„Vienna is a city of cultural openness, lived acceptance and humanitarian engagement. We are committed to cultural diversity, culturally open mindedness, enabling and allowing. The city of Vienna supports the diversity of artistic expression.“ A quote from our great ex-mayor Michael Häupl. In relation to the project Wienerwand. An initiative to create legal graffiti areas.
Currently Vienna counts more than 20 authorized open-air galleries. The most famous one is undoubtedly the one along the canal in the city center. Supposedly also the longest connected graffiti wall in Europe. I’m amazed. As well as I always marvel at the disgusting water, the non-existing protection at the shore and the small amount of unintended bathers. Especially in the boozed summer season.
So the appeal of the colorful walls is also safety-related for my person. Nevertheless the cultural aspect of the spray art predominates. Its change due to limited lifetime of always over-sprayable artworks invites me to impressive voyages of discovery at regular intervals. Voyages into the urban world of a revitalizing revitalization of a former gray area.