Marlon Bösherz

Open Studio

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Thu 30.06, 19:00 (Vernissage)
The open studio of Bösherz in the Weltkunstzimmer is open Fri 01.07. – Wed 06.07. each 18:00 – 22:00.


The lyricist, musician and visual artist Marlon Bösherz will move into the Weltkunstzimmer during the asphalt Festival and live and work in an open studio. Visitors will gain an insight into artistic development processes and can see up close how Bösherz draws and reads, writes and thinks – a pure, direct glimpse into the life of an artist. Bösherz reveals his sketchbooks, works under observation and will hold spontaneous lecture performances of his new texts, some of which are created in conversations with guests.

After studying philosophy and history at the University of Duisburg-Essen and numerous exhibitions and performances in artists’ studios, Marlon Bösherz has been a student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf since 2015. He is currently in the class of John Morgan and assistant to Durs Grünbein. Thanks to a scholarship, he lived as an artist in residence at the Cité International des arts in Paris in 2019/2020 and concluded his residency with an exhibition and book publication ›Rattenzählen an der Pont Marie‹. Bösherz’s exhibitions combine painting, drawing, object art, installation and sculpture across genres and are always accompanied by performative actions and poetry. Since 2012, Bösherz has also been the singer and bassist of the band Botticelli Baby, which plays concerts across Europe and released three albums so far. Bösherz can already look back on several solo and group exhibitions and regularly publishes music and poetry in limited editions. In 2022 he founded the art collective ‘DJOundBO – TRÄNEN, SEX und ALKOHOL’ together with the artist Josefine Henning.

A co-production with the asphalt Festival as part of the project STADT DER FREUDE, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW – Regional Cultural Policy NRW (RKP)

by and with Marlon Bösherz

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