For the installation Ines Seidel created several large organic pieces that she playfully wrapped around herself as we were installing them in the space. I told her that when the weather was warmer, we should have a walk around Munich with her creations and yesterday, we realised this idea.
For the walk, Ines turned her Talk artworks into a wearable garment.
Here are a few shots from our photo/video shoot through Munich.
One thing that surprised me during our morning out and about the city, was how many people loved what we were doing and were willing to ask us questions. I don’t know if it was the art piece, the fact that we were two female artists or the absolutely beautiful day that created such a positive energy filled experience but we were very grateful for the kind words and positive feedback.
I’m doing a computer upgrade while I’m away so videos for this project will be available when I return in September. I look forward to sharing with you Ways to Wear the News.
PS… If you are not in our Facebook group you may not know that we will have guest posts for six weeks while I’m working on Lifelines.
Guest posting starts on August 1st and ends on September 12, 2016. During this time, I will be posting Munich Artists Posts from artists involved in our 500 Artists Say Hello Project. If you were involved and would like to make a guest post, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. All guest posts must be submitted to me by July 30th so I can upload them to the website and schedule them to publish.
I will still be posting on our instagram account and answering questions on Facebook and posting in our August Munich Artists photo challenge so away is not really away but as close as it’s going to get for now.
If you are going to be in Munich during August and want to meet, we can do that, I just won’t be at Frauenstrasse 18 since I’ve agreed to have a Spanish artist during the month using the space for an installation and studio space.
Munich Artists created an art book called Inspired 2016.
For the first book, artists created an art piece inspired by this artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow.
A group of around 26 Munich Artists created art pieces based on Brigitte’s artwork.
The following is the tentative list of artists involved (A final list will be shared on the project page when all artwork has been submitted):
The book will be published as an A4 Landscape. If you are interested in a copy of the book, please let me know. We are only printing a limited number. You can email me email@example.com if you are interested. The cost per book will be 50 Euro. We will only print one run per Inspired book.
If you are interested in purchasing an original piece of artwork from the book, please contact the artists directly.
Allun Turner and Ines Seidel have been working on an installation at the Friday Gallery during the month of February 2016.
The artists were asked to develop an installation that incorporated their art jewellery and the idea of a conversation.
Over the month, the two artists emailed, met in person, worked in their own studios and at the Friday gallery. Emmy Horstkamp videotaped the artists discussing their installation and their artworks and asked the artists to share how the other artist influenced their work in the space.
If you would like to visit the gallery, one of the artists will be there each day from 900 to 1700. Please remember that the Friday gallery is in the courtyard. You will need to push open the green doors and walk into the courtyard where you will then see a big pink sign designating the Friday Gallery as one of Munich Jewellery Week’s galleries.
Over the next few days, I will be sharing photographs of Art Jewellery. Art Jewellery week is one of the largest art Jewellery shows and we are lucky to have this event in Munich. Please visit the following locations and support the art jewellers by asking questions, appreciating their work and spreading the news that this event is happening in Munich.
Visit the Friday Gallery downtown at Frauenstrasse 18. See the Art Jewellery created by Ines Seidel and Allun Turner. I’ve asked them to incorporate their art jewellery into an installation. Ask them about the process and their words.
A greek artist Ionna Natsikou can be found at RaumForm 33 Baaderstraße 16 80469 München.
One of the first Jewellery Artists that I met in Munich was Laura Bradshaw-Heap. Laura and Rachel Darboune have created a really cool project called “Rubbish to Gold.” You can see a video about their project at the main Messe and ALSO at Studio Gabi Green Gollierstr. 17, 80339 Munich, Germany Here is their event page for Rubbish to Gold edition no. 2. They are having an auction of art pieces so go visit their auction page and make a bid.
As part of the installation process, I’m creating videos throughout the month which document the interaction between the artists and their artworks. I find the whole process fascinating. Here is week II
We will be sharing Their creative process As They work within the Friday Gallery space.
All the videos will be on our website for you to watch and, I want to edit them together at the end of the installation. This is not a classic documentary but a recording of how the three of us are dealing with the creations process within the Friday Gallery – two artists and the owner of the space.
I went to see the installation in exhibition hall 6 because Ines Seidel gave me a ticket. In her instructions, Ines told me to come through the East entrance but I entered through the entrance near the shopping mall and walked through all 6 exhibition halls to reach the cloud installation. Six exhibition halls full of visual stimuli trying to attract buyers prepared me for an art booth filled with clouds.
Do you believe me?
It was easy to spot Ines’s artwork because it did not look like sport equipment nor did it flash at me or try to get me to try it on (even though it was on a hanger.) After checking out Ines’s new work I headed over to the installation and then
I approached the Artist Miquel Panadero who was busy working on one of his installation pieces. We didn’t talk in art speak but rather spoke like artists and talked about the logistics of creating with a group of five, the execution of an installation in a relatively open space and getting an idea working in reality. Those are topics you too can ask Miquel when he returns to Munich later this spring.
ISPO INSTALLATION 2016
Miquel Panadero and Moreno Tapia have been creating installations at ISPO for three years. The first year, they created one just by their lonesome – a big birdlike creature that rose high into the sky. After a successful first installation, the Spanish artists decided to try working with more artists. (I think because they are two men who like a challenge and are not into siestas.)
This year, five artists created an installation piece of clouds in the front of the exhibition booth space and then displayed their artwork in cloud like formations on the walls surrounding the installation.
The artists for this year’s installation are:
Adam Harthshorne (UK)
Moreno Tapia (Spain)
Ines Seidel (Germany)
The installation developed during the exhibition so if you arrived on the first day, you would have seen just white clouds and if you arrived today, you would have seen the installation as I photographed it below. The installation pieces will be auctioned off to benefit Movember so if you want a piece, please ask Miquel Panadero, Moreno Tapia or Ines Seidel where to bid on the pieces. I have no clue so don’t ask me.
Here is the full installation in monochrome:
Here is the installation in colour:
Here are two pieces created by Ines Seidel for the installation:
ARTWORK BY MIGUEL PANADERO
Miquel Panadero is an artist with many interests. Although he was showing his installation and illustration skills at ISPO, he also works with paint and clay and other mediums to realise an idea. Miquel uses his brain database to create his illustrations and to express himself in art form. Photography was not one of his mediums… yet.
Miquel works in a studio in the Canary Islands and flies all over to show his work so if you love his artistic style/installation/name/Spanishness, just let him know and he will fly to you if he can fit it in his schedule.
ARTWORK BY MORENO TAPIA
Moreno is the other artist who hatched the idea for the installation and managed its creation.
Here are Moreno’s smaller works:
Here are Moreno’s larger works ….and his shoe.
So here is the deal with the big pieces. The pieces were hanging on the wall (by chance right behind the installation.) People ignored the art pieces thinking they were part of the installation but they were not. The artworks were large art pieces by Moreno – A waterfall of mixed media abstracts.
Now, we visitors are sometimes sheep and our brains have a hard time adjusting. All the other artists had cloud formation for their artwork so, logically his whole wall piece did not fit into the equation of cloud formations and therefore was not an artists specific work. Naughty brains.
Seeing the problem, Moreno took down his large waterfall piece and hung up a cloud formation like the four other artists and that made sense to visitors. People stopped and asked him if they could buy some of the cloud.
The downfall of taking the work off the wall was that Moreno had to rollout his waterfall for me to see it and it is kind of hard to see a waterfall in the horizantal (It was a river with a rapids at the end just like my photographs show you.)
Moreno loves old newspapers and old papers and he also loves to take his older works and rework them into his current artworks. At the installation space, Moreno had a stack of abstract art pieces under his cloud. I think you can get the feel of his abstracts by looking at the waterfall spilling all over the installation floor.
Adam was sweet to answer my one question about his work. I only asked one. I’m blaming the lack of questions on a lack of caffeine and my meeting all of the artists at the same time. (This is never a good idea.) Adam uses different techniques to make his images. A little bit of this print/transfer technique a little bit of that. I did not write them down but you are artists so you should be able to tell from looking at his work how he made it. (No screen prints, that was my one question.. Sorry Adam, I will ask you more questions next time.)
The fifth artist contributing to the installation is Majilina, an Italian artist. I didn’t ask her any questions nor did I remember to take a photo of her work (which I liked, I just did not take a photo.) Luckily, I texted Ines and she forwarded me this photo to share with you.
Here are Majilina’s animal clouds:
Ines told me there was more artwork at ISPO in a big black box so we walked down the exhibition hall and found the box and walked inside and met Lumenman a/k/a Bernhard Rauscher.
As we sat down on the wood benches, I expected a video installation to begin but Bernhard said, “You are my first model of the day!”
After about ten minutes of watching Bernhard set up his equipment, he asked me to stand up and strike a pose. Ines suggested that I fly (into the cloud) so I threw my arms up into the air and Bernhard did his magic, circling my body with his light wands as his camera took the image.
Bernhard asked me to stand very still… if you have met me, you know that standing still is not something I like to do, but, I did accomplish it for the length of his photograph and someday, in the near future, I will have a light piece to show you. For now, you can look at the light pieces on his website and the one below that Lumenman made for the colour turquoise (part of our Munich Artists challenge). I will have a few more photos from Lumenman for you in a post tomorrow.
A half finished house has been dangling from the lamp in my studio for weeks now. This delicate construction made from wire, newspaper and, well, space is meant to continue the series of wire homes I made since 2014. But while the hand sized versions stand upright quite naturally, this larger one does not. This is the reason I had to hang it on the ceiling. And there it remained, swinging in and out of my consciousness, until this week.
I am constructing makeshift houses to explore what makes up a home. Stability is part of the „home“ fiction, not something any place can deliver. Yet, I finally accepted that a larger home needs more support. Would additional layers of words on paper increase steadfastness? I wrapped more local news and international headlines around the structure , but the house would still fall flat as soon as I let it off the hook. Evidently, introducing more information cannnot stop a frail house from breaking down.
My next approach was adding sticks from a hazel tree. They certainly made this home more solid. Nevertheless, it still tilts and bends when I touch it. Yet, the responsiveness and uncertainty seems honest to me. This home doesn not pretend to be anything but transient.
Luckily, the structure is stable enough now to take a walk with me. Carrying this weird piece around town, early in the morning, is the funniest part of this project, and, to be honest, it makes me feel more at home in the place I am currently living in. I take pictures until my camera needs recharging. I’ll have to go out and take more pictures later. For now it is back to the studio with this home. And maybe, I will rework it again, make it a bit more stable, again.
Yesterday was an opportunity for me to catch up with lots of Munich Artists who are spending the weekend selling artwork at Stroke Ltd. If you are at Stroke this weekend and I didn’t say hello to you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I was in like some kind of time sucking vortex. Who knew four hours could go by so quickly on a Friday afternoon. Next time I will bring my Boston terrier, Winston, with me so he can tell you how wonderful your art is and then may I can stay a few extra minutes to chat about your artwork.
Here are some of the artists and artwork at Stroke. I think I got everyone off the invitation list from Monday. If you sent me an invitation and I did not stop at your booth, please hunt me down next time. If you did not send me a invitation and you wanted me to talk to you… well, then we need to fix that before the next Stroke in the Spring.
I’m lucky to have a great selection of work this week from graffiti to jewellery created by artists in Munich. I spent the morning visiting Anne Trieba’s studio. Very talented woman and I look forward to seeing more of her work in the coming months.
ARTMUC starts today. If you are interested in going, Here are a few of the Munich artists who are going to be at the event and the Floorplan so you can find them. (floor plan is a pdf – Standplan ARTMUC)
More artists will be added in a post tomorrow after we visit the show. If you have a favourite artists showing their artwork at ARTMUC, please let us know and we will go visit their booth and take some photographs of their current work.
Good Luck Munich Artists! Have a great time over the next couple of days and we wish you much success!
The first Munich artists Installation was a success and it was great to see Munich artists collaborating for the pure joy of being creative.
Several of the artists who participated in the Munich Artists Installation brought more than one piece of art. Ines Seidel, who creates mixed media pieces, brought pages where she had cut out circles, boxes she’d made from books and a few mono prints.
Hazel Ang, who enjoys creating with oil on paper, brought three pieces of art which were political in nature. Hazel is a news junkie but she isn’t a political artist. The three canvases expressed her feelings but were tucked away in her closet where they took up valuable space.
For Hazel, taking her art pieces and using them to create a new art piece on Friday was Cathartic-A final release of the feelings trapped within the original art pieces. Although many of the artists found it exciting, energising and even cathartic to deconstruct, some artists were experiencing deconstruction for the first time and finding changing their perspective about their work challenging.
As we ripped and cut and glued canvas from various art pieces, one artist walked over with her canvas where she had created a small hole. She was inspired to make the hole while watching us but when we talked with her about taking the canvas off the frame her eyes grew big. She wasn’t ready to deconstruct her art piece and we didn’t push her. This artist had taken the first step in releasing the reverence placed on a finished piece of art by altering the work she has laboured so hard to create. By the end of the evening she had made several more holes and her work was added to the window installation which is on display in Neuhausen for the next 8 weeks.
We are raising funds for Doctors without Borders and Munich artists are coming forward with some beautiful pieces for our art swap. Here are the list of artists who have donated pieces of art for the art swap game.
This week BCA Munich rented an office space! In January, we will start showing selected artwork from our weekly gallery at Frauenstrasse 18, 2013. The artwork will only be displayed for a week and most of the pieces will be for sale at auction. If you see an art piece in our Friday gallery and would like to see it in person, just let us know by emailing emmy at kyfio dot com.
Munich is getting ready for the holiday season. Christmas markets are under construction and the Christmas tree corrals are up. Are you getting into the holiday mood? If not, maybe this week’s Friday gallery will help.
BCAMunich will be selling artwork from local Munich artists on Saturday November 16, 2013 at the IWC Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar will be at the Friedenskirche, Frauenlobstrasse 5, 80337. The event starts at 1100 and ends at 1500.
Here are some links to the artists so you can see their work and get an idea of what they will have at the bazaar. (I will add images of artwork later in the week on the blog and on Facebook.)
Martin Potsch small oil paintings selling around 100 Euros He is German and his studio is in Haidhausen. He was just featured in a German magazine about his small oils.
Nutan Jaeger– Mixed media pieces. Nutan is an artist and licensed architect in Germany and the US. You can see that training come out in how she makes her art pieces.
Andrea Senyk is a photographer who will be selling limited edition images of Munich and Canada.
Corinna Naumann is a German artist who likes creating etchings. Her work is very unique and well worth checking out. You an see more images of her work in our BCA Munich Galleries.
Jenny Schminke is an artist working in Haidhausen. She will be selling her mixed media pieces this weekend at the Christmas bazaar.
Andrea Peipe is a German photographer who makes dreamy photographs. She will be selling postcard sets and Her portfolio will be available if you would like to order a limited edition print.
Gabriele Rothweiler is a German artist trained as a photographer and oil painter. Her larger pieces focus on combining the two mediums. At the show, she will be selling a few photographs on tiles and small acrylics.
Ines Seidel is a German artist who loves paper. We will be presenting some of her creations. She currently has a solo exhibition running in another area of Germany so we are lucky she was able to give us some work to offer you this weekend!
Maria Garcia is a Spanish Illustrator. She decided to sell a few of her printed illustrations. We highlighted one of her pieces last week on our Facebook page.
Emmy Horstkamp is an artist, writer and entrepreneur living in Munich, Germany. She will be selling her mixed media images and saying hello to everyone at the table on Saturday.
Constanze Kirmse is a German painter who will be sharing her Pastels and Oils. Her work focuses mainly on Bavarian landscapes, nature and her garden.