Glasgow based artist and WASPs tenant Winnie Herbstein has been selected as the recipient for this year’s Anna Löbner Glasgow/Düsseldorf Exchange 2018, which will take place this September and October.
Now in its 15th year, this exchange provides artists with the time, freedom and support to develop their practice in a new city. Supported by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt (Düsseldorf’s city council), artists chosen for this exchange receive living and working space in the Künstlerförderung at Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt, as well as travel, a stipend and a materials fee. Alongside this the exchange aims to offer artists the opportunities and facilities to expose themselves to a new arts scene, different practices and to make connections with new galleries and museums. The exchange culminates with an exhibition at Atelier Am Eck which sits in the heart of a thriving arts community in the Bilk district of the city.
Winnie hopes to use some of her time on the residency researching the Düsseldorf Gesolei Exhibition, where in 1926, Austria’s ‘first’ female architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky exhibited examples of her labour saving kitchen designs. Winnie’s own practice involves a body of research surrounding gendered labour and industries. Winne is additionally looking forward to the conversations and connections she can make. She says “I will relish meeting a new group of international artists to share ideas with, to bring their work back to Glasgow and to create partnerships that extend past the length of the residency… To be in Düsseldorf is of course a great attraction. A city with a long legacy of artistic education and production, alongside a diverse range of independent and state run galleries will provide an important opportunity for growth. I hope that through participation in the Wasps exchange, to create links with the wider visual art network in the city and to continue the conversation between Düsseldorf and Glasgow."
Artists who have participated in the exchange in past years have included: Ciara Phillips (printmaking and installation) Alexis Dirks (sculpture and installation), Danny Holcroft (sculpture and video) and Hardeep Pandhal (mixed media), Lauren Gault (sculpture), Calum Stirling (mixed media) and Sarah Forrest (mixed media).