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Arty Banana

Arty Banana

Berlin, Germany

People interested in contemporary art are also interested in the fringe and few other cities offer a fringe experience better than the main event than Berlin. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital has attracted artists from both Germany and eastern Europe. Berlin has a unique combination of historical depths, political connotations, and newly defined urban spaces that often spark aesthetic productivity. During the Third Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, numerous alternative venues displayed a spray-painted banana--heralding interesting collections of art inside.

Captured by Fintan Friel on the streets of Berlin after taking on board the comments of Christina Weiss, Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural and Media Affairs.