Days A Week 2000 : ART-GAINS (Kunstgewinn) : Static Gallery.
Artist : Jürgen Bahrs, Isabella Devinast, Frieda Funke, Andreas Hagedorn, Georg Reck, Daniel Röricht, Thomas Schäkel, Christiane G Schmidt, Julia Schneider, Bernd Straub-Molitor, Tine Wille
ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE MAKES ART GAINS AT STATIC BY DONALD VAN TRIPP
Friday 6 October will see the opening of an exhibition called Art-Gains at Liverpool's Static gallery. The exhibition will present the work of 11 artists who share and manage together an exhibition space in Cologne (pictured above). Entitled Kunstgewinn, it started in 1997 when 10 artists decided to create a space where they could exhibit, experiment, perform and sell art, of their own and of others. Kunstgewinn translated means Art-Gains. The name expresses the ambiguity of the artist who rega Js art as part of personal growth, and at the same time wants to make a profit with it.
Art-Gains - Static Gallery, Liverpool, 2000 (Gallerist Paul Sullivan)
Kunstgewinn currently consists of 11 members: Julia Schneider, Jurgen Bahrs, Christiane G Schmidt, Isabella Devinast, Frieda Funke, Bernd Straub-Molitor, Andreas Hagedorn, Thomas Schakel, Tine Wille, George Reck and Daniel R6hricht. They finance exhibitions, invitations, mailings and openings through a monthly fee and help from sponsors, who in return are rewarded with multiples. As a group they do not see themsejves in competition with conventional galleries, rather they locate themselves between the studio and the gallery. They want to give art and artists a space in which to experiment. As well as creating artworks, they also operate professionally in areas such as photography, the film industry, illustration, graphic design, consultancy services to business to improve communication and team skills, teaching, marketing and advertising. Some of these activities are run from Kunstgewinn where office space is available and dark room facilities have been established.
ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE MAKES ART GAINS AT STATIC BY DONALD VAN TRIP
connection with Liverpool began in 1998 through their involvement
in the first Eight Days A Week, when they invited Liverpool based
artist Julian Gillespie to exhibit at their venue. As a result of