Street artist is a collective term for artists who produce themselves in public space. The main source of income for the street artists, besides fees, is the so-called hat money, which is collected by the audience after the show. Traditional venues for street artists in Europe are e.g. B. Covent Garden in London or the Ramblas in Barcelona. The term includes:
- Acrobats and artists (e.g. walking on stilts )
- visual artists, such as street painters ( plasterers ) and sculptors ( sand sculptures )
- Street music
- Street theater , etc. a. Mimes , jugglers , comedians and magicians
Street artists meet at street artist festivals . Well-known street artist festivals in Europe are z. B. the juggler festivals in Berlin, Koblenz or Feldkirch, Artisti di Strada in Ascona, La Strada in Bremen or the international street artist festival in Villach.
In public street performers appearing in English as street performer called.
This can be graffiti . However, artists and activists use a variety of other means of expression in their reflective and critical examination of their surroundings and socio-political issues.
The street art program Hanover
The street art program in Hanover from 1969 to 1974 used the term experiment street art , but its content has nothing to do with street art or the street art defined above, especially by performing artists. The street art held together by the red thread mainly comprised temporary art in public space , which was inserted into the cityscape for a certain period of time as part of a city marketing project at the city's expense. Some of the objects on display, such as the Nanas by Niki de Saint Phalle, are still there.
Personalities and groups
Emil Manser (1951–2004) was a street artist and city original of Lucerne.
Ivan Gantchev came to Graz from Bulgaria around 1993/1995 and played rock street music there in a small group. The employment of a supporter made it easier for him to legally settle in Austria. He became the head of the cover band Ivan's Party Breakers , which also performs at weddings, parties and parties.
Walter Moshammer , a doctor of physics who researched high-energy physics at CERN , has been performing as a tightrope walker and acrobat for 20 years, especially at city, juggler and medieval festivals. In this job, he uses his knowledge of physics, for example to build large-format houses of cards or to put together a gymnastics wheel from wooden parts , which he then demonstrates.
- Helmut Knocke , Hugo Thielen : Hannover Art and Culture Lexicon , pp. 40, 80
- Ines Katenhusen : Street art program. In: Klaus Mlynek, Waldemar R. Röhrbein (eds.) U. a .: City Lexicon Hanover . From the beginning to the present. Schlütersche, Hannover 2009, ISBN 978-3-89993-662-9 , pp. 608f.
- Archived copy ( memento of the original from October 15, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Website of the band Ivan's Party Breakers
- http://www.weinlandhochzeit.at/Sonstiges/Musik.htm The accompaniment on your wedding day, weinlandhochzeit.at (weddings at 8 Styrian castles in the Styrian wine country), accessed on December 8, 2015.
- http://norbertlipp.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61 : circus- 117 Norbert Lipp, culture and media management: Zirkus Meer, Walter Moshammer, accessed on December 8, 2015.