|Art on Fehmarn in the 70s and 80s
From July 29th til September 1st, 2001 the exhibition
'Art on Fehmarn in the 70s and 80s' will be organized by IFK in the rooms
of the gallery 'Sonnenhof' in Vadersdorf/Fehmarn.
Fehmarn, a German island in the Baltic, has attracted many artists since Ernst Kirchner went there
several times in the early 20th century.
In the 70ies and 80ies four artists have been working there, who had regular
meetings and also organized common projects. Fritz Vahle
from Darmstadt used to stay during the summer months in his house at Westermarkelsdorf
on Fehmarn. Klaus Boennighausen from Cologne spent
most of his holidays in the house of his wife's brother at Albertsdorf on
this island. Bernd Rose was teaching art at the
High School in Burg on Fehmarn and working as an artist in his home at Vitzdorf.
Also his wife, Heide Rose-Segebrecht, engaged herself
in artistic work at this place, which is rather close to Staberdorf where
once Kirchner used to stay.
A meeting point of all of them was the house of Heinz and Ellen Kimmerle
at Albertsdorf. Their daughter, Friederike
Kimmerle who started her work as an artist at that time, has been influenced
by this group of artists.
Fritz Vahle has died ten years ago, and the exhibition is im memory of this
date. His son, Fredrik Vahle and Christiane Klein who is running the Gallery
Atelierhaus Vahle at Darmstadt will help to organize the exhibition.
Klaus Boennighausen has died in 1998, and his wife, Hannelore Boennighausen, will
support the exhibition, too.
Bernd Rose is presently teaching at a High
School at Luebeck. He and his wife are working at that place as artists, and
they are also willing to cooperate with the organisers.
So far response has been very good,
apparentely there is a rather large group of islanders and, of course, many
summer vacationers interested in the history of art on Fehmarn.
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