ARTotale - Leuphana Urban Art Project

From the 5th to the 9th October 2009, the international art scene’s attention will be drawn to Lueneburg. As part of the Welcome Week for the first-year students of the Leuphana Universit of Lueneburg a great streetart event is planned, that will bring together the university, the town and the art world. Rik Reinking, curator from Hamburg, directs the event artistically.

About 35 internationally renowned streetartists are invited to install their artworks at various locations in the city centre and the different university sites. The art event and ist reception by Lueneburg’s population wont be left unheard. During the Welcome Week 2009 Leuphana’s 1.200 first-year students will document the event by shooting and editing video clips, which will be presented to the public on an online media platform.

Furthermore public television stations will document the exceptional dialog of artists, students and the population of Lueneburg as well as the dialog of modern art and the medieval city centre. The art event will therefore gain enormous radiance outside the city boundaries.

The following artists have been invited to the Streetart Event:
Adam & Akay, Akim, Alex Diamond, Almut Linde, Ash, Ben Eine, Brad Downey, Boxi, Bronco, Daniel Man, Dave the Chimp, DTAGNO, Evol, Faith47, Flying Förtress, Herakut, Herbert Baglione, Jay-One, Loomit, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Moki & 1010, Pius Portmann, SKKI, Swoon, Tilt, Trica, Tryone, Vitché & Jana, Zevs, Zezao, 56K.

Getting to Lueneburg

The train ride from Hamburg to Lueneburg takes 28 minutes. The capital of Lower Saxony, Hannover, is one hour away by train. Trains to Berlin leave every hour – it takes less than three hours to get there. Connected to the A1, A7 and A250 highways, Lueneburg is also easily accessible by car. Hamburg Airport with domestic and international flights is a 60- minute drive away.

Streetart in Lueneburg

The artists will be working in Lueneburg’s city centre, in the area Rotes Feld as well as on the University Campus Scharnhorststraße (The Locations). The city centre is within 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. The busses 5011 and 5012 connect Campus Scharnhorststraße and the train station. The bus 5012 also stopps at Kefersteinstraße in the area Rotes Feld.


Related Links:
Projectwebsite -
The locations
ARTotale YouTube Chanel
Photos -
Photos on Flickr

NDR Kulturjournal - Videostream
NDR Niedersachsen 18:00, 07.10.09 - Videostream (ab Min. 12:36)
SAT1 17:30:live - Videostream
"Lüneburg wird zum Raum für moderne Kunst",, 08. August 09
"Eine kleine Dokumenta für Lüneburg",, 11. April 09

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For the first time, the French performance artist JR shows his large (20x25m) scale photographic placards of the FACE 2 FACE project within the context of a public space.Along various points of a city walking tour, the works will be exhibited in the street, in a sort of open-space gallery; accessible and visible to anyone.
The exhibition space RAUM 210 at Friedrichstr. 210 will be both the starting point and the main information point of the ‘tour’.

FACE 2 FACE in Berlin 28.09. - 06.10.2007

RAUM 210
At the Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstr. 210, 10969 Berlin / Germany
Mon - Sun 1 – 7 pm

Fri 28.09.2007, 6pm

On Sunday 30th September 2007 at 2pm, RAUM 210 will be showing the cinematic documentation of the FACE 2 FACE project in the Middle East. Afterwards, a panel discussion on the topic of "Art Within The Public Space As A Mirror Of Society" will take place. The panel will include, among others, the artist JR and the art collector and curator Rik Reinking.

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FACE 2 FACE in Berlin - Video


Walls - L`arte al Muro

From 8th June to the end of September 2007, the Bevilacqua La Masa foundation will be hosting an international event in the charming open space of the Venice Arsenale. Organized in collaboration with Consorzio Venezia Nuova and Thetis, the event consists of an exhibition of Street Art, the visual language of contemporary youth culture.

"Walls" will include the site-specific works of three international artists: JR (France), 108 (Italy), and Daim (Germany), all of whom will be working directly on the scaffolding of the buildings in the Venice shipyard, starting this June. Each artist will be working on a wooden wall, placed up against the shipyard buildings and covering the facades of the Tese della Novissima complex.The terms “urban writing”, “graffiti art”, and “aerosol art” began to appear more than thirty years ago. Today, however, Street Art is a worldwide phenomenon; a complex and diversified one as stencil (printed images), posters, and stickers are allied to more ‘traditional’ techniques. The phenomenon first took off in New York City, but today this art form can be seen in all the major European cities: Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, and, in Italy: Turin, Rome and Milan, as well as hundreds of smaller urban centres. If, in the past, Street Art was thought of as a way of enclosing, personalizing a territory, a neighbourhood, or particular urban area, today contemporary art along with design, graphic arts, fashion and music, draw upon this culture, finding constant inspiration for the reinvigoration of their own visual languages.
Thus, it is no coincidence that such world-renowned artists as Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, as well as more recent names like Barry McGee and Banksy, all of whom have traversed the world of Street Art, have shown their work in the most important museums and exhibitions of contemporary art.

The Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation has been dedicated to promoting young artists ever since it was founded. In this way, the Walls Project is in perfect harmony with the institution’s mission, one that sets it apart from many other art institutions in Italy.The Foundation strives to actively promote project-based urban art initiatives / collaborations. The event will mark a new phase for this part of the city: opening up the vast areas of the Arsenale, the oldest in Europe, which is finally being revived after years of disuse.

Artists: Mirko Reisser (DAIM), JR, 108

Organisation: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Zusammenarbeit mit Consorzio Venezia Nuova e Thetis spa

Location: Arsenale di Venezia
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What Values Does Art Provide?
Contemporary Tendencies

26th – 30th September 06
Tue + Sat 11am – 3pm
Wed - Fri 11am – 7pm

Beyer Art, New York / USA
Galerie Bernd Klueser, Munich / Germany
Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid / Spain
Nusser & Baumgart Contemporary, Munich / Germany
Kenny Schachter ROVE, London / UK
Leonhard Ruethmueller Contemporary Art, Basel / Switzerland
Galerie SixFriedrichLisaUngar, Munich / Germany
Gallery N. von Bartha, London / UK
Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf / Germany
Galerie Michael Zink, Munich / Germany

Vito Acconci, Douglas Allsop, Yehuda Altmann, Frank Bauer, Brendan Cass, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Christian Engelmann, Till Freiwald, Sabrina Fritsch, Tom Früchtl, Konstantin Grcic, Felix Stefan Huber, Elke Härtel, Zaha Hadid, Peter Halley, Wilfried Hösl, Alex Katz, Imi Knoebel, Anish Kapoor, Oleg Kulik, Alexander Laner, Julia Mangold, François Morellet, Julian Opie, Winston Roeth, Claudia Rogge, Michael Sailstorfer, Salustiano, Pietro Sanguineti, Michael Schrattenthaler, Richard Tuttle, Marcel van Eeden, Kate Waters, Thomas Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, Peter Zimmermann, Beat Zoderer

Munich @modern
François Morellet
DAIM @Residenz

Catalogue view

Residenz Munich
Eingang Ein-Saeulen-Saal
Residenzstraße 1
80333 Munich / Germany

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