[International] Urban Affairs Extended
You are invited to Urban Affairs, a new exhibition space in an re-appropriated Berlin swimming pool, with over 2,000 square meters of space available. This year, ‘Urban Affairs: Extended’ presents its second edition of internationally renowned urban and street artists with numerous external projects, galleries and installations on offer. The focus is on the reunification of urban and contemporary art, interactive performances and site specific works with the utilisation of public spaces.
The festival brings together a young generation of artists who have choosen a new artistic path. Their aim is to show how they view and work within an urban environment. Urban and Streetart has become accepted worldwide within the arts community and social culture. To create a new international platform and present a wider horizon of contemporary urban art, we have developed Urban Affairs. The first Urban Affairs was held in 2008 and generated more than 8 thousand visitors from all over Europe. In response to this success a new selection of talented and world renowned Streetart and Urban Art Artists will present their skills at the Urban Affairs: Extended exhibition. At present our focus remains on Europe exclusively, but we are working with projects outside of europe such as CIUC Festival, Muralismo Morte, CubaBrazil and hope to look beyond the borders.
The Berlin Streetart phenomenon, which has been embraced thoroughly by the city is already being incorporated into the strategic planning of the Berlin Tourism development, along with everything else. Numerous exhibitions, publications, debates, media reports and Auction records show the broad potential of Urban Art and Streetart.
What: Urban Affairs Berlin
Who: 1010, Alias, Anton Unai, D-Face, DDG, Delta, El Bocho, Emess, Eron, Massmix, Mean Marek, Mode2, M-City, MyMonsters, Neon, Nick Walker, Nomad, Sam Crew, Sharp, SP38, WOW The Dead, Zonekinder
When: 1 July – 1 August, 2009
Where: Gerichtstr 65, 13347 Berlin