Ist das Kunst oder kann das weg?

November 30th, 2018 § 0 comments

I’m convinced that the Berlin street cleaners are Kreuzberg’s best art critics.

Around here, a good portion of our social commentary comes scrawled on mattresses and left in the streets, thanks to Sozi36.

The cleaners seem to work to some kind of hierarchy. Actual junk gets cleared away within a couple of days. Most of sozi36’s mattresses stick around for a week or so. But the really good stuff stays for a loong time. Like this, probably my all-time favourite:

It’s beautiful in its own right, with the words ‘Love is also important’ being torn to shreds. And as a reaction to Banksy’s picture-shredding, it is perfect:

This has been up in my street for perhaps 3 weeks now. The less-interesting mattress in the background (“fit in, function, get ahead, need to…then better lick ass”) went pretty quickly. And maybe the street cleaners just didn’t have the equipment to detach the mattress from its post. I’d like to think, though, that they decided it was good enough to stick around for a few weeks more



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