Mural Intervention: MURALU: Ludwigshafen, Germany

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Muralu: The Ludwigshafener Street Art project

 

The first exterior mural intervention for the city of Ludwigshafen and the MURALU project. In conjunction with a future exhibition with the Wilhelm Hack Museum.

 

Coordinators: Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein and the WOW magazine for art and culture. 

 

Location: Lagerhausstraße 26, 67061 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

 

Details: Acrylic polymer and aerosol on plaster. 8m x 56m [26.5’ x 184’]

 

Photo: Anja Lemburger

 

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MURALU: The Ludwigshafener Street Art project. An initiative of the Wilhelm Hack Museum and the WOW magazine for art and culture in Ludwigshafen.

 

The large-scale Street Art project in Ludwigshafen, initiated by the Wilhelm Hack Museum and WOW magazine for art and culture in Ludwigshafen, will be launched at the end of 2018 and will continue to be developed until 2020. In addition to the involvement of regional and national Street Art artists, international greats of the scene are invited to Ludwigshafen to beautify the city.

 

Conceptually, the Street Art project is integrated in an exhibition of the Wilhelm Hack Museum, which will be opened in the fall of 2020 and will examine the cultural, symbolic and material significance of the street in the context of artistic developments from the modern to the present day. This includes a detailed chapter on the history of graffiti in the 20th century. The street art project expands the exhibition into the public space of the city and builds on current developments in the urban art movement.

 

 

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Press release:


New Street Art Project Muralu: Augustine Kofie designed facade at Luitpoldhafen


The façade of a building on Ludwigshafen’s Luitpoldhafen presents itself in a completely new style with geometric, interlocking forms in soft orange and purple tones. With façade paints and spray cans, the renowned American artist Augustine Kofie has designed the building in the dynamically abstract style since 16th of October, 2018, for which he is world-famous in the contemporary urban art scene.


The Ludwigshafen work is the artist’s first permanent wall design in Germany. Graffiti by Los Angeles-born Kofie, whose works combine influences from street culture, art history and futuristic film design, can be seen in major cities such as Mexico DF, Boston, Marrakesh and London.


The work on the corner of Rheinallee / Schwanthalerallee marks the beginning of the new Street Art project MURALU of the Wilhelm Hack Museum in cooperation with WOW Ludwigshafen. The project is part of an exhibition planned for 2020 in the Wilhelm Hack Museum on the importance of the street in art, including the history of graffiti in the 20th century. Until the opening of the exhibition, various buildings in the inner city of Ludwigshafen will be designed by national and international greats of the street art scene over the next two years.


The implementation of the wall work of Augustine Kofie was supported by the Hafenbetriebe Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH, which has kindly provided the facade of the building, which is currently used by the Police Headquarters Rhineland-Palatinate.


“The cooperation is a good example for the cooperation of municipal institutions and departments with other initiatives, sponsors or companies within the city of Ludwigshafen.” Cornelia Reifenberg, Mayoress of the City of Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at a press conference on October 25, 2018. “I hope that this inner-city dynamic lasts a long time and produces many such positive results, and I am looking forward to the next works in the series of MURALU “

 

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++ StadtLudwigshafen Video

 

++ RNF News coverage

 

++ WOW

 

++ Wilhelm Hack Museum