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Beat Klein is a German artist and Hendrikje Kühne is a Swiss artist who together made Property during a residency at IMMA in 1998. They were surprised at the interest in house prices in Ireland (which was going through an extraordinary economic boom at the time), and this, coupled with their commitment to socially engaged and accessible art led them to make a city of houses and properties, using card and newsprint, from the property pages of the Irish Times newspaper during the period of their stay.

How to make your own city
1. Cut out images of buildings from old newspapers or magazines that you might have around your home. Have a look around and see what you can find. If you don’t have newspapers or magazines at home then you could always draw buildings with coloured pencils and stick these onto card.

2. Then simply stick the cut-out pictures with glue or tape onto a card board backing (cereal boxes are good).

Watch your own little city unfold.

Make sure to tag us with the #ExploreratHome hashtag so we can see your art and include it on our website.

About the Artist

Klein & Kühne,

German artist Hendrikje Kühne and Swiss artist Beat Klein began working together in the 1990s. They completed residencies in Paris and London and took part of the Artists’ Residency Programme at IMMA in 1998. Kühne and Klein’s joint practice uses the repetition of image and manipulation of scale to investigate and interpret various ideas, often inspired by the location in which they are based. Kühne and Klein have exhibited across Europe. Their work has been shown in Ireland since 1998.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.