The project started in 2013 with Christine Baumann (Vienna) and Julia Hürter (Berlin) and was joined later on by Michaela Nasoetion (Berlin) and Kenneth Pils (Stockholm). It is about producing one picture every day over a prolonged period of time. The format is individually chosen by the artist, who also decides on the artistic implementation. We aim to have one exhibition per year to show the work of the year before.
Our intention is to share our ongoing creative process while doing one artwork every day. We want to experience the flux of inspiration and how the daily work affects us. This we believe is a counter act in our fragmented, visually overloaded contemporary lifestyle. diaries is like a daily island of holding silent in a world of constant stimulation. Working parallel on the same topic in different cities and countries is something we want to get other artists interested in. Therefore, each of us invited another artist to join our project for one month and to expose with us the mixed diaries at the Art Fair Suomi ´17:
Julia Hürter (Berlin) invited Ricarda Wallhäuser (Berlin) for February 2017.
Christine Baumann (Vienna) asked Aldo Giannotti (Vienna) to do March 2017.
Kenneth Pils (Stockholm) invited Lotte Nilsson-Valimaa (Stockholm) for April 2017.
Michaela Nasoetion (Berlin) asked Katalin Marghescu (Munich) to do May 2017.
Image: Christine Baumann, mixed diaries March 19th 2017
diaries is an international, ongoing, collaborative organization initiated by Christine Baumann (Vienna) and Julia Hürter (Berlin) which was founded in 2012. The concept is for each artist to produce one picture every day over the period of one year. We want to share our creative process, show the flux of inspiration, the changes and what touches us over a period of time. To invite artists into a daily working process is a counter act in our fragmented, visually overloaded contemporary lifestyle.