But not only skaters were pretty keen on skating the facility, graffiti artists shared our interest in re–using the space, too. Luckily, the officials understood the spots potential and invited some big names to hook up the walls with some extra paint (among others Delta and Erosie from the Netherlands, Aris from Italy and Jeanspezial from France). The result was the Bundeskunsthall of Fame.
Paco Elles – Backside Nosebluntslide in front of a Delta piece
For the exhibition's closing event photographer Alexander Basile
came to Bonn and immediately got stoked on the spot's skateability. Even curator Allan Gretzki and Johanna Adam, a federal art hall official, who Alex contacted right after his first visit, were excited about the idea right away. That was when we got a call, asking if we wanted to skate the museum. Obviously we were in on first sight. We quickly got a crew together and there we went. The day before dismantling the exhibition we had twelve hours to tear it to shreds.