This week, Munich Artists met Eva-Marlene Etzel and looked through her photography book entitled “Menschen, die behauten sich zu lieben.”
The book we examined is currently the only one and she brought it to me wrapped in bubble wrap. I loved looking through the book and hearing what Eva-Marlene had to say about her photography, her desire to work full time as a photographer and the ideas she wanted to develop for her fine art photography practice.
Eva-Marlene graduated from art school in Dortmund and now lives in Munich where she is working to develop her book project and build a photography practice.
As most of you know, one of the frustrating parts about being an artist is funding personal art projects.
Eva-Marlene is trying online crowdfunding for her book. Eva-Marlene will be running an indiegogo campaign until March 10, 2017.(Eva-Marlene is printing 20 or so copies of her photography book.)
Here are 8 things you should know about Eva-Marlene’s photography book.
Everyone in the book is a “normal” person. No professional models were used for her shots.
The concept for the book is inspired by Shakespearean lovers. Eva-Marlene will not share which ones so you can have fun looking through the images and trying to guess.
The book gives no answers but deals with emotional love questioning the reality and authenticity of feeling.
Writer Sibylla Hirschhäuser wrote the text in the book inspired by the photographs. (German text.)
Eva-Marlene wants the photographs to be seen in a large format so the book is quite large and professionally bound to stay together. For her exhibition at Das Provisorium on Apri 4, she will be showing her images in a very large format.
Eva-Marlene took video during her photo shoots and the video is an integral part of her project. Eva used stills from some of the videos in her book.
Eva-Marlene loves fashion photography and integrated this type of photography into her personal style.
Eva-Marlene has been winning awards (photo below won an award.)
We love dogs and are happy to share with you Nir Avner‘s dog photography.
Artist Nir Avner
Artist Nir Avner
Artist Nir Avner
Artist Nir Avner
Artist Nir Avner
Artist Nir Avner
Artist Nir Avner
Nir sent this group of photographs to Munich Artists when we asked artists to help out during the summer holidays with guest posts.
If you are a Munich Artist and you want to help me out during the winter Holiday season you are welcome to submit portfolios for review.
I would like to focus on photography and print work (screenprinting, lithographs, linocuts, risographs & monoprints.) for the holiday weeks.
You can send photos to emmy at kyfio dot com through a we transfer or dropbox share. If you are a street artist, video artist or jewellery artist you are also welcome to submit work. I will share the photos along with your website address.
Yes I am on a staycation from Munich Artists website but that doesn’t mean that I’m on a staycation from art. This Hiatus meant that I kind of dropped the ball regarding my own art project. Sorry about that. I thought I told you we were going to play with balloons and drink beer but somewhere along the way I did not get this information on the website.
Fill the Void
On Tuesday August 30th, I filled the void at Lueckenfuelle with balloons. We intended to have 1k balloons but we had a mishap with one our helium gas tanks so I ended up with 500 balloons at the corner of Schleissheimerstrasse and Rottmanstrasse which looked cool but was not exactly what I imagined. Welcome to the realities of being an artist.
Storey Tarris – Fill the Void
Emmy Horstkamp – Fill the Void Installation
Emmy Horstkamp – Fill the Void Installation
Neighbours stopped by all day and asked what I was doing. I enjoyed meeting the people of this neighbourhood and will plan something for the park across the street in 2017 because this neighbourhood loves artsy things happening around them.
Balloons through Munich
I went back yesterday (August 31st) to pick up my dead balloons and found that 100 or so of the balloons were still in the space and not dead so I started gathering them and realised they would not fit in my car.
I thought about deflating them and then decided to walk to Frauenstrasse 18 with a large bouquet of balloons.
As I started down the street, there was a woman behind me so I tried to get out of her way and she said she loved walking behind so many balloons – it reminded her of her childhood. I liked that she was visiting a childhood memory and we exchanged a happy moment with Fill the Void balloons.
Next, I walked down the street and remembered the ring sculpture and decided it needed some company so the balloons and I walked over and I took a shot of the two art pieces together. When I looked through the camera lens, I realised we had created the letter Q .
Walking past the ring, I saw this salt/sand dispenser and decided we needed a balloon dispenser for emergency purposes.
We continued through Munich and walked through Karlsplatz and down the shopping street resting for a moment on this bench.
Heading behind Frauenkirche, we did a bit of window shopping checking out the new dirndls for Oktoberfest and the Holiday season.
We visited Marienhof because I wanted the balloons to interact with the public art piece located in the Hof. The piece is land art and right now is full of wild flowers so you can’t really see the big holes in the ground. Here the balloons are trying to fill one of the holes.
I saw this man writing on a chair and bothered him. I have a few more photos of him but I liked this one because of the shadows. The man was trying to have some quiet time and I think balloons are good company for quiet contemplation (maybe not Emmy and the balloons but he was tolerant of my shooting photos around him.)
We reached Frauenstrasse 18 a few balloons short (I gave them to anyone who asked for a balloon.) Now Frauenstrasse 18 is filled with balloons.
The Future of Fill the Void Balloons – We walk more balloons on November 5, 2016
I really enjoyed the balloon walk and since I have more balloons, we will be doing another Balloon walk on November 5th, 2016.
We will have teams of artists blowing up balloons and taking their balloons for a walk and then meeting at the KloHaeusen for a party with all of our balloons. I want you all to know how much fun it is to walk through the city and interact with Mingas. They really do love balloons.
The 5th of November is the opening of the KloHaeusen Spa installation and since it is an interactive installation by appointment, the 5th is just a party to celebrate the start of the installation and could use happy artists with bunches of balloons.
I want you to see the installation space, enjoy a balloon walk through Munich and sign up for one of the installation appointments (if you are in Munich and want to have a paraffin wax mask treatment.)
If you want to be one of the teams walking from Frauenstrasse 18 to the KloHaeusen, please let me know. The event is open to everyone. The groups will walk with balloons and will have to help blow up the balloons they will be carrying. I will provide the materials and you are welcome to donate to the costs if you want.
You must be open to interacting with Munich and the people in Munich you pass by on the way to Sendling.
The balloons will be blue and white balloons (Munich Colours.)
I will post this information again on its own post and on my website and I will send out a notice to artists on my Munich Artists Newsletter. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and if you want to subscribe to the newsletter for Munich Artists, here is the link. http://eepurl.com/ccNGGv
Do you think we can gather a group together on Saturday around 1400? The installation opens at 1800. The balloons take 1 to 2 hours to inflate. A walk to Sendling takes 40minutes. So I think we start around 1300 and then walk to the installation space, have a drink and play with hundreds of balloons in Sendling.
Through the doors and on the other side of a small courtyard, Die Faerberei is hosting the artwork of Dragos Hanciu.
Dragos filled the Faeberei exhibition room with melancholy images capturing little details of the small Romanian city where he grew up and, behind a curtain, an installation shares a few moments of the holiday season. The installation video is filled with the sound of crows and although the sounds were incidental, they work well with the nativity scene segment of the installation film and sharing a glimpse of what it is like to stand in his hometown.
In the photo series, Dragos focuses on the small details which prove that people live in his hometown but this proof does not remove the forlorn feeling excuded by the images. Having left the small town to attend university, Dragos accentuates those peculiar details no longer noticed by those who still reside within the town.
My two favourite photographs are Blue Chair,2016, a photo showing a chair attached to a gas line, and Jessie, 2015, an image of a dog running towards the camera.
Blue Chair, 2016
Dragos said it was very common for people in his hometown to attach chairs to the top of the gas lines which run outside of each of the buildings. In the Blue Chair photograph there was only one chair perched on the gas line which was unusual. According to Dragos, people sit on the chairs to escape from the seasonal heat. Knowing that this practice is commonplace by the residents, shapes an image of the residents and a way of life very different from our own.
My second favourite image is of a dog running (you can see it in the portrait shot of Dragos.) The image shows a dangerous looking dog charging towards the camera. If I had to pick a photo to buy from the exhibition, this would be the one I would take home. (Photos are priced at 400 Euro.)
Dragos will be showing his photographs and video installation until the 15th of May 2016. If you like German poetry, there will be a reading of German poetry inspired by the photographs on wed. at 2000.
Die Faerberei is located at Claude-Lorrain-Str. 25/ Rgb 81543, Munich.
Walk past the ISPO installation and enter the Ponyhof artclub room Displayed on the back wall are a few very large pieces. The one below is priced under 7000 Euro. All the pieces by the artist Jakub Hubalek are monochromatic and I took a photo of the female portrait and a group scene. They both look like they are based on old photographs. They look pretty straight forward but if you need more of a story, talk to the gallerist.
In the same room, there are these two concrete blocks that I would have lugged home if I was looking for big sculptural pieces for a larger flat. I like Valentina Murabito’s technique and the way she executed the work.
The artwork below is by Innerfields and I love Innerfields’ work. Innerfields is a group of three street artists with a studio practice. The cool thing about this group is that all three work on the artworks together and it really is seamless. The work isn’t a collage of styles together but an Innerfields style. The collection this year seems to be focused on the absence of the technology gadget – Let your brain insert the data. Please don’t miss them. The three artists are present I think. I saw two of them wandering around yesterday so I’m assuming the trio made the trip down from Berlin.
We saw his work in two locations. We’ve talked to HNRX and we want to make sure he continues making art so go buy some of his artwork.
Provenzano Fine Art
Below is an artwork brought all the way from Brazil. The gallery is on the bottom floor of the main building in a corridor gallery space. I really liked the work of Nick Alive but he didn’t fly to Munich from Brazil. You are welcome to talk to the two very friendly gallerists who are present and the other artists in the booth. I don’t have a price for you.. I think this piece was under 1k Euro.
For the Artists. If you are part of Munich Artists or a Munich Artist and I didn’t capture your pretty face, I’m sorry. I didn’t realise there would be so many of you! I went on the press tour and you or your artwork were not there yet or, you were so busy I didn’t get to talk with you, or, you didn’t scream at me to stop and pay attention. I’m sorry. I love all Munich Artists and I’m encouraging people to go find you at the fair but, because of International Print Day, I don’t know if I will make it back out to the Island so we will have to do a little game planning for next year.
For collectors. I did a quick breakdown of the galleries present.
14 galleries/art collectives are from Munich.
10 galleries are from other areas of Germany.
2 galleries are from Switzerland.
10 galleries are from Turkey, UK, Netherlands, Brazil, Spain and the US. (Numbers are approximate, I’m an artist not an accountant.)
You will find excellent artwork at the fair and I’ve shown you photos of some of my favourites that were hanging or displayed when I walked with the press tour.
You will be happy with most of the prices. I’m not a big fan of paying high prices for unknown artists even those I love. When you go, buy what you love and can afford. There is plenty of artwork to choose from and many of the artists have created artwork that is small and can be carted home on the subway without leaving you with a hole in your pocket. (Except for Valentina Murabitos Cement rectangles. You will need a forklift to get those home.)
If you are looking for more international artists, you may get a tad grumpy. I pointed out the artists from Paris, Brazil, Turkey and Spain and you can hunt down the Polish and British & Dutch artists.
If you are a street artist and I didn’t say hello, please email me and I will go photograph your work on the streets of Munich, Germany and share it on the website. If you are a street artist and you didn’t create street art pieces while in Munich…. shame on you.
Have fun everyone this weekend. I wish the artists amazing sales and I wish the collectors a good art hunt.
My own personal photo is from this morning as I walked to the Crush installation at Odeonsplatz. I walked by it this morning and it was right in my face. I decided to have bikes disappear into the orange but when I went into my editing program, I desaturated (as I like to do with most vibrant photos) and I loved the image and wanted to show the two side by side. Like here is your courage pill, here is your chill pill. I will be taken this and making something out of it. I absolutely love it and am really happy that I’m a creative and that today’s colour is orange.
I had plans for the whole weekend and did not do much of anything because I’m been having respiratory issues. Bummer.
The weather this weekend was not helpful – rainy, cold & windy.
I did run errands this weekend which required me to drive to the suburbs where I took two photographs. The one above and the one below.
I liked the photo above when I saw it on my phone and then when I got home and saw it larger, I fell in love with it. I’ve ordered a print on art paper to see what it will look non digital and then I’m going to work on colour combinations to see if I can draining the colour from blue to monochrome because that’s how it feels for me to be waiting for someone I love. I wait and wait and my emotions go from sad to a kind of numbness emptiness depending on how long I have to wait. How long will you wait? I will wait until almost forever which is about fifteen minutes.
Anyways, at the same location I found a wall full of cracks. The wall is in a middle class German suburb where all the walls are shades of white so street art unless commissioned will not be decorating the walls anytime soon.
I initially wrote read between the cracks but then I realized that the original phrase “read between the lines” works wonderfully with this image. I would love to go back and spray paint or add stickers to the wall to create this art piece. Anyone up for doing the dirty work for me? Knowing my luck, I will create a piece of art there and then it will spur the people to clean and patch up all those wonderful cracks and paint everything a pristine white.
So is the life of a German urban artist venturing into the burbs. What art did you create this weekend? Show me on Facebook.
If you want me to share information about your events or visit your studio in the city, please email email@example.com. The easiest way is to invite me to a public event on Facebook. I have a tendency to lose my email invitations. You can mail me an invitation to Munich Artists Frauenstrasse 18, 80469 Munich, Germany.
This is my confrontation with autumn. I have a certain longing for spring and summer and feel a sense of melancholy during this time of year. Do you know the children’s book ‘Frederic’ by Leo Lionni? when I was a child I loved this book and I still love it! Now, I try to live life like Frederic.
Everyday I collect the small and the delicate, which in so many things lies the secret to something special and that something special is what I capture with my camera.
PS: Just like Emmy, I’m away from Munich from 28. 10. 2015 until 15. 11. 2015. If you contact me using the information below, I will get back to you after November 16th.
To see his current work, walk over to Munique Art located at Schleißheimerstr. 26. They are not open on Mondays so don’t wander over there today. How about going to his finissage on Thursday starting at 1600. Brigitte Pruchnow has painted Hubert so you will recognize him if you have seen her paintings.
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.
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.
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.
For the Friday Gallery project 3.0, Munich Artists will be selecting a Munich Artist and sharing their artwork in a gallery on our front page. For October we chose Chris Tomas. Chris has a studio located at Max Weber Platz 9 in Haidhausen and her main art focus is photography.
Q: Why are you a Munich Artist?
A: I’m an artist so I can leave something in this world when I leave myself… one day.
Q: Why are you in Munich, Germany?
A: All my attempts to go away have failed. There is always some U-turn that brings me back to Munich.
Q: What is your favourite idiom?
A: “Sitzfleisch” = Sit-flesh. Sitzfleisch is the ability to endure boring or difficult situations – or just long bar nights.
The following images will be in a gallery on the front page of Munich Artists during the Month of October. If you would like to see more artwork by Chris Tomas, please let me know. If you would like to see a few more photos by Chris Tomas, visit her website.
The application form for submitting your work can be found here. You must be an artist in Munich actively working as an artist and we must have met for you to be chosen. There are no exceptions. If you have not met me, you are welcome to make an appointment for after November 10, 2015. For this project, I will select only 12 artists and November is already filled.
Over the weekend, the artists created artwork based on a photo of a desktop and of a man walking on the road. Below, you can see the images of their creations. If you would like to share your work, you are welcome to join our challenge group where artists are posting their work.
I’ve found over the last few days, that I can play for about an hour on my iphone creating layered pieces using the photos from the challenge. Before this weekend, I was capping myself at ten minutes but, on Saturday, I was waiting at the airport for a delayed flight and had time on my hands and now I can’t stop myself. I must try to see how many different version I can make before becoming saturated by two images which is about an hour.
Today, I took the photo of the mirrors and combined it with the previous photo of the disk and water. I put the photos into the following iphone apps: snapseed,Fused, Multi Expo and PicLabHD. Over and Over and Over again. I will share my experiments with you on my personal blog later today since they are quite a few of them.
If you would like to participate in the challenge, head over to the challenge page and read the rules. All the images we are using as inspiration are from the creative commons and you have full permission to do what you want with them (Even in Germany.) If you would like to share your work, please join our Facebook Challenge group. I will pick a photo to share from each day on instagram and will upload a gallery to the Challenge FB page and the Munich Artists website.
Here are some of the images from Day 7 of the challenge:
Munich Artists -Bobbie Dunn – Komarek – Day 7 Hats
This is a great composition for adding elements. I can’t wait to show you what Munich Artists decided to do. I will post the galleries for day 4/5 on Sunday because today after I finish this post, I will be offline to finish a few non art related projects.
So far, creatives are working both offline and online creating collages, and mixed media artwork. If you would like to see examples of what the artists have been creating, you can see the galleries at the end of each day’s challenge (except today).
Welcome to day 3 of our 30 day challenge. Here is the image for today. A ferris wheel.
It is a wet and soggy day in Munich and as I walked passed my neighbour’s car, I saw this little guy making his way through the raindrops. I decided to use him for the digital collage today. This was done on my iphone 6 plus using snapseed for color and Multi expo to combine the two photos.
Yesterday, Munich Artists created some great images using the hands. Here are a few examples:
Our current Munich Artists 30 day challenge takes a creative commons photo and asks artists to create an art piece using digital techniques or illustration. If you want to make an illustration out of the photo that we’ve provided, you can use this workshop below. To do the workshop, you must have photoshop and some knowledge of the software program. Luckily the instructor shows you exactly who to work with the image to make it a line drawing.
If you are not an expert, this process will take you much longer than 8 minutes. Give yourself 30 to 60 minutes to complete this task. If you want to use today’s photograph, here is a link to the media file. Once you finished, you are welcome to share your artwork in our challenge group (open to everyone to share their artwork using our challenge images and themes.)
Note: If you do not see the sketch filters, it is because you are either not in RGB or you have not allowing yourself to see all the filters. you must go into your preferences and change the plugins by clicking that you want to see all filters. (I had this problem.)
This challenge can be difficult or it can be very easy depending on whether you decide to collage two photos using Multi Expo or PicLabHD or if you decide to dedicate a few hours and create artwork offline. For this challenge, I will be creating a digital art piece and also creating a piece offline.
Our last challenge was a photo self portrait challenge. I will be posting the gallery of images later this week. If you want to see the themes for the self portrait challenge, you can check out the self portrait challenge page.
We are using creative commons photos so you have permission to use the photos to create artwork without referencing the artist. There is only one image by a German photographer in the extra photos where you will need to reference the German photographer in the final art piece you create. She is the only photographer you need to specifically reference. Everyone else has released their rights to the images so you can play with them as much as you want without using their names. I picked the photos from the Creative Commons on Flickr and from a weekly email I get from Unsplash. We will be doing this challenge again next year so if you want us to use your photos, you can send them to me and I will put them in a special file for the challenge.
All finished art pieces which are sent to me, may be shared on Facebook, Instagram and Pintrest and other social media channels and associated websites. If you do not want to have your artwork shared, please do not send it to me. If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line – photo inspired art challenge.
The next challenge starts on Monday August 31, 2015
Our next Munich Artists 30 day Challenge Begins on August 31, 2015 and will combine photography and illustration. There are no limitations on the way you use the photographs I’m providing you. There are backup photographs just in case the assigned photograph does not inspire you. You can use any of the extra photographs once each during the 30 day Challenge.
The theme for the day is the composition of the photograph. For A few options include:
Combining different photographs digitally – Take your own photograph and the photograph that I am providing you and photoshop them or, use a program on your smart phone to layer the photos like the image below:
Combining different photographs collage – Print out the photograph and then use the photograph within your photo composition like this:
or like this:
Combining photography and illustration – You can either download and draw directly on the photograph that I’ve provided you or create an illustration that combines elements of the photograph and then photograph it. Examples of this type of artwork include:
and Neal Murren
Because of the flexibility of the challenge, artists can make art that takes minutes or hours depending on their schedule over the upcoming 30 days. I will try to make a simple piece and a more complicated piece each day.
The Instructions above will be on the challenge page starting on Monday August 24, 2015. I am providing you with the photographs a week in advance so you can prepare yourself for the challenge. Please do not post any images before the challenge day. I want to give your work my full attention and I can’t do that if it shows up out of order.
If you decide to participate in this challenge, your work will be shared on Facebook and Instagram and possibly printed in the Challenge book. I will not use it for any other purpose without your permission. If you do not want your work used, I would ask you to specifically state that when you post the image in our closed Facebook group or when you email it to me (why would you email me a photo if I can’t use it? That would be just silly. Don’t email me things I can’t use.)
All the photographs provided for this challenge are in the creative commons so you can do whatever you want with them. I do have one photograph that is by a German photographer so you will need to reference her name in your credits. I will use her piece in the extra photos. There are no other copyright restrictions on your final artwork except for your own personal copyright for the finished artwork.
Please remember this is to inspire and challenge you. I do not accept archival work as a submission but you can use archival photographs for your digital collaging. You must use the daily photograph or one of the Extras every day of the 30 day photo and illustration challenge.
I will miss seeing your faces but it feels great to be done!!!!!!
Thank you so much for creating photos with me for thirty days. I am really lucky to be surrounded by so many creative Munich Artists.
The next challenge starts August 31st. I will post the challenge page next Monday so you can mentally prepare yourself.
Have an awesome creative break. I hope you will join me starting on August 31st.
Will be at the Rathaus Galerie until September 4, 2014
Rathausgalerie Marienplatz 8, 80331München
Today from 1100 to 1900
Saturday August 15, 2015
Hans Sachs Street Festival (25th year) Location: Hans-Sachs-Str. 12, 80469 München
13:00 clock: Happy Beginning
15:00 clock: Opening
15:15 clock: There is something on the horns
16:00 clock: Live on Stage – Jörg Olsson (Part I)
17:00 clock: Musicals by Sissy from Munich Maiprinzessin Ray
18:00 clock: Live on Stage – Jörg Olsson (Part II)
19:40 clock: Munich Maiprinzessin Ray leads us to the Wörthersee
20:00 clock: Seelig moment
23:15 clock: Last call
23:25 clock: final waltz main stage
23 : 30 clock: music end, serving end
clock 00:00: end of the event
Within Driving Distance of Munich
25th Pottery Arts and Crafts market at Fuerstenfeld Fürstenfeld 12, 82256 Fürstenfeldbruck
1000 until 1800 Saturday and Sunday.
100 ceramic artists will be showing their creations at this festival exhibiting handmade goods made of ceramic, leather, wood, textiles, glass, gold and silver. For more information, check out this website.
Subway, Tube, Underground. Whatever you call it, we want you to think about the subway today as you create your self portrait. If you don’t live near a subway, you can go to a subway restaurant like Jeffrey Ely or take a ride in a car or taxi. We have only five days left in our challenge. If you would like to play along, the themes are located here.
What to do. What to do. Here are a few things that you can do over the weekend.
Friday August 7, 2015
Annual Fountain Festival at Viktualienmarkt. – Starts at 1100 to 1700
Decorated Fountains and Singing Musicians. ( I love Munich in the Summer. This is definitely a reason to be at Viktualienmarkt at 1100 today. I will take some photos and post them later!
A Walk in the Park Exhibition – Schloss Nymphenburg 43, 80638 Munich, Germany
The two painters Barbara Schricke and Florian Weingärtner show recent works in geraniums house in Nymphenburg Palace Park. The contrast between the abstract (Schricke) and figurative painting (tenants) of artists, both with studies among others, Markus Lüpertz, shows very different positions in the debate with color and canvas but also with the translation of experiences and emotions, and the appearance of these. Thus creating the two painters an interesting tension in the light-flooded exhibition space of geraniums house, right next to the Castle Cafe at the Palm House of the Nymphenburger Palace. Opening the exhibition is open daily from 10-18 clock. The artists are alternately present. Vernissage, Friday, 08.07.2015 18-20 clock associated with the invitation to a sundowner.
City Museum – Stadtmuseum – New York 60s – Sepp Werkmeister – From 31st July to 27th September 2015 St.-Jakobs-Platz 1 80331 München
An exhibition just opened at the Munich City Museum “Muenchner Stadtmuseum” As a street photographer, I’m super happy to see an exhibition of Sepp Werkmeister’s work from the 60s and 70s. The museum always has interesting photography exhibitions and I’m sure this one will be just as Fab. I plan on going next week. Because the weekend is going to be so warm, I would suggest seeing the exhibition and then having a cool drink in the outdoor cafe found right outside the museum doors.
SO.CAL Drink & Dine is hosting the event Which unites local and Latin American artists.
Three young filmmakers will present Their Short Films – two premieres and a piece selected at the Cannes Short Film Corner 2013. The art exhibition will feature artists from Germany, the United States, Chile, and Colombia.
Gastronomy, arts, and music meet to create in intercultural environment with film in the afternoon and food and drinks at night. Arts, California cuisine, and cocktails together make a perfect evening! € 5 with a frozen cocktail.
PROGRAMOPENING EXHIBITION ARTISTS: Andreas Hirsch, Alejandra Hernández, Brigitte Pruchnow, Emmy Horstkamp Jessica Dettinger, Manuela Illera, Miguel Canal, Santiago Figueroa,
SHORT FILMS 17h LOS VIAJES DE JUNIMARÉ El Sueño Del Chontaduro Mama film / 21 min / 2015 (BOG) A SOLAS Valentina Romero & Esteban Rivera / 30 min / 2013 / (BOG) RIOTLoida García, Ariadna Lagarsi & Javier Grajales / 15 min / 2015 / (BAR) DJ GONZÁLEZ 100% vinyl! (Kúmbale, electropical label)
Munich Radlnacht starts at 1700 at Odeonsplatz. Thousands of cyclists will be touring the city starting at Odeansplatz. The tour goes around the old town ring which is about 12km. This is an excellent opportunity to take your camera and photograph bikes, people, Munich and a summer evening. I will share with you some of the photographs I take after the Art Caliente Fest.
August 8, 2015 LAST DAY TO SEE CINDY SHERMAN EXHIBITION
The staging of female role models is the central theme of Cindy Sherman’s work, in which the American artist explores stereotypes of the collective visual memory in a media-driven society. With her photographs, Cindy Sherman (born 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.) has had a lasting influence on 20th century art. Much like an actress, she portrays herself in different roles before the camera. Although Sherman’s photographs are self-portraits in the traditional sense, they do not reveal much about the artist’s personality. Rather, her primary concern is the deconstruction of gender roles and stereotypes. Sherman developed early in her childhood an obsession for disguise and masquerade, which she further pursued at the Art Academy in Buffalo. The artist became known with her black and white series, Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980), in which she embodied stereotypical female characters from fictional scenes of the 1950s. Later, she created large-format color photographs, which explored topics such as fashion photography, fairytale characters, horror scenes and society ladies. The Goetz Collection has extensive work groups from nearly all phases of Sherman’s artistic career. With approximately 60 works, the retrospective, which was designed in close collaboration with the artist and is presented in the Gallery Building, provides an excellent overview of her entire work.
Sunday August 9, 2015
It is going to be warm this weekend I plan on creating art. If you are stuck and don’t know what to do in Munich on a Sunday, go to the Museums between visits to the cafes and beergardens.
The theme challenge for today is square. If you are following the Munich Artists self portrait challenge or would like to participate, check out the themes on our theme page. Here are a few squares that filled my inbox this morning.
Munich Artists Nina Schmid Square
Munich Artists Jeffrey Ely Square
Munich Artists – Katrin Klug Square
I’m still working on my idea for square. I took the photo this morning but I think I’m going to snap a few more throughout the day. If you are a Munich based artist, you can share your image in our closed group.
My initial idea for square was a city square or German “platz” but I know that we have artists living outside of the city limits who may not be able to find a city square to photograph. As you can see, leaving the interpretation open allows artists to get creative and send in some wonderful photographs to share with you.
Note: During the month of August, I will be working on our Munich Artists Self Portrait Challenge book and setting up the next challenge which Starts in September. If you have something specific you want to focus on, please let me know. We will have one or two more 30 day challenges this year and then we will do a few shorter challenges during the holiday season. (Maybe make them group photo events at different Christmas markets.)
Today the challenge is to shoot a self portrait using an Umbrella.
If you live in Munich, you may have found yourself carrying an umbrella this morning just in case last night’s torrential storms continued to pour water down on the city. Leaving my car and walking to the studio, it was pretty easy to snap a shot of myself, a puddle and my umbrella. Some artists did not have rain so they used the umbrella as a prop or chose the alternate theme – sunglasses. Lets see how a mixed weather day inspires Munich Artists and what kinds of self-portraits they decide to create.
This is the progression of shots as I waited for a plane to land at the airport. As you can see, the sun came out strong.
More shots while I waited are on my personal website. Have fun taking photos and staying cool on a sweltering day. If you forgot where the information is for the 30 day challenge, you can find our daily themes on the challenge page. With today’s sun, it should be pretty easy to get a self portrait photo that fits with the theme and your personal style. I’m a street photographer so no studio bare bulbs for me. I’m all for the outdoors but if you need to be surrounded by the familiar, you can forgo the sun and use your lamps. I promise not to judge. If you missed out on day 1, here it is.
It started with my daughter’s whatsapp feed from school.
“Look at the sky.” My daughter said as she moved her phone towards me.
“hmmmm.” I said as a bunch of cloud photos streamed by my view at super sonic speed.
I didn’t think about the clouds again until we headed for the car.
“I can see why your friends are all snapping photos.”
It was the clouds. The sky looked like hundreds of puffy cotton balls on a blue cloth.
By the time I got to work, the sky looked like this and I snapped this photograph:
Sitting down at my computer, I asked Munich Artists to send me photos of what the sky looked like where they were in the city and this is what I got:
Andreas Hirsch Summery Sky Munich
Angela Josupeit Summer Sky Munich
Bobbie Dunn Summer Sky Munich
Emmy Horstkamp Summer Sky Munich
Gabriela Popp Summer Sky Munich
Davina Goldammer Utz Summer Sky Munich
Katrin Klug Summer Sky Munich
Michael Pitschke Summer Sky Munich
Adriana Bergstrom Summer Sky Munich
Lise Mittermeier Summer Sky Munich
Nia Leitl Summer Sky Munich
Ulli Schmelling Summer Sky Way Up North …
Isidora Romani summer sky munich
Natascha Barascha summer sky munich
Bernhard Rusch summer sky munich
Nasser Ash summer sky Munich
Inge Frank Summery sky Munich
Jennifer Palmer Albrecht-Buehler Summer Sky Munich
I went out around ten and wanted to take a few more photographs but the sun was already too strong and my will to endure the heat was not. I did get this shot before heading back indoors. (i phone 6 unedited)
Did you capture a photo of Munich’s summer sky? How about the full moon?
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Elasse won the Ignite Creativity contest on Instagram sponsored by Huawei Device Competition. Here is an example of light paintings:
Munich Artists 30 day Drawing challenge ended. We will be posting the galleries over the next couple of days. An exhibition of selected drawings will be at Chilis in Neuhausen. We will have a party on July 17th, 2015. Since we are supposed to have a Stammtisch on the 17th, I suggest we just incorporate that into the speech part of the party. You are welcome to come meet the artists who drew their hearts out during the month of June and check out some of the projects we are developing for Munich Artists. All Artists and art lovers are welcome. A formal event will be posted on Munich Artists Facebook page.
I’m working on a postcard series for those postcard racks that I have for the markets. If you are interested in making postcards, let me know. I’m looking for whimsical, Munich focused, hipster feeling art. People love photographs so a combination of photography and illustration would be great.I don’t want anything sappy or generic or just photographs of your artwork. Street photography or graffiti cards would be cool too.
The artist will be compensated on the sale of the cards and whatever work you provide us must not be used someplace else. Like I don’t want to see it in every store. If we like the artwork you provide, we may also suggest having limited edition prints made available etc.
Parts of these images from the postcards will also be used in our colouring books. We are calling them Bookzines because they are not magazines but they are not books. They are something combined. Each book will have a theme. The theme of the first book is the fact that it is the first Munich Artist’s Bookzine.
TO MARKET WE GO
We have been invited to do an indoor market on July 18th where we will sell our postcards and have photographs available for purchase. Bookzine will not be ready. If you are an artist and would like to showcase your work at this market, please let me know. I will not be taking original art pieces except for my own but you are welcome to bring your own original artwork and hawk with the best of them. I will connect you with the organiser so she can arrange a table for you.
We are on instagram. Please follow us to get bonus photographs as silliness that I send out throughout the day. It is a fun place where we can play with street art and have a chat. You are talking directly to me (Emmy) on Instagram so keep it Vanilla and friendly. I blush easily and I don’t like heavy handed flirting.
More tomorrow. I’m being kicked off my computer by my daughter who won a Bavarian prize for art today so I must bow down to the winner and give her time to practice her art skills on my Wacom drawing board.
Excellent interview with Andre Kertesz. As an artist/photographer I appreciate hearing how he felt about his photography and capturing the moment. In the interview he makes a statement that technical perfection does not express anything. The artist must have the ability to capture a moment. That statement resonates with me and I encourage you to watch the interview.
Hubert Juranek is a Munich artist, photographer and architect. This Friday, April 24@1900, Hubert will be exhibiting his analog photography in special frames he collected from flea markets and other nooks and crannies. Refurbishing the frames, Hubert used them as part of his art pieces printing the photographs smaller which I feel makes you pay more attention to the images.
It seems like there is a trend happening in photography to create art pieces that are smaller which is a relief for someone who doesn’t live in a mansion and likes to display and likes to change her artwork on a regular basis.
This is my favourite selection from this series. Hubert has a book/catalog for sale for this exhibition. He worked hard on it. I think it costs 38 Euro. You can Hubert Juranek more about his photography and his catalog. I’m sure he would be happy to hear from you.
“Stadt. Land. Fluss. Grenzen, die für Hubert Juranek keine sind. Er hebt sie auf in seinen Ansichten, zieht sie neu und wird zum Architekten einer eigenen Wirklichkeit.
Die Straße, die Mauer, der Baum – Linien, die Juranek zu einer Realität graziler Spannung und vollkommener Stille zusammenfügt. Aufregend und apart zugleich erfasst er den Moment, den EINEN Augenblick, und bannt ihn auf das mit Silberhalogenid beschichtete Trägermaterial. Und so entstehen Arbeiten, die den Betrachter fühlen, innehalten lassen. „Berührend“, wie er selber sagt.
So EINZIG A R TI G, wie der Rahmen, der sie fasst.”
Artists Demotivation: Your photography is monochrome because you couldn’t get the colour right, right?
Entrepreneurial Motivation: Focus today on one thing you really want.
This morning, I went for a walk downtown and snapped photographs of the construction sites near my office.
When I downloaded the shots, I decided to desaturate one of the images and liked the results. Taking the colour out of a photograph can help you check the strength of your composition especially if you are creating artwork in a different medium (collages, oils, acrylic, sculpture)
Many artists fall back on colour when they are lacking in the proper skills to create a strong composition. If you want to check your composition’s strength, snap a photo and strip off the colour and see what it looks like in black and white.
If you would like some pointers on shooting compositions that look good in black and white, check out this website. If you want some tips about creating stronger compositions go here or here and here.
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.
Art galleries are not putting out their best works. What secret password do you need to see the good stuff? Are all the good works hidden behind door number three. Maybe if you hire an art advisor the gallery will throw in the kitchen sink. Supposedly, the right art adviser can help you spend thousands of Dollars/Euro on artwork and educate you about your own art taste and what artwork deserves your attention. I decided that art adviser is now on my list of advisory skills. The first thing I will tell art collectors with more than 30K Euro is that they need to pay attention to Munich Artists preferably the female outsider artists in Munich, Germany. Second, I would tell art collectors to invest in a storage unit to house their artwork. Don’t keep artwork by the pool, a heater, in the basement or in the attic. Buying art is only part of the equation. Once you own it you need to take care of it.
Do you have art in your house that no longer matches your couch. What should you do? Maybe try a website that sells used art? Currently there is a site called ArtReHome which wants to sell your used artwork. Although I like this idea, buyers will want to see the artwork and check out the condition of the pieces, an online website fails to deal with these issues. I also want to know what pain point is addressed for the buyer who is spending the money? Will this website be like a used car salesman trying to convince you to buy a used Edsel instead of a new BMW Mini. I would take the new BMW Mini, drive it to an artist’s studio and pick up a new piece of artwork from a regional artist before going to a used art website to buy art from artists with no big following that I don’t personally know. I can see a use for such a site but not from someone wanting to get a premium for their art pieces.
Attn: There is no art under my kitchen sink. I was raised in the United States and if you didn’t follow the Kitchen sink link, you might think that I’m an eccentric artist creating an art installation under the kitchen sink. Well, that is not happening. Yes, my house if filled with art but the art has not overtaken my kitchen nor do I like to create in dark places. No, I will see the light of day!
This week I heard from Artsy. The website contacted me about ArtSeeTalk and asked me to add a link for Annie Leibovitz. The first time they contacted me, I thought it was spam and I ignored the request but today I received another email so I decided to write about them where they belong. Here, in news from everyplace else. Do you know Annie Leibovitz’s work? Here is one image from Artsy.net
Today’s challenge is a trifecta (If you are up to the challenge). I’m going to spend an hour this afternoon looking for a good shot downtown but you don’t have to focus on all three. Pick a fence, a wall or a gate and take a good composition. Think about why someone would want to see what you are seeing. Is there something really cool hidden behind or is the object just really well designed? We all love stories -let your photograph tell one.