NEW ONE WALL BY EMILY ELDRIDGE
16 – 21 March 2020
Wassertorstrasse 63/64, Berlin-Kreuzberg
The US-American artist Emily Eldridge, who has been living in Berlin for some time now, is impressed by the diversity, creativity and liveliness in Berlin-Kreuzberg and takes this as an opportunity to design a new ONE WALL.
Eldridge’s work includes a wide range of media, from murals and street art to editorial illustrations, graphic design and much more. Inspired by fashion, pop culture and everyday life, she creates striking and visually bold images with witty and humorous elements.
The artwork, which will be created at Wassertorstraße 63/64, is entitled:
“The Thread That Ties Us Together”
“In the neighborhood of Kreuzberg, a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures may sometimes make it seem that we are perhaps more different than we are alike. So what ties us together? As a non-native Berliner, this project resonated with my own experience in the city. What do I represent here? What role to I have to play? How can I contribute to a city that’s still new to me, and so culturally different to the way I grew up? Thinking about this mural, I realized the thing that we all share is Berlin itself. It’s the city, the neighborhood, and our home that ties us together. We may all come from many places around the world, but all of us that live here make the city what it is. This is the “thread” that unites us, and this is something to celebrate!”
With the 66th ONE WALL, URBAN NATION is creating another work of facade art and is acting as a museum not only indoors but also outdoors. Urban Art changes the face of the city in a lasting way and inspires viewers to linger and reflect. Thus, each ONE WALL conveys an artistic position, as the artists always deal with the environment in order to create an individual work.
The ONE WALL programme is curated by the director of the URBAN NATION museum, Jan Sauerwald.