The East Side Gallery is a 1,3 km long part of the Berlin Wall on which artist from all over the world painted colorful murals. A previous post about it can be found here. Related articles nyc. manhattan. public art. the wall in soho. spain. barcelona. public art. germany. oberhausen. gasometer. big air package by … More germany. berlin. a few more from the east side gallery.
about a month ago i went to oberhausen to see christo’s newest installation: the “big air package”. bulgarian artist christo (and his wife jeanne-claude) are famous for their huge installations, such as “the gates” in new york’s central park and the wrapping of the reichstag in berlin.
about two weeks ago one of my facebook friends posted this artcle about 22 unbelievable places that really exsist. one of those places is a street lined with cherryblossom trees in bonn, germany; and since bonn is “just around the corner” (about 30 minutes by tram) from my home, i knew i had to go … More germany. bonn. cherry blossoms in the old town.
niki de saint phalles fountain “lifesaver” on one of duisburgs main shopping streets. unfortunately the water was turned off due to the cold weather when i visited. the lehmbruck museum – a museum for modern art and sculptures. the museum is located in the immanuel-kant-park, which is filled with over 40 sculptures by artists like … More germany. a day in duisburg.
[this sculpture park in cologne is located in the stammheim neighborhood and therefore a little bit off the beaten track. cologne’s other sculpture park is located on the other side of the rhine river, next to the zoo and botanical garden. both are equally awesome and worth a visit, at least in my opinion.] more … More germany. cologne. sculpture garden stammheim.
last friday i visited ArtCologne – cologne’s annual art fair – so here are a few pictures of my favourite artworks (taken with my shitty phone camera – sorry for the bad quality). more information about ArtCologne and photos from last year’s visit can be found here and here.
[last month when i spent a day in düsseldorf my first stop was the beautiful rococo palace in the benrath neighborhood. it consists of three buildings: the main building ‘corps de logis’ and two smaller ones left and right (one hosting a museum for garden art, the other a museum of natural history). in front of the palace a lake … More düsseldorf. a visit to schloss benrath and its park.
“Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain is the name of a huge sculpture by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth being built in the south of Duisburg as a stunning new landmark for the Ruhr region. Resembling the shape of a rollercoaster, the sculpture will be located on Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe in the Angerpark, which opened in 2008. … More germany. duisburg. tiger and turtle – magic mountain.
[i love ubahn/metro/subway/underground stations (as documented here, here, here, here and here), it’s my thing. in berlin the hermannplatz station (on the U7) in one of my favorites.]