Betriebsausflug Hamburg -> Leipzig: IBUg Betriebssystem LE-HH

This weekend the awesome project „Betriebsausflug“ 2012 will come to an end – but fortunatelay only in Leipzig! The tour will continue in Hamburg at the end of May.The „Betriebsausflug“ is an exchange project between several artist networks and creative spaces in Hamburg and Leipzig. More than 250 artists from Hamburg migrate for some weeks to Leipzig and participate in great exhibitions at several interesting off-spaces all over the city.
The city of Leipzig is full of free and cheap spaces for artists – still – in the opposite to Hamburg, where the well-known Gentrification-processes has nearly eliminated such spaces. Therefore the exchange will carve out the differences of the citiy spaces, the different atmosphere of the two cities, the different living and working conditions, the effort of the artists in both cities to survive and to co-create the cities. The project is an experiment and a platform for discussions, reflexion and research.

One of the creative locations and participating projects is the IBUg Betriebssystem LE-HH feat. Stuka, Verstyler, Zonenkinder, Christian Rug, Leif Lobinsky, Threehouse, dial, Zone56, Flamat, Gab, Jolly Fellow und co, Rebelzer, Los Priatoz, Maxi Kretzschmar, Tshunc, Help, Tasek, Simo, Kim-Fabian von Dall´Armi.

Here are some impressions:

PHOTOS by Verstyler ( + Zonenkinder

Check out the finissages this weekend in Leipzig or come to Hamburg at the End of May. Special thanxxx to the two main-organizers Christine (Gängeviertel, Hamburg) and Mark (Spinnerei, Leipzig) and all the other helpers, artists and friends. Shout-outs also to Maxi Kretzschmar!

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Hamburg Patrol Pt. 1

Beeing “on patrol” in our hood this week, checking out the city and its artists we stumbled over a few gems we`d love to share with you guys. There is still lots potential to be found on the walls and streets of our beloved Hamburg. This time we show you a selection of street- and hallpieces, tags and stickers which caught our attention. Enjoy.

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Tribute 2 OZ!

Since about 30 years OZ leaves his marks in Hamburg and elsewhere. It is almost inevitable to visit Hamburg without passing by his pieces and tags. He is a one of a kind concerning style, quantity and doing his thing no matter what.
Although he has been put behind bars for graff for about 8 years already he has been sentenced again in 19 cases to 14 months of prison at first instance in September 2011. His lawyers have appealed against this judgment.
It is a shame putting someone in jail for graffiti at all – but locking someone up for years just because he is painting his marks in the streets is a crime itself. FREE OZ!
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