The fluid exhibition concept focuses on the social role of art and artists and their possibility for self-efficacy and agency. It addresses very different questions of orientation, cohesion, democracy, participation and domesticity. The boundaries of different artistic design practices are wide open here. Predominantly young but also internationally active artists come together from different, not only geographical directions. What dimensions does a work need to attract attention? What does it mean to have „format“? How do both the works and the artists benefit from challenging exhibition contexts and neighbourhoods? In this historically significant location, the participating artists engage with their surroundings. The works predominantly take up figurative or architectural moments.
In the flat of the master baker Josef Lauxtermann (Fürstenwall 74) members of the Düsseldorf resistance group met from the beginning of the Second World War to discuss politics and plan how the city could be handed over to the Allies. This is where the „Aktion Rheinland“ was organised. The exhibition and residency project WOHNUNG LAUXTERMANN, conceived by Galerie 3AP, enables young artists to use the premises at Fürstenwall 74 for their own work and projects to bring this historic address back into the active life of the city.