Gated Communities

Anke Doberauer & Elisabeth Dorier, Germany/France

The Team

  • Anke Doberauer +

    Born in 1962 in Bad Homburg, Germany, Anke Doberauer was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Technical University of Braunschweig from which she received a Master of Fine Arts and Master of German Literature and Linguistics degree (Staatsexamen) in 1989 and a Meisterschüler degree in 1991. From 1991 to 1992 she participated in the postgraduate program of the Art Academy of Marseilles, France, where she also worked as an instructor for painting from 1992 to 1994. She was awarded the renowned Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Fellowship (1993), a Fellowship by the Cultural Foundation of the State of Hesse (1994-95) which allowed her to establish a Studio in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. From 1998 to 1999 she was member of the Focus Group "Bild und Bildlichkeit" with the art historians Martin Warnke, Horst Bredekamp, Franz J. Verspohl and David Craven at the Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Studies, Budapest, Hungary. In 2003 she was made Professor for Painting and Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Munich, Germany, where she continues to teach.
    Anke Doberauer lives and works in Marseilles and Munich. She is bilingual German and French, speaks and writes fluently English, Italian and Spanish, has good knowledge in Hungarian and basic knowledge in Portuguese.

  • Elisabeth Dorier

Project description

The project consists  of  an  art  and  science  exhibition including painting, installation, photo-video, mapping, conferences and urban walks.

Since 2014, artist Anke Doberauer and researcher Elisabeth Dorier have been exploring the urban fabric of Marseille together, focusing on the banalization of gated communities within the city. The joint art - science project began with urban walks, during which they found it impossible to pass through certain neighbourhoods. It was awarded a residency from the Camargo Foundation, Cassis in 2014.

The global phenomenon of gated communities was first studied in the USA, Latin American countries or South Africa. It is clearly on the rise in Europe. In Marseille, it attains an exceptional  intensity.  Despite  its  integrative  and cosmopolitan vocation, the Phocean city multiplies fractures and becomes a universe of enclosures.

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