In Germany Honsberg, a district of Remscheid with a rich history, the "Ins Blaue" project has been redefining urban spaces through art. Brought to life by a group of dedicated artists, this initiative has turned abandoned houses into vibrant studios, galleries, and event spaces. We have interviewed Katja Wickert, one of the curators of the organization and the artists involve - Vera Vorneweg, Adrienne Brehmer, Eva Wal and Hacer Bozkurt - exploring the inception of "Ins Blaue", this year's theme of "Expanding Space" and the impact of their creative endeavors on both the neighborhood and its residents.
Suggesting that the presence of an object can make a space emptier than mere emptiness could ever dream of might be one of the most valuable insights into Anish Kapoor's work. This quality of extreme, generative emptiness can be seen throughout his work.