«Drop City at Lierenfelder Str. 39» takes place within the shared home and studio of an artist and a curator. It is a space where ideas, discussion and presentation coexist. Public formats vary depending on the project and invited guests; from exhibitions, symposiums, screenings, and performances to events’ series and dinners. Drop City’s identity at Lierenfelder Str. 39 is drawn from the life/work situation that houses it, including a growing collection of personal objects and artworks, as well as from the commitment and concerns of its founders, Eleanor Wright and Sam Watson. Drop City values engagement of thought and is particularly interested in exploring questions of space, habitat and use; friendship, mobility and intimacy. The small-scale format of Drop City contributes to a context where intimate and direct conversations with its audience and the diversity of protagonists it invites can be initiated and sustained. The announcement of each event of «Drop City, Düsseldorf at Lierenfelder Str. 39» will be made with a limited-run postcard depicting a different 'Fantastic Flower' watercolour by Matthias Lahme.



28 April – 3 June 2018

SA. 28.04 2018   18–22Uhr

SO. 3.06 2018   15–18Uhr


Sam Watson and Eleanor Wright are pleased to announce Fantastic Flowers. The solo exhibition dedicated to Lahme’s curious and fantastical watercolour forms brings together a selection of new works in the series of paintings made between 2004-2018. Lahme first explored the possibilities of the flower form in his works with paper from the late 1990s, and flowers – calm or wild, delicate or vivid – began to appear regularly in his work from the early 2000s.

His solo-exhibition ‘Portraits’, showing works from the ongoing series ‘Monsters’, at Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papier Museum, Düren and hobbypopMUSEUM’s ‘DIGITALIA’ at Dortmunder Kunstverein are both on view until 13. May.

A specially created limited edition t-shirt accompanies the exhibition at Drop City.

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