“THE HIJACKER OF BILLBOARDS”: French street artist OX in Cologne

He is often called “the hijacker of billboards”. French street artist OX. His latest project is a series of ten street interventions in Cologne.

Conducted in the second week of April 2017, the project includes the take over of billboards in specific locations in town. Sometimes at main streets, sometimes under train bridges. Places that are normally used for street advertising.

My main goal is to create a moment of discontinuity with the common surroundings. I use billboard, which is normally used to deliver a message – but I utilize it to transmit emotions by replacing advertisements with absurd, decorative and ironic images,” says OX.

According to Open Walls Gallery Berlin these are the ten locations in Cologne:

Alpener Street/Venloer Street, 50825 Köln-Ehrenfeld
Sechzigerstraße, Nähe Liebigstraße, 50733 Köln-Nippes
Hans-Schulten-Straße/Olpener Straße, 51109 Köln-Brück
Höninger Weg/Eifelwall, 50969 Köln center
Hahnenstraße/Rondorfer Hauptstraße 9, 50997 Köln-Rondorf
Schanzenstraße/Carlswerkstraße, 51063 Köln-Mülheim
Siegburger Straße at no. 195, 50679 Köln-Deutz
Geestemünder Straße 46, 50735 Köln-Niehl
Nieder Kirchweg 62, 50733 Köln-Nippes
Liverpooler Place/City-Center 1. Stock, 50765 Köln-Chorweiler

The transatlantic diablog spotted one of the billboards at Höninger Weg on April 23 – while the date of removal is unknown.

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