05.11.2020 : ARTour Gallery

Elisabeth Koch initiated in 2004 in Mallnitz in the Austrian Alpes her first ArtSymposium as a forum for international artists from Austria and South Europe. In 2019 she expanded her activities additionally to Brussels/Belgium - and now despite of Covid19 - she opened a gallery in the city of Cologne/Germany.


For Prof.Dr.Hallier the gallery-name "ARTour" reflects a spirit of permanent movement : " ART is on Tour as are artists for centuries already " he stated at the Vernissage handing over a copy of his book Culture and History. " Artists always have transmitted by their paintings or sculptures the flavour of different perspectives due to their own bio of experiences" he added. "Producing Art is a permanent challenge for the artists - as always also for ArtBusiness; but if the cooperation does work well the success formular is 1+1=3 : the society as the additional winner. -- Marie-Christin Hallier signed an agreement with ARTour Gallery that her works will be exhibited and represented from November 2020 onwards in the three locations internationally.

20.10.2020 : Small but Beautifull

In a distance of 15 km from the city of Cologne/Germany there is located within a hilly wooden surrounding Roesrath as a 25.000 people village building its profile among others by artists. In the beginning of the 70ies Mary Bauermeister, one of the roots of the world-wide known Prae-/Fluxus movement settled here; 1981 additionally an annual exhibition of other local artists was initiated, in 2014 an "open Art Galery" was started where house-owners offer free of charge space for art in their gardens to promote artists ( see also Link You Tube ).


The 40th exhibition of local artists are hold - under special Corona conditions - at the Roesrath cultural event platform Eulenbroich Castle in October. Awards are sponsored by the local Dr.Juergen Rembold Foundation, which each year supports private initiatives of Civil Society in the Roesrath area.

15.05.2020 : Constant Qualification

In Germany, young professionals want to be flexible and increase their chances on the job market by taking up further trainings alongside their work. Fadila Madougou for example works in Frankfurt at the Museum Angewandte Kunst (Museum of Applied Arts) in the department of „Fashion, Body and Performance“ (Web Page). Additionally she studies „Textile Management“ in a long-distance course.

Examples of projects that Fadila has been involved in:
1) „Life doesn’t frighten me. Michelle Elie wears Comme des Garçons“ (3.4.-30.8.2020): Left picture above (read here more); and
2) „Contemporary Muslim Fashions“ (5.4. - 1.9.2019): Right picture above (read here more).

15.02.2020 : Heritage Preservation

In the 19th century within the industrial revolution the coal and steel production with its polluted air caused the terminus "Black Country" as a label for the Midlands/UK. Mining and the production of nails, chains and anchors as well as for example the iron pillars of the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 are standing for that time and the Midlands.

While the dominance of the heavy industry eroded in the middle of the 20th century a site of 26 acres of former industrial land was bought for a Black Country Living Museum nearby the city of Dudley. Original features like stores, a church and other 150 items have been augmented and a collection of 66.000 objects like cars, boats, pots and pans amassed for exhibition; volunteers and staff dressed in costumes of the past demonstrate the old crafts and habits.

15.01.2020 : Bloom Award

At the Duesseldorf Art exhibition the Warsteiner Brewery promoted for the 10th time young artists by its international Bloom Award. At the photo all 2019 finalists (out of 89 applications) and the jury-members enjoy the event of the award presentation.


Warsteiner's engagement in art started thirty years ago when Andy Warhol did choose a Warsteiner beer-glas ("Pilstulpe") as one of his motives. In 2010 the Bloom Award by Warsteiner was initiated - and in 2013 its Art Collection started. For Prof.Dr.B.Hallier collecting and sponsoring art is a tool not only on the micro-level of individual companies for marketing - but it also shows in his philosophy on the macro-level the status of civil society.

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