Woodcuts in a modern and political form: Artist Natalia Wehler shows absurdities and the fast pace of the world

Zooming in on various topics and then stopping. Taking snapshots of the current world and its fast speed and absurdities. That’s what Cologne artist Natalia Wehler does with art. And in a special way: She produces large and heavy woodcuts to print photos and screenshots on japanese paper. The masters and the final prints become art. Oftentimes as fast as newscasts and very political – … Continue reading Woodcuts in a modern and political form: Artist Natalia Wehler shows absurdities and the fast pace of the world

Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

Early morning at a Cologne tramway stop. A group of students gathers to put final touches to some billboards – all selfmade as student Moritz states. He is one of the secondary school’s students taking part in this day’s Fridays for Future-protests. A global initiative of young people protesting against less action against climate change. “It’s our generation that is affected,” says senior student Moritz. … Continue reading Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

For German artist Georg Gartz it was a creative trip. Two months he spent in Moroccan town Marrakech, working and connecting with local artists. “I’ve rented a place in a Riad in the Medina, the ancient parts of the city,” Gartz says. And he got in touch with artist Moulay Youssef Elkahfai. He, well-known in the Moroccan art scene, and Gartz connected over art. Not … Continue reading Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz