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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.

Splash – Rules of vandalism

Two weeks ago, in The Grifters social media we started a social discussion, as the first stage of a project called #RulesOfVandalism. Together with the artists Moses & Taps, we asked you what are the rules and the definitions of vandalism. Two weeks and thousand of comments later, we are back – as promised – with the second stage of the project – short film made by the artist Good Guy Boris.
The film idea is the to show the respond of the artists – Moses & Taps – to the statements and the definitions given on the questions in the social discussion.
“ The main character hears disturbing voices in his head. Voices who command him how to paint graffiti. At the very end of the preparation and right before the execution of his piece, the character decides to ignore the voices and to set himself free.
Nobody can put rules in something that is made to be chaos.” tells Boris.
This film is the occasion to link the social discussion with the last stage of the project –The Exhibition.