Colourful vocation

My biography is as colourful as I am. After my professional training in bank business management and my time as a certified undertaker and executive manager in our family business, I decided to do what I had always wanted: to study something creative. I started with communication design. That was when I also came in contact with art. I wanted to know more about it and decided to do a master programme in history of art. My academic career culminated in a doctorate. My curiosity and the desire to share my discoveries in the world of art with as many people as possible give me the greatest joy. So, in 2016, the idea for my blog Atelierbesuche.com was born.

"Do it, even if it doesn't work out!"

And to all those, who question the purpose of art, here my favourite quote from Johannes Cladders: "It is in the nature of art to pose questions. That is its answer. Art has no purpose. That is its purpose. Art is an immaterial world. That is its materiality."

 

You have questions or suggestions?
Contact me by email at
 kontakt@elke-backes.de.

Qualifications/References:

  • B.A. Communication Design (Studies at the Akademie für Kommunikationsdesign, Cologne)
  • M.A. History of Art (Studies at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte of Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf)
  • PhD in History of Art at the Institut für Kunstgeschichte of Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Title of the doctoral thesis: Der Kamillus-Stil. Dominikus Böhm als Corporate-Designer für den Kamillianerorden)
  • Since 2016: Publisher and author of Atelierbesuche.com.
  • 2017–2020: Editor in chief of the art magazine Meet Pablo, which was published via media cooperation in Handelsblatt, Rheinischen Post and Münchner Merkur as a supplement

 

Own publications:

  • Kolumba. Die Evolution eines Museums. B. Kühlen Verlag, Mönchengladbach 2015, ISBN 978-3-87448-399-5.
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  • Der Kamillus-Stil. Dominikus Böhm als Corporate-Designer für den Kamillianerorden. The thesis was published as an eBook by ULB Düsseldorf: Link to the eBook
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BERUFUNG

  • ART MODERATOR
  • ART BLOGGER
  • ART INFLUENCER
  • KOMMUNIKATION
  • ART LOVER

„Kunst hat den Charakter des Befragens. Das ist ihre Antwort. Kunst ist unnütz. Das ist ihre Nützlichkeit. Kunst ist eine immaterielle Welt. Das ist ihre Materialität.“

Johannes Cladders

About me

Jogging spurred on by my playlist • Travel and discovering the world • Design and fashion, my other passions in addition to art

MY SECRET

FREUNDSCHAFT

This band of girlfriends, who keep me grounded, are crazy like myself and who are there for each other in any crisis.

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