~SERGEJ VUTUC … SOMETHING IN BETWEEN / DUREN
SERGEJ VUTUC – SKATEBOARDER PHOTOGRAPHS – OPENING THIS SUNDAY, DEC 4, 2011 – DUREN, GERMANY
SERGEJ VUTUC . . . ‘SOMETHING IN BETWEEN’ – OPENING SUNDAY DEC 4, 2011
the show runs Dec 4, 2011 – Feb 19, 2012
LEOPOLD-HOESCH-MUSEUM & PAPIERMUSEUM DUREN, GERMANY
he showed up for an amazing off-the-charts truly underground (!!) ELK GALLERY production, curated by JOCKO WEYLAND. titled: ‘SERGEJ VUTUC & LELE LIVE FROM USA’ – which happened, and that’s the super correct word, in gloriously gritty – ROCK-ROCK-ROCK ROCKAWAY !! NYC !! USA !! – SEPT 17, 2011.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. ROCKAWAY, NYC. NY. SEPT 17, 2011
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and holy skateboard !! – this looks to be some h-a-p-p-e-n-i-n-g show too !!
from a ROCKAWAY basement renegade pop-up . . . . to a 100 yr old museum – now that’s what I call: time travel !!
just check out the LEOPLOD-HOESCH-MUSEUM !! – where SERGEJ will be showing his work, this weekend.
just shut your eyes – and imagine that opening night !!
I’d trade all of Miami Basel – to be there. yes, I would.
from the museum website:
This imposing museum was inaugurated in 1905 in commemoration of Leopold Hoesch (1820-1899) a Duren industrialist. . . Situated in the North Eifel region, this industrial center soon expanded into a vibrant and diverse cultural metropolis, seeking from the very outset dialogue with contemporary artists. The collection amassed by Hoesch throughout his lifetime is generally thought to have been lost or destroyed in the conflagration of the Second World War . . . Together with the Paper Museum Duren, this traditional institution is committed to fostering the current cultural discourse.
and this is the companion site: PAPERMUSEUM DUREN !!
way way beautiful. fashion-forward, or what !!
from the website:
Located in direct proximity of the Leopold-Hoesch-Museum is the Paper Museum Duren. Its core mission is to document the historical development of paper production and processing, focusing specifically on the North Eifel industrial town as its traditional center.
The idea of founding such a museum was first mooted back in the early 1940s, but plans were curtailed by the continuing Second World War. . . . [the museum] was finally inaugurated in 1990.
I guess things went south pretty tragically – Germany in the 1940s !! esp for what appears to have been a great industrial center and prob the, or an, unspoken engine for the German war machine. Duren itself has an amazing and colorful history – going way way back.
according to WIKIPEDIA: Duren, Germany by 1900 was among Germany’s richest cities with 42 millionaires and 93 factories !! but its long long and storied European history goes all the way back to the CELTS, who called their settlement there: Durum or ‘castle’. They in turn were conquered by the Romans under JULIUS CAESAR !! when Durum became a supply route for the Romans, esp the Roman city of Cologne. It remained in Roman hands for about 400 yrs . . til the Franks came on the scene in the 5th century, and made Durum a royal palace . . . .
by the 1900s the city of Duren was located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II . . . and on Nov 16, 1944 (so, almost 70 years ago) Duren was completely destroyed by Allied air bombings.
funny how Germany has dominated the art scene, in one form or another – Gustav Klimt and Lily Renee for starters – NYC ca 2011 !! art and history – forever married, hand-in-hand. truly, the greatest romance . . . next to skateboarder photos !!
if you are into history, too: start, here: WIKIPEDIA/DUREN