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Artwork brings color to Kiel dormitory

A work of art has been completed at the Bremerstraße dormitory of the Studentenwerk SH in Kiel. The colorful murals show everyday objects that are important to Generation Z.

On the initiative and under the project management of Lasse Steinhagen, a resident of the student dormitory, the paintings were created on the back of the building. The starting point for his initiative was the desire to give the dormitory a fresh look. He was able to win over visual artist Jihae An as the artistic director of the project. In her work, she is increasingly concerned with Generation Z.

Together with the dormitory council and the residents, the idea was born to display on the walls objects that have a special meaning for them in everyday life. To implement the project, Jihae An worked with the artist Ying-Chih Chen and the two students from the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts, Ole Goldt and Lasse Müller. The motifs were created based on suggestions from the students living in the dormitory. They later voted on the pictures, so that now, among other things, a houseplant, a bulletin board or a sofa embellish the walls.

Susann Schrader, managing director, says of the project, "I'm thrilled that we now have a work of art in Bremerstraße that is based on ideas from our students and gives a little insight into their everyday lives. We were happy to make the space available for such a project."

The project was funded with 10,000 euros from the Advisory Board for Art in Public Spaces of the City of Kiel. Interested parties can access the rear of the building via the driveway next to Bremerstraße 40 and view the paintings here.

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Eine junge Frau lehnt an einer Wand, auf der ein Sofa, ein Tisch mit Lampe und ein Auto zu sehen sind.
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Artistic director Jihae An in front of one of the created motifs.
Auf einer Hauswand zeigt eine Malerei ein Sofa, ein Auto und weitere Gegenstände.
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The dormitory is decorated with motifs chosen by the residents themselves.
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