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August 11, 2014

Project Unexpected


Stay, be inspired and create. With Project Unexpected Volkshotel invites international artists to stay and work in Volkshotel from 14.08 till 31.08. The artists are encouraged to create work that is inspired by the building and the encounters that take place. The result: an experimental exhibition with an unknown outcome.

Travellers, locals and visitors gather in Volkshotel to work, eat, drink, dance and enjoy art and culture. Project Unexpected aims to broaden Volkshotel’s function as a meeting place by creating a platform for new talent. By asking artists to work on location, their work in progress is seen by a more unexpected audience. Volkshotel will trigger an experiment whilst also investing in creating new artwork.

Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell - '(FUTILE) FACILITY', performance, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 2012, photo: Emma Campbell

Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell – ‘(FUTILE) FACILITY’, performance, Ulster Museum, Belfast, 2012, photo: Emma Campbell

Carte Blanche

In collaboration with curator Alexandra Landrè, Volkshotel invites three artists: Jana Babincova (Prague, CZ), Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell (Belfast, IR) and Marcel Hiller (Cologne, DE). During two weeks, they will be provided with food, accommodation,  workspace and required materials. The only request is to let the building and the meetings inspire them, beyond that it’s carte blanche.

jana babincova

Jana Babincova – ‘An Aching To Be Free’, installation view, mixed media, Emil Filla Gallery, Usti and Labem, CZ, 2014, photo: Jana Babincova

New makers

With Project Unexpected, Volkshotel wants to connect locals with internationals to build a network of new makers and performers. The ambition is to create a recurring project that invites artists with different backgrounds such as writing, photography or music. The project finishes with an exhibition of which the outcome will remain a surprise. The exhibition opens on 29th August and will be open to the general public for a week. Entrance is free.

Marcel Hiller.2014.

Marcel Hiller – ‘Im Schatten der Nacht staucht die Stufe den Fuß in meinem Le Coq Sportif’, 2014, installation view, mixed media Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, DE, 2014, photo: Ben Hermanni

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