Berlin – a haven for creatives all around the city.
Meccas of Muralism: The Top 10 Street Art Cities
Tyler outlines the top 10 street art cities worldwide, humbly dubbing his list the “meccas of muralism.”