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New art you Never get Tired of

Carolin Israel exhibits 11 paintings at RPR ART

New art you Never get Tired of

Carolin Israel, Beetlejuice, 2017.

Young artist Carolin Israel, a former student of Katharina Grosse, shows 11 of her latest paintings online at RPR ART until September 17, 2017. This is the first exhibition by the recently founded art advisory business that dedicates exhibition space to selected talented artists from Düsseldorf Kunstakademie.

Carolin Israel was born in Chemnitz, Germany, in 1990. She has completed her Master Degree in Art at Academy of Fine Art, Dresden in 2014. From 2015 to 2016, she studied with Professor Katharina Grosse and Professor Tomma Abts at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2017, she worked in New York City. She has received numerous grants and prizes, among them the Lucas Cranach Grant of the city of Wittenberg in 2014. The artistlives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Early into her studies at theAcademy of Fine Arts in Dresden, Carolin Israel found art as the base of her daily doings and as a journey for her personality as well: „I always have the feeling that I“m working and making progress on something bigger that wants to be discovered“.

Israel wants to make an honest statement and explore the field of painting with her art. „My works are supposed to have a visual impact, that invites the viewer to take the time to observe and to develop their own thoughts.“ German artist Katharina Grosse has influenced her very much. In the future, Israel wishes to expand her art by provoking even more questions and thoughts to invite others to be open, to see new things, and to look at supposedly familiar things in different ways.

The artist mostly works in layers of acrylic and oil colours as well as some techniques with airbrush and cans. Israel: „I rarely ever start my works with a concrete sketch or plan. I usually follow my imagination.“ In general, she works on many art pieces simultaneously. Sometimes she draws as well and uses coal and ink on paper.

In her 11 paintings on display, Carolin Israel offers a fresh view on nature („Spring“, „Fire walk with me“, „Flora and Fauna“) and gives a still life setting a modern twist in „Krug“ („Pitcher“). She incorporates not only ancient Greek topics („Homer“) but also uses ideas from the digital world („It“s a me 2“), and gets inspiration from street art („Urban Exploring“). Sometimes the artist uses very bright colours (Raupy) that emphasize a fresh view on things around us. She works in different layers which invites the viewer to always discover something new („windows“, „Beetlejuice“). This way, the beholder develops own imagination and will never grow tired of the images.

The paintings are mostly done in oil or acrylic on MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) and come in different sizes from small to large.

The Online Sales Exhibition on runs through September 17, 2017.

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Architectural Lighting and Sound Installation at the Milan Design Week offers a New Vision of Nature

Architectural Lighting and Sound Installation at the Milan Design Week offers a New Vision of Nature

Art Installation offering a New Vision of Nature (Source: Arup)

The Italian architect Raffaella Laezza presents at this year“s Milan Design week an architectural installation with innovative lighting and sound design named „In Absentia_Bio Parco Sonoro_Piazza Castello Milano“. The project is part of the „White in the City“ event and will be shown at the Salotto delle Divinità of Palazzo Cusani, Brera, from 4th to 9th April. International engineering, planning and consulting company Arup created the sound solution for this installation.

The contemporary vision of science enables a new perception of nature. It allows the creation of new geometries inspired by vegetal growth that can be transferred into architecture and design. Raffaella Laezza“s architectural installation consists of a white cube with 4,50m x 4,50m x 4,50m that represents the sacred dimension in nature. Wooden rods known as verticals of light enlighten the space and reliefs on the walls representing verticals of sound turn it into a natural audio environment.

The verticals of light create 121 different gradations of white light, which – when projected on the ancient vault – reinforce the impression of the location“s verticality. The variety of white lights represents the diversity of nature.

In the white cube is a constant faint sound, the so-called white noise, produced by the verticals of sound. This sound is modulated by the presence and movement of the people in the room who interact with the space and, in doing so, reproduce orchestra sections of a classical Italian music composition. The acoustic concept represents the inevitable interdependency of animated nature. It was created by Arup“s German and Dutch acoustic teams. The sound system was provided by Revolution Acoustics.

„The installation „In Absentia_Bio Parco Sonora_Piazza Castello Milano“ is a further development of a recent competition entry for the renovation of Piazza Castello Milano. Due to its close and at the same time abstract relation to nature, it is a perfect addition to the „White in the City“ event at this year“s Milan Design Week.“
– Raffaella Laezza, architect

„The architectural installation represents a geometric code for nature. It was a challenging experience to develop a sound concept that reflects the geometry of the movement of the vegetal growth process.“
– Francesca Coppa, senior sound engineer, Arup Berlin

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world“s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. From more than 90 offices worldwide some 13,000 Arup planners, designers, engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe. Arup Germany has offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf.

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Photographs by Pieter Hugo from February 19, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents with „PIETER HUGO. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea“ the first institutional solo exhibition of the South African photo artist Pieter Hugo in Germany.

Photographs by Pieter Hugo from February 19, 2017 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Pieter Hugo, Asleigh McLean, from the series„There’s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends”, 2011 (Source: © Pieter Hugo, | Priska Pasquer, Köln)

What divides us and what unites us? How do people of all colors live with the shadows of cultural repression or political dominance? The South African photographer Pieter Hugo (* 1976 in Johannesburg) explores these questions in his portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

After solo exhibitions at the Hague Museum of Photography, the Musee de l“Elysee Lausanne, Müpa Budapest, and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Paris, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will be the first museum in Germany to present a comprehensive overview of the series with which Pieter Hugo achieved recognition, for example „Looking aside“, „Kin“, „The Hyena & Other Men“, „Permanent Error“, „There“s a Place in Hell For Me and My Friends“, and „Nollywood“ as well as his recent „1994“, „Rwanda 2004: Vestiges of a Genocide“ and „Californian Wildflowers“ projects.

Raised in post-colonial South Africa, where he witnessed the official end of Apartheid in 1994, Hugo has a keen sense for social dissonances. He perceptively makes his way through all social classes with his camera, and not only in his native country but also in places like Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, China and the United States. How do people of all age groups and from the most diverse origins deal with their historical baggage and living conditions? Pieter Hugo“s socio-cultural portraits record the visible traces and scars of lived biography as well as lived-through national history. He is particularly interested in social subcultures, the gulf between the ideal and reality. His pictures feature the homeless; albinos; AIDS sufferers; men who tame hyenas, snakes, and monkeys; people who gather electrical scrap metal in apocalyptic scenarios; costumed Nollywood actors in striking poses, in addition to his own family and friends.

His photographs are non-hierarchical; everyone is treated with the same amount of respect. More artist than anthropologist or documentarian, Hugo captures the „moment of voluntary vulnerability“ (Pieter Hugo) with a pronouncedly detached, but at the same time also empathetic, concise visual language, creating in this way true to life portraits of powerful directness. In many cases, this humanity stands in sharp contrast to the hardships of the social reality engulfing the subjects of his pictures. Entirely in this sense, Pieter Hugo“s photographic still lifes and landscapes occasionally seem like social commentaries or metaphors, complementing his socio-cultural portraits.

Exhibition catalogue:
PIETER HUGO. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Ralf Beil, Uta Ruhkamp (eds.)
With an introduction by Ralf Beil, an essay by Uta Ruhkamp, as well as texts by the artist on all of his photographic series to date. German and English edition, 304 pages with 242 illustration, gatefolded paperback, 25 x 30,5 cm, Design Bureau Mario Lombardo, Prestel Verlag, In bookstores 49.95 EUR, in the Museum Shop 32 EUR.

Press preview on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 11:15 a.m. The artist is present.
Opening on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7 p.m. The artist is present.

Photo: Pieter Hugo, Ashleigh McLean, from the series „There“s a Place in Hell for Me and My Friends“, 2011-2012, 2011, platinum print, arches platine paper © Pieter Hugo, Priska Pasquer, Köln.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg

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30.10.2016 – 19.2.2017


THINK. THINK. THINK. American artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg have powerfully occupied the meaning of „POP ART“. But also the movement in Great Britain should not be ignored. An exhibition at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg now closes this memory gap. Under the title „THIS IS TOMORROW“ the show presents not only the most important representatives of the BRITISH POP ART, it also describes how the idea came into the world.

„POP!“ In a puffy white cloud the word pops out of the barrel of a gun in 1947. Eduardo Paolozzi’s collage includes a cola bottle, a pin-up, cherry pie and a US bomber. A little later „POP“ becomes the signum of an entire era. Palozzi was co-founding member of ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘, a gathering of young painters, sculptors, architects, writers and critics, and the group discusses about pop culture elements such as mass advertising, movies, product design, comic strips, science fiction and technology. ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘ is regarded as the precursor to the BRITISH POP ART movement.

Beside Palozzi ‚THE INDEPENDENT GROUP‘ members included Richard Hamilton and architects Alison and Peter Smithson can be rediscovered at Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg. Exactly 60 years ago Richard Hamilton realized his trailblazing multimedia installation „FUN HOUSE“ for the exhibition ‚THIS IS TOMORROW‘ in London. The retrospective at Stadtmuseum Wolfsburg is showing a reconstruction of ‚FUN HOUSE‘ as a key work of the exhibition.
LOOK! FEEL! LISTEN! SMELL! Grid points form a face, on the forehead written „THINK. THINK. THINK“. Right along a collage of superheroes and Marilyn Monroe, Guinness bottle and Van Gogh flower image, accompanied by jukebox sound, a soft nap bottom, that diffuses strawberry smell.

‚THIS WAS TOMORROW‘, the title refers, of course, to Richard Hamilton’s early POP ART exhibition, is showing a comprehensive panorama of early POP ART in the UK: not only painting, sculpture, collage, architecture, drawing and installation, but also entertaining videos and audios, film, music and television. In the style of modern London artists‘ houses and squares Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg has created its 16-meter-high exhibition hall for the highly individual, and yet not seldom close stakeholders of the art and cultural scene of the „SWINGING SIXTIES“.

Key protagonists such as Peter Blake, David Hockney, R. B. Kitaj and Allen Jones, generally lesser-known but essential figures such as Derek Boshier, Peter Phillips, Richard Smith, Gerald Laing, Patrick Caulfield, Antony Donaldson, Colin Self and Joe Tilson, as well as the often neglected, decidedly feminine stances of Pauline Boty and Jann Haworth, can be experienced, along with larger groups of works.

Peter Blake portrays himself as a jeansjacket carrier with Elvis buttons, qotes from Manet, the „LIFE“ magazine or the Beatles as part of his collages. We find Gerald Laings Godard icon „Anna Karina“, a brightly colored version of a Delacroix painting by Patrick Caulfield’s, a sexually charged painting by Peter Philipps, Laings grid picture „Brigitte Bardot“. Boty offers her perspective on a female icon – „Color her Gone“ (1962), her tribute to Marilyn Monroe. On the other hand Allen Jones with the fetish female body as a „table“ or „chair“, the young Hockney dares his coming out with hearts and homosexual couples. Kitaj’s large formats, puzzles full of literary and private allusions. Jann Haworth is modeling body and muscles of her life-size „Surfer“ by using silk stockings.

Together with her husband Peter Blake, Haworth designed the legendary Beatles cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. So the overview also shows works that belongs to the media world like film and pop music. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who for example, are appearing in form of art objects, a „sound bar and as protagonists of a BBC-Dokumentation, so the cross-over between art and music of the ‚SWINGING LONDON OF THE SIXTIES‘ will also be present in the exhibition.

‚THIS WAS TOMORROW‘ enables visitors to experience the artistic and cultural historical significance of BRITISH POP ART with all their senses and it seems to be more relevant than ever. The questioning of gender roles and sexual taboos, the reflexion on consumerism, the risks of power politics and nuclear policy, social hierarchies – the central themes of POP ART from Great Britain continue to concern us.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
30. Oktober 2016 bis 19. Februar 2017
Öffnungszeiten: Dienstag bis Sonntag 11 – 18 Uh

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The company that will change the music business!

The company that will change the music business!

Battl Victory Records has been active in Switzerland since December 2015 and is now represented in Bavaria, Germany from November 2016 onwards. They introduce themselves here so that bands, singers and songwriters will contact you. Not only is the onlineshop, which contains not only downloads and accessories, but also own and band merchandise. These consist of clothing for both adults and young people, as well as for toddlers. Daniel Sejpka’s projects in the music sector are equally multifaceted. He wants to combine the styles of electro and rock, and to place his musicians on the charts in the world and to keep the Majorlabel’s fear. Mr. Sejpka is active not only in the pursuit of a label, but at the same time in a publishing house. On the 28th of October, he proved this by completing his diploma in the rights of the music business with bravura. Components of this training included legal assurance, GEMA calculation, tasks of the music publishers, profit determination and licensing, to name only a small extract. Furthermore, Battl Victory Records is affiliated to the Association of German Music Producers, which is regarded as an excellent seal of quality. The company will not only operate in the European area, but will also focus on the Great Pond. America, Canada as well as Australia are only a few countries which drives the record company. They are constantly on the lookout for unknown, talented musicians, who want to go through the industry both nationally and internationally. Further information is available to the interested reader on the website or in all popular social media portals.

Musikverlag und -Label

Battl Victory Records
Daniel Sejpka
Wieseneck 2
93351 Painten

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ENEMY WITHIN starring Romina Di Lella

An Hollywood action thriller starring the stunning German-Italian actress Romina Di Lella and Eric Roberts

ENEMY WITHIN starring Romina Di Lella

ENEMY WITHIN: an action thriller starring Romina Di Lella and Eric Roberts

„ENEMY WITHIN“ is the second leading role starring Romina Di Lella (known for „Love Hate & Security“) in a full Hollywood production. Eric Roberts (Oscar & Golden Globe nominated) stars as Romina“s boss at a nightclub. Co-stars are William McNamara (known for „Copycat“ „Chases“), Paulo Benedetti (known for“The Bold & The Beautiful“), Damian Chapa (known for „Blood in Blood out“) and as special guest Sven Martinek (known as „Der Clown“).

The movie takes you on a journey with Di Lella“s character Concetta, a nightclub dancer, who finds herself trapped in a rubble of drugs, seduction and hate while she tries to make a new living in Los Angeles. Di Lella“s acting abilities shine through this snuff film as a sado masochistic killer is out to murder her.

This new thrilling movie is directed by Damian Chapa with whom Di Lella worked before in her first Hollywood movie „Love Hate and Security“. „Enemy Within“ was shot on stunning sets in the United States and Mexico.

„Its always an honor to work with Damian Chapa. He is a great director. Acting with Eric Roberts was a wonderful experience for me. He is very humble and very proffessional.
I feel very much rewarded playing with him and i am happy having the opportunity to work with such an great actor. It also was a great experience to work with William, Paulo, Damian, Sven, the whole cast and crew of the movie“, says Di Lella.

Di Lella“s creative passions transcend within several aspects of the film including her role as executive producer. Her talents as a trained musical singer and dancer are also well presented. Di Lella has produced, composed, recorded and sang in the soundtrack for „Enemy Within“. The movie Soundtrack “ Enemy Within “ album cd by Romina Di Lella will be soon available. More information under the presentation download.

The actress“ full devotion to her craft keeps her very busy. The Post production of the movie, finishing her new album and coming up movie projects are taking a lot of time of hers. So what does she do for relaxing?

„It might sound stupid but i like to go to the movies. Two movies per week is a must for me. Then of course my family is my biggest love and occupation. When ever i have time i stay as close to my parents at their home or their Italian restaurant in Berlin. Also wherever i go i have my little Yorkshire Terrier Romeo who brings me such happiness.“

„Enemy Within“ premieres on September 22, 2016 at the Landmark Regent in Westwood.

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„ENEMY WITHIN“ ist Romina Di Lellas zweite Hauptrolle in einer reinen Hollywood-Produktion nach „Love Hate & Security“. An ihrer Seite spielt Eric Roberts (unter anderem nominiert für die Oscars und Golden Globe) in „ENEMY WITHIN“ Di Lellas Boss in einem Nachtclub. Nebendarsteller sind William McNamara (bekannt aus „Copycat“, „Chases“), Paulo Benedetti („The Bold & The Beautiful“), Damian Chapa („Blood in Blood out“) und als Special-Guest Sven Martinek („Der Clown“). „ENEMY WITHIN“ nimmt den Zuschauer mit auf eine Reise durch das Leben von Di Lellas Charakter Concetta, einer Nachtclub-Tänzerin, die sich in einem Sumpf aus Drogen, Verführungen und Hass wiederfindet, während sie versucht sich in Los Angeles ein neues Leben aufzubauen. Di Lellas schauspielerisches Talent kommt in diesem Action-Thriller besonders gut zur Geltung, da auch noch ein sadomasochistischer Killer versucht sie zu töten.

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10997 Berlin

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koemmPR 31408
10997 Berlin

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New exhibition „Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory“ from April 24, 2016 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Whether in real life or in art-the most important thing is that changes start with ourselves, on our own doorsteps, in our immediate surroundings. For this reason the first large exhibition to be put on by director Dr. Ralf Beil named „Wolfsburg Unl

New exhibition "Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory" from April 24, 2016 in the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

Franz Ackermann, evasion XVII (two pipelines delivering a city-build me up to knock me down), 1998 (Source: Franz Ackermann)

What is a city? What distinguishes it? What can it be? Ralf Beil has not only asked himself these questions but also posed them to a circle of selected international artists in order to explore interpretations and metamorphoses of Wolfsburg. Seven large-scale projects created especially for the exhibition reflect the city in the museum, thus making the „city as world laboratory“ tangible.

For the first time the entire museum will serve as exhibition spaces, from the entrance and foyers to the educational rooms and the Japan Garden. In Julian Rosefeldt“s total installation in the 16-meters high exhibition hall a container terminal encounters a drive-in movie theater in a scale of 1:1. John Bock has built a material field with film inserts on the architect Hans Scharoun and his Theater Wolfsburg. The photo installations by Eva Leitolf and Peter Bialobrzeski are juxtaposed with a room ensemble by Remy Markowitsch. A black and white fresco by Didier Rittener as well as a sound window by Nevin Aladag rounds off together with a carousel by Janet Cardiff und George Bures Miller this expansive and multifaceted exploration of city, work, world and museum.

„Wolfsburg Unlimited“ is concerned with sounding out this very special city“s stories and histories as well as its (im)possibilities. It will explore the distinctive axes of space and time in this corporation headquarter with adjacent housing facilities that was founded in 1938 as the „City of the KdF [Strength through Joy] Car“-from the garden city of the 1940s, the agglomerations and satellite towns of the 1960s and 1970s to the Porschestraße pedestrian zone of the 1970s and 1980s and the event city with Autostadt, outlet stores and phno Science Center since 2000.

Wolfsburg represents the realities of modernism as well as the present in a very special way. The „Capital of Volkswagen,“ headquarters of a global corporation, is an exemplary site of the latter half of the twentieth century and our own twenty-first century, especially as regards the tension between industrialization, mobilization and digitalization, between mass and individual, between local and global action.

The exhibition will be shown from April 24 – September 11, 2016.

The Participating Artists
Franz Ackermann, Nevin Aladag, Christian Andersson, Peter Bialobrzeski, John Bock, Janet Cardiff / George Bures Miller, Christo, Don Eddy, Douglas Gordon, Heinrich Heidersberger, Peter Keetman, Anselm Kiefer, Eva Leitolf, Remy Markowitsch, Marcel Odenbach, Arnold Odermatt, Nam June Paik, Antoine Pesne, Peter Roehr, Didier Rittener, Julian Rosefeldt, Werner Schroeter, Luc Tuymans, James Welling, Charles Wilp.

The Publication
The catalogue „Wolfsburg Unlimited. A City as World Laboratory,“ edited by Ralf Beil and published by Verlag Hatje Cantz, unites essays by Ralf Beil, Marcel Glaser, Manfred Grieger, Stephan Krass, Alexander Klose, Alexander Kraus, Günter Riederer et al. Interviews by Christiane Heuwinkel and Remy Markowitsch in addition to documentations of the artist projects and curated sections expand the horizon even further. And artist texts by Peter Bialobrzeski, John Bock and Eva Leitolf as well as source material by Michel Foucault, Josef Ganz, Sigfried Giedion, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Nordhoff und Peter Sloterdijk make the publication a very different kind of compendium on the city of Wolfsburg. Hardcover, 23 x 28 cm, 352 pages, price in the museum shop: EUR 35.

Our Sponsors
The exhibition is supported by Volkswagen Financial Services AG, the city of Wolfsburg, the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung, the Sparkasse Gifhorn-Wolfsburg and Pro Helvetia.

Press preview on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Opening on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7 p.m. with party from 9 p.m.

Das Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg wurde im Jahr 1994 eröffnet und kann bereits heute auf eine einzigartige Geschichte mit einer Vielzahl maßgeblicher Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen zurückblicken. Es ist in kurzer Zeit gelungen, das Haus regional zu verankern und gleichzeitig international Beachtung zu finden. Das Museum ist der Kunst aus Gegenwart und Moderne gewidmet und es vereint die verschiedensten Medien, angefangen von Malerei, über Skulpturen und Fotografie, Video und neue Medien bis zu Mode und Design. Das imposante, modernistische Gebäude im Zentrum der Stadt gelegen, präsentiert auf 3500 qm Ausstellungsfläche sowohl wechselnde Ausstellungen als auch Werke aus der Sammlung.

The Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg was opened in 1994 and can already look back at a unique history with numerous authoritative exhibitions and events. Within a brief period of time, it has been possible for the museum to position itself locally and find international recognition at the same time. The museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art, combining diverse media ranging from painting, photography and sculpture and the new media to fashion and design. The striking modernist building located in the heart of the city presents temporary exhibitions as well as works from its own collection on 3,500 square meters.

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Christiane Heuwinkel
Hollerplatz 1
38440 Wolfsburg

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The Love Awakens – Fundraising

T-shirt fundraising campaign wants to plant a flag against terror.

The Love Awakens - Fundraising

THE LOVE AWAKENS is a T-shirt fundraising campaign for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on 11/13/2015, which were an attack on the very heart of our culture.

Two months have passed since during a concert by the US band „Eagles of Death Metal“ at the Club Bataclan in Paris, 89 people were murdered in cold blood.
A total of 130 people died that night in Paris, as well as countless being injured, and some very seriously.
It was an attack on us all, an attack aimed at the heart of our culture, an attack on our lives, one that showed that this can happen to anyone.

The situation requires our involvement.
Violence isn’t something that we can just sit out and hope will soon be over. We must join together now and make a statement against violence, and for humanity, understanding, and tolerance, in the hopes of growing as a community.
It is our hope to achieve solidarity, and a sense of humanity in the face of the fear and despair the assassination chaos wanted to to sow.
If we can sow love, then the terror has failed. „The Love Awakens“ campaign wants to plant a flag against terror.
Each of us can help and acquire a personal statement about love, freedom, and tolerance, and still serve a good purpose.

All profits are made available to the Parisian victims‘ families, thanks to Joshua Homme’s Sweet-Stuff-Foundation.

With the contributions of friendly designers, some original creations are already in the works with various motifs.

NOW, all creatives are invited to contribute by sending designs to make their own personal statement printable!

The campaign will collect orders bi-weekly, and once finished will produce and ship T-shirts within 10 days.

We believe in Love, Peace, Freedom, and Rock’n’Roll. We abhor terrorism and violence.
It is important to stand together against all kinds of violence, to protect our freedom, values, and ideals.

We are calling all ARTISTS, CULTURAL WORKERS, and MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES, to assist. You are important multipliers. Power your own designs, bring together the right people, and spread the word among all.

Campaign Site (

Youshirt ist ein Kickstarter für T-Shirt Fundraising Kampagnen.

Andreas Golla
Comeniusweg 11
08056 Zwickau
0049 151 58 709 707

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Successful start of the first platform for Luxembourg contemporary art

LAC – Lux Art Contemporary has gone live!

Successful start of the first platform for Luxembourg contemporary art

Gilles Pegel, byzantine generals, 2015, graphite on canvas, aluminium, steel frames, 243 × 101 cm (Source: © Photo: Tim Lecomte)

For the first time Luxembourg contemporary art is presented on a dedicated platform

This week the new innovative platform LAC has been successfully launched showcasing for the first time solely Luxembourg contemporary artists and outstanding positions from the creative industry. The three letters LAC stand for Lux Art Contemporary ( and the aim to give the Luxembourg art and creative scene a broader audience.

Explaining more about his motivation founder Christian Lepsien says: „For me Luxembourg is a fascinating country with open-minded people. Outstanding artists represent the unique identity of the country – unfortunately do they have low visibility. Luxembourg is intensively and successfully working to strengthen its position in the international context of fine art with exciting state owned museums and an international gallery scene. For me the local art and creative scene plays a central role in this development, therefore with LAC we are aiming to provide higher visibility and build networks. “

LAC is an independent, digital platform aiming to gather the most exciting positions within the field of fine art and creative industry. The idea is to provide them with a dedicated and curated platform, accessible for people in Luxembourg and abroad. LAC accompanies the work of artists and representatives of the creative industry such as fashion and interior designers and gives vivid insights into their personality and work environment. In the format of an interactive blog LAC will continuously introduce new exciting positions to be shared with people all around the world. Currently blog portraits of the artists Anne Michaux, Justine Blau, Anina Rubin, Max Mertens, Gilles Pegel and Armand Quetsch are being shown.

„Artists and designers from Luxembourg or with strong connections to Luxembourg can get in touch with us if they are interested to be featured by LAC. The features are free of charge“, explains Christian Lepsien, who, in the near future, is planning to launch further activities with LAC in Luxembourg and abroad.

The platform was founded in 2015 by the entrepreneur and art enthusiast Christian Lepsien and his colleague Sandra Capel. Besides other activities Christian Lepsien also founded the Lepsien Art Foundation in 2005 ( He lives and works in Berlin and Luxembourg. Sandra Capel has been an active supporter of the Lepsien Art Foundation since a long time and she is also heading the marketing and communication section of the cross-media publishing house artevie publishing.

LAC collaborates with a network of committed people in Luxembourg and abroad, who support LAC in its mission. LAC is open to artists from all disciplines as painting, sculpture, photography, video or digital art, as well as for all fields of creative and experimental design.

Lux Art Contemporary
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New York’s Museum of American Finance exhibits special pieces from the Degussa Museum Collection

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Degussa Collection (Source: Degussa Goldhandel)

Frankfurt am Main, 19 November 2015 – Gold is much more than just an investment: the exhibition at the Museum of American Finance in New York, which opened today, shows the degree to which the precious metal influences our lives. Germany“s largest precious-metal dealer, Degussa Goldhandel GmbH, has also made part of its „Degussa Collection“ available for the exhibition. The exhibits are from the „Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide“, also known as the „Rothschild Collection“, which represents the world“s largest and most important collection of contemporary gold bars with over a thousand pieces.

The Museum of American Finance, located on New York“s Wall Street, is showing over 100 objects from private and public collections in its exhibition „Worth its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up“. The unique and rare exhibits are supposed to show the visitors the meaning gold has in different areas from science and technology to entertainment and pop culture as well as in the world of finance and the economy.

Degussa will contribute special pieces from the Rothschild Collection, which has been in the company“s possession since spring 2014 and is now part of the „Degussa Collection“. About 40 pieces will be on display in New York from the rich collection of extremely valuable artistic and historical gold bars from 145 producers in 35 countries.

In addition to the items from the Rothschild Collection, the exhibition at the Museum of American Finance will also include pieces from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Tiffany & Co. archives and the Tellus Science Museum, as well as works by the jewellery-designer Marla Aaron and the distinguished jewellery-artist Sidney Mobell.

The exhibition will be open until 30 December 2016. Learn more about Degussa at ( and the exhibition at (

About Degussa Goldhandel
The name Degussa is synonymous worldwide with quality and reliability in the field of precious metals. The newly founded Degussa Goldhandel GmbH has been active in the precious metals market since 2011. The head office of the company is located in Frankfurt am Main. Currently, Degussa also offers its products and services at branch offices in Stuttgart, Munich (2), Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremberg, Hannover and Pforzheim. In addition, Degussa is also represented in Singapore by Degussa Precious Metals Asia Pte Ltd., in Zürich and Geneva by Degussa Goldhandel AG and in Madrid by the Spanish company Degussa Metales Preciosos, S.L. Degussa’s comprehensive portfolio is completed by an online shop available to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offers prices continuously adjusted to reflect the international precious metals markets, high availability and fast processing. Since August 2014, Degussa has also operated its own precious metals refinery in Pforzheim, which reprocesses („separates“) scrap precious metals and also manufactures upstream products for the jewellery industry.

Products and services:
Apart from its own precious metal bars made of gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium, with their characteristic sun/moon logo, that enjoy a worldwide reputation, Degussa also offers a wide range of collectors‘ and investment coins. Leading experts in the field of numismatics are available to customers for the assessment, sale and purchase of historical coins ranging from antiques to those from more recent times. Precious metal stocks can be stored at Degussa’s central storage facility for high-value items, and some Degussa branch offices also offer the option of storing valuables in a personal safety deposit box.

Purchase of scrap precious metals:
Jewellery no longer used, silverware, damaged precious metal bars and coins as well as precious metal products used in industry are all purchased at fair prices and then recycled.

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