Emmy Horstkamp and Dr. Holger Kern started munichartists.com in 2013 and grew the art brand to meet Munich based artists and experiment with what works in Munich when it comes to art.
Munich Artists was not an art group in a traditional German way. It was not an association nor did it make promises to the artists who decide to join the Munich based art collaborations and events.
In the beginning, the website showcased artwork in a weekly online gallery and on the Munich Artists Facebook page. The photo gallery was open to all Munich Artists but after a few months, we realised that we needed to hunt down the artists in their studios and share their work.
In 2014, Munich Artists started exhibiting artwork offline through the Friday Gallery exhibition space located at Frauenstrasse 18. The first offline organised event outside of the gallery was held at Stroke 2014 showcasing artwork by Brigitte Pruchnow, Michaela Wuehr, Jenny Schminke, Emmy Horstkamp and Konstantin Ruechardt.
After the Stroke Art Fair, Munich Artists exhibited artwork at the Friday Gallery by various Munich Artists and international artists focused on street art, installations and Art Jewellery. The goal of the exhibitions was to give talented artists an opportunity to showcase their work and have their first solo show.
In 2016, Munich Artists changed focus to installations and presented them at the Friday gallery and at the MA window at Odeonsplatz.
The first Munich Artists creative event was an art installation for a gallery in Neuhausen run by Gabriele Rothweiler. In the installation, a group of Munich artists created an installation destroying old artwork to create a new art piece which correlated with what was happening in the gallery space. (the gallery was being renovated).
Several other group projects included Munich Stories, Munich Artists Playing Cards, Munich Artists Masks, Munich Artists Say Hello and a sketchbook for the Sketchbook library in Brooklyn.
When the Munich based artists are not creating their own artwork or creating collaborative projects with Munich Artists, we sometimes are able to get them to teach Munich Artists workshops or complete a Munich Artists challenge. If you want to see the full list of finished challenges and projects, you can check out our projects page.
Munich Artists worked hard to find talented artists and sometimes critiqued art. Munich Artists from its inception did not represent artists full time but focused on creativity and building a creative nurturing environment for artists to share their talents.
Although Munich Artists is no longer located downtown, Munich Artists is still lurking on the internet. If you would like to reach Munich Artists you can email Storey Tarris at firstname.lastname@example.org.