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Moses & Taps – Background

For the first time in Zurich the Kolly Gallery presents a solo exhibition of the German artist collective Moses & Taps. The exhibition takes place from June 16 to July 16. Europa is a contemporary yet timeless exhibition, which is a clever combination of independent individual items building up to a whole work of art. Europa is also a continuation of Flickwerk series and not only an exhibition title but also a statement. Therefore interpretation should be on the eye of the beholder. Regarding this fact Moses & Taps stick to French philosopher Bernard-Herne Levy’s statement: “Europe is not a place but an idea.”

Moses & Taps™ – Corporate Identity™

Moses & Taps™ are currently the most prominent players of an artistic genre which is so current that it has no fixed name as of today; Urban Art, Post-graffiti, conceptual and performance art – everything is right and nothing fits.

The artistic careers of Moses & Taps™ began independently of each other in 1994. In 2007 Moses and Taps founded the artist collective Topsprayer™. In 2011 their first book International Topsprayer™ was published, and to date it is the best-selling German graffiti book available. In 2014 they published the limited photo book Same Same™, which sold-out in hours after release.  Their productions and compilations are in strong contrast to the innocent and pleasing street-art-chic these days. Such productions like “The Painted Door” in which a train door is overpainted and reappears on an another part of the train and “The Wall™” – the bricked up train door – are known to everyone.  Following the exhibitions in Paris, San Francisco and the The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany last year, the title Corporate Identity™ for their first solo exhibition in 2016 could not have been more appropriate.

In their exhibition Corporate Identity™ which will take place in the Golden Hands Gallery in Hamburg, Moses & Taps™ will show a cross section of its current series as part of their corporate design. For obvious reasonsMoses & Taps™ can not be officially present at the vernissage.

Moses & Taps™ – Corporate Identity™

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Moses & Taps™ are currently the most prominent players of an artistic genre which is so current that it has no fixed name as of today; Urban Art, Post-graffiti, conceptual and performance art – everything is right and nothing fits.

The artistic careers of Moses & Taps™ began independently of each other in 1994. In 2007 Moses and Taps founded the artist collective Topsprayer™. In 2011 their first book International Topsprayer™ was published, and to date it is the best-selling German graffiti book available. In 2014 they published the limited photo book Same Same™, which sold-out in hours after release.  Their productions and compilations are in strong contrast to the innocent and pleasing street-art-chic these days. Such productions like “The Painted Door” in which a train door is overpainted and reappears on an another part of the train and “The Wall™” – the bricked up train door – are known to everyone.  Following the exhibitions in Paris, San Francisco and the The Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany last year, the title Corporate Identity™ for their first solo exhibition in 2016 could not have been more appropriate.

In their exhibition Corporate Identity™ which will take place in the Golden Hands Gallery in Hamburg, Moses & Taps™ will show a cross section of its current series as part of their corporate design. For obvious reasonsMoses & Taps™ can not be officially present at the vernissage.