Space for creativity
The artists created their works on site in the Petershalle, which Hakle has used as a warehouse since the 1980s. The studio phase was sponsored by Hakle with a work honorarium. Curator Paul Andreas, an art historian and architecture and design journalist from Düsseldorf, explains: “As the majority of the artists are self-employed, those working in art and culture have been particularly hard hit by the Corona crisis in terms of work and exhibition restrictions.
We therefore wanted to support them financially – at a time when little was being done for them. But it was also about seeing what creative potential there is in what is actually a banal everyday product that only suddenly became very valuable to all of us during the Corona crisis.”
Visit the exhibition on site or digitally
The exhibition was opened to the public on August 21 and 22, 2021, between 12 and 6 pm. The number of visitors able to visit the hall at the same time was limited. A complete, proven vaccination, a negative test result, or a provable Covid19 infection at most six months ago and recovered were required. Appropriate testing facilities were available on site. Mask requirements and distance regulations applied. A virtual visit to the exhibition – with 3D and detailed images – was and is still possible at the following link.
However, individual works shown in the exhibition – due to the long corona break and natural processes – have undergone striking changes that are not yet visible in the 3D presentation.