The Mind Behind
Since the foundation of Int. Meeting Of Styles back in 1997 more than 400 events have been realised worldwide attracting hundreds of thousands spectators and sponsoring thousands of artists throughout the world. MOS brings people together, creates publicity, supports the netting and enables intercultural cross-boarder-cooperation. It is an example how a better world of tomorrow may be possible.
It all started mid 90ies in the city of Wiesbaden, Germany with the availability of a huge abandonned area known as the Schlachthof Wiesbaden. Soon it got discovered and established as a Graffiti-Hall-Of-Fame where artists could paint almost legally on thousands of squaremeters surface. Plans of the city-council to tear down the area became public, recultivating the buildings was no option for the city. To resist the plans of destruction the “Int. Wall Street Meeting” was created in order to present the area as a melting-point of urban street-culture. Annually Graffiti-Artists from all over the world gathered in the spirit of colaboration and exchange, so during a weekend in summer the entire area got a new outlook, created by hundreds of artists. Eventhough the event managed to delay the demolition for years, it was not possible to preserve the area.
In the years from 1997-2001 the „Int. Wall Street Meeting” welcomed more than 25.000 visitors from all over Germany, Europe and the rest of the world to attend and to enjoy art in the process of creation. Because of its authentical style and its message the Meeting is mentioned as the best Graffiti-Event ever happened. Its worldwide reputation and the enourmous feedback inspired us in 2002 to spread its message which led to the founding of the “Int. Meeting Of Styles”, an international network of graffiti artists and aficionados.
Brought together and inspired by their passion for graffiti, MOS aims to create a forum for the international art community to communicate, assemble and exchange ideas, works and skills, but also to support intercultural exchange.
In the spirit of cooperation and promotion, since then MOS has launched hundreds events in many countries across Europe, Russia, Asia and the Americas. These events have sponsored thousands of Graffiti-Artists from all over the world and throughout the years have attracted hundreds of thousands spectators, providing a focal point for urban street culture and graffiti art. The “Meeting Of Styles” as its name says, is a meeting of styles, created to support the netting of the international art-community. It is not meant to be a forum only for classical and traditonal Graffiti-Artists and -Writers, but a podium to present all different types of urban art! This is why we are open for all types and styles.
The “Int. Meeting Of Styles”-Organisation is a non-profit-organisation formed by dedicated and passionate Artists and Art-Lovers who put a lot of work and engagement into the MOS. We as an organisation feel responsibility to work for unification and to resist a system that takes away freedom for order, control and profit. Politics affect us each and every day, locally and globally. Your consumption has a direct impact to the destruction and exploitation of our environment and the manipulation and enslavement of humanity. MOS is our contribution to raise consciousness. The key to freedom is knowledge and education.