Scale stands for setting the bar, magnitude, a spectrum – these statements reflect the central core of this exceptional art project taking place in Munich in June. This event taking place on the grounds of the former Siemens Campus in the Hofmannstrasse will showcase works of 15 street art artists for one entire week.
The artists of the projects are: Os Gemeos(BR), Aryz, Okuda (ES) and AXEL VOID (USA), Sainer/ETAM (PL), Faith47 (South Africa), Jana & JS (AT/FR), Loomit (D) , Daniel Man (D), SatOne(D) and the collective from Munich Stone Age Kids.
Such a focused concentration of high-caliber artists on one location, simultaneously given access to an “open air work space” consisting of gigantic, exposed surfaces for open interpretation raises the bar, as it is one-of-a-kind in the region to date. This project incorporates both teamwork and a sense of belonging within the global street art community. Extraordinary artists from Germany, Austria, France, England, Poland, the USA and Brazil will meet up and work together.
They will be able to gain inspiration, exchange ideas and play off one another. However, each artist will be allocated a defined surface area for the realization of their own visual images. In this manner, the project will provide artists a platform for interaction while at the same time allowing freedom of individual expression. The former Siemens grounds, comprising a vast extent of space, are ideal for the expression of the murals. The space between buildings is not limited by narrow, inner-city “street canyons”, to the contrary, there is ample space to step back and allow the impact of the images to play out. Urban art conquers public space, works with and within the visual outer layers of the city; it invades the urban setting full of impulsive vitality and often with a poetical melancholy. The art documents realities and fantasy worlds without academic confinement thus initiating an involuntary exchange with each inhabitant of the city. In this manner, it is possible for each visitor to experience the formation of the works of art, and the atmosphere on site – in short, a concentration of artistic creativity at immediate proximity.
The PAT ART LAB, a new project realized by PATRIZIA Immobilien AG is host, initiator, and festival sponsor. PATRIZIA Immobilien AG has provided availability of the building surface area as well as the financial means for the realization of the project. With the establishment of the large format art experience SCALE, which is to take place in alternate European cities in the future, PATRIZIA aims, by means of its PAT ART LAB project, to promote art in public spaces while at the same time reviving existent real estate properties.
Siemens Campus Süd, Munich
Opening: 30 June 2017, 8 pm, members of the press, 6 pm
Edition-Prints of the works will be auctioned after the festival for a good cause. Which all revenues will be donated to current development projects taken on by PATRIZIA KinderHaus-Stiftung, a Children’s Home Foundation www.kinderhausstiftung.de