Ida Möller & Renate U. Schürmeyer – SCHÖN_NICHTSCHÖN_Tüten (artbags), 2014 until now


Since 2014 Ida Möller and Renate U. Schürmeyer make the following questions a subject of discussion within their project: What is nice? What is not nice?

With their SCHÖN _NICHTSCHÖN_Tüten (artbags), which are sewed from newspaper and other leftover materials, the Artists arouse curiosity and interest among visitors. Newspaper reports, headlines, pictures and illustrated reportages, which already have been read or seen suddenly appear on the artbags in a different context than before. What do we see differently or appears to us in a new light? What is it we transport through words and pictures? What touches us emotionally, brings back memories, connects with own experiences and provokes discussion? Do they trigger thoughts about the nice and not nice, do they promote conservations about the production processes especially about textile production in low-wage countries, about an intrinsic value? Topics on recycling and conscious use of resources are stimulated.

Over 500 SCHÖN_ NICHTSCHÖN_Tüten (artbags) have been sewed from old newspapers and leftover materials and marked as SCHÖN (nice) and NICHTSCHÖN (not nice). Every single artbag is numbered, photographed and archived. The project is designed as a continuous process. The exhibition ZNE is the 9th exhibition venue.

Ida Möller (*1960) lives in Lübeck, Germany.
Renate U. Schürmeyer (*1957) lives in Bernstorf/Jeese, Germany.,,

Dear partners, supporters, friends and lovers,

due to the COVID-19 Virus our little ETF! office in Berlin remains closed and we are working from home.

As many fellow artists, creatives and freelancers this Corona crisis has hit us hard.
We had hoped to send out a newsletter this spring informing you all about our 19th venue in Lisbon, which was supposed to open in Carpintarias São Lázaro on the 19th of June 2020.
Now, with all the cancellations and the shut down of cultural life we hope to postpone and for EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW! to still be part of the program of Lisboa Green Capital 2020.
We will keep you posted.

Keep safe.


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