Monday, October 19, 2015
Evoca1 unveils "Imperishable Relics", a new mural in Vienna, Austria
Our friend Evoca1 is currently in Europe where he just finished working on a brand new piece somewhere on the streets of Vienna in Austria.
Entitled "Imperishable Relics", the Miami-based artist dropped some heat with this fantastic piece of work. This piece wurated by INOPERAbLE Gallery, with the support of Liquitex Artist Materials.
In the late 1940’s, Hitler ordered a series of flak towers to be constructed in Germany and Austria to defend against air attacks and serve as shelters. With walls up to 3.5m thick, the structures were made so indestructible they still remain today. Many see these towers as an eye sore but others see them as a reminder of a dark past never to be repeated.
Many of the towers still remain empty, however a few have been redesigned to give them a new life. In 1957, the flak tower located only a few blocks from the mural was repurposed to be an aquarium. The former bunker is now a place dedicated to preserving a diversity of (animal) life and the imparting of knowledge. The mural tells the story of how the neighborhood of Mariahilf not only rose from all the challenges history subjected it to, but also how it turned the horrors of its past into a bright, positive and multifaceted future.
Continue reading for discover more images on this artwork and then make sure to check back with us soon for more mural updates from Austria.