The LOFT is a new, internationally-oriented and multi-discipline project space for contemporary art in Ansbach. It is the office kunst I konzepte of the curator and art historian Christian Schoen. The LOFT will hold exhibitions and events with changing partners, and with a series of events called microwave it aims on a creative exchange of the local scene.

The LOFT is also a branch of the Association pilotraum01 e.V.

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das loft, ansbach

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LOFT – Raum für Kunst und Gegenwart
Maximilianstr. 27-29
D-91522 Ansbach

T:+49-981 205 96 80
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Dr. Christian Schoen (kunst I konzepte) / Monika Tress

Opening times by appointment (usually 9-16.00)

The LOFT is an independend project space for contemporary art.

The space

Das LOFT Ansbach


The LOFT is located in a part of the old laundry Schlee. Among the areas included in the laundry which now houses the offices of Ansbacher Kammerspiele.

Wäscherei Schlee Poster detail of the laundry Schlee in Ansbach
Photo of the laundy of 1913                  Detail from a promotional poster, c. 1913

In 1894 laundry Schlee was founded by George Schlee and his wife Therese. Ten years later, the existing building, which was used as a botanical nursery, was turned to a factory building with the then highest chimney in Ansbach. As customary at that time one lived and worked in the estate.
The LOFT was the ironing hall. Processed was private laundry, household linen, underwear and military clothing.
For example Starched collar and cuffs (there shirts as we know them today were not existing), lace tablecloths strengthened and heated tense on huge beds of nails to dry, iron with hot coals, bonnets, blankets, blouses and pleated strengthened.
Two World Wars, the company has survived, in which the women of the family have brought the operation to make ends meet.
The domestic washing machine and later the new fabrics changed everything.
1976 the company was moved, with the extension the laundry with a specialization in hospital laundry for reasons of space, to a new building. Since then, the factory building was occupied alternately.

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