A living group exhibition. 25 artists, 15 countries.
organised and curated by sofia magdits and rosalie becher
This exhibition merged students from the exchange program 2021/2022 of the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris and the exchange programm 2022 of the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie, as well as regular and graduated students from both art schools. The participants come from all over the world (Germany as well as from Iceland, Sweden, UK, Montenegro, Brasil, Peru, Serbia, Israel, Canada, China, Korea and Colombia) and this created a very own, temporary ‘melting pot’ of cultures, ideas and worldviews. For a period of one week, the artists lived, ate, worked and slept together in the exhibition space. It became a connecting space, a space of bridges across boundaries, celebrating human relationships and the convivial interaction between people as well as plurality, interculturality and interdisciplinarity.
With the metaphor of a ‘Boxenstopp’ which is German for pit stop, we wanted to emphasize the time, this short stay in a place, coming from somewhere and going somewhere else afterwards. The duration of this project reflects the transience of life and of moments.
“Boxenstopp” is a proposal for a space that merges art and quotidian life and invites people to stay, pause, observe, talk and exist together. Due to the broad multicultural network, we want the project to be expanded in the future and to make further pit stops around the world.
This project was founded by the ministry of culture and science of North Rhine Westphalia.