Artists’ associations/Strong places
In the year of the cultural capital 2010, a newly founded network of the artists’ associations in the Ruhr realised exhibition projects entitled Starke Orte (Strong places) at 12 sites that were typical for the cultural metropolis Ruhr. In the meantime, the network has grown to 16 artists’ associations who realized the exhibition project Starke Orte. Urbane Räume. Interventionen 2013 (Strong places. Urban spaces. Interventions 2013) with the organisational support of Urbane Künste Ruhr. In the context of this project, installations, performances, sculptures, photographs and paintings were shown at four strong places: a neglected square in Bottrop, the old police headquarters in Bochum, the former building of the Museum Ostwall in Dortmund, and the overhead hopper in Herne-Sodingen.