Kerstin Gottschalk

"the good life is when I am able ot leave everything like it is, then there this deep humming, the sound of th egood life." A postcard with a small, rectangular magnet. I arrived here in an envelope, sent by KERSTIN GOTTSCHALK, from Berlin, Germany. Kerstin is a visual artist. She creates the most surprising installations with common, easy to find materials. Such as veneers, concrete, wax, confetti, waste paper, stickers, wrapping film and many more. 2000-2007 Kerstin studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee with Prof. Katharina Grosse. Kerstin was also one of the organizers of stedefreund berlin, an artist run project space located in 3 different places between the years 2006 - 2012. Stedefreund was a project by twelve Berlin artists who shared the idea of a collecting point for thematic and spatial interventions. I always liked the openings with intelligent, well done art and a good crowd. They definitely left a gap in the Berlin art scene when they had to close the door of their last location Berlin-Mitte. Kerstin's and my paths not only at crossed stedefreund but also at damensalon berlin. damensalon is a private, monthly salon with special guests. Kerstin was part of it for a couple of years and I still am. Kerstin and I also joined Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt in 2008, a postgraduate program for female artists. Besides the art world, Kerstin and I share the passion for the same coffee places in our neighbourhood, where we often meet, by accident.

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