Jan Brueghel the Elder, scion to an eminent Flemish dynasty of painters, was doing well in his day. On an equal footing with Peter Paul Rubens – both men used to work conjointly on paintings at times – Flower Brueghel, as he was aptly called, was one of the leading painters at the turn of the 17th century. But why should this be of interest to us? Still lifes, especially from these days, are not precisely at the core of the contemporary interest in art.
When stuck in a crisis, some might resign or some might cry in despair. But the crisis can be fruitful by examining tension between possibilities and imagination. Everyone who seeks to develop ideas can use crisis as a chance and motor for inspiration.
Sandra Schürmann is founder of the non-profit organization Projektfabrik. Assisted by her co-workers, actors and trainers for social art Beata Nagy and Hans-Ulrich Ender, they will use the power of acting in order to generate and overcome an intended crisis.