Our last day in Berlin, we took my husband’s mom to the Eastside Gallery. She’s an artist, so we figured she’d love the murals painted on old sections of the Berlin Wall. It’s another way Berliners have turned ugly history into something positive.
Photo courtesy Beginnings in Bayern
During the Cold War, people in West Berlin drew graffiti on their side of the wall, and when the wall came down, artists joined together to create an international memorial for freedom by painting murals on remaining parts of the wall. The Eastside Gallery is one of the world’s largest open air galleries, but it’s had its share of problems. Just this year a developer for luxury apartments destroyed part of the wall to begin construction despite protests, and every year the wall is further damaged by weather and vandalism.
This is a preview of Take a Look: Berlin’s Eastside Gallery.
The Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research has been promoting the fashion industry since 2007 with an annual budget of up to one million euros and a comprehensive range of measures. At least eight fashion shows by Berlin’s fashion labels are co-financed every year, at least five international presentations by Berlin’s fashion labels (Berlin Showroom) take place within the scope of the Paris Fashion Week since 2013 and are planned to take place in New York as well and since 2010, emerging fashion labels from Berlin are granted up to 50,000 € of prize money and coaching within the scope of the fashion contest Start your Fashion Business.
anne gorke (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)
Highlights from July 08-13, 2014 include BREAD & BUTTER, the leading international trade fair for street and urban wear, which takes place from July 08-10, 2014 at the legendary Tempelhof Airport, The fashion show PREMIUM in the STATION Berlin and PANORAMA in the Berlin ExpoCenter City as well as the shows of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, exclusively this year in the Erika-Hess-Eisstadion.
Aleks Kurkowski (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)
Twice a year Berlin becomes an international location for fashion and lifestyle topics. During the Berlin Fashion Week, fashion enthusiasts, buyers, trade experts and the media interact at shows and awards ceremonies, collect information at fashion trade shows and attend exhibitions and off-site events.
Brachmann (Foto: Cosima Scholz für styleranking.de)
Yesterday I went to look at the East side gallery, with the expectation that it would look exactly the same as it looked in 2009 when I visited it while living in Emden on exchange. What I didn’t realise was that although the wall came down in 1989, the East Side Gallery was only established in 2009, which meant when I saw it in 2009 it was beautiful and fresh, full of masterpieces “street art”.
This is a preview of Graffiti vs Street Art at Berlin’s East Side Gallery.