Hidden behind the back of the a&o hostel building close to the central station, you’ll find the a&o Kunsthalle. One year after opening, Tanja Heuchele and Julien Rathje share some insights into the beginning, the space’s current structure, and their future ambitions.
“Mahmoud and I are opposites; he is an artist, I am a doctor, he is a Muslim, I am an atheist, he is a refugee, I am not. We are friends beyond our categories, because of something much deeper.”
Combining a delicate precision of realism with abstract colour layers, Leipzig painter Isabelle Dutoit forges fantastical realms where dreams and actuality converge. Through superimposing the real with the uncanny, Isabelle shatters the illusion of the image. The familiar regresses into the unknown…
“The paintings of Franziska Güttler are a rare opportunity to get released from reality and enter a world of fantastical freedom.”
In 2019, the Netherlands honors its national treasure Rembrandt, 350 years after his death. What makes his art so great?
Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman glow as they talk about their love child, Loving Vincent.