CULTURE (2017 | Issue 3)

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German Street Art

German Street Art

Blank walls are shared and democratic canvases that allow people to express themselves through art. Street art is contemporary and often reflects the zeitgeist. Berlin’s graffiti, in particular, has a story to tell, of the wall that separated East and West Germany. And when the wall fell in 1989, artists from a unified Berlin expressed themselves through graffiti, turning the city into Germany’s street art capital.

German street artists have visited India on a personal level and have literally left a piece of themselves behind. They’ve also come here by invitation from the German Embassy New Delhi or the consulates as part of Indo-German collaborations like the celebration of the year of Germany in India. What’s Up, Germany? brings you a selection of captivating street art that speaks of Indo-German friendship.

German Zoo, Artist- Loomit, Location - German Embassy New Delhi

Title: German Zoo
Artist: Loomit
Location: German Embassy
New Delhi

Germany India mural, Artist-Kayo, Location - German Consulate Kolkata

Title: Germany India mural
Artist: Kayo
Location: German Consulate
Kolkata

Hide but No Seek, Artist- Alias, Location - Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam

Title: Hide but No Seek
Artist: Alias
Location: Araku Valley,
Visakhapatnam

Missing, Artist- Leena Kejriwal & Amogh Lux, Location - German Consulate Kolkata

Title: Missing
Artist: Leena Kejriwal &
Amogh Lux
Location: German Consulate
Kolkata

25 Years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Artists- Akim Walta (Zebster) & Kajal Singh (Dizy), Location: German Consulate Kolkata

Title: 25 Years of the Fall of
the Berlin Wall
Artists: Akim Walta (Zebster)
& Kajal Singh (Dizy)
Location: German Consulate
Kolkata

 Mahatma Gandhi mural, Artists- Hendrik Beikirch (ECB) & Anpu Varkey, Location: Delhi Police headquarters, ITO, New Delhi

Title: Mahatma Gandhi mural
Artists: Hendrik Beikirch
(ECB) & Anpu Varkey
Location: Delhi Police
headquarters, ITO, New Delhi

Delhi Love Berlin, Artist- Kajal Singh, Location- German Consulate Mumbai

Title: Delhi Love Berlin
Artist: Kajal Singh
Location: German Consulate
Mumbai

Shoot for the Sky, Artist- Alias, Location- Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

Title: Shoot for the Sky
Artist: Alias
Location: Shahpur Jat,
New Delhi

Ski Resort Khirki, Artist- Loomit, Location- Khirki Village, New Delhi

Title: Ski Resort Khirki
Artist: Loomit
Location: Khirki Village, New
Delhi