Catharina Geiselhart and Dr. Heinz Hellerer is pleased. Hellerer is chairman of the Herrsching cultural association, Catharina Geiselhart is his deputy. A total of 28 visual artists will present their works at the weekend in the Kurparkschlösschen and "satellite-like" in their studios as well as in 30 shop windows by Herrsching tradespeople. The grand opening of the exhibition is on Friday, September 17th, from 6 p.m. in front of the Kurparkschlösschen.
- 15 years ago, the Herrsching cultural association organized its first “art rush”. An exhibition in which 22 artists from Herrsching took part. From then on, this format was repeated as a biennial. The eighth edition should have taken place last year, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic.
The art historian and curator Catharina Geiselhart has only been a member of the cultural association since last year, and has lived with her family in Herrsching since 2015. She has been on the board since the beginning of the year. Her idea is to bring together artists and artist groups in the region, “to bundle strengths and ideas,” she says. With the “art frenzy” she should achieve the first of such a litter. She has been planning the project for half a year. In order to make it “corona-proof”, traders were also brought on board. Because art can be admired in shop windows even during a lockdown. Just like Birge Fromann initiated with an art campaign in her Café Konturwerk on Bahnhofstrasse in February. The cultural association took up this idea.
30 tradespeople in Herrsching have agreed to make their shop windows available for this. Starting with the Darchinger carpenter's shop with its window overlooking the lake on Keramikstraße, via the coffee roastery, the Konturwerk café, Allianz Brack, Nikolaus-Apotheke, Reichart hearing aids or “simply colorful - quilts” - to name just a few. Many of them are therefore also open on Saturday to enable an encounter.
Catharina Geiselhart invites you to take an art walk through Herrsching this Saturday from 3 p.m. - from shop window to shop window. The artists are partly on site, partly in their studios, because 17 of them are also open on the weekend (we reported). The art historian and Hellerer are not just looking forward to the fact that culture is finally taking place again. You know that after two years of forced hiatus, there is also great excitement among the artists. “The more the word got around, the more applications there were,” says Catharina Geiselhart. In the end, they even had to cancel artists. Because with the “art rush” it has always been the case that whoever comes first gets a place. There is no jury and no topic. The spectrum of the work is correspondingly large. For the curator it is downright a challengeto bring everything under one roof in an exhibition. “It will be very exciting,” she says. For the press conference on Wednesday, the walls in the Kurparkschlösschen were already set up and the works were delivered and assigned, but not yet hung. The organizers wanted to start on Wednesday. grä
8. Art frenzy
The exhibition is Saturday / Sunday, 18./19.
September, in the Kurparkschlösschen, in the studios and in shops.
The vernissage is on Friday, September 17th, from 6 p.m.
The Kurparkschlösschen is open on weekends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The addresses of the participating shops and studios can be found at Kulturverein-herrsching.de