The Wall Street Festival is underway until September 31. “After a long time, visitors will see together the works of artists who have a common history in graffiti and street art. Most of them have been engaged in free-lance work for a long time and exhibit in galleries next to the walls in the city, it will also be interesting to observe which direction their artistic career is taking and how it has changed over time”, entice the organizers.
In addition to the exhibitions themselves and newly created works people can look forward to lectures or workshops. They will include, for example, a course for children and parents, where you can take a look under the supervision of professional »writers« and try them out own creation.
The festival will leave its mark
Although the festival is temporary, it will leave its mark in Prague five distinctive stops. Large-format paintings by artists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine will be added to the gable walls of selected houses in various locations around the city. Councilor for culture Hana Třeštíková (Prague sebo) said at the press conference for the opening of the festival that “Prague wants to show that the connection of different worlds and levels of artistic expression is important.”
Buildings selected for mural painting
Author: Wall Street Festival
Paintings will decorate houses in Křižíkova (Prague 8), Moskevská (Prague 10), Na Zámecké (Prague 4), Za Papírnou (Prague 7) and Světova (Prague 8) streets. The authors want with their paintings attract visitors even to the city districts outside the center, at the same time they want these places revive and give them a touch of modernity. The organizers would like to repeat the festival every two years, with new murals created each year.
Exhibitions are also connected with the event. The first exhibition runs from 2.6.-7.8. in Villa Pellé, also at The Chemistry Gallery, Bold Gallery and Karpuchina Gallery. In Villa Pellé, leading Czech artists of this scene, led by Jan Kaláb (Point), Jakub Matuška (Masker) or Michal Škapa (Tron).
Furthermore, for example, in The Chemistry Gallery, Matěj Hanák (Roke) will exhibit his works, as well as the authors of newly created murals Innerfields (Germany), Interesting Kazki (Ukraine) a M-City (Poland).
Wall Street was created thanks to the cloud program Art for the City, it follows the exhibition Městem Posedlí, which was held in the Municipal Library in Prague in 2012 and was dedicated to the same artistic styles.
Pavel Dušek and Jošed Šmíd, Authors of Mural Art Vltavská. (2019) Eva Fornálova
Wall Street exhibition at Ville Pelle
Author: Tomáš Rubín