Museums meets the city 2021/22

As part of the RuhrKunstUrban project of the RuhrKunstMuseen, the Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl has cooperated on two projects with the Willy-Brandt-Gesamtschule and the Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Hagenbusch. In the process of the project, the students first got to know the museum and its tasks and explored the art in public space. Who works in a museum and what is done there? What can art be? Why is it sometimes in public spaces?

In the Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Hagenbusch, classes 8D and 8E had several weeks to try out different street art techniques. It was crocheted, knitted, folded and glued. After several site visits, a location in the public space was chosen for each class. Sketches of the project plans were created. In addition, light graffiti and even real graffiti could be tried out on the Hagenbusch garage wall. The 8D received support from a graffiti artist. At the end, the classes each created their own artistic project in public space:

Class 8D has chosen the area of ​​the parking lot at the school, more precisely the transition between the thresholds. According to the students, the cars often drive too fast there despite the thresholds. For their safety when crossing the street, the class has now created a colorful, artistic transition. The students were highly motivated for the artistic work. With the help of stencils and a few free-hand designs, a transition was created that has become an eye-catcher! If only to look at the motifs, drivers will probably have to drive more slowly in the future.

Class 8E has chosen a roundabout in the direction of the hill houses and has decided to beautify this abandoned place in order to create a quality of stay there again. For this purpose, the weeds were plucked in a few hours of work and all stones of the border were cleaned. Even the high-pressure cleaner was in use! The stones have all been given a coat of primer and were designed by the students with different colors and patterns in such a way that the place invites you to linger. Here, too, current events in the world were not ignored. The flags of Russia and Ukraine can be seen on a stone, in the middle is written: Peace!

The Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl is delighted about the successful projects! RuhrKunstUrban is now entering the second round in Marl. The museum is now cooperating with the Martin-Buber-Schule Marl for further art projects in public space and is pleased that the Jugend- und Kulturzentrum Hagenbusch is again on board as a cooperation partner!