30th of September until 3rd of October 2009

Her beauty rips your soul” Flaubert wrote when describing the former naval force Genoa, which was for a long time a necessary stop on an Italy visit. From Rousseau to Stendhal and Dumas, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Albert Camus, many authors from all around the world stationed in Christopher Columbus’ birthplace. Cramped between ocean and mountain range a unique arrangement of twelve story houses, churches and towers, was formed. The city is filled with steep stairs, slim alleys, which make it seem like a cubist painting.

In the beautiful space of the Palazzo Ducale we once again had an ambulatory exhibition with works and presentations of our members and guests. Our show was integrated into Genoa’s gallery weekend START, scheduled for October 1st and 2nd. We had manz visitors and a verz good response to show. And we as well got an insight in the local art scene. During our meeting the palazzo was an open forum with opportunity to present, discuss and exchange, and we had very interesting lectures, readings, performances, and screenings of members and guests. We had a very inspiring gathering in this city, ‘that always stays attached with the ocean, the cliffs, and the rock, with the slate, with bricks and marble, pressing its mountain in unceasing work’, as Paul Valéry notes in his collection of thoughts Windstrokes.

Diana Mercedes Alonso, Monika Bartholomé, Dorothee Bauerle-Willert, Jens Brand, Claudia Busching, Michael Haerdter, Dietrich Helms, Sibylle Hofter, Hetty Huisman, Thomas Huber, Nanne Meyer, Una Moehrke, Hans-Albert Peters, Norbert Radermacher, Josef Ramaseder, Susken Rosenthal, Gabriele Rothemann, Michael Sauer, Eva-Maria Schön, Anna Tretter

Andreas Bartholomé, Johanna Bartl, Maggie Bauer, Claudia Chaseling, Dagmar Dost-Nolden, Michele Fiore, Katja Hoffmann, Anna-Myga Kasten, Nicole Jana, Gertrude Elvira Lantenhammer, Fried Rosenstock, Ursual Sax, Oliver Scharfbier, Nele Ströbel, Nanae Suzuki, Hans-Peter Webel, Walter Zimmermann