ArtHAUS is an roaming international exhibition that integrates contemporary art and architecture by engaging world class curators to showcase cutting edge artwork-- photography, video, sculpture and painting-- in newly renovated residences that celebrate the best new local architecture of the host city.

This year’s artHAUS is curated by Thomas Schirmboeck of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, Germany and features twenty five artists from Los Angeles to Berlin at Dogtown Station in Venice, California.  Artists include noted photographers Douglas Busch, Stefanie Schneider, Al Weber, painters Chuck Arnoldi, Kimberly Brooks, Myriam Holme and sculptors Gwynn Murrill and Tom Chapin.  ArtHAUS 2009 is installed across seven Manhattan-Style lofts in the heart of Venice at the newly renovated “DogTown Station” at 700 Main Street.

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Thomas Schirmboeck is currently the director of the Zephyr Gallery and curates the contemporary photography shows of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, Germany.  Mr. Schirmboeck has produced eighty four shows internationally ranging from photography, painting and installation.   From 1996-2004 he was founding manager of "Fotogalerie Alte Feuerwache", a public space for photography and related media as one of the leading art spaces for contemporary media in Southern Germany. Before this he lectured in art history at the Mannheim University.  He is and was a member of public commissions including Germaine-Krull-Foundation, Wetzlar, Germany, Welde-KunstPreis, Schwetzingen, and senior member of the board City Gallery of Mannheim. He studied art history, archaeology and political sciences at Heidelberg University.  As an editor he has published numerous catalogues and written essays for book publishers.

About Dogtown Station
Dogtown Station is a set of newly constructed Manhattan Style Lofts in the heart of Venice Beach, California.   To learn more about Dogtown Station go to dogtownstation.com.