2017 will be a special year for the German Meeting of Styles in its hometown Wiesbaden! A huge underpass-complex at the bench of the Rhine which includes more than 4000sq/m space on several walls, well reachable by train, car and bus. The first events already happened in the late 90s. Since then the underpass has completely changed from ghetto to an art-gallery.
07 June 17 – Martha Cooper´s Photo-Show
Kontext – Center for urban culture, Welfenstr. 1b, Wiesbaden, 18.00 pm
In the sweet age of 3, little Martha took her first photos and in 173 she started to work for the New York Post
Very soon Cooper got to know Writers liek Dondi and started to documentate the works systematically. In january 1980 Cooper took photos of a new phenomena, which is know today as Breakdance. These photos are the the first documents to report Breakdance. The book Subway Art, which she she published in 1984 together with Henry Chalfant became the bible of Graffiti-Writing and supported the rise of Graffiti- and Hip-Hop-Culture throughtout Europe.
08 June 17 – Meet & Greet The Artists / “Wall Writers”-Movie-Screening
Meet & Greet the artists in a relaxed atmosphere, Book-Signing at grill or bar. Kontext – Center for urban culture, Welfenstr. 1b, Wiesbaden, 17.00
Wall Writers – When Graffiti Lost Its Innocence: The movie explores the rise of Graffiti into mainstream society in a time of socil turbulences in the late 60ies and early 70ies and takes a closer lool ont the culture of this time. More precise than any other book about this topic, Wall Writers not only explores the the early Graf-Writing, but also the Writers themselves, which managed to add a message to the new trechnology of spraypaint. Movie-Screening, Kino der Murnau-Stiftung, Murnaustr. 6, Wiesbaden, 20.00
09 June 17 – Opening-Party – Moka Only, Swollen Members, Grime Krauts
This years Opening-Party we welcome Moka Only from Canada. The former Swollen Member has his roots in the candian underground scene, recently won several canadian awards and now is on tour in Europe with his new album presenting extra special guests. Doors 22.00 | Show: 24.00 | AK 12€ | Kontext Wiesbaden.
10 June 17 – Live-Shows at Brückenkopf, Mainz-Kastel, 14.00
Local residents Saje, Lenny and Eniceo meet numerous rappers out of Wiesbaden, Mainz, Frankfurt, Kassel, Giessen, Düren. Freestyle-, Breakdace-Session and Album-Promotion at 19.00 of Manew, an uprising young rapper with deep and critical lyrics. Asphalt-Instrumente-Shop offers Obstacles at the Half-Pipe.
11.06.17 – Graffiti-Battle / Relax-Reflex
Traditional part of MOS France, now in Germany for the first time – the Graffiti-Battle. 8 artists are battleing each other one on one.
Last works are finished and you may meet the MOS-artists in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Argentina: Bater, Medianeras, Irene, Nekro / Australia: Damien, Vince / Belgien: Asit, Full Colours, Los Flammos / Brasil: Amoaro, Bobbi, Devis, John, Kajaman, KBCA, Leo DCO, Talu, Vespa, Vidal, Wheat / Chile: Kolejo, Ren / Germany: Aeromigos, Artig, Barok, Calligraphit, Can2 & Friends, DBL, Friendly Fire, Kopfkrampf, Lim, Nevel 11, RNGDS, / England: Dan K, SPzero / Finland: Raw Deal / France: 5.7 / Greece: Funkie Freaks / Netherlands: Studio Giftig / Italy: 1030, L´Me, Mate N1, TZL, Web3 / Kenya: BSQ Crew / Mexico: Apoio 14, Aspir, Cuate, Kober, Yocka, XeArte / Peru: Sef, Haduk, Mono / Russia: 310, Yzor / Switzerland: Kler, Les Uns, Pollo77 / Serbia: Chenipe, Demon / Spain: Afary Club, Dan Ferrer, Grow Up, Jaikü, Hidra, Rode / USA: Martha Cooper, Raven SB / Stick Up Girls
Brückenkopf Mainz-Kastel, Am Rheinufer, 55252 Mainz-Kastel
Freeway: A66 or A671 direction Wiesbaden, exit Mainz-Kastel onto B455 which takes you straight to the spot.
Train: S1, S9, SE10 Station Mainz-Kastel
Bus: From Wiesbaden lines 6, 9, 33. From Mainz lines 6, 9, 28, 55, 91
Airports: From Frankfurt International train S9 direction Wiesbaden, from Frankfurt/Hahn take the bus to Mainz main train station, then take the bus as mentioned above.
Kontext Wiesbaden, Welfenstr. 2b, 65189 Wiesbaden
From Mainz-Kastel take trains S1, S9 or SE10 to Wiesbaden. Approx 1o minutes footwalk from the main station beyond the famous Schlachthof-grounds you find Kontext. Busline 6 direction Wiesbaden stops in the front of the center. From main station Wiesbaden take 3, 33 und 6 direction Welfenstrasse.