If you are a walk along where the Berlin Wall used to be around Bernauer Strasse, you will see a meat mural that might be our favorite street art piece in Berlin. This enormous painting shows the side of buildings being cut by a large knife with the shape of the city being represented in some white tissue. For us, this shows how the Berlin Wall was a scar running along the city.
It all came to be in the summer of 2016 when there was a call for submissions for a mural. The theme was “If walls could talk…” and the people behind Talenthouse Kreativplattform received almost 400 designs from more than 50 countries and decided to go with the work from Marcus Haas, a designer from Munich. His meat mural went up with the help of the art group Xi-Design and the artist’s Size Two and Mario Mankey.
For us, the way that this painting explores the history of East and West Berlin is eye catching and raw at every level. Sometimes it might be too intense for some people based on the comments that we received on one of the pictures we posted of this meat mural on Instagram. Some people can’t handle a flesh mural like this one.
But we just love how this meat mural shows the division of the city due to the Berlin Wall in a unique way. The fact that it can be found so close to where the Berlin Wall used to stand between 1961 and 1989 is a plus and can be used to teach all the people that visit the Berlin Wall Memorial on Bernauer Strasse.
Yesterday was a day to remember what happens when walls are build between people. On August 13, 1961, the #Berlin Wall surprised a entire world and split a city for almost 30 years. This mural stands where the wall used to be and shows what it did to the city and its people. #berlinermauer #fotostrasse #travel #vscocam
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If you want to see where this Meat Mural form Marcus Haas is located, you have to follow the map below. But be aware that it might be too late. The mural went up in the summer of 2016 and was supposed to stand there for only three months. The last time we were in the area was in July 2017, and it was still there. So, maybe they will replace it with something else soon or, perhaps, you will get lucky and see it there.
If Walls Could Talk… — A Meat Mural by Marcus Haas where the Berlin Wall used to be
Bernauer Str. 94 – 13355 Berlin