GERMANY: Streetart Berlin – Tiergarten – Hotel Berlin – Skateboard Exhibition – WALLRIDE

Berlin is known for its art and skateboard scene and is also home to the artist and skateboarder CHRISTIAN ROTHENHAGEN aka DEER BLN (known from the movie ‘This Ain’t California’ and the ARD documentary ‘Skate Revolution’) and the artist PISA 73 – the initiators of the ‘SISSI‘ skateboard club. In cooperation with the curator JÜRGEN BLÜMLEIN from the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM, a room was designed in the Hotel Berlin, which, in addition to the ramp, shows a special insight into the eventful and rolling history of the formerly divided city in East and West (as well as the USSR) with the photo exhibition WALLRIDE.

As a special highlight, the first indoor mini-ramp in a hotel in Germany was opened at the vernissage on April 18th in 2024, where people were already busy skating. The exhibition then continued until May 17th. The Hotel Berlin is also home to the art gallery FKKB (Freiluft-Kunst-Klub-Berlin), which JÜRGEN BLÜMLEIN colorfully designed for the opening with the exhibition “OUT OF THE BOX” with many special exhibits from the Skateboard Museum. Skateboard exhibits from over 70 years of skateboarding history and graphic board series by well-known artists such as Jeremy Fish, Natas Kaupas and Stefan Marx. You can find the photos of these creations on an individual page for OUT OF THE BOX.

About CHRISTIAN ROTHENHAGEN aka DEER BLN: He grows up in East Berlin, loves The Cure and worships Bowie, draws with enthusiasm, is not allowed to attend extended secondary school as an unadjusted boy from a Catholic family, so after tenth grade he does an apprenticeship as a “skilled worker for wood technology, specializing in chair and frame construction”. So far, so normal. But what is normal? When you swap a games console for a battered Czech skateboard at the age of twelve and later get a West German skateboard from a friend who is a German diplomat’s kid so that you can finally dare to join the skate crew at Alexanderplatz? When you were fifteen and climbed onto a roof in front of the Reichstag for a David Bowie concert and fled from approaching border guards? When you sell your colorful Trabi for one mark to one of the Tacheles founders in the early nineties?

In 1989/90, he occupied a backyard apartment, later graduated from high school (in West Berlin), studied educational science, flew to San Francisco for the first time in 1994, which became his second home – and is convinced that he would not have become an artist without skateboarding. His drawings, installations and murals reflect the precisely observed changes in his surroundings. Just as he freezes time in his works of art, it is his memories of friendships, encounters, disappointments and successes with which Christian Rothenhagen now also shows his colors as an author. (Spine text for the book “Für immer ist morgen vorbei”, Christian Rothenhagen, Quintus Verlag, 2023).

About the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM: The enthusiast JÜRGEN BLÜMLEIN co-founded the first skateboard museum in Europe with the “Skateboard Fever” exhibition in Stuttgart. After Skateboard Fever was more than enthusiastically received by the public, the exhibition went on tour and made a stop in Berlin in October 2004. The exhibition in the capital – with over 600 square meters of space and a mega mini ramp – then brought the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM its global breakthrough and exhibitions around the world followed.

The skateboard is far more than just a modern piece of sports equipment or a lifestyle. Skateboarding is a positive attitude towards life and living in the city and, through all its facets, has a positive energy like no other cultural phenomenon! Since the 2020 Olympic Games (2021) in Tokyo, skateboarding is now even part of the Olympic program and will be part of the Games again this summer in Paris.

About the Hotel Berlin: The Hotel Berlin, Berlin, which has its roots in 1958, embodies the true Berlin lifestyle. Like the city itself, it has undergone numerous transformations and established itself as one of Berlin’s largest hotels – a fascinating mosaic of unique and ever-changing identities. As diverse and colorful as the city’s inhabitants. In addition to its 701 modern rooms and suites, the Hotel Berlin, Berlin is characterized by its first-class conference and event area for events of all kinds. 48 conference rooms equipped with the highest quality technology – covering an area of over 3,000 square meters – offer capacity for a wide variety of uses.

Since its foundation, the doors of Hotel Berlin, Berlin have welcomed guests of all kinds. From state guests and world-famous artists to actors, musicians and even elephants and prime ministers – they have all come from near and far to experience special moments in a hotel that embodies the true spirit of the city.  –  Text from the Press Release by FKKB

Inauguration of the Mini-Ramp

Live Music at the Vernissage

Press Release


Skateboard Collector & Curator:  SKATEBOARD MUSEUM  –  JÜRGEN BLÜMLEIN

Co-Owner of Circylar Gallery:







Artist & Curator:  PISA 73







Location & Curator:  HOTEL BERLIN





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Photographer: HOLGER PETER

Hashtags: #PeterEatAndArt #BerlinStreetArtPeter




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