And what does art do?

Scenes from Osnabrück and Greifswald art studios in showcase

Galleries, museums and exhibition rooms are closed, cultural life is idle. These real limitations for artists require new forms of gathering and artistic presentation.

Ted Behrens, Wilfried Bohne, Astrid Brünner, Christine Hoffmann, Birgit Kannengießer, Werner Kavermann, Karen Kunkel, Maria Müller, Eva Preckwinkel, Maria Quinius, Marcus Schramm, Pauline Stopp, Marion Tischler and Iris Vitzthum.

With this in mind, 14 visual artists from Greifswald and Osnabrück chose digital forms of communication in order to develop a joint, high-profile project - a kind of crisis report that enables insights into artistic positions and processes. Under the title “artist @ homeoffice” they show their moods and working methods with the restrictions in cultural life.

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Since 2017, the art associations TOP.OS eV from Osnabrück and art-cube eV from Greifswald have been developing joint art projects and since then have also represented the twinning of the two Hanseatic cities. Due to the pandemic, cooperations planned for 2020 had to be canceled. So that, after the extensive restrictions in the cultural sector, a joint work can still be implemented and made accessible to the public, the actors designed a concept for a joint video presentation that will be presented in both cities during the lockdown.

Funded by

City of Greifswald