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In Pictures: a tape art exhibition has opened at a gallery in Berlin

If you’ve seen enough spray paint-based street art for one lifetime, it may be time to check out tape art. An exhibition featuring works in the medium are currently on display as part of the Tape Art Convention 2016 in Berlin.

Tape Art Convention on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
Tape Art Convention on 8 October, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Image by Adam Berry/Getty Images

The convention is described as a “joint exhibition of internationally renowned tape artists, showcasing the diversity of this increasingly influential urban art form for the first time”.

Tape Art Convention on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
The exhibition held in Berlin, Germany. Image by Adam Berry/Getty Images

Tape art is created with different colours and sizes of adhesive tape.

Tape Art Convention on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
The art as seen on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Image by Adam Berry/Getty Images

Packing tape and duct tape are used as an alternative to spray paint, as the artworks can be created silently.

Tape Art Convention on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
The exhibition in Berlin, Germany. Image by Adam Berry/Getty Images

The exhibition will also feature live tapings outside to show people how it’s done, and guests can try out tape art for themselves in a section of the gallery.

Tape Art Convention on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.
The exhibition in Berlin, Germany. Image by Adam Berry/Getty Images

The exhibition launched this weekend and is open until 5 November at the Neurotitan Gallery near Hackescher Markt.