PROP-proud to be a vip

a nüans magazine 


Christian Aberle, altiaylik: Kristina Kramer & Bengu Kardamun, Markus Ambach, Yukako Ando, Susan Blackmore, Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville, blijn, BLUECOAST, Jan Buchholz, Lisa Busche, Centre of Attention, Wynn Dan, Discoteca Flaming Star, Arpad Dobriban, Kerstin Fischer, Thomas Flor, Christiane Fochtmann, Jonathan Furmanski, Sylvia Götz, Ritsuko Hanao, Anna Heidenhain, Curt Hergarden, Michael Heym, Django Hernández, Magdalena Holzey / Elmar Hermann, Katie Holten, Silvia Götz, Gabriele Horndasch, Inges Idee, Gilta Jansen & Britta Ebermann, Elke Kania & Hugo Schneider, Marietta Kersting / Aljoscha Weskott, Martina Klein, Dieter Kiessling, Oliver Kunkel, Lederlust, Dirk van Lieshout, Jen Liu, Louise Lawler, Natural Selection Magazine, Shoko Maeda, Rita McBride, Christopher Muller, Vanessa Joan Müller, Pathetic Sympathy Seekers, Sun-Min Park + Sun Hun Choi, Alexandru Paul, Anne Pöhlmann, The Raincoats: Gina Birch & Ana da Silva, Glen Rubsamen, Hugo Schneider, Martin Scherfenberg, Michael Heym, Michael H. Shamberg, Oliver Sieber, Mark von Schlegell, Thomas Schmidt, Frances Scholz, Kim Schönstadt, Johannes Stahl, Elisabeth Strauß, Monika Stricker,Tommy Støckel, Jörn Stoya + Anton Corbijn, Kristina Stoyanova, Katja Stuke, Gerhard Schurz, Szpilman, Tasogare World, Turtle Salon, Maki Umehara, Lawrence Weiner,Sven Weigel & Christine Moldricks, Stefan Wissel, Natsuko Tamba Wyder

Which ambiance do you need to be or feel like a VIP ... or is it a simple decision or fate? VIP lounges and their visitors are everywhere. The only real surprise is the fact that the top 100 change every year. By whom and how are set priorities and the decisions of importance ? And what´s the difference between pyramides , a statue of cavalier and a vip wellness lounge ?

This project is about representation in public, about power, fakes and not at last realities –recognized and not recognized ones.... and the ones being supposed to be realized or to stay in fiction.

PROPs are things that can change temporary situations into fully equipped sceneries. PROPs are the right things at the right place and time. PROPs can give us the security that everyday life is similar to any other action on stage.

This magazine offers a variety of references, which everybody can draw to make his own opinion out of it. As an exhibition space with 148 pages nüans opens a portable retrospective after one year. In 9 chapters there are around 100 contributors which have already been invited to other venues. During a special PROP tour we present the magazine next to performances by different contributors.


Junges Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf

with Curt Hergarden, Moldrickx/Weigel, Dirk van Lieshout

Künstlerverein Malkasten

with Pathetic Sympathy Seekers

Vierwaende Kunstfestival

with Lisa Busche, Christiane Fochtmann, Gabriele Horndasch

in concert: Tasogare World, Lederlust, The Raincoats

Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Düsseldorf

with Jörn Stoya & Anton Corbijn,

video: Marietta Kersting

Bonner Kunstverein

with Elke Kania (lopata) & Hugo Schneider

Stedefreund, Berlin

with Discoteca Flaming Star

Ballhaus, Düsseldorf

with Kristina Stoyanova & Tasogare World