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Cause & Effect – Graphic Prints in the GDR from the Collection Nowoisky

Claudia Jansen: Ursache & Wirkung – Grafik in der DDR aus der Sammlung Nowoisky In the last years, every now and then there were exhibitions of artworks created in the GDR (German Democratic Republic). By the time, the perspective changed and the focus on quality progressed, instead of a political judgement. Most of these shows… (read more)

Artwork of the Month / September 2021

Europa und der Stier (Europe and the Bull) Angela Hampel 2019/2020 Mixed media on canvas 110 cm x 90 cm   In her painting “Europa und der Stier“ (Europe and the Bull) Angela Hampel reinterprets the legend of the Rape of Europe. Differently as the in the Greek mythology, Europe is not the more or… (read more)

Hannes Norberg: 27 – A Voyage into extraordinary Landscapes

The German artist Hannes Norberg travels and explores the world and also collects samples of typography. Graphically modified, enlarged and arranged in space, he photographed the samples in natural light. In September 2020, he designed and published a book with 27 new photographs of these silent conversations of characters on paper. Obviously, the main protagonists… (read more)

Benefit for Artists – Artists supporting Artists

Preview start: 23 November 2020 Sales: 6 – 8 December 2020 www.benefit-for-artists.net Like in numerous other sectors, many artists are strongly affected by the pandemic. Even before the crisis, their living and working conditions were often precarious. Now it is worse and it is time to ease the financial emergency and support solidarity and common… (read more)

Thyra Schmidt: Über Diebe und die Liebe. On Thieves and Love.

Already in 2013, Thyra Schmidt created a series of 12 text-posters with the title “Staccato” for the Kunstverein Paderborn. They were presented in the public space on four advertising columns. Subsequently, the artist reedited the same script on 22 typographic sheets. Supplemented by the video “Ouro Preto” (11:28 min), these posters formed the solo exhibition… (read more)

Stay connected – a virtual journey to art

The Corona-crisis has changed our lives a lot. Many countries have limited public activities; several are almost totally shut-down. Schools, universities and shops are closed. This stop of public life, also affects cultural institutions like museums, art spaces and galleries. Many cultural operators defy this standstill and take it as a challenge to enhance their… (read more)

Artwork of the month / December 2019

Utopia XXII Inna Artemova 2019 Oil on canvas 170 cm x 240 cm The oil painting “Utopia XXII” by Inna Artemova is part of her series “Future Structures”, where she reflects on prospective living and working environments, which might be united in one single space. “Utopia XXII” shows two sets of freely floating square-shaped boxes… (read more)

Interview with Lars Breuer: (artist, curator, teacher) “We do believe and have always believed that art has to support art.“

The German artist Lars Breuer is not only painter, but as well curator and teacher. His various activities have also an impact on his artistic work. We questioned him about his experiences and his oeuvre. Astrid Gallinat: In addition to your studies of Fine Arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf you graduated in art history and… (read more)

80 years Jürgen Waller. 60 years of art

On June 21st 2019, the German painter, ceramist and object maker Jürgen Waller celebrated his 80th birthday. Nearly a month later, three exhibitions in his adopted hometown opened its doors to honour the long-standing rector of the University of Fine Arts in Bremen. Additionally, the Kunsthalle Bremen opened an anniversary show already on June 4th…. (read more)

Jürgen Waller – The people did not want to be reminded to this (German)

Jürgen Waller „Die Leute wollen da gar nicht dran erinnert werden.” Republished interview from July 2010 Jürgen Waller, Maler, Keramiker und Objektmacher hat 1978 im Bremer Stadtteil Gröpelingen mit Studierenden der Bremer Hochschule für Künste drei Außenwände des Bunkers Pastorenweg gestaltet. Das Thema ist die Geschichte des Stadtteils Gröpelingen und der Werft AG-Weser von 1878… (read more)

Biennale di Venezia: Concealed, vanished and reappeared

To start the 58th Venice Biennale, the curator Ralph Rugoff, conceals the entrance of the Central Pavilion with clouds of fog by Lara Favaretto (Thinking Head). The vapour makes not only disappear the building, but is also the expression for smoking brains of thinkers in an undisclosed location. Veiling, disappearance as well as making things… (read more)

Artwork of the month / June 2018

Luciferine 11 Petra Warrass 2015 Fine Art Print, hand coloured 20 cm x 30 cm The photo “Luciferine 11” by Petra Warrass shows a branch in front of a blurry background in grey tones. This branch, coming from the left image border is ramifying into slimmer twigs, whose tips are cut by the other three… (read more)

Exhibition: Art x Cuba. Contemporary Perspectives since 1989

(Kunst x Kuba. Zeitgenössische Positionen seit 1989) 8 September 2017 – 18 February 2018 Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Jülicher Str. 97-109, Aachen, Germany http://ludwigforum.de   From Cuba to Germany In 1984, the first “Havana Biennale” took place and attracted the attention of the western art world to Caribbean and Latin American art. Six years… (read more)

Art Cologne 2017: 50 years art fair in the Rhineland

26 – 29 April 2017   Founded in 1967 by two Cologne based gallerists Hein Stünke and Rudolf Zwirner, the Art Cologne is considered as the world’s oldest still existing art fair. Despite its changeful history regarding the name and the location, the Art Cologne celebrated this year its 50th birthday. Originally called “Kölner Kunstmarkt”… (read more)

Artwork of the month / January 2017

Arbeitspause – Mädchen mit der Milchtüte (Work Break – Girl with milk carton) Barbara Müller-Kageler 1974 Oil on hardboard 94 cm x 58 cm Barbara Müller-Kageler’s painting “Arbeitspause – Mädchen mit der Milchtüte” (Work Break – Girl with milk carton) is today part of the Kunstarchiv Beeskow / Art Archive Beeskow, Germany. Originally, it was… (read more)

Interview: Thyra Schmidt – I just can’t be nowhere

The exhibition “I can’t just be nowhere” by the German artist Thyra Schmidt had been shown for six weeks (09/18 – 11/01/2009) in the public space of Oslo, Norway. The large scale photos and text works on the house fronts of the city districts Oslo sentrum, Grøland and Grünerlokka had a very private character. Due… (read more)