The two german graffiti artists Markus Genesius and Mirko Reisser better knowns as WOW123 and DAIM recently collaborated on a group exhibition entitled DIALOGUE – LONG DISTANCE. The two are part of the same graffiti generation and started graffiti in the ´80s, painted numerous walls together in the past 20 years and know each other for a long time. This exhbition project was established in 2015 with its first edition to facilitate a direct exchange between the artist from Bremen, Germany (WOW123) and his international contact. Some of you might remember another collaboration project WOW123 was involved in, when working together with ATOM ONE on a canvas series titled SIMILARITIES. Here is what the Gallery explains about LONG DISTANCE:
“The idea is to support the international networks of the Bremen art scene by making existing relations visible and by encouraging an artistic dialogue in situ in an exhibition. Markus Genesius is an artist from Bremen who has been a protagonist of the international Urban Art scene for many years. He has worked in numerous cooperations with other artists. In recent times he transferred his urban graffiti art increasingly into institutions and media of the traditional visual arts. As his supraregional contact he has asked Mirko Reisser to participate in this DIALOGUE to work together in the spaces of the Städtische Galerie Bremen. Both artists are in close contact for many years, did public projects together, and took a similar development as to their changing relation towards art institutions. For the Städtische Galerie Bremen they will deal with the huge exhibition spaces that architecturally were determined by their former industrial use. As representatives of an art medium that has gained importance and visibility Mark us Genesius and Mirko Reisser will adapt the special qualities of their public art form for the institutional frame of an exhibition space. Just like in the first DIALOGUE by Mia Unverzagt (Bremen) and Anna Gaskell (New York) the exhibition will enable a close cooperation between the artists, which will result in joint art works that exceed the basic idea of making visible the references between two artistic positions. A publication is planned to capture the results of this DIALOGUE and the specific achie vements within the spaces of the Städtische Galerie.”
A publication is planned to capture the results of this DIALOGUE and the specific achievements within the spaces of the Städtische Galerie.