Workshop with Matthias Krüger

Lokalkolorit, artist colonies and exile?

Matthias Krüger and the Metromod team © Burcu Dogramaci

Today the Metromod team met with Matthias Krüger and discussed his reflections on Lokalkolorit (local colour) in the art world. Focusing on works produced by communities or colonies of artists in rural France at the beginning of the twentieth century, we explored connections to regionalism and exoticism. Is it possible to compare groups of exiled artists in Buenos Aires with artists escaping cities like Paris to work in colonies in Brittany?