UNITY PROJECT BY URBAN NATION – 6 Nations / 8 Artists / 7 Days / 4 One Walls
From the 13th to the 19th of May, the best oft he best of the international street art scene gathered in Berlin and turned gray facades into unique works of art during the Berlin Mural Fest.
Four walls were designed under the direction of URBAN NATTION director YASHA YOUNG by eight renowned street artist. Under the motto “UNITY”, the artists, either alone or in cooperation, designed the ONE WALLS and thus set a signal politically as well as artistically.
Because despite the different motives, the techniques and materials used, all works pursue and address the UNITY idea: to thematise and visualize similarities instead of differences!
The artists and ONE WALLS at a glance:
The collage-like images of the graffiti artist are now her trademark. The ONE WALL in Wienerstraße 42 bears the title “We are many, but allways one” and shows important women from different historical eras. Although each one stands alone, but together they stand for timeless debates on women’s rights.
SNIK and NUNO
For the ONE Wall in Ostseestraße 18, the British artist duo SNIK and the Dutch artist Nuno were inspired by Mary statues in old Italian churches and created a contemporary interpretation. The work, titled “Everything Connected”, was ultimately crowned by Nuno in the truest sense of the word, the highest honor among writers.
TELMO MIEL und JAMES BULLOUGH
The two Dutchmen Telmo Pieper and Miel Krutzmann, together with Berlin-based artist James Bullough, designed the façade on Bernburger Straße 35 layer by layer. On display is a person that is composed of the body parts of people from all over the world and the different nations.
Recently, a mural typical of the Italian artist has been decorating the façade of the house on Luckauerstraße 12. Large childlike characters, seemingly surreal, whom he himself describes as the purest part of himself.
Thanks for a wonderful time and four really creative and unique ONE WALLS!
photos by Nika Kramer