Christine Hill


Christine Hill is the proprietor of Volksboutique a workshop located in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In the frame of documenta X in 1997 Christine Hille presented the project to a broader audience. Volksboutique examines concepts of "value" in our culture and re-invests discarded appurtenances with meaning and use. The project is to point viewers' attention to specific objects and events in life that risk being overlooked as being too quotidian or too common. Her interest is in defining select arenas where art should be lived. A sort of hobby archivist and librarian, she is invested in keeping inventories of certain daily life phenomena.
Volksboutique was included in the 2007 Venice Biennale under the curation of Robert Storr. 
The monograph publication "Minutes - Work by Christine Hill" was published in conjunction with the Biennale presentation. It is published by Hatje/Cantz, was designed by Markus Dreßen and features texts by Christine Hill along with an introductory essay by Rick Moody.
New work by Christine and Volksboutique will be shown at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore (May 2008); Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York (October 2008); The Art Institute of Chicago (May 2009).
Christine is Professor and Chair of the department Media, Trend and Public Appearance at the Bauhaus-University Weimar.

Christine Hill. Do-It-Yourself Bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 2009.Ursula Zeller, Leben als Kunst, in: Volksboutique Official Tepmlate. Kunstraum Deutschland des Instituts für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin 2007.Frank Eckart, Eröffnungsrede der Ausstellung "Volksboutique Official Template", ifa-Galerie Berlin, 1. November 2007.Volksboutique Manifest