If you've noticed from my spotty tweets and instagrams this past week (don't you get alerted with my every word?), I've started this year with a trip to the Deutschland! My day job sent me to a big home show in Frankfurt and yes it's a pretty cool job.
I'm still going through my dozens of pictures of "ooh look a pretty building!" so prepare yourself for that buffet of self-important goodness that will soon be thrust upon you. Until then, snack on this field trip I took one day to the Portikus contemporary art exhibition hall.
It sits on a tiny island in the middle of the Main River and you can only access it by walking to the middle of a bridge because sure it does this is contemporary art for chrissakes.
The space is what's left (not surprisingly, the portico) of the public library which was built in 1825 but destroyed during WWII. It's rull cute. Slightly less cute is that I slipped on the wet sidewalk about two seconds after taking that picture on the right. Thank German Geezus that no one knows the Madame over there and my cool celebrity status was safe.
Just kidding, it feels exactly the same kind of embarrassing when I fall in the States too.
Which is pretty often.
I kinda stumbled (hoHO pun accident) across this little gem and thought is was really fantastic. Just one single room and a lofted upstairs and secret attic space. Being free certainly didn't hurt its appeal, either.
|Made sliiightly brighter because that's how it made me feel to look at them.|
They are currently featuring the work of German artist Amelie von Wulffen whose work I thoroughly enjoyed on account of the grey, rainy day. See better pictures than mine here. The two in my picture above were my favorite but I did the work of Googling some extras for you. You're welcome.
All very large and loverly but I'm just really feeling the pank right now. All the bright colors warmed my heart and helped my aching feet for a few minutes.
I also randomly found some of her photography in an interview here at Spike Art that I thought you might enjoy too. Because I'm lucky in that I randomly find a building I like that features paintings I like by an artist who also takes interior photographs I like. Me and coincidence are tight like that. Especially when I travel.
I'm going bananas for that purple and orange/red in the last photo. I guess I just really need some color in my life right now. Germany is very.... grey. As is every place in January. I'm gonna ride this rainbow straight to April! Or next week until I start posting all black. (Again.)
I guess the moral of the story is: fun times are had by all when you throw away the guidebook and wander around a city (or the internet) and let destiny do its dirtiest work for you. I mean 'dirtiest' in the good way, of course.
Hope you all and your pipes managed to stay warm this last week! More trip news coming in a few days.