Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic


A new permanent installation by Düsseldorf and London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM, formed in 1998 by Sophie von Hellermann, Christian Jendreiko, Matthias Lahme, Dietmar Lutz, André Niebur and Marie-Céline Schäfer.

hobbypopMUSEUM believe strongly that in artistic collaboration lies something other than compromise, something uniquely valuable. As a group they have created compelling and monumental site-specific installations, blending painting with music, performance and film, architecture and text. hobbypopMUSEUM are instilling Hotel Ufer with a careful balance of their trademark collective artmaking; provoking with a careful balance of sincerity and antagonism, romantic optimism and painterly faux-naivety.

Abandoning the socio-political agenda typically associated with collective artmaking, hobbypopMUSEUM stake their identity on the theatrics of fantasised scenarios and the strong narrative trail or journey through their exhibitions and happenings as a long-term ‘fight for ideas’.

Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic is a shared resting-place on hobbypopMUSEUM’s journey, following on from gatherings in the likes of London, San Francisco, Mumbai, Newcastle and Antwerp. They travel, meet up, disperse and reconvene for exhibitions all over the world, leaving a thread of narrative behind.

hobbypopMUSEUM’s hometown of Düsseldorf is coloured by significant marks in art history, from the academy where Beuys once preached his message of “art-as-life-as-myth” to the city that nurtured the masters of postwar German painting: Polke and Richter. A generation later hobbypopMUSEUM are permitted to “play” with this legacy of divergent narratives, making magnificent, elusive paintings that are simultaneously self-aware and self-abnegating.


Have you ever stayed inside an artwork? Drop City and hobbypopMUSEUM have transformed the attic of Hotel Ufer, in the centre of Düsseldorf, into a three-bed hotel suite (Night Room, Day Room, Techno Room).

A stay at the Hotel Anderes Ufer: The Attic is available in a limited edition of 20 bookings.

Each reservation includes a uniquely constructed experience, object or artwork.

PRICE LIST 2016/17

Single occupancy
€100 +VAT

Twin occupancy
€120 +VAT

Triple occupancy
€140 +VAT

All prices are per night including one artist edition to take home, breakfast and parking.

The installation can also be visited freely by appointment via Drop City and booked as a regular hotel suite (without editions) via Hotel Ufer.

Please visit Drop City for enquiries and reservations.