Kunst zum Ankommen
July 8, 2017
By Sandra Dambacher-Schopf
Ludwigsburg - In the "Yourope" project, the Labyrinth School of Art and the City paint, blow and spray refugees and Germans with visitors from their partner cities.
Hossein from Afghanistan and Maygn from Syria proudly show their pictures to dress. On the right, Klara, a student of the Czech School of Art, shows her self-portrait. Photo: factum / Granville Everywhere in the city the young people have turned to the search for motifs for their art - and by the way Ludwigsburg explored. Foto: factum / Granville The Egmont Pflanzer is helping to assemble the large gate for the catwalk, on which the works will be presented later. Photo: factum / Granville3 View images
Ludwigsburg - I painted in Afghanistan as well, "says Hossein. But there was no one paying much attention to his pictures as in the international art camp. For almost a year the 14-year-old is in Germany. He escaped with his brother and his sister. Maygn has also had a hard time. The girl comes from Syria and is only here for three months. In the Karlskaserne both are laughing again. They work on pictures you can wear, made of special Japanese paper. "The task is to show one piece to the other," says the artist Lada Poulova from the Czech Republic, who is responsible for this workshop. Hussein shows a figure which on the one hand bears many healthy hearts and on the other many broken ones.
Artistic search for yourself
For five days, 33 young people between 14 and 16 years of age make an artistic search for themselves. Students of the Justinus Kerner School from the preparatory class for young refugees work with children from art schools of the Ludwigs partner cities Novy Jicin (Czech Republic) and Caerphilly (Wales ). The communication succeeds quite well in English.
The goal is to put on a show where the works are presented. For this, a group is spraying a mobile wall for the catwalk with the word "YOUROPE" - the project is named "Young Art Across Borders". The project of the Kunstschule Labyrinth and the city of Ludwigsburg is supported by the European Union and the Mann- und Hummel Foundation. It is about developing understanding for each other, says project leader Ulrike Ehrenberg. The plan seems to be going. "We have become friends," says Hossein.
Marketing about your own blog
The preparations for the graduation are on high tours. The media group ensures marketing. On a blog, they show the world how the project evolves a bit every day. Under the leadership of media artist Tracey Moberly from the partner city of Caerphilly in Wales, they take pictures with tablets for one day, for example, white elements or blue ones. The national flags of the twelve participating nations are to emerge from the individual parts. The Ludwigsburger coat of arms is also compiled from a photo series.
In a third group loudly the saws. From scrap is upcycling art. "It is also the case in Europe to make new things and grow together from the past," says Egmont Pflanzer, the artist and workshopper. Inspired by the European flag, the young people want to have stars at a great gate.
Celestial bodies that show their own personality
Also in this heavenly body they should show their own personality - and with the other stars, then, on the arch, reflect the diversity of the EU. The idea for the project came from the art school and the city. An exchange between artists in the partner cities had existed for some time. And since they also work a lot with children, the idea was to start a project with boys and girls. This Friday with the runway show the successful conclusion.