hobbypopMUSEUM at Hotel Ufer

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Artist: hobbypopMUSEUM

Exhibition title: Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic

Curated by: Drop City

Venue: Hotel Ufer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Date: 2016

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Drop City

Drop City proudly presents a new permanent installation – and active hotel suite – by Düsseldorf and London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM, formed in 1998 by Sophie von Hellermann, Christian Jendreiko, Matthias Lahme, Dietmar Lutz, André Niebur and Marie-Céline Schäfer.

hobbypopMUSEUM believe strongly that in artistic collaboration lies something other than compromise, something uniquely valuable. As a group they have created compelling and monumental site-specific installations, blending painting with music, performance and film, architecture and text. hobbypopMUSEUM are instilling Hotel Ufer with a careful balance of their trademark collective artmaking; provoking with a careful balance of sincerity and antagonism, romantic optimism and painterly faux-naivety.

Abandoning the socio-political agenda typically associated with collective artmaking, hobbypopMUSEUM stake their identity on the theatrics of fantasised scenarios and the strong narrative trail or journey through their exhibitions and happenings as a long-term ‘fight for ideas’.

Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic is a shared resting-place on hobbypopMUSEUM’s journey, following on from gatherings in the likes of London, San Francisco, Mumbai, Newcastle and Antwerp. They travel, meet up, disperse and reconvene for exhibitions all over the world, leaving a thread of narrative behind.

hobbypopMUSEUM’s hometown of Düsseldorf is coloured by significant marks in art history, from the academy where Beuys once preached his message of “art-as-life-as-myth” to the city that nurtured the masters of postwar German painting: Polke and Richter. A generation later hobbypopMUSEUM are permitted to “play” with this legacy of divergent narratives, making magnificent, elusive paintings that are simultaneously self-aware and self-abnegating.

A night at the Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic is available in a limited edition of 20 nights.

Each reservation includes a uniquely constructed experience, object or artwork, and costs €500 incl. breakfast and all taxes.

A regular night, aside of this edition, is also able to be booked at competitive rates directly through Hotel Ufer.

The installation can also be visited freely by appointment with Drop City.

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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
Permanent installation, mixed materials

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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
Permanent installation, mixed materials

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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
Permanent installation, mixed materials

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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
Permanent installation, mixed materials

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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
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hobbypopMUSEUM, Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic, 2016
Permanent installation, mixed materials

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