Located in the northeastern part of the Ruhr region is Germany’s most densely populated area: the Recklinghausen district, aka the Vest.
The artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK declares this zone – for years in a state of upheaval – the Archipel in√est (Archipelago in Vest).
The conventions of urban planning and economic development are flooded. Experimental islands come into being and are reclaimed by the invited artists. Utopian projects, crude assertions, and improbable experiments emerge, bringing forth images that take on a life of their own in the public eye and invigorate the citizenry to demand real change.
KUNSTrePUBLIK (Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs)
Contributors: Andrea Fumagalli, Cynthia Browne, Achim Prossek
Artists: Murray Kruger, Gernot Wieland & Carla Åhlander, Erik Göngrich, Nadin Reschke, KUNSTrePUBLIK, Die Türen, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Red Park & Random People, Maíra das Neves & Pedro Victor Brandão, Refunc, KULTURMASSNAHMEN, Eulàlia Rovira & Adrian Schindler, Tita Salina & Irwan Ahmett, Aram Bartholl, REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT, David Rauer, Chris Meighan, Alex Head & Miodrag Kuč
Dmitri Heerdegen, Susanne Schröder
Marguerite Arnold, Jürgen Einhoff, Alex Head, Annie Heringer, Sandra Hülsmann, Holger Hutt, Erik Smith, Oliver Walker
Softcover book, 272 pages, 20 x 26,5 cm