Vandals – Töchter und Söhne der Streetart

The Stadtgalerie Mennonitenkirche in Neuwied shows
VANDALS – Töchter und Söhne der Streetart”

“VANDALS – Daughters & Sons of Street Art”, the new exhibition at the Stadtgalerie Mennonitenkirche, provides an insight into the current street art movement with more than 20 artists: Works that powerfully and provocatively stand up to commercial advertising, provide enchantment in desolate no-man’s land and express themselves in social hotspots with adequate messages …

Works of street art are ephemeral and disappear again within a very short time, are painted over or removed by the authorities. Commissioned street art works usually remain in public space for a longer period of time. As cultural assets worthy of protection, they are sometimes elaborately restored and protected under Plexiglas from further overpaintings.
Graffiti already played a very important role in ancient cultures. Graffiti has been discovered many times on monuments in ancient Egypt. The 5,600 graffiti found so far, which have been preserved on the ruins of Pompeii, are considered important evidence of everyday Roman life. Are we experiencing a cultural-historical continuity with the current street art movement?
From 4 May to 3 September 2023, the Stadtgalerie will show many a masterpiece in its original form, as well as many brand-new works by established street artists.
Accompanying programme:

Opening hours: 4 May to 3 September 2023
Wednesday to Friday 14:00 to 18:00,
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 12:00 to 18:00,
Groups by appointment.

Registration for the accompanying programme and guided tours at:

Participating Artists: Thomas Baumgärtel, Jim Avignon, Banksy, Blek le Rat, Innerfields, Dr.Molrok, M:M, Emess, Akte One, Cren, The Postman Art, Otto Schade, Aduktremix, Snyder, Zonenkinder, L.E.T., JPS, PZY, Liz Art, Frau Jules and many more…