CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MEDIA &
Aebtissinsteig 6 -
Germany / Allemagne
The ART HOUSE or Atelierhaus
'Alte Schule' in Essen (Germany) has become a focus point of attention
not only because of the well-received series of events and lectures, entitled
"PERSONS - PROJECTS - PERSPECTIVES" that has seen Friederike Beck,
Rita Bischof, Harun Farocki, Rike Felka, Claudia Gehrke, Paul Hofmann,
Ute Holl, Urs Jaeggi, Werner Ruzicka, D.E. Sattler, Ana Zika and
many others present their works and their views with regard to art and
its role in today's society.
It is a special place because
it draws a very mixed crowd, of young and old people, residents living
in this blue-collar neighborhood, students, artists and intellectuals...
The concept of the 'Atelierhaus',
as developed by Doris Schoettler-Boll, a well-known artist, is being translated
into practice in a radical way: Art should not exist separately from our
everyday lives (la vie quotidienne). We are to question the conditions
of its production, searching for the factors and elements traceable to
our physical existence, our real life, which reverberate in it.
The talks given and the works
presented are not merely passively consumed. Usually, there are long discussions;
the last participants in these discussion often leave well after midnight.
A long table in the atelier,
with its food and beverages available free of charge (and brought
on the occasion by faithful visitors of the ART HOUSE) contributes
to the familiar atmosphere of the events.
A visit will also enable you
to see recent and not so recent works by Doris Schoettler-Boll.
The 'Atelierhaus' in the 'Old
School' of Essen (Steele) is situated right in the center of the Ruhr District.
It is easily accessible by
car (via the Ruhr Speedway / Ruhr-Schnellweg) and by the regional rapid
transit system (the S-Bahn) which stops at [Essen-] Steele.
There is no entrance fee but
donations are gladly accepted.
The events are sponsored by
the city of Essen and the Sparkasse Essen.
For more information contact: Doris