Pizza Delivery by Michaela Wuehr? What’s in the Box?

While I worked on the booklet for our 500 Artists Say Hello event,  Michaela Wuehr knocked on my door and walked in with a pizza.

“Pizza!  I love pizza but I thought you wanted to go have a juice?” I said jumping up to grab a piece of “Buena Pizza!”

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Pizza delivery by Michaela Wuehr

“No, Emmy. There is no pizza.”

No Pizza? Lunchtime hunger clouded my eyes.  I looked suspiciously at Michaela as she smiled and lifted the lid. The smell of oil paint hit my nostrils.

“Art!”

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oh! It’s a 500 Artists Say Hello art piece!

500 Artists Say Hello art by Michaela Wuehr.  The above piece was still wet and Michaela wanted to make sure the piece stayed safe as she made her way from her studio in Maxvorstadt to my space at Frauenstrasse.

I love it!  The packaging was so urban just like the NYC scene depicted in the art piece. They belong together. I promise, if you buy her piece, you can take home the pizza box.

I told Michaela she needed to incorporate pizza boxes into her marketing plan cause I loved getting her art piece in a pizza box.

Michaela also had a cool idea where she would say the box was her piece and that orange was blue and green was black – mix it up a bit. I love that idea but I am really happy she decided to make an oil painting for our event.

Hopefully I will have a surprise for you tomorrow/Wed. Please feel encouraged to find fun ways to surprise Munich Artists. We enjoy positive surprises especially when we are stuck on the computer working all day.

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Artwork by Michaela Wuehr (Oil painting)

“Splaining” Let’s Go home – Photograph

I am working on an idea that would be  a continuation of the installation I created for the Long Night of the Museum.

As I sat down in the subway car, I tried looking out the window and noticed it was terribly dirty but dirty in a beautiful way so I snapped a photo and there was my self portrait.

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“Let’s go home.”  December 2015 by Emmy Horstkamp

I was not in the mood to look at myself especially when it was an unintentional selfie showing a woman who was tired and wanted to go home.  I took another shot and another until I got a shot without anyone looking out the window and without my reflection.

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Reflecting on a Friday by Emmy Horstkamp December 2015

 

I fell in love with this composition.

I edited the photo slightly and placed it in my portfolio. It represented for me a moment of time in Munich captured with my iphone 6 plus. It was created because I saw how a dirty window made an interesting composition.

 

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“Splain” is an oversimplified explanation of the process of artists in Munich.  If you want to read about splain, you can read about this new word here.

Open Studio in Westend October 16 – 18th

What are you doing on the 16 or 18th of October?  The art studios in Westend are having their open studios and Christopher Croft wants you to visit his new “endangered species” series.

Christopher is exploring the lost world of typed invoices and text and the vanishing species of the world. Using traditional watercolour, Christopher was attracted to the beauty of the animals and the old documents. The images are not scientific or comprehensive in selection of endangered species.

Christopher Croft scanned and printed the artworks on creamy-white Hahnemühle German etching paper using archival pigment ultra-chrome Epson inks and is offering them signed in a limited edition series. To read more about Christopher Croft check out his website.  Here is another piece of his work from a different series:

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Christopher Croft

Roy Hessing Hunts Down ShabbyShabby Apartments in Munich, Germany

Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment: BESENKAMMER

Have you seen those strange little buildings around town?  I see the one above every time I head into the office. At first I thought it was a hunter’s perch transplanted by some Bayerish teenagers into town. Then I saw the one below at Gartnerplatz and knew something was up.

Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment: BELAFOU

If you have not seen them, you have until October 13th to hunt them down and snap a photo for your personal use. Roy Hessing has permission to snap photos from the organisation and is sharing the photos on his Flickr account.  I asked Roy if we could share his photos on the website and he said yes which made me super happy. (You know Roy, he published a book about Munich Street art and will be creating one of the art books for Munich Artists about art studios.)

Here are a few of Roy Hessings  Photos of ShabbyShabby Apartments Munich. If you want to see all of them, please visit his Flickr account.

Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment: AU GOLD HOUSE
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment: BINDEGEWEBE.
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
DAS CHAMÄLEOPN KONZEPT
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Chamaeleon Konzept
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
ErdHuette
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Give and Take
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Homoasch A Trois
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment M6
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment: Parking Loft
Shabbyshabby Apartments ist ein Kunstprojekt der Münchner Kammerspiele, von raumlaborberlin und ARTE Creative. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Technischen Universität München, Fakultät für Architektur. Gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für politische Bil
Foto: Roy Hessing
Apartment: ZUR FEINSTEN SEIDE

Interested in seeing the inside of the spaces? You can rent the apartments until October 13, 2015.  The cost of renting the space is 35 Euro for one person and 28 Euro per person if there is two people in the space.  You can contact the box office Munich Kammerspiele at Maximilianstr. 28, 80539 to reserve a space or call them at 089/233/97224.

Here is some background text about the project:

Munich is not always part of the avant-garde, but with the prices for living space it has reached European top level. Many people pay more than 50% of Their Income For their apartment. Residents without a continuous cash flow are Endangered always having to leave the city. It is hard for Small Businesses to survive. Most artists can not afford a studio. No one can afford to hang out in public space. Currently the real estate market drains our cities from everything we love about them, CityLife Becomes shopping life, Becomes WorkWorkWork.

Shabbyshabby Apartments is not an answer to this problem, it’s asking questions: How can we remain lazy, creative, political, helpful and Charlie? How can we show hospitality? Should architects go on building for the market? We need low cost housing in our cities. Space is not a luxury – space but a necessity! Housing Should be a Public Value That Relates to other common goods. We have to reinvent the idea of ​​housing, ground and soil. We need new ways to build without using up the world’s resources. We have to find ways to to work and live together, to welcome people, to make experiments.

Want to know more? Go visit the shabbyshabby Apartment project website and Facebook page. I’m sure we will be seeing more of this kind of project as the prices of property in Munich keeps going up, up, up!

( Thank you universe for bringing this interesting project to Munich, Germany.)