For the third time, the OPEN AteliAIR event will take place on a summer weekend at the AF. Originally developed as a corona-compliant alternative to the annual OPEN STUDIOS at the AF in winter, the art center at Frankfurt's Osthafen now opens its doors to interested visitors for three days this summer as well. At OPEN AteliAIR, the artists and creatives of the AF and guests open the studios and give a rare insight into the contemporary production of art and culture in Frankfurt. Throughout the weekend, visitors can wander through the 6 floors and discover art and culture in their making.
At OPEN AteliAIR, of course, the courtyard will also be played. For three days there is a colorful, artistic and musical program under the open sky with live music, live painting and performance. The music trio Oriental Tropical sees itself as a musical expedition to faraway lands. On Friday, they will be guests - together with Istanbul-born musician Baba Çay - in the AF courtyard starting at 9 pm. In a hybrid DJ live show, traditional meets contemporary and ultra-modern, and 1000-year-old instruments meet electronic beats samples, loops and effects. Audiences describe this performance as powerfully hypnotic, while at the same time enticing them directly to dance. On Saturday, the Afroton Percussion Ensemble with musicians* and dancers* will be guests in the courtyard. On the last day, percussionist Max Gärtner and musician and music producer Kabuki present their latest project 'UNCOMMON DIALOGUE'. The two use their extraordinary instrument park consisting of modular synthesizer, marimba and various percussion for an unusual, non-verbal dialogue - somewhere between Krautrock, Minimal Music and Sun-Ra.
Throughout the weekend, the KANTINE in the AF will provide coffee and cake, drinks and barbecue for the culinary well-being and invites visitors to linger in the courtyard.