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Workshop Talks

There is no novelty that is wholly novel. There’re always antecedent conditions.

Cornel West (in his Masterclass)

The workshop talks - a combination of artist talk and workshop - are at the interface of art, craft and society. With a changing focus, different artistic and craft methods are presented that can be explored during participation. We draw references to strategies of artistic creation, contemporary positions and art history. We invite guests who can provide insights into special thematic topics, such as textile as a artistic material, quilting, embroidery in art, social aspects of textile art, color in painting.

The program for 2023 will be announced shortly.

Image: Felicity Brown

I'm not trying to make magic of some kind that would impress an audience as to how the work is created. There are no secrets. The philosophical or psychological question here is how, as an artist, I give myself the authority to make art.

Hassan Sharif


The idea comes while speaking.
(About the gradual forming of thoughts while speaking)

When we make art, we leave a fingerprint of ourselves and of our relationship to the world.

The idea for the workshop talks has developed over a long period of time. She is born from the simple desire to make art and art creation accessible and a comprehensive experience. Above all, the talks are meant to be an invitation to participate 'at eye level'. They allow a personal interaction.


Gee Bend, Rosie Lee Tompkins and Improv Quilting with Carolin Kropff

About Portraiture - Flowers and Drawing with Corinna Meyer and Carolin Kropff

Textile and Art with Britta Kadolsky and Carolin Kropff

Alchemy of Paint with Carolin Kropff

Ausdrucksmalen with Ele Möller-Janik and Carolin Kropff



Threads - Contemporary Embroidery art with Britta Kadolsky and Carolin Kropff

jourUNfixe 2

Rosie Lee Tompkins and the Half Square Triangle with Britta Kadolsky and Carolin Kropff


is about making something to do with textiles, about handwork, which tends to be seen as a women's domain, and about the idea of making together and working with textiles as a social practice, MACHEN is a cooperation with Dr. Sonja Müller of the Netzwerk kulturschaffender Frauen - Frankfurter Kranz, supported by the Frauenreferat Frankfurt and the Kulturamt Frankfurt.
With Cornelia Falkenhan and Sonja Müller
In cooperation with Frankfurter Kranz - Netzwerk kulturschaffender Frauen in Frankfurt.

This workshop discussion was dedicated to the topic: textile handwork and artistic practice and refers to the previous exhibition: "" Hassan Sharif & Carolin Kropff and to the making of a quilt together with the actress and director Nicoleta Dănilă.

August 21, 2021

In cooperation with Frankfurter Kranz - Netzwerk kulturschaffender Frauen in Frankfurt.

This workshop talk was dedicated to the theme of death, which is central to the artistic work of both artists.

15. April 2021

In cooperation with Frankfurter Kranz - Netzwerk kulturschaffender Frauen in Frankfurt.

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