Welcome to our blog! Here we offer insights into our current and past exhibitions, sometimes with an outside perspective, reveal the background to the individual themes and occasionally introduce the creative minds behind our programme.

THE STATE OF THINGS? The thematic islands

A studio and an event area with a café and reading corner form the heart of the tour. Thematic islands surround this central hub, addressing the topics of Consumerism / Recycling, Peace, Blooming Landscapes?, Diversity / Education, and Draiflessen / Sustainable Exhibition Practices.

The cycle of things

This essay, written by Florian Andrews and Laura Sommer, was first published in the magazine accompanying the exhibition THE FINAL BID.

Interview with the artist Michael Pinsky

The curators Birte Hinrichsen and Nicole Roth, sat down with artist Michael Pinsky for an interview to talk about his work, his inspiration and the current exhibition THE FINAL BID.

What is a chair?

Each of us has our own thoughts on what exactly constitutes a chair. And your ideas probably coincide largely with mine. If we disagree, we can always consult the Cambridge Dictionary. It describes a chair as “a seat for one person that has a back, usually four legs, and sometimes two arms.”

Michael Pinsky, The Final Bid to Save the Planet

For the new special exhibition THE FINAL BID, Claudia Mauer from ALETHEA & ART MAGAZINE met with artist Michael Pinsky for an interview.

The Archive Collection

This interview was published in our OPEN UP! THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION and describes the cooperation between C&A and our colleagues from the archive and collection of the Draiflessen Collection.

THE ART OF REPLICATION at Draiflessen Collection

George Pavlopoulos attended the opening of our special exhibition THE ART OF REPLCATION and wrote this blog post about it. He writes regularly on his travel blog, Letters to Barbara.

Abiturrituale im Wandel der Zeit

Das Abitur markiert nicht nur den Abschluss der höheren Schullaufbahn, sondern auch den Eintritt in das Erwachsenenleben. Das Erlangen der Hochschulreife wurde von den Abiturienten deshalb bereits im 18. Jahrhundert besonders gefeiert. Ritualisierte und an studentischen Bräuchen orientierte Festveranstaltungen wie der Kommers genannte Umtrunk und das Singen von Studentenliedern gehörten bis in die 1960er-Jahre fest zum Ablauf von Abiturfeiern an vielen Gymnasien in Deutschland.