Street artists start project at Rotterdam Ahoy

10 May

Street artists start project at Rotterdam Ahoy

Street artists from Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and the Netherlands work on street art installation for Eurovision Song Contest

Six international artists start today with the project: The Embrace. A large street art installation next to Rotterdam Ahoy. The project is part of #UpstreetRotterdam by foundation Hiphop In Je Smoel. They are one of the six citydressers of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, also creators of the gigantic mural of Jeangu Macrooy by artist Tymon de Laat, opposite Rotterdam Ahoy.

The Embrace
At the parking lot next to Rotterdam Ahoy, artists from six participating countries will work together on a large installation consisting of large sea containers. They have been given carte blanche to work on the theme of 'The Embrace', by means of which they underline 'Open Up to Rotterdam'.

Viewpoint
A watchtower next to 'The Embrace' will give visitors the opportunity to view the work from wonderful angles. From 10 to 17 May the artists will be at work. After that, a special ground painting will be added. The container installation will be ready in time for the final week of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, when the work will be on display in all its glory.

The exact lineup of artists is as follows:

Maga – Spanje
Loic Monde – Frankrijk
Luogo Comune – Italië
BASE23 – Duitsland
David Puck – Verenigd Koninkrijk
Studio Yasja – Nederland