ESTONIA: Urban Art Tallinn – Telliskivi Loomelinnak – MESA JAM – MaEiSaaAru Festival

The art festival “Ma Ei Saa Aru“, which means in English “I Don’t Understand”, is a great multi disciplinary event which is held annually since 2021 at the Telliskivi Loomelinnak, the “Creative City”. In its first edition there was also the MESA graffiti jam included in the festival and numerous urban artworks got sprayed at the graffiti backyard and around the permisses. The festival focuses on one field of art each year and numerous artists contribute with colorful artworks around the area.

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SRI LANKA: Streetart Kandy – Urban Art in the Sacred City – Historical Mural and Modern Graffiti

Kandy is a large city with around 160,000 inhabitants on a plateau in the middle of the country surrounded by idyllic tea plantations and species-rich rainforests. There is also a palace complex and various Buddhist holy sites, including the famous temple Sri Dalada Maligawa, where a tooth of Buddha is enshrined. Kandy is therefore also known as the Sacred City. Accordingly, there are also many urban artworks in the streets depicting historical and religious scenes, but also with modern motifs.

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THAILAND: Meeting of Styles Hua Hin – Abandoned Factory Graffiti – Lost Place Urban Art in the Jungle

Hua Hin is located in the center of the country on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand and is the oldest beach resort of the Thai royal family, and therefore also for countless tourists. Also the fantastic global graffiti project MEETING OF STYLES organized its first event in Thailand around an abandonded factory near the city in the jungle. More than 50 local and international artists created awesome artworks on April 5th and 6th in 2014, several can still be seen.

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CROATIA: Streetart Šibenik – Graffiti and Urban Art in King Krešimir’s Retreat

Šibenik is a coastal town with around 42,000 inhabitants on the Adria in the north of the Dalmatia region. It was first mentioned in 1066 in a document of King Petar Krešimir IV, who regularly stayed there. Worth seeing are the historical buildings such as the stone Cathedral of St. Jacob from the 15th century with its 71 carved heads, the Prince’s Palace from the 14th century or the white stone Mihovil Fortress aka St. Anna Fortress with its open-air stage and a super beautiful view over the landscape. There is of course also interesting streetart in the alleyways and graffiti on the buildings.

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GERMANY: Exhibition Berlin – Skateboard Museum, FKKB & Hotel Berlin – WALLRIDE & OUT OF THE BOX

Berlin is well known for its skateboard scene and is also home to the artist and skateboarder CHRISTIAN ROTHENHAGEN aka DEER BLN and the artist PISA 73 – the initiators of the ‘SISSI‘ skateboard club. In cooperation with the curator JÜRGEN BLÜMLEIN from the SKATEBOARD MUSEUM and the FKKB they curated the exhibitions OUT OF THE BOX and WALLRIDE at the Hotel Berlin from 18th April till 17th May with a huge variety of colorfully designed skateboards and a historical photo show.

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ITALY: Milan & Venice – Hip Hop Project since 1997 and Graffiti Artist SAT – Arcano2 Magazine

The Arcano2 Magazine is a great publication from Milan and Venice that has been providing photos, reports and interviews from the world of hip hop and everything that goes with it. At regular intervals since 1997 they give an fantastic insight to graffiti, breakdancing and rapping especially from Northern Italy, but also from all around the globe. Initially launched as Arcano Revue and with the first volume in black and white, 12 issues have now been published, meanwhile each with 218 pages and 6 posters in glossy and color. We spoke with crew member SAT about the history of Arcano2 and his own development as a graffiti artist and MC.

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SRI LANKA: Negombo Lagoon & Monkey Island – Fishermen Town Boat Journey

The Negombo lagoon is a beautiful place worth visiting to get to know nature and the life of the inhabitants. It provides the town with a special triangle between land, salt water and fresh water. Accordingly, special fish species and plants thrive there. Another special feature is an island on which Toque Macaque Monkeys have settled. The so-called “Monkey Island”.

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CYPRUS: Streetart Limassol – Abandoned SODAP Wine Factory – Urbex & Lost Place Graffiti

In the west of Limassol near the old harbor is the abandoned wine factory “Synergatikos Organismos Diathesis Ambelourgikon Proionton” or SODAP for short. The industrial complex was built in 1947 and produced wine and the traditional Cypriot pomace brandy Zivania for many years. Meanwhile the 38,827 square meter site is an ideal location for urban art and the huge halls provide a lot of space from the outside, but also offer a special mystical and unique atmosphere inside.

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SWEDEN: Streetart Kungälv – Urban Art in wooden Old Town and Artscape Visit

Kungälv is a small town in the province of Västra Götalands län and Bohuslän with around 22,000 inhabitants. In addition to the modern town center, there is a historic fortress with an idyllic old town of wooden buildings on Gamla Torget, the old market square. In 2019, the ARTSCAPE collective also came to the city and created great murals with various artists as part of the ARTSCAPE SAGA. There are as well interesting statues, ancient monuments and modern installations in the area.

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THAILAND: Streetart Bangkok – Khlong Saen Saep – Graffiti at the longes Canal in the Country

Khlong Saen Saep is a canal in central Thailand that provides a water connection from the Mae Nam Chao Phraya River to Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao, making it the longest canal in Thailand. It runs partly through the urban area of Bangkok and countless pieces of graffiti are regularly created along the walls. There are also beautiful large murals and wall paintings on the buildings along the water.

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