Kunst In Sendling Studio Visit – Ekkeland Goetze

Berit Opelt, the head of Kunst In Sendling, invited members of the group to visit the studio of Ekkeland Goetze, an artist working in the Fruchthof (Very close to the Kloehaeuschen.)

The studio is on the top floor of the 3rd building back and you must walk from the street through an arched driveway through two courtyards to get to the 3rd building.

Ekkland has been working for decades with screen printing and his favourite series uses dirt. Ekkland is the third artist I’ve met in Munich who is fascinated with dirt. Berit Opelt collects dirt when she travels and uses it in her paintings (the brown tones) and Trisha Kannellopoulos  over near the Isar, creates large colour fields using dirt.

In one of his stories, Ekkland told us about a trip he took to the US.  During his travels, he collected dirt at regular intervals along the interstate highway that runs through the middle of the United States.  Ekkland sent the dirt home by post but because of the bulk the German government wanted him to pay import tax.    I guess the three artists are right that dirt is a valuable art medium and the German government found a new way to collect property tax.

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View into Office space. A lounge room of identical size is to the left.
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Screen printing supplies takes up one whole wall.
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Screen printing machine and accessories in Ekkkeland’s studio

It is rare to find an artist’s studio in Munich that can accommodate a screen print machine this size.  Ekkeland said that he sometimes teaches workshops and will print work on an hourly charge (He said printing was expensive but we all knew that already.)

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Ekkeland sharing a story.
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Ekkeland explaining how he uses dirt.

People always ask why I ‘m not going out at night to their vernissages and finissages and talks and whatever artsy things they organise in the evening.  Well,  I have a daughter living in my house and my daughter is very responsible but not an adult and even though I enjoy going out and hanging with artists, this is what happened last night:

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The whatsapp message said “Ummm”   

So after a whatsapp exchange between my younger daughter my older daughter and myself, my younger daughter finally read the directions on how to use the oven and avoid burning down the kitchen.

Have you seen the Pink Panther II?  It isn’t a great movie but it does have a line where he says, “I am now leaving France. This is a bad idea.” For me it is, “I’m now leaving my house. This is a bad idea.”

I felt like that when I looked at my phone and saw a small fire in my kitchen but then I remembered this scene from the other Pink Panther and all was right again in Sendling. (I have no clue what language they are speaking but the video gives you an idea of how I feel when it gets late and people with strong accents are trying to understand my strong accent and we are all not drinking enough to make it funny.)

Art in Munich by Berit Opelt

Berit Opelt is the head of Kunst in Sendling and Berit’s art website can be found here.  I  asked Berit to share her current work with us during the month of March.  If you have any questions about Berit’s art work, please ask her.  If you are too shy to contact her, Berit will be with us at the 500 Artists Say Hello event in Munich on April 23, 2016 (She is making a blue piece just for Munich Artists!)

Artsy Events for October 9,10 & 11 – Get Your Sneakers on for a Marathon Weekend of Art

I don’t know why they do this…. have so many open studios in one weekend in October before the long night of the Museum but they do and I’m always scrambling to see as many as I can. Hopefully you will have time this weekend to visit some Munich Artists studios and see their current work.

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Here are a few Munich Artists showing their work in Sendling this weekend.

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  • Ulli Schmeling will be showing some of her photography and sculptures at Kidlerstrsse 3.
  • Katrin Nodop will be at the SPD Bürgerbüro located at Daiserstrasse 27.

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  • Berit Opelt will be showing her artwork at the SPD Bürgerbüro in der Daiserstrasse 27

After you run around Sendling, head over to Neuhausen and check out the artists opening their studios for the weekend.  Here are a few of the Munich Artists showing their works in Neuhausen:

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  • Brigitte Pruchnow will be showing her artwork at München leuchtet, Landshuter Allee 39, 80637 München

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For a full list of artists showing their work, download the Kunst in Sendling Flyer and download a flyer for Kulturen in Neuhausen here.

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C. Kirmse, Elsass & B. Auspitz, Chiemsee
  • If you like landscapes, you will enjoy this exhibition of Contanze Kirmse’s artwork at Vergolderei Ehmer, Notburgastr. 6, 80639 Munich, Germany.  Constanze and Brian Auspitz will be showcasing their artwork starting this Friday October 9, 2015 until January 2016.  The vernissage starts at 1830 and goes until 2100.
  • On Sunday, if you can still see straight, sit down and have a chat with Dinkela and Corinna Naumann, they will be having an artists talk on Sunday @ 1600.

If you are an artist and you want me to share your events, please make a Facebook event and invite Munich Artists or Emmy Horstkamp and I will add you to our event list. Make sure the event is public. I can’t add private events or events on private pages. (Create an art page for your art practice please.) I try and add the events to the website but that is a hit or miss depending on how busy my week is and how zen I am finding data entry.  This week data entry is a nice excuse to get away from the “Made Your Bed” installation which is overtaking my living space while I figure out the best way to “install” it.

NOTE: I will be at the FotoDoks Munich Raw workshop this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a link to Fotodoks. They will be having a documentary photo festival from the 13th -18th October. I will make a separate post later this week. I’m so excited about this workshop.  They have a waiting list so it is too late for you to apply (I did mention this earlier … maybe just on social media.. which is another reason for you to join us on Facebook.)  Fotodoks offers other workshops that may interest you. Let me know if you sign up for one.

Artists Hanging Out in the Park – Exhibition and Workshops June 12 – 18th

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Here are the list of artists from Munich Artists and Kunst in Sendling that are participating on our joint exhibition and workshops sponsored by the City of Munich, Germany.

Artists involved from Munich Artists:

Emmy Horstkamp | emmyhorstkamp.com

Suzanna Treumann |treumann.nl

Jenny Schminke |jennyschminke.com

Ewald Wildtraut |ewald-wildtraut.de

Brigitte Pruchnow | brigittepruchnow.com

Rainer Schmitten | Rainer Schmitten Website

Artists involved from Kunst in Sendling:

Niko Jahn I Malerei I http://www.nikojahn.de

Katrin Nodop I Fotografie I www.katrinnodop.com

Berit Opelt I Transfer-Lithografie I www.berit-opelt.de

Christophe Schneider I Fotografie I www.christophe-schneider.de

Monika Vesely I Schmuck  & Objekte I www.vesely-schmuck.de

Barbara von Taeuffenbach I Schmuck & Objekte