HOTEL ANDERES UFER: THE ATTIC
Ongoing, since 1 April 2016
Hotel Ufer, Düsseldorf
Drop City proudly presents a new permanent installation by Düsseldorf and London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM, formed in 1998 by Sophie von Hellermann, Christian Jendreiko, Matthias Lahme, Dietmar Lutz, André Niebur and Marie-Céline Schäfer.
hobbypopMUSEUM strongly believe that in artistic collaboration lies something other than compromise, something uniquely valuable. As a group they have created compelling and monumental site-specific installations, blending painting with music, performance and film, architecture and text. hobbypopMUSEUM are instilling Hotel Ufer with a careful balance of their trademark collective artmaking; provoking with a careful balance of sincerity and antagonism, romantic optimism and painterly faux-naivety.
Abandoning the socio-political agenda typically associated with collective artmaking, hobbypopMUSEUM stake their identity on the theatrics of fantasised scenarios and the strong narrative trail or journey through their exhibitions and happenings as a long-term ‘fight for ideas’.
Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic is a shared resting-place on hobbypopMUSEUM’s journey, following on from gatherings in the likes of London, San Francisco, Mumbai, Newcastle and Antwerp. They travel, meet up, disperse and reconvene for exhibitions all over the world, leaving a thread of narrative behind.
hobbypopMUSEUM’s hometown of Düsseldorf is coloured by significant marks in art history, from the academy where Beuys once preached his message of “art-as-life-as-myth” to the city that nurtured the masters of postwar German painting: Polke and Richter. A generation later hobbypopMUSEUM are permitted to “play” with this legacy of divergent narratives, making magnificent, elusive paintings that are simultaneously self-aware and self-abnegating.
Have you ever stayed inside an artwork?
Drop City and hobbypopMUSEUM have transformed the attic of Hotel Ufer in the centre of Düsseldorf into a three-bed hotel suite (Night Room, Day Room, Techno Room).
A night at the Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic is available in a limited edition of 20 nights.
Each reservation includes a uniquely constructed experience, object or artwork to take home as a souvenir of your stay.
PRICE LIST 2019/20
€500 for entire suite, sleeping three persons.
This price is for one night and includes one unique artist edition to take home and breakfast for up to 3 guests. Each subsequent night is charged at the hotel's standard rate of 80€ per night incl. breakfast .
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to make a reservation
A regular night, outside of this edition, is also able to be booked for your stay in Düsseldorf at very competitive rates, excluding the artist edition/experience, directly through Hotel Ufer or Booking.com.