Urban Art Biennale 2015 opening this weekend at the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks in Germany. The second version of the Biennale which started in 2013 consisted of another impressive lineup of Urban artists from the genre. It was great to see the curator choose from so many aspects of the genre instead of focusing on one particular aspect of Urban Art. It was refreshing to see a great range of artists represented so thoroughly.
After you get past the lineup of amazing artists and finally travel to see the show you will also be blown away by the setting and location. An impressive exhibition with a pristine setting Urban Art Biennale 2015 seemed to be a tremendous success. It was great to witness a proffessional exhibition capture a large survey of todays current scene. Remi Rough and LX One were in attendance and shared some photos with us of the Opening day as well as an impromptu mural the duo painted on location.
UrbanArt Biennale® 2015
They spray graffiti on facades, paint stencils on walls and paste huge wall surfaces all over with paper collages. Their art is rebellious, unsettling, pleasing and popular. Since around the turn of the millennium a new art movement has formed worldwide, which mixes into the collective structure of the city and draws ever more irresistibly the art market into it.
In the 2000s, Street Art had already brought forth many successful artists and proponents who, with their art, had proclaimed the city to be the “the greatest gallery in the world” furnishing it with subversive and subcultural potential. UrbanArt is an art movement, whose history, significance and potential is directly connected to the worldwide dissemination through media and the doers themselves that exist and constantly grow in number, regardless of national borders or cultural differences. The World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks offers UrbanArt a regular forum with the UrbanArt Biennial.