This tour by Lissa Fogh takes you to the murals of Aarhus - into backyards and through alleyways.
Aarhus has some very fine samples... more » of murals, some of them made by pioneers like Blu from Italy and Ash from Portugal. The two started as street artists and now are world-famous. You will find their works in major cities all over the world. Some extend their works to rooftops or beyond like Brazilian Baglione.
These murals have been commissioned by Aarhus Festival Week.
Some murals disappear as the owner of a house may have whitewashed or painted over a mural.
As for graffiti or "throw-ups" - a quickly done painting with a few lines and filled with color, they often vanish very fast. Both murals and graffiti get tagged; street artists' names written fast and abbreviated. Some get stolen, most often posters and street art in cardboard.
This happened to works by HuskMitNavn (RememberMyName), who is now a well-established Danish artist.
Before starting this tour we must warn you - we cannot guarantee that what is there today will also be there tomorrow. But that holds some beauty too -and this is the very nature of street art.
The tour also includes a sculpture and some galleries as well as experimental and fringe cultural meeting points. less «