CNN Go Beyond Borders: Berlin Wall Tape Art Project

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The Berlin Wall Tape Art project marks the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and comprises of 8 Street Art Installations telling heroic stories of escape along the original divide between East and West. 40 km of Go Beyond Borders Tape was produced to define the original position of the Berlin Wall, and information posters with QR codes lead the viewers online to more content including a Google map of the project and archive video material bringing them deeper into the story.

The action also marks the launch of CNN International’s new slogan: Go Beyond Borders.

The Go Beyond Borders Project is an initiative of Heimat Berlin and CNN International in conjunction with Berlin Tape Artist El Bocho.

Women Are Heroes Opening In Dusseldorf

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Photo’s from the opening night of the “Women Are Heroes” exhibit at Gallery Springmann.Varol. in Germany.  J.R the French photographer, activist and artist features the best of his third instalment in the 28 Millimetre series.

WOMEN ARE HEROES also supports the causes of peace and humanitarianism. JR’s project pays tribute to the scores of women who are dealing with the effects of war, poverty, violence, and oppression on a daily basis. He meets them in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Phnom Penh, Delhi, and Kibera/Kenya and with his camera, he captures their faces in moments of emotion. JR’s works document the personal histories of the people he photographs and his works in interior spaces – photographs and collages on various media – are already well-established and respected throughout the international contemporary art world.

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Berlin Screening Of ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’

Here’s some footage of the Banksy’s documentary, ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ screening at the Berlin Film Festival.  The highlight of the video is when the films narrator Rhys Ifans announces the tragic passing of Banksy (A joke of course) quote:

“I hate to be the bringer of bad news but sadly Banksy pasted away quietly in his sleep, last night…  She was a beautiful 8 year old girl, who was very deft at climbing and very handy with her spray can.”

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Turmkunst 2010

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Check out the trailer for the Turmkunst 2010 street artist event in Berlin.  Featuring artist Sozyone, Craig “KR” Costello, Flying Förtres and Honet

1 Monument
2000 Spraycans
3 Curators
4 Artist

“For many years a Berlin giant has been sound asleep. In 2010 three famous street artist will let you rediscover the exhilarating monument.

Street artist across the world have been invited to hand in their sketches on what they could do with the dull red surface of the “Bierpinsel”. Our Curators Tornow, Grau and Link will accompany the artist throughout the process and this website is your invitation to do the same. Watch our idea grow, contribute and enjoy.

Admit you are a fan and come and visit our artist in march, when they will be working over 40 metres above ground, or stopover in April and come to our opening show. If you rather come in cognito, don’t worry about timing to much: This piece of art will hang above Berlin’s rooftops for no less than 12 months.”