September 1972. The Munich Olympics. Friedhelm Speck, in his main job Police inspector in a small town near Cologne, Germany, is on location. His job there, while being released from duty for one year: Being in a leading position at the security service in the Olympic Village. Today a very popular residential area, the Village was built from scratch. Like the whole Olympic Park. Still … Continue reading Munich 1972: Friedhelm Speck about working in the Olympic Village – and about Sports and Terror at the Olympics.
His latest big pumpkin comes in at 337,5 kilogramms. Too heavy to be lifted without a chain block. In Johannes Offermann’s garden in the city of Cologne everything is a little taller, bigger or heavier. From tomatoes, to kohlrabies, to chili. All that requires a lot of time (constantly checking the needs of the plants), water (sometimes more than 300 liters) and less fertilizer. Too … Continue reading Big Pumpkins from an urban Garden: Johannes Offermann cultivates record-breaking Vegetable
The location is unusual. Two Galleries from Düsseldorf (Part2Gallery) and Münster brought their artists to a rather special place. An empty car park at Cologne/Bonn Airport. While the airport is working at low speed in times of Covid-19, the idea to present art there, was very welcome. The idea: People can look at the artwork from out of their car – via a circular course … Continue reading Drive-Through Exhibition: Two Galleries and Cologne/Bonn Airport present Art at an empty Car Park