Rainer Robben and Jürgen Schomakers believe that encountering art is not only about enjoying beauty. In their opinion, art is an event which sets something inside us in motion; art is part of and enriches our lives, and it encourages us to experience our individual perception. Both Robben and Schomakers see art not only as a crucial part of our culture, but also as the expression of a lively society and as testimony of our cultural identity. Hence, Rainer Robben and Jürgen Schomakers consider young artists as the driving force and a powerful resource in developing and preserving cultural diversity for the future. Against this background, the GOPEA concept was created to pursue an innovative and unique way to support young artists. The long-term goal is to establish a lasting exhibition space as a forum for the permanent presentation of young contemporary art.