Museum findet Stadt is an educational project of the RuhrKunstMuseen funded by Stiftung Mercator.


Following on from the RuhrKunstNachbarn project (2017-2019), the RuhrKunstUrban – Museum findet Stadt outreach program, once again funded by Stiftung Mercator, focuses its attention on the students’ urban environmentinside and strives for a publicly visible project in the respective urban space of the 21 RuhrKunstMuseen. The examination of the diversity of urban spaces holds great potential in terms of content and offers valuable impulses for artistic processes in the work with students..

As part of the project, the MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst is cooperating with the Mercator-Gymnasium and ARIC- NRW e.V. (Anti-Racism Information Centre) as a third location.

In a variety of workshops, students learnget to know the tasks of the museum, deal with the collections and works of the 21 RuhrKunstMuseen and conceive their own interventions and exhibitions. The art mediatorswork with studentsof all ages and all types of schools, as well as urban education partners as “third places.” A “third place” can be a neighborhood store, library, or theater, but it can also be an animal sanctuary or a police sports club. In the RuhrKunstUrban project, these places are conceived as extensions of the museum space and integrated into the conception, taking into account their specific qualities as studios and exhibition spaces. Finally, together with the students there will beimplemented a publicly visible project.

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What do we perceive and what do we not? How do we look at something?

Over the past few weeks, students have beenof the 11 EF of the Mercator-Gymnasium asked exactly this and went in search of answers in public space as part of the project RuhrKunstUrban. With impulses from the art education department of the MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Modernde Kunst, training from ARIC-NRW e.V. (Anti-Racism Information Center) and, above all, their own curiosity, the students haveset out in search of artistic moments in public space. Based on the intensive examination of architecture, questions of perspective and art in public space, as well as the topics of racism, discrimination and one’s own possibilities for action, impressive photographic works were created.

Urban Explosions shows artistic moments in public space. The students photographed, discussed, wrote texts, documented, interviewed, curated and, above all, did one thing: they dealt with themselves, their environment and perception and implemented this artistically.

Thanks to friendly support at short notice, Urbane Explosionen will be on view at the youth art action space “HIGH FIELD” (Hochfeldstraße 2, 47053 Duisburg) during the summer vacations. To support the experimental nature of the project space, input on the design of the storefront took place on site.

“There are a total of three centers spread across the HIGH FIELD disk. From the three centers splinters of individual photos, reminiscent of an explosion. At the same time, the arrangement can resemble something much calmer: the image when a stone falls into the water and from it spreads in a circle. The centers were composed of the following motifs: The school, nature and gloomy images. We chose the school because many of our meetings took place there and thus represented a central place of our project. We often went to nature within our workshops, explored the urban space there and dealt with different things. And the somber images emerged as their own group in the overall viewing of the images.”

Comment of a student on the concept of hanging