Last night we organised our first Munich Artists Stammtisch. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss our current projects and to get feedback from artists regarding our current plans and what they want to achieve over the next year. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing our projects on the website and placing open calls for two of them.
The following Munich artists attended our first stammtisch:
On Feb 15, 2015 from 1100 to 2000, Munich Artists will be at the MUC food Lovers Market. The following Munich Artists will be showcasing their artwork and interacting with visitors doing participatory art projects (projects will cost between 7 to 20 Euro).
- Gabriele Rothweiler (Photograper/Painter) – Gabriele will have people jump on a trampoline and take photos of them flying. For Sunday, she will be printing them right on the spot with her portable printer for a small fee. Here is an example of her work.
- Andreas Hirsch is a creative working in various mediums. He will be selling screen prints and watercolours at the market but will be making buttons with visitors. Here is an example of one of his screen prints:
Angela Smets will be selling her illustrative blocks and small charms.
Emmy Horstkamp will be selling her original art magnets.
Being an artist means you can grab hold of opportunities and take risks like going to the Blumenmarkt on Feb. 15th and selling artwork next to food trucks. Will this work in Munich? I don’t know. If I were an accountant I might wait six months but being an artist, I can jump in with both feet. For the first market, five Munich artists have been asked to participate and will be selling art at the food market from 1300 to 2000. We will hanging out in the art section. Will you come join us? You can find our Facebook Event page here with all the details about finding us.
The artists bringing artwork to the market are:
Gabriele Rothweiler (she will let you jump on her trampoline and then shoot you in the air) Gabriele will also have some of her photography/painting artwork on display.
Andreas Hirsch (He’s going to be the Button maker) Andreas will have his illustrative work at the market. I’m so curious to see what kind of buttons people make.
Emmy Horstkamp (My Guardians are going to market) I will also have some of my digital prints with ink on display and a series of magnets I’m making like the ones I made for the theatre installation.
Manuela Illera (Linocut series) She will also have some charcoal drawings (we still don’t know how these sell in Munich. I’m very curious to see if she sells any of them. The linocuts are cool a photo booth with different sayings on them. ( I will post some photos on Facebook.)
Angela Smets (printing) Angela is an oil painter but when she isn’t in her serious art studio, she is busy making illustrations and printing them using all kinds of techniques.
If everything goes well on Feb 15th and the artists sell work, we might do it again. The organisers are testing it out with us so keep your fingers crossed that the test is successful and everyone is happy when Feb 16th rolls around.
I think it is really funny that we started Munichartmarket.com and then get invited to sell art at a market. I have no problems with this wonderful coincidence and hope these kind of opportunities keep showing up on our doorstep. Munich artists loves to have interesting opportunities to showcase Munich artwork.
This Week’s Project Updates:
- B/W artists book:
Last Saturday, Munich Artists started a project for an artist’s book focusing on black and white ink on paper. The artists have now collected their supplies and are in the process of making their art pieces. As the weeks go by, I will share more images of the artwork.
- Long Night Of the Museum Connected Installation:
The centrepiece of our installation is a zoetrope which now has a physical form thanks to the Werkbox 3. I will be picking up the skeleton for the zoetrope today and will post an image next week of the finished piece. Katrin Vogl is currently at the space working on her sculpture and our floor stickers will be printed next week.
If you want to take a peek at what we are doing, you are welcome to stop by and see. We will be at Frauenstrasse 18 M-F from 830 until 1600 until October 16th.
- Free Art Friday Munich
Katrin Klug has been putting her small pieces out every friday. Last week, Katrin left a piece of art in a cafe and it was snatched up! If you decide to participate in Free art Friday, please do not to put your art in a store or someplace difficult for people to reach. If you do put outwork out for Free Art Friday, please let us know so we can write about it on the Free Art Friday Munich Facebook Page and on the Free Art Friday Munich Blog. On new media, we share where each piece of art can be found and the artist’s name if they want to share it.
- New Projects:
- 1. Artists book with Brigitte Pruchnow. We have set down the parameters for the book and the project will begin in January 2015. This is a unique project and may turn into a series. The project will be open to all Munich/Bavarian artists but you cannot apply. each artist is picked by the artist before them. I will only be choosing artists if we end up getting stuck because an artist did not finish their art piece in the designated time. If you are a Munich artist you may submit your name to the list of standby artists but I can’t promise that you will be picked. I will post the name of the artists as they complete their art piece and show on a map where they are located. This way you can see how the project is working its way around the city and how the artists decide who to pick as the next artist in the chain of artwork.
- 2. Artists book/zine with Andreas Hirsch. This project is starting in November 2014. It is open to illustrators and writers. I must meet you before I will put you on the team. We are looking for visual artists who love to think outside of the box, have their own illustrative style that is not Manga related and flows well with the other artists involved. For Writers, we are looking for writers interested in a magazine/zine/graphic novel and able to write flash fiction that translates well into English. All the artists for this book series must want to work in a group, must be able to meet deadlines, and must be interested in long term group project. We are looking for a group of like minded artists with a sense of humour so that the project stays fun and professional. We want the first product from this group to leave the nest in March 2015.
This morning, I wondered what ransom I would need to pay to get the sun back from the fog. As I walked over the Isar, I saw this moody image of Munich and decided that the sun could stay away for a bit longer.
Art Challenge News: Munich artists are doing a collage challenge. There were some images here but when I moved the blog they disappeared. Maybe, someday, I will find them again. If you want to look at our challenge work, please visit the challenge page.
We will be showing several of the collages on Friday at the Friday gallery in combination with Emmy Horstkamp’s T-project. If you don’t know Emmy, come and visit the gallery on Friday and say hello.
Munich Artists News:
Munich Artist Brigitte Pruchnow is having a busy autumn. Last weekend she attended the Rotterdam art fair and she has been accepted into a gallery in Japan (The gallery will be taking her artwork to a Tokyo art fair in the spring). If you want to see Brigitte’s work, her art is scattered around Bavaria in group exhibitions like this one and she will be having a solo exhibition at the Friday gallery in 2015.
If you have time this weekend, plan a trip to Landsberger Lech to visit the long night of art which starts at 1800 and goes until 2300. If you would like a brochure which includes a map you can download it by clicking 140825 Flyer Kunstnacht 2014.
Gabriele Rothweiler will be one of the 70 artists displaying work during the evening. Her paintings will be on display at Asam-fashion in the Schlossergasse 376. Gabriele will also have her artwork on display at her gallery during the open studios in Neuhausen if you don’t want to leave Munich this weekend or have made other plans for this Saturday.
Emmy Horstkamp will be showing the Title pages from her T-project at the Friday gallery starting on September 19th. The series is based on the idea that women like to see their romantic partners as projects to be fixed up or manipulated. The title pages are the initial architectural idea of what each man should be. The series continues with a blueprint for each man and then the final man created in a mixed media format which may be nothing like the ideal (Just like the difference between what the architect designs and what the builders actually create. The art pieces are made using photography, digital printing and acrylic paint on art paper and canvas.