The beautiful villas of Haus Lange and Haus Esters are distinguished by their modern architectural style of the 1920s, their many rooms, charming character, the lovely garden and garden cottage. They also serve as the backdrop to three short stories. The writer and radio journalist Marion Brasch (1961, Berlin/GDR), the artist and author Matias Faldbakken (1973, Hobro, Denmark) and the author and art critic Mark von Schlegel (1967, New York/USA) offer a new literary perspective on these two buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The result is essentially the first-ever, site-specific literature in the form of three short stories.
*Short Stories represents the fourth Collection Satellite – a project series, in which the Kunstmuseen Krefeld invites artists twice a year to engage in dialogue with its collection and the museum.
The book Short Stories für Haus Lange Haus Esters will be presented by the authors in a public reading at the villas on 26 April 2020 at 11:30 am. The Stiftung Kunst, Kultur und Soziales der Sparda-Bank West is partner of the Collection Satellit series.