Volksboutique Small Business
Christine Hill started the Volksboutique in Berlin in the early ‘90s as an informal space for welcoming, serving tea, trading cheap clothes and discussing everything from the weather to identity politics. Volksboutique was later extended as a concept and space and started to exists as franchises in different places, such as Documenta X in Kassel. Christine is now running a weekly Volksboutique Small Business in the front space of her studio in Berlin, where production meets value negotiations, proprietor and buyer meet across the counter, and wheeling and dealing is practiced. Slogan posters on the wall set a critical tone and suggest new rules of conduct and reversable roles and relations.
Christine Hill (born in Binghamton, NY), lives and works in Berlin and Brookly, NY.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include Hotel Volksboutique, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Small Business at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, Do-It-Yourself Bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, Revolution Flea Market, Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin. Christine is a professor at the Bauhaus University Weimar.