In Berlin möchte das Projekt ‘Radbahn’ den ersten (weitestgehend) überdachten Radweg realisieren. Der unter der U-Bahnstrecke U1 liegende ungenutzte Platz soll in Zukunft als eine Art Fahrradautobahn vom Bahnhof Zoo bis zur Warschauer Brücke genutzt werden. Auf dem Weg soll es Einrichtungen für Fahrradfahrer geben wie Cafes, Fahrradwerkstätten, Ladestationen für e-Bikes und vieles mehr.
Auf den angefertigten vom Projekt angefertigten Sketches, die derzeit auch in der Presse vielerorts zu finden sind, findet man auch einen altbekannten Berliner wieder: den Prostie vom Keep Berlin Weird Künstler Mein Lieber Prost.
Das Berliner Stadtbild ohne Prostie kann man sich ja auch kaum noch vorstellen und viele Menschen freuen sich den immer so freundlich lachenden Zeitgenossen im Stadtbild um sich zu haben. So anscheinend auch die Macher vom Projekt die ihn auf einen ihrer Sketches hineinretouschiert haben.
Cisco, the world’s leading network supply specialist, opened its new Cisco Innovation Center called ‘openBerlin’ on October 16th in Berlin. The center is part of the Euref campus in Berlin-Schoeneberg next to Berlin’s famous Gasometer.
openBerlin is one of nine Cisco Innovation Centers around the world and it aims to bring together Cisco’s customers and industry partners as well as Cisco developers to work on solutions in the field of the Industry 4.0 which is also known as the Internet of things (IoT).
And Keep Berlin Weird artist Prost has designed a mural for the new innovation center with his landmark oneliner style. Inspired by the industrialization and the impact that the Internet of Things will bring along to humans the artist designed two faces opposing each other to inspire and move creativity to a new level in these beautiful surroundings.
If you want us to create some inspiring artwork in your company or private home as well, please contact us at hello (ät) keepberlinweird.com.
A short overview of the new innovation center can be seen in this footage:
A spontanious collaboration between the two Keep Berlin Weird artists Mein Lieber Prost and Za-P who come from two different disciplines of art and from two very different artistic backgrounds. And the work shown here is not at all reminiscant of their traditional paths: Unlike Prost’s or Za-P’s contemporary artworks, this series of pictures is about dissing Berlin’s local issues like mass tourism, global warming, gentrification, life styles and even the public transportations strikes and delays. In the most comfortable way it can be stated that irony is a big part of this particular show on our city we love so much.
The exhibit took place at the Deutsch Französisches Jugendwerk in the heart of Berlin. Also a creative station was built up where visitors could share their own ways of global warming and other topics in creative ways. The p(r)ostcards from the exhibition which also work as stickers can be bought at the Keep Berlin Weird Shop.
Keep Berlin Weird und die Neuköllner Szene-Bar the CLUB laden zu einer XXS-Vernisage der Berliner Malerin und Illustratorin Laura Schürmann, die zuletzt mit der Gestaltung des aktuellen Berghain-Flyers von sich Reden machte. Im unverputzten, gemütlichen Ambiente des ‘CLUB’ zeigt Laura Schürmann nun erstmalig einige wenige, ausgewählte Original-Arbeiten auf Papier und Leinwand.
Wild, skurril, abgründig und fast immer irgendwie sexuell aufgeladen: Das ist die Kunst der Berliner Malerin Laura Schürmann, a.k.a. Laura Loreley, geboren 1985 im Ruhrgebiet. Das Motto lautet “Sex, Wahnsinn und Verderben”. In rotzfrecher, lauter Bildsprache berichten uns ihre großformatigen Acrylbilder, Zeichnungen, Grafiken und Collagen, die nicht selten inspiriert sind von Impressionen aus der Berliner Clubszene, von einer verwegenen Welt des Hedonismus und der Zerstreuung, der ausschweifenden Exzesse und sexuellen Eskapaden.
Vernissage und Artist Reception am Samstag, 24.10. ab 19:00h.
Ausstellung kann auch noch am 27. und 28.10. im CLUB besichtigt werden.
Keep Berlin Weird artist Laura Schürmann has been selected to showcase a special piece of art for the newest Berghain flyer. Berghain is Berlins most notorious night club and is known for its electronic music and techno parties that continue for days and a darkroom where guests can engage in sexual activities inbetween dancing.
Laura has been the perfect candiate for this job as her art generally depicts loud and sexually loaded scenes and objects. The flyer will be available at cafes and bars around the city. Grab one if you can!
On August 28th, 2015 Keep Berlin Weird presented the two chicagoeans Zor Zor Zor and Mario Gonzalez, Jr., a.k.a. ZORE or Zore64, for a joint exhibition at the Berliner Vorwahl Loft in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Both are working as street artists as well as studio artists in the USA and it is their love to Berlin that regularly brings them back to our beautiful city we all love so much.
At the artist reception both artists were quite busy answering plenty of questions from the people and were happy to explain ideas and markant features about their art to the interested audience. Especially ZorZorZor’s deep drawings of women which also have become kind of her trademark steered a lot of interest with guests.
One of the visitors of the exhibition was Berlins oldest Hipster, seventy year old Anton Krabbenhöft who was recently featured in style magazines all over the world for his unique way of dressing, including Cosmopolitan and the US Huffington Post. In a chat with Mario, the Kreuzberg native revealed that he is a big fan of street art and that he enjoys being surrounded by the ubiquoius beautiful art that the streets of Berlin offer. He added, it’s like living in a big gallery which is also permanently changing and evolving.
We would like to thank the artists for bringing their great artwork to Berlin. Many thanks also go out to our friends from Berliner Vorwahl for hosting this event in their space, and Bangkok Street Food Kitchen for taking over the beverage catering for the event. We had a lot of fun and we are looking forward to the next time our friends from Chicago are back in Berlin!
This is a small, spontanious and not typical Prost exhibition, unlike the others before, this time is a collaboration with a Swiss photographer and Keep Berlin Weird artist, Za-P, playing with feeling and teasing global problems mix with local issues through images in a comfortable way.
Massen-Tourismus, Gentrifizierung, Ausverkauf der Stadt… Diese Themen hat der Berliner Street-Artist Mein Lieber Prost schon lange mit seiner Kunst thematisiert.
In der neuen Ausstellung „Global warming-Local Warning“ beschäftigt er sich auf satirische Weise mit dem Klimawandel und Berlin.
„Klimawandel ist nicht so schön wie du denkst“, meint Mein Lieber Prost.
Das Info-Café lädt euch am 09.10.2015 ab 19:00 zur Vernissage ein.
Während der Vernissage >> Eröffnung des Plakat-Wettbewerbs „AktionKlima”!
Tourisme de masse, gentrification, privatisation des espaces publics… Avec ses oeuvres, le street-artiste berlinois Mein Lieber Prost questionne ces sujets depuis plusieurs années.
Pour sa nouvelle exposition “Global Warming-Local Warning”, il interroge les perspectives du changement climatique à Berlin, sur le ton de la satire.
« Le changement climatique est loin d’être aussi merveilleux que vous ne le pensez » (Mein Lieber Prost)
L’Info-Café vous invite vendredi 9 octobre à partir de 19 heures au vernissage de l’exposition. Durant le vernissage >> Lancement du concours d‘affiches « Clim’action »!
Berlins Street Artist Mein Lieber Prost präsentiert eine neue Bilder-Serie von fünf neuen Prostie-Designs exklusiv im Keep Berlin Weird Shop die erst nach Bestellung von ihm per Hand gefertigt werden. Das besondere an dem neuen Konzept der Original Drawing Series ist, dass jedes entstehende Bild damit ein Unikat ist und gleichzeitig auch Wünsche des Bestellers berücksichtigt werden können. Und das sogar ohne Aufpreis!
Die Bildgröße ist 29,7 x 42 cm (30 x 40 inch) und entspricht DinA3. Die Bilder können ungerahmt oder auch gerahmt in einem schwarzen Nielson-Premiumrahmen bestellt werden.
Zu beachten ist noch, dass eine Anfertigungszeit von ein bis zwei Wochen dabei zu berücksichtigen ist und da es sich hierbei um Auftragsarbeiten handelt können die Bilder leider nicht umgetauscht werden. Die Personalisierungswünsche können im Notiz-Feld während des Check-Outs angegeben werden. Bei Fragen zur neuen Original Drawing Series könnt ihr Euch auch gerne auch an yo (ät) keepberlinweird.com werden.
Berlins street artists Mein Lieber Prost presents a new series of hand-painted artworks which are part of the new Mein Lieber Prost’s Original Drawing Series. Each artwork will be uniquely painted by the artist after you order your copy. It is possible to add a personal message or some special element that you want to be incorporated into the artwork without additional charge. In this case please note your personal wishes in the note-field during check out and the artist will try to accomodate your request in his own interpretation.
Keep Berlin Weird and the Prachtwerk Berlin in Neukölln teamed up this June for a very special event: The first Prachtwerk Street Food & Street Art Market which featured some of the best things Berlin has to offer: Great street art, fantastic street food, and awesome electronic music. The first installment of this event had a Thai theme and was called “Taste of Bangkok”.
Prachtwerk is a beautiful art and music venue centrally located close to Rathaus Neukölln. In they daytime they function as a café and regularly cater to people working on MacBooks and enjoying delicious coffee. At night they often feature music concerts and open stages. Prachtwerk also has art from local artists on display and there is a small gallery in the basement for art installations.
For the first Prachtwerk Street Food & Street Art Market Berlins famous street artist and artivist Prost (1L) showcased his current work, oneliner with a second chance. 14 of his artworks, which have previously been shown at Plateau Gallery, were at display for this evening at Prachtwerk. But that was not all. He also placed some permanent work on a wall on the basement of Prachtwerk and also the front windows were designed by him with his landmark oneliners with special window color. His window oneliners got very famous last year when Prost was featured in Megaloh’s music video Dr. Cooper as he drew the German Hip Hop Star through a glass-door.
In addition Prost performed on stage over the evening with live painting acts, creating a total of four new artworks on canvas. For one of his paintings he asked one of the attendees to join him on stage and he surprised the girl that he was going to draw a full body portrait of her.
Apart from art there was plenty of food. The Thai food specialists from Bangkok Street Food Kitchen delighted everyone with some of the best dishes Thailand has to offer. They showcased a Thai Curry stand which offered not only Mussaman Curry – the king of curries – that has been voted number one on CNN’s World’s Best Foods list. They also brought along the typical green, red, and Panang style curries and also offered a vegan version which people really liked. Also on offer was the all-time favorite noodle dish Pad Thai as well as spring rolls and for dessert sweet Thai coconut noodle (Lawt Chong). And of course there was Thai beer! The two famous Thai beer brands Singha and Chang were readily available for the thirsty crowd.
Electronic music was played by Sebastian Daehnel (Berliner Vorwahl), Jazzil (Sysiphos) and Anna Strohm (BerlinHearts) and they kept people grooving all night long.
Keep Berlin Weird presents the
ZOR ZORE ZOR – SEPARATE TOGETHER Exhibition
at the Berliner Vorwahl Loft
!!! Change of location: We moved the location from the Plateau Gallery to the Berliner Vorwahl Loft close to U-Bahnhof Görlitzer Bahnhof (Address see below) !!!
This joint exhibition features Chicago’s well-known and nationally acclaimed artists ZORZORZOR and ZORE. Both have become part of the Keep Berlin Weird family on their regular trips to Berlin and we are delighted to bring them back for a special exhibition:
Vernissage + Exhibition Friday, August 28th starting at 6pm.
Admission free / Eintritt frei
Working tirelessly as a street artist and studio artist, ZORZORZOR is making her rounds across the globe. She began her work and personal study in Paris, adapted it to her hometown streets of Chicago, and since then has quickly grown to bringing it to every city she encounters on her journey. Working with materials she finds along the way, ZORZORZOR loves to compose shapes and lines, creating mask like faces and figures. Without any formal training, her work is intuitive, often expressing hidden emotions she holds within herself. She frequently uses words and phrases to further draw the viewer into her works.
Artists ZORE as Mario Gonzalez Jr. (a.k.a Zore64) and ZORZORZOR have been working closely for 2 years time, traveling, painting and showing side by side. Coming from different backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets, their work uniquely compliments the others. Mario’s abstract graffiti letter forms and wildstyles are both bold and subtle, while ZORZOR’s figures are delicately powerful. Together they love to play with layers, sometimes going from piece to piece and adding their marks on each others works. In the end, one artist may dominate the piece, however the influence of both is reflected, whether faintly or distinctly.
After working so closely for such amount of time, the two artists will spend a month apart, creating separate individual works in separate locations. Here in Berlin they will meet again, joining their work together, and possibly transforming it completely. Jointly, they will create site specific paintings, collaboratively on location, each bringing what they gained with their time away.