Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.
For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.
A group of around 26 Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.
The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know. We are only printing a limited number. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro. We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
Have you seen those strange little buildings around town? I see the one above every time I head into the office. At first I thought it was a hunter’s perch transplanted by some Bayerish teenagers into town. Then I saw the one below at Gartnerplatz and knew something was up.
If you have not seen them, you have until October 13th to hunt them down and snap a photo for your personal use. Roy Hessing has permission to snap photos from the organisation and is sharing the photos on his Flickr account. I asked Roy if we could share his photos on the website and he said yes which made me super happy. (You know Roy, he published a book about Munich Street art and will be creating one of the art books for Munich Artists about art studios.)
Here are a few of Roy Hessings Photos of ShabbyShabby Apartments Munich. If you want to see all of them, please visit his Flickr account.
Interested in seeing the inside of the spaces? You can rent the apartments until October 13, 2015. The cost of renting the space is 35 Euro for one person and 28 Euro per person if there is two people in the space. You can contact the box office Munich Kammerspiele at Maximilianstr. 28, 80539 to reserve a space or call them at 089/233/97224.
Here is some background text about the project:
Munich is not always part of the avant-garde, but with the prices for living space it has reached European top level. Many people pay more than 50% of Their Income For their apartment. Residents without a continuous cash flow are Endangered always having to leave the city. It is hard for Small Businesses to survive. Most artists can not afford a studio. No one can afford to hang out in public space. Currently the real estate market drains our cities from everything we love about them, CityLife Becomes shopping life, Becomes WorkWorkWork.
Shabbyshabby Apartments is not an answer to this problem, it’s asking questions: How can we remain lazy, creative, political, helpful and Charlie? How can we show hospitality? Should architects go on building for the market? We need low cost housing in our cities. Space is not a luxury – space but a necessity! Housing Should be a Public Value That Relates to other common goods. We have to reinvent the idea of housing, ground and soil. We need new ways to build without using up the world’s resources. We have to find ways to to work and live together, to welcome people, to make experiments.
Over the last 12 years, street artists created a collage on the facade of the LUX in Berlin X-Berg. Unfortunately for these diligent collagists, a graffiti artist has covered their collage with gray paint and the words “Thank STERBN.” According to the Berlin group trying to restore the piece, the wall showed how artists can create artwork together and they want it restored.
The LUX (building) and the artists who worked on the original collaging want to remove the gray paint from the The LUX, located at Schleisische Str. 41, 10997 Berlin.
Berlin’s mural artwork attract undesirable graffiti or people who have no idea how to create graffiti or urban art and just splotch scribbles on a wall. In 2014, Vrubel Dmitri, organised an art cleaning of his mural “Brotherly Kiss,” to remove graffiti left by visitors and artists looking for a few minutes of fame. Check out the link to see what his artwork looked like before it was cleaned up.
In Munich, Commissioned street “graffiti” art can be found under the Donnersburgerbrucke and at Candidplatz. Curated Street street art can be found along Tumblingerstrasse and at the Schlachthofviertel. If you want to see what other street art I find on my weekly walks around town, please subscribe to Munich Artists’s instagram feed which will show you Munich street art and graffiti found as I wander the city.
Should we be Cleaning and Restoring Street Art?
Public street art murals are not graffiti and open to manipulation, collaging or overpainting. The street artwork at Candidplatz and Donnersburgerbrucke are not graffiti. The city subsidized the creation of the art pieces and allowed the artwork to be created. The city invited specific urban artists to create the work so the artwork does not fall under the definition of graffiti which is:
[an] unauthorized writing or drawing on a public surface.
Urban styled artwork in the public realm is not graffiti unless it fits this definition.
The artwork on the Lux building is allowed by the owner of the building. The artwork is not graffiti but urban street art where the artists have permission from the building owner. The artists in Berlin worked for 12 years on a public art piece which has been covered by a graffiti artist who did not know. Maybe they were from another city or were not involved in the street culture of Berlin.
The graffiti artist decided to add to the artwork with a different agenda and covered over the artwork of the other artists. This happens all the time on tumblingerstrasse. Great artwork is covered over to make room for mediocre work. The walls change with the weather and Munich artists understand that artwork that goes onto those walls have a temporary life which is captured by Munich photographers because permission does not mean permanence and we want to remember the great artwork created in Munich.
If you would like to see some of the street art in Munich captured by Munich photographers, you can check out the following two books:
“Munich Street Art – A road safari”.Roy Hessing and Jörg Müller anchor, 12 Euro, ISBN 978-3-00-033149-7 (We have a few copies at Frauenstrasse if you would like to buy one.)
Street Art Munich a book created by Reinhild Freitag shares artwork by Munich artists Loomit, Eazy and LawOne.
As an urban artist, I enjoy seeing the artwork of artists on the streets but don’t confuse graffiti with urban art murals. The two are not the same. The artwork at the locations mentioned above are allowed by the city or the owners of the particular buildings so the artwork has left the realm of graffiti and has become Urban public art.
Last night we organised our first Munich Artists Stammtisch. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss our current projects and to get feedback from artists regarding our current plans and what they want to achieve over the next year. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing our projects on the website and placing open calls for two of them.
The following Munich artists attended our first stammtisch: