The first Munich artists Installation was a success and it was great to see Munich artists collaborating for the pure joy of being creative.

Several of the artists who participated in the Munich Artists Installation brought more than one piece of art. Ines Seidel, who creates mixed media pieces, brought pages where she had cut out circles, boxes she’d made from books and a few mono prints.

Hazel Ang, who enjoys creating with oil on paper, brought three pieces of art which were political in nature. Hazel is a news junkie but she isn’t a political artist. The three canvases expressed her feelings but were tucked away in her closet where they took up valuable space.

For Hazel, taking her art pieces and using them to create a new art piece on Friday was Cathartic-A final release of the feelings trapped within the original art pieces. Although many of the artists found it exciting, energising and even cathartic to deconstruct, some artists were experiencing deconstruction for the first time and finding changing their perspective about their work challenging.

As we ripped and cut and glued canvas from various art pieces, one artist walked over with her canvas where she had created a small hole.   She was inspired to make the hole while watching us but when we talked with her about taking the canvas off the frame her eyes grew big.  She wasn’t ready to deconstruct her art piece and we didn’t push her.  This artist had taken the first step in releasing the reverence placed on a finished piece of art by altering the work she has laboured so hard to create. By the end of the evening she had made several more holes and her work was added to the window installation which is on display in Neuhausen for the next 8 weeks.

If you would like to see the installation, it is at the arthaus Neuhausen. http://www.arthaus-neuhausen.de/

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Written by Emmy Horstkamp

Hi, my name is Emmy and I live in Munich, Germany. If you want to know about art me visit my art page www.emmyhorstkamp.com or visit me in Munich, Germany