Su / 12.09.21 / 15
«Helga Weihs. Rebuild Darmstadt»
Mit Helga Weihs

In conversation with Kunsthallen director León Krempel, the artist Helga Weihs explains her approach and interests in working with building materials and why wood is gold for her. She will also refer to her related works ‹HK-I-2003-9› (2003) and ‹7 Walls› (2005), which, like ‹Rebuild›, were rebuilt at different locations.

We will broadcast the event live on our YouTube channel.

Please note that the regular Sunday tour of the exhibition ‹Facing Britain› will take place at 3 pm at the same time as the event. Participants in the tour and the artist talk are recommended to arrive at the Kunsthalle by 2:45 pm at the latest.

Helga Weihs (* 1952 in Schwalefeld / Waldeck) studied graphic design at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences from 1980, after completing her training as a cartridge and pattern maker in Wuppertal in the 1960s. While still studying graphic design, she began studying fine art in Cologne with Pravoslav Sovak in 1983 and, from 1985, studied photography and film in Dortmund with Claudia von Alemann, both of which she graduated from in 1989. 1996-1998 she spent abroad in Shenzhen, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Bethlehem and from 2007 Kanazawa, Kyoto and Budapest. Helga Weihs lives and works in Cologne.

Helga Weihs, Rebuild Darmstadt 2021
© Helga Weihs

Helga Weihs, Rebuild Darmstadt, 2021
© Helga Weihs, Foto: Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Sylvia Heidt, 2021