Many years they were attendants of big concerts at the Kaisersaal. They are surrounded by the aura of unique musical experiences with outstanding artists. The in the 1980s acquired wooden chairs had their last appearance in the season of 2008. Since then the furniture is waiting at a storehouse for its revival.
The velvet upholstered chairs – in their former life they catered for comfortable seating during the Enjoyment of Art – now they will become an art project themselves. Forty examples were preprocessed, cleaned and will currently have their use as shapeable object d’art.
In close collaboration with Eydos GmbH – winner of the German Design Award 2022 – we acquired local artist for our first series of the Art Edition. The wooden lower surface now becomes the screen for the artists, which will visualize their interpretations there of this years theme: »All in one – Freethinker Mozart«. The completed pieces will be shown at the Mozartfest and you can also buy them afterwards.
Simon Schacht and Chris Schlosser know each other since their studies of visual design. Already nine years ago their shared art was shown at an exhibiton. In 2015 they got together and founded the ATE-Crew with art, that is molded by everyday live and its crazyness. With spray, brushes or digital, the two artist know how every art can shine in their style.
Some of you may remember the duo, because this year is not the first time they work for the Mozartfest Würzburg. Last year they already created artworks in cooperation with Eydos for our 100th anniversary. At the Bischöfliches Ordniariat and in the Luipoldstraße you can still observe last years Graffiti. This year the duo won’t spread, they will take acrylic paint instead.
(c) Katrin Heyer
Dierk Berthel was born in 1963 as son of an architect and acquired the craft of a stonecutter earlier in his life. Afterwards he graduated at the »Fachschule für Bildhauer« in Aschaffenburg and started as self-employed sculptor. His focus is on art at construction and art in public spaces. In this field he won a lot of prices. You can find his artworks at churches, exhibitions, gallerys and public collections as well.
Dierk Berthel is member of the board of »Bayerischer Berufsverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler« and also of »Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler«. Since 2020 he is also teaching at »Staatl. Berufsfachschule für Holzbauer«.
Sculpting is not the only art which inspires this artist – experimental music does as well. In 2009 he founded the experimental soundproject »Die Autoinduktive und die Freunde der raumgreifenden Melodie« with his friend Jan Polacek and in 2014 his soloproject »Geräuschdieb«. Now Dierk Berthel is working inspired by Mozart’s music. For the Mozartfest the artist from vienna is the source of Berthels creation for the Art Edition.
(c) Benjamin Brückner
Max Gehlofen was a student of free arts at »Ruhrakademie in Schwerte« and graduated in 2014 with excellent references as best of the year. Inspired from art since his childhood, his dream came true and now he is working as sculptor, painter and performance artist. His work was part of many exhibitions since 2015. Until May you can see his art at the group exhibition »Dürer revisited« im Museum Otto Schäfer in Schweinfurt.
Max himself describes his fascination for the inscrutability of the physical condition of our cosmos as impulse for his searching for meaning of life. His pieces combine a profound examination with agility, human inner life and the body itself.
Maria Boldt graduated her qualification as wood sculptor at the »Bildhauerei Vielstädten« in Herzebrock. In edition she studied master design at the Academy »Gut Rosenberg« and graduated her master as wood sculptor.
Since nine years she is working as an self-employed artist. She is creating statues out of wood in her shop floor. With colored details every piece of art has its own story. Besides her crafts she is also working as a teacher at the »Berufsfachschule« in Bischofsheim in the Rhön.
Hans Krakau is a painter and sculptor. The artist is member of the »Berufsverband Bildender Künstler BKK Unterfranken« and the »Vereinigung Kunstschaffender Unterfrankens VKU«. His area is painting, predominantly with acryl and differtent mixed techniques, sculptures and mixed media. Hans Krakau was part of many solo and group exhibitions. Since 1984 he is living in Unterfranken in bavaria.
(c) Philipp Schopp
Robert Weissenbacher was born in 1983 in Schweinfurt, where he still lives and works from time to time. Since he was a child he was engaged with art, initially insprired by his comic drawing father. During his studies of fine arts, he found a second home in Munich. He is inviting everyone with his art to break free from every day perception and attempt new levels of observation.
Since 2007 it is already possible to view the artwork of the painter, for example at the latest exhibition which is open until Mai 8th: »Albrecht Dürer revisited - Dürers Drucke und die Zeitgenossen« at the »Museum Otto Schäfer« in Schweinfurt. His artwork was awarded with many grants and promotions, like the »Kunstförderpreis« of the city of Schweinfurt. Robert Weissenbacher has also been Artist in Residence frequently.
Rebekka Bärthele comes from Bodensee and has been living in Würzburg since 2018. Beside her studies in geovisualization, she spends a lot of her free time drawing and making art, and is a regular at the weekly Abendakt in Würzburg. Since 2021 she organizes once a month "Drink and Draw"-events, since this year she gives drawing classes at Jugendkulturhaus Cairo and she already had some smaller and bigger drawing orders.
She also likes to deal with current issues of our time, especially feminism and intersectionality. Since this year she is a member of the studio community "Atelierklub" in the Posthalle Würzburg. After her current studies, she plans to further expand her skills with studies in design.
(c) Marina Breitschaft
Marina Breitschaft combines her studies in fine arts, art history and museum studies to bring a wide variety of different perspectives to her work as a freelance curator and performative artist.
She bundles her experience from numerous visitor research projects, her work in museum education and subcultural projects - as head of the art collective LeerRaumPioniere - into low-impact exhibitions.
One focus of her work is the networking of cultural practitioners and their arts in order to open exhibitions to a broader audience. To this end, she combines performative art, music and literature with visual art in her GERONIMO Rebellion Gallery. The gallery functions as a stage for performative stagings and shows artistic positions.
It becomes clear that for Marina Breitschaft art is not only the beautiful, but also the unpleasant. In her performative stagings, for example, she reads from her own notes and places them in literary works.
Tanja Riebel was studying at the University of Regensburg Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts and Aesthetic Education, History of Art in the Bachelor as in the Master as well. In this time she also spent an exchange semester abroad in France at » École Supérieure d'Art de Clermont Métropole«. During her master's studies she was part of building the group: »Polyton« and was also accepted into the Oswald Zitzelsberger Art and Culture Foundation. In 2019 Tanja Riebel was awarded the Art Prize.
Today, the painter also works as a lecturer at her former university and as a museum education officer in the gallery »Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg«. The painter thus inspires young people not only with her art, but also with her knowledge.
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