Welcome to the flying artist’s room!
In the 2022/2023 school year, the flying artist’s room is being represented for the first time by six mobile art studios on six school playgrounds in rural Hessen. While Einhard School in Seligenstadt, Lüdertal School in Großenlüder and Emsbachtal School in Niederbrechen started hosting a flying artist’s room in the 2021/2022 school year, they are being joined by a further three locations during the 2022/2023 school year: Schlüchtern Municipal School, Adolf Reichwein School in Pohlheim and Middle Point School Gadernheim.
There are now six artists-in-residence: since the summer of 2021 Christina Wildgrube has been living and working at Einhard School in Seligenstadt, while Eva Funk also took up residence in the flying artist’s room on the playground of Lüdertal School, a combined vocational and general secondary school in the district of Fulda in the 2021/2022 school year. At the start of the new school year Hassan Sheidaei has moved into the flying artist’s room at Emsbachtal School, replacing filmmaker Claudia Sárkány. The other newcomers are the artistic duo g.a.d.o. at Schlüchtern Municipal School, artist Szu-Ying Hsu, known as Ida, at Adolf Reichwein School in Pohlheim, and the artist Fabian Knöbl at Middle Point School Gadernheim.
For three days a week the artists open up their studio to students and teachers at their school, turning the flying artist’s rooms into a platform and playground for the whole school community to try their hand at aesthetic approaches to curriculum content, experiment with them, come up with their own ideas and also do projects of their own in an open studio situation.
“It was important for the Crespo Foundation to create a space conceived entirely with the artist in mind: a space for his or her own artistic evolution and in which to develop and try out new concepts of cultural education in schools.”
Prof. Christiane Riedel, Chair of the Crespo Foundation
Christina Wildgrube has been living and working in the flying artist’s room on the Einhard School playground since the 2021/22 school year.
Eva Funk has been occupying the flying artist’s room as artist-in-residence at Lüdertal School since the summer of 2021.
Video artist Hassan Sheidaei moved into the flying artist’s room at Emsbachtal School at the start of the 2022/2023 school year.
Fabian Knöbl is the flying artist at Middle Point School Gadernheim.
Ida Hsu is the artist-in-residence at Adolf Reichwein School in Pohlheim.
Lena Skrabs and Paloma Sanchez-Palencia from the artistic duo g.a.d.o. have moved in to their flying
News from the blog from Emsbachtal School and Claudia Sárkány
News from the blog from Lüdertal School and Eva Funk
News from the blog from Einhard School in Seligenstadt and Christina Wildgrube