The City as an open Gallery
Creative and cultural Events in the City of Karlsruhe!
This year’s Stadtfenster offers the inhabitants and visitors of Karlsruhe a new possibility of conferring meaning to their understanding of home or homeland.
Window-shopping becomes an Art Experience
Through different artistic representations, which adorn the vitrines of shops in the town center, in the period between the 1st and 23rd July, window-shopping turns into direct artistic experience. The mere purchase practice becomes a process of reflection on and recollection of the sense of being or feeling at home. Thus, the mercantile world of object trade becomes a stage revealing different forms of art. These are intended to disclose the profane and the sacred inherent in the diverse conceptions of home.
Great Opening on the 1st July 2017
The city gallery opens on the 1st July with festive manifestations of colors and sounds.
A round tour late in the morning starts with an inspiring live act of the Shurkus band. Its members render traditional folk music from all over the world (Irish, French, Balkan). The Badisches Staatstheater invites to a compelling performance which thematizes the meaning of homeland: Inschrift Heimat. Afterward a relaxing concert of classical and jazz music is offered by the Polytheistic Ensemble at the media@home Freytag. Later in the afternoon, Patricia Wolf and Dancers fill the Stadtkirche with joyful dancing accords and the alluring Persian music of Keyan Bahonar.
The live-acts are accompanied by vernissages, workshops and light installations. Artist Steve Faraday reveals his sketches at the Mode Vetter boutique. Bronislava von Podewills offers a guided tour through her works of art at the Schick-Stephan’s.
What exactly constitutes and contributes to the feeling of home? Various impressions and expressions of feeling home are displayed during the Stadtfenster event. The shop-windows are bearers of an art which does justice to this internationally and cross-culturally laden concept. They are welcoming signs which accompany their visitors in their old or new home.
- INKA Pavel Miguel
- Roter Punkt Volkstheater Staatstheater
- Rad + Tat Imbery + Olga Sora-Lux
- Media Freytag Dagmar Vinzenz
- Mode Vetter Steve Faraday
- Haus Meißburger Zettzwo
- colataxiokay Clemens Lauer und Max Guderian
- Licht+ Planung Betty Rieckmann
- Schick Stephan Bronislava
- Ehrlichs Wein-Contor Hannegret Lindner
- Modehaus Schöpf Sebastian Winkler
- Gerstäcker Dirk Altenkirch
Title image Polytheistic Ensemble, Source: Stadtfenster © Matthias Ockert
Image Shurkus, Source: Stadtfenster © Mascha Selbach
Author: Sandra Bihlmaier
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