Cool places replaced by shit places

A few weeks ago we talked about The Haus, a temporary street-art gallery in Berlin, being destroyed to make way for luxury apartments. And while this exhibit was meant to be temporary, it demonstrated the importance that these public art spaces provide for the communities in which they are situated. And The Haus is certainly not the only example of invaluable community spaces getting destroyed … Continue reading Cool places replaced by shit places

What’s in the News: The Haus exhibit to be demolished, replaced with upscale apartments

Over 150 artists turned a disused bank into a temporary gallery for street art in a commercial district in Berlin. Graffiti and paintings were spread across five floors and in 80 rooms. The doors closed May 31, and demolition begins this month.  The exhibit offered an exhilarating personal art experience, where everything lingers in temporary purgatory. The gallery was free of charge marking another successful … Continue reading What’s in the News: The Haus exhibit to be demolished, replaced with upscale apartments

Relevant News Round Up (week of may 22 – May 29)

There’s a battle between residents and gallery owners in the Los Angeles neighborhood Boyle Heights. It’s somewhat widely known that the emergence of fine art galleries is a near guarantee that gentrification is occurring, but this article discusses how art spaces that have been in the neighborhood for years and years are also being targeted by anti-gentrification activists. It’s not a simplistic issue. White artists … Continue reading Relevant News Round Up (week of may 22 – May 29)