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Project M/5 Brings Ben Eine, Ben Frost, Above and Others to Berlin

Over the past several months, arts organization Urban Nation has been inviting international artists and curators to do what they will with their large, interdisciplinary Berlin venue, Project M — a building utilized as a canvas from the inside out. The project's latest incarnation, M/5, was curated by Roland Henry of the street art-focused publication VNA Magazine. While the multi-story building was covered in a new mural by Ben Eine, the surrounding area was fitted with window-installations and smaller murals by the likes of Above, Ben Frost, Klone, Yoh Nagao and many others. Take a look at some photos after the jump.

Mural by Eine on the outside of the Project M/5 building

Over the past several months, arts organization Urban Nation has been inviting international artists and curators to do what they will with their large, interdisciplinary Berlin venue, Project M — a building utilized as a canvas from the inside out. The project’s latest incarnation, M/5, was curated by Roland Henry of the street art-focused publication VNA Magazine. While the multi-story building was covered in a new mural by Ben Eine, the surrounding area was fitted with window-installations and smaller murals by the likes of Above, Ben Frost, Klone, and many others. Take a look at some photos below.

Photos courtesy of Henrik Haven.

Ben Frost

Installation view of the windows.

Installation view of the windows.

Installation view of the windows.

Outdoor pieces by Ben Eine, Nick Walker, Tank Petrol and O Two (left to right).


Above

Don John

Some of the artists working on their installations.

Sickboy’s piece before it was installed in the window.

Klone

Nick Walker’s piece before it was installed in the window.

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