I agreed to visit Britta Eriskat at her studio space on the other side of town where I thought I had been but where I have never been and today I was thankful for GPS to lead the way to Studio Riemerling.
After parking my car, I walked across the street and started looking for art studios (I’m always surprised where art studios are hiding.)
I walked passed this dumpster around the building and into the garden and saw this tire swing. That could belong to an artist….
Passing the swing, I saw ten kids running through the grass and knew that I was not going in the right direction. Turning around, I headed back to my car to check the address. Friedrich-Hofmann-Str. 8. The number was written very big on the building but the people in the window in front of my car were busy cooking and the back side was a kindergarten with a bunch of kids.
I opened the door to the kitchen, walked in and asked the two men sitting at a table, “Do you know where the artists are?”
The boss looked at me and said, “I’m an artist.”
His employee rolled his eyes and walked me outside and guided me to a church like building and told me to walk around it.
Rounding the corner, I saw Britta in a window but I had no clue how to enter the building. Britta realised this and came out into the yard to get me and brought me into the studio. (They are in the process of making directional signs to help future visitors get to the front door (which is tucked into that white part of the building.)
Here are works by Britta Eriskat:
Britta rents her studio space from Petra Amtsberg-Hoffmann who is an artist and the owner of the whole darn building including the church, land & garages. Here are some photos of the complex:
Petra rents studio spaces to artists of any field so the building is full of musicians, craftsmen and painters. She does not have empty studio spaces but Petra is willing to host some Munich Artists events so what shall we do? A summer festival/picnic/art sketching/ just for us? Some Land art? A Weekend workshop series? Bring your ideas to the Stammtisch on Feb 23rd. This offer came in today so lets do some brainstorming with Petra and figure out something cool at the end of July before everyone leaves for vacation.
Petra’s studio building will be hosting a high profile exhibition the first weekend in July and Norbert Bisky will be in attendance. Petra will be sending more information in a bit and I promise to share.
FYI – Both Petra and Britta live on the other side of town. Britta takes the Sbahn out to the studios from near Sendling and Petra from a little further out. I’m very impressed that they make the commute for their art.