Magic of Painting

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Zolper - New monograph of his paintings

The monograph "Heinz Zolper, magic of painting / or/ how it is to be yourself", with paintings from 1979 - 2019, has been published by ArtForum Editions. The book is available as a soft and hardcover edition. The first edition is numbered and signed. The first 50 copies are accompanied by a unique graphic by the artist, available at art bookstores or online at Winter Stiftung Hamburg.  The publication was supported by the foundation. The artist, who turned 70 this year, already has several paintings in the Winter Foundation's collection.
Heinz Zolper, a loner and artistic partner of different personalities such as Milva, Udo Kier, Mae West, Russ Meyer, Rainer Fassbender and Andy Warhol, is a renowned figural painter and crossover artist. Typical of his artistic statement is a philosophical approach with humoristic elements and historical references.
He became known as the creator of the "Dame" cult. The Dame, as an emblematic sign stylistically inspired by Matisse as well as by Warhol's Marilyn portraits, is often used as a recurrent element of his paintings, graphics and sculptures. With this figure he put early on an artistic landmark for the importance of women and gender equality.

Principle of the Evil

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Publication for Heinz Zolper

In the unprecedented publication "The Principle of Evil", the author Orestis Safiriou and the painter Heinz Zolper explore the question about the roots of the evil and what meaning we can attach to it. This book is based on a common idea of both dating back to discussions started in the 1980s. The publication was made possible by the updated reedition of texts by the author, which have been preserved in the Artforum Archive since the end of the 1990s. The artist Heinz Zolper continued to contribute to the topic with almost large-scale works. The main focus is on the question why the evil and especially the evil are dynamized forces, while the good seem to remain in a static position. Both pursue this question of the principle of evil in different ways and provide intellectual and emotional insights into a system to which we can not escape - neither as an individual or as  society. In that spoint, they encourage us to take a position. They raise questions that not only put our personal lives to the test, but also stimulate reflection on the far-reaching decisions in politics, business and society and their benefits for man and nature.

The book is published on occasion of the 70.Birthday  of Heinz Zolper in a limited edition together with an attached graphic. Heinz Zolper, loner and artistic partner of such different personalities as Milva, Udo Kier, Mae West, Russ Meyer, Rainer Fassender or Andy Warhol, is an important figurative painter and crossover artist of his generation. Typical of the art of Zolper is a high philosophical claim and stylistically a mixture of different motifs with humoristic elements and historical references. The monograph "Zolper - Paintings I Paintings", based on texts of the same author, has already appeared on the occasion of this year's anniversary. Both publications have been published by ArtForum Editions, which also is responsible for the artist's graphic work body. Both publications are supported by Winter Foundation.

Art Scene Greece

Art Thessaloniki – Dimitri Xonoglou – Democracy Living word

Art Thessaloniki – Mediator of international art and different cultures

For the fourth time in November, the creators of the Greek art fair Art Thessaloniki seize the opportunity to demonstrate the unifying power of art. Especially in times of large migration movements – and Greece is one of the front states particularly affected – cultural exchange is of greatest importance. Contemporary art from the US, Eastern Europe, Italy, Turkey, the Middle East, and of course Greece, will be presented in a tense context. In total, galleries from 11 countries will participated. It is the consistent opening to the neighbor Turkey, which leads from this year on to a cooperation with Art Ankara. The program of the fair, which has developed into an important cultural platform under the artistic director Pantelis Tsatsis, is complemented by classical modernity (Unexpected Dialogue – Picasso & Jankulovsky), exhibition participation (Osten Museum, Skopje), joint project events (Photography Center of Thessaloniki, Arte Des-generado collective) an Avantgarde music&dance performances. Like the years before, Winter Foundation supports the cultural commitment.

It is one of the traditions of Art Thessaloniki to honor every year an artist for his lifetime achievement. This is combined with a special exhibition. The recipient of this year’s Art Thessaloni Prize will be Billy Zane, honoured for his cross-border oeuvre. Zane was born in Chicago as the son of Greek immigrants. Already his interest in painting and theater was awakened in his early years. He is also known for his participation as an actor in films such as “Back to the Future” (1985) and “Titanic” (1997). He is active as a painter, actor and director.

21. – 24.11.2019 I Location: Thessaloniki, Greece, International Exhibition & Congress Centre

About Music Photography

George DuBose > Ramones

George Dubose: Exhibitions and events

RAMONES CONVENTION – WARDOGS, ANDEAD, RINGO

Music has shaped the world indelibly. The seventh edition of the Ramones Convention once again celebrates the band that invented a genre. Ramones is considered the largest band of the New York punk rock movement and one of the most influential groups in the genre ever.

As part of this event, all the covers that George Dubose photographed and designed for the cult band RAMONES will be exhibited. DuBose is considered one of the most important artists and music photographers worldwide. A Pop-Up Expo shows an exhibition of one hundred famous Ramones images in large format, which were created especially for this major event and which the participants can take home at the end of the evening for free.

16/11/2019 I Location: ALCATRAZ. Milano I video-information
Admission from 20:00, 10 EUR

ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY JAPAN
Post Beatles; Iconic Images of Classic Rock and Newly Emerging Punk Music from the 70s and 80s.

Exhibition at the RICOH Imaging Square Ginza, Tokio. Photographic woks by DuBose are represented again in the centres art gallery on the 8th floor.

18.12.2019 – 19.01.2020 I Location: 5-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Sanai Dream Center 8F/ 9F

WOKS BY GEORGE DUBOSE ON INTERNATIONAL RECORD FAIRS

Works by George dubose will be exhibited  and offered for sale at some of the world biggest record fairs:

November 16 & 17, 2019
52nd Mega Record & CD Fair | Jaarbeurs Utrecht 

January 18, 2020
Record & CD Fair | RAI Amsterdam

April 18 & 19, 2020
53rd Mega Record & CD Fair | Jaarbeurs Utrecht 

November 14 & 15, 2020
54th Mega Record & CD Fair | Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Moscow Underground

George Dubose-Moscow undergrund-photo-show

George Dubose: Inside real life

As part of the first exhibition in Moscow, the legendary music photographer George DuBose will show portraits of rappers Afrika Bambaataa, Run-D.M.C., Mobb Deep, Rammellzee, Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G. and others. The exhibition “Underground Hip-Hop” will open on April 20 with the support of IQOS and MSK Eastsige Gallery in ARTBasement on the -1 floor of the Tsvetnoy Department Store.

Q: What is the difference between today's music and the one that was before? Why hip-hop and music in principle have ceased to be a protest?
A: There is hip-hop, protesting against social injustice, perhaps, today's youth is focused on something else, for example, video games, social networks. Who wants to write songs about the North Korean missile program or the war in Ukraine?

Moscow, Tsvetnoy Department Store, ARTBasement

Starting 2oth April 2019

See the Interview in Moscow

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Hannah Perry – A Smashed Window and an Empty Room

A Smashed Window and an Empty Room deals with the impact of trauma on mental and emotional health as well as conditions and consequences of human interactions. With the large-format, pulsating sculpture Rage Fluids and the 360° film GUSH (both 2018), Perry reflects on coming to terms with grief, pain and loss. A newly produced hydraulic sculpture evokes moments of tenderness, intimacy and, violence through a mechanized dance with itself. Hannah Perry’s visual language utilizes coded and gendered industrial materials which reflect on the landscape and demographics that shaped her upbringing in the North of England. 

Kunstverein Hamburg: 2/16/2019 - 4/28/2019

Opening of the exhibition: 2/15/2019, 7pm
Speakers: Frauke Willems, Tobias Peper

Artist Talk: 2/17/2019, 4 pm
Hannah Perry in conversation with Tobias Peper

Mitsuko Castle: DAIKU concert by ADAM NOIDLT Missiles

MITSUKO – ADAM NOIDLT MISSELES

Mitsuko Castle: ADAM NOIDLT Missiles improvisation concert of Beethoven's 9th sympfony

DAIKU - 100 years premiere of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Japan

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony at Bando Prisoner Camp in Japan by German soldiers, an improvisation concert by the German avant-garde group ADAM NOIDLT MISSILES with Michael "Mike" Jansen (Peter Padlt) and Andreas Brüning will be held in Museum Mitsuko, Teterow, Mecklenburg-BVorpommern, Germany.  The ensemble ADAM NOIDLT MISSILES has already appeared at documenta 8 and 11 and in many European museums (among them most recently Ludwig Forum, Lehmbruck Museum).

The concert, titled "Daiku - the joy of liberty", was included in the official events of the Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and is absolutely unique in its kind.

Mitsuko Castle is a museum and place of Japanese culture and contemporary art. Behind the castle and next to the building is the "Japanese grove" (nihon no mori = holy grove of Japan). In it, the vegetation of Mecklenburg Switzerland merges with Japanese plants.

The concert will take place on 3 October 2018, from 10:00.

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Kassel: Heinz-Günter MEBUSCH exhibition at DOCUMENTA Archive

Kassel: DOCUMENTA Archive shows artist portraits by Heinz-Günter MEBUSCH 

Once again, the documenta archive shows a treasure from its collection: The collection of photographs by Heinz-Günter Mebusch contains more than 200 artist portraits. In the exhibition 39 portraits of artists with a direct relation to the World Art Exhibition are shown. Mebusch dedicated his most extensive series of works to portraying outstanding artists of his time. It was created in the course of 20 years between 1979 and 1999 and was first shown at the Venice Biennale. Instead of a signature of the photographer, the prime portrait drafts bear the signature of the respective artist. 

(c) The Mebusch Estate I Artforum Culture Foundation

You can see the exhibition at the documenta archive until 3 August. There will be a public tour on July 30 at 5pm.
Photo shows Dr. Birgit Jooss, the director of the archive, in front of artist portrait drafts by Heinz-Günter Mebusch. 
Source: Kassel-live.de

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Hamburg: TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2018

KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG
TRIENNIAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BREAKING POINT
CALLA HENKEL / MAX PITEGOFF: SHIFT

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff (* 1988 in Minneapolis, * 1987 in Buffalo, live and work in Berlin) show photo portraits of actors, artists, writers, musicians and performers in a context that deliberately allows changes to the compositions. Her photographic practice draws on performance, theater and the production of social spaces, such as in the New Theater or in the Green Salon of the Volksbühne Berlin.
The detachment of place and purpose of the persons depicted produces a kind of cast list of a self-administered sitcom of former lovers, friends and people from long-forgotten jobs and foggy weekends. The artists lead us to the point, that we have no idea who (or what) will ultimately collect our images for us, e.g. processed and grouped in the new media of Facebook & Co. In the tradition of conceptual artist Heinz-Günter Mebusch, the artists draw attention to the double nature of the portrait.

Kunstverein Hamburg, June 8 – September 9, 2018

Late Night Quantification
On July 7, 2018, the Kunstverein Hamburg will be hosting the performance of the new album Messages by and with Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) starting at 11:00 pm under the motto Late Night Quantification – Music, Drinks and Art at Night. The art exhibition is open as well until 3:00 this night.

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Michael Jansen: OptiMystic Vitamins

Art can heal

The visual artist and composer Michael (Mike) Jansen has been working for a couple of years on work cycle simular to psychedelic images. These images are created in complex analogue and digital processes on canvas, paper and hard materials. Jansen, who has been dealing with medical questions practically and philosophically for decades, manages to fascinate the viewers with his creations and to introduce them in a hedonistic way into an effective healing process. The 1951 born artist, with visiting professorships at the University of the Arts in Bremen and the Center European d'Art Contemporain, Vallauris, Nice, became first known through his cooperation with Joseph Beuys (Art Museum Vaduz Lichtenstein) and John Cage.

Projects, exhibitions and acquisitions: i.a.. 'Feuerkonzert' elementary concerts Graz; 'Orientexpress', National Museum of People and Economics Düsseldorf, National Museum Samuel Brukenthal Sibiu (RO); Artist Association Malkasten Düsseldorf; 'Missiles'; 'My europe' Berlin; 'No Man's Land' Dusseldorf Weimar Barcelona Kampala; ExtraHart artist fair Art Cologne; 'California Dreaming', Kunstraum Schlossstrasse Mühlheim a.D.R., Galerie d 'Hamé; 'MetroMusic' Miami (FL) Moscow; 'Gulf Projects Dusseldorf, Athens, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Mumbai; Hangar Foundation Langen; 'Opera Death' Atatak Dusseldorf; Teahouse Music; 'Colourfields' London Satellite Frieze; Earth Music State Museum Düsseldorf, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg; OptiMystic Vitamins.

The exhibitions are supported by Winter Foundation in:
Artforum Athens, Summer 2018, and
Artforum Artspace Thessaloniki, November 2018.