Münchens größtes Kunstfestival

Bronze sculpture "Whirl" will be presented at ARTMUC

Munich's biggest art festival is back!

For me, the ARTMUC is the next highlight of this year. From Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th, 2022, Munich's largest art festival will open the 2022 art season on the Praterinsel. More than 75 artists and 25 galleries from all over Europe present young art that you can afford.
From Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th, 2022, Munich's largest art festival will open the 2022 art season on the Praterinsel. More than 75 artists and 25 galleries from all over Europe present young art that you can afford.

My stand will be near the entrance. I'm looking forward to this weekend, to the stimulating atmosphere at ARTMUC, to many new and familiar faces and to stimulating discussions. And of course I look forward to showing you my sculptures !

When?
Fri. 13.05.22 / 11 a.m. – 8 p.m
Sat 14.05.22 / 11 a.m. – 8 p.m
Sun. 15.05.22 / 12 p.m. – 6 p.m

Where?
Praterinsel 3-5 / 80538 Munich
www.artmuc.info

Affordable Art Fair Brussels

The artist and two of her sculptures at Affordable Art Fair Brussels

Affordable Art Fair Brussels March 23-27 was wonderful. Brussels alone is worth a trip: the city center with its many buildings from the 18th century, the skyscrapers made of steel and glass, muslim shopping streets, beautiful parks and of course the many different people. The Tour and Taxis area where the fair takes place impresses with its buildings from the beginning of the 20th century. The city is so diverse that I would have loved to stay longer.

And then the art fair! It is always impressive to see how diverse art can be. How many ideas people have! Art has been made for thousands of years and new and unique things are still being created. A wonderland to marvel at. The Affordable Art Fair Brussels was well attended and I got to talk to many people. It was great fun to speak French again. I'd rather not know how many mistakes I made. Fortunately, the people I spoke to were good-natured and patient. It is difficult to describe the material and the creation of my sculptures in a foreign language. We laughed a lot together.

See you next year, Affordable Art Fair Brussels, I'll be back!

ARTe Wiesbaden

Skulpturen auf der ARTe Wiesbaden
ARTe Wiesbaden 2021

Today I wallowed in memories of the ARTe Wiesbaden art fair. It were intense days with many interesting encounters and conversations. Despite the large number of visitors, there was always enough space in the large hall of the RheinMain CongressCenter to keep the necessary distance. I am already looking forward to the ARTe Wiesbaden next year. I'm looking forward to the atmosphere at the fair, to the great variety of works of art and artists. I look forward to showing my work. Most of all, I'm looking forward to meeting old friends and continuing on the conversations from last year.

In the large hall my sculptures were shown to their best advantage. This Youtube video shows them better than many photos: Sculpture stand at ARTe Wiesbaden 2021

Art salon in Constance

Wiebke Bader, „Bewegt“, Messing, 80/65/56 cm

Der ARTe Kunstsalon in Konstanz war großartig. Das Bodenseeforum bot gleichzeitig einen herrlichen Blick auf den Bodensee und den Genuss der Kunstausstellung. Meine beiden Skulpturen In Harmony and Moving hatten einen schönen Platz vor der großen Fensterfront. Der weite Raum ließ sie wunderbar zur Geltung kommen. Während sich draußen Sonne und Regen abwechselten, wirkten die Figuren im unterschiedlichen Licht immer wieder anders. Ich habe unzählige Fotos davon gemacht. Es war auch für mich faszinierend, sie in diesem großen Raum zu erleben.

My new sculpture Moving made its debut at the ARTe art salon in Konstanz. I was always happy to see it in this light and in this place. I am very curious to see where it will finally find its place.

Wiebke Bader, „Im Einklang“, 114/54/58 cm
Wiebke Bader, „Kreisend“ und „Freund I und II“

Above all, the conversations with visitors and colleagues at the ARTe art salon in Constance were a great enrichment for me. And so I am now full of anticipation for the next exhibition: At the ARTe Wiesbaden my sculptures can be seen again from September 10th to 12th, 2021. my sculptures vom 10. bis 12. September 2021 wieder zu sehen sein.

I received a scholarship

Für die Weiterentwicklung dieser Skulptur habe ich ein Stipendium erhalten.

I received a scholarship! The Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg hat mir zur Förderung meines künstlerischen Vorhabens ein Stipendium bewilligt. Was für eine schöne Bestätigung meiner Arbeit. Ich habe mich riesig gefreut.

What does art have to do with research? The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts puts it in a nutshell on its website: Kreativität ist die wichtigste Ressource des Hochtechnologielandes Baden-Württemberg.

What is my project?

Based on the existing model of the sculpture Life I would like to develop a series of sculptures that build up on one another. All sculptures will be about one meter high and will have a similar direction of movement.

With each new development step, the slender loops of the sculpture Life become fuller and eventually merge into a monolithic block. Each of the sculptures is clearly based on its predecessor, but has its very own charisma that can be associated with different phases of life:

The play of children, the swing of youth, the abundance of young adult life, the responsibility in mid-life, the calm of old age.

The grant from the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg enables me to concentrate on this series of sculptures over the next few months. I see that as a great gift and it makes me very happy.

Preparation for ARTe Konstanz

Vorbereitung für die ARTe Konstanz

The days go by faster and faster and I am very busy preparing for ARTe Constanze.

Not all my sculptures can go on the journey with me. However, it is very difficult for me to make a selection, because every sculpture has its charm and wants to be seen. In the studio, I marked the size of the exhibition space on the floor. Here the sculptures wander around on their pedestals. Sometimes the will stand up front, then in the back, sometimes in the middle, then on the edge. I order new material for the bases almost every day, because the right size is always missing.

During this preparation for the ARTe Konstanz, an interplay of the works is slowly emerging, a small community in which each sculpture can come into its own. The sculptures stand there like divas and want to show their best side. I am happy to help them and am delighted by their glow.