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.
Photos by Michael Wickham.