Destruction of expectations

Jansen Michael MetroMusic Moscow ArtForum Editions 300x220 - Destruction of expectations

Jansen, Michael - MetroMusic Moscow, ArtForum Editions


Dear friends of art,
access to the exhibition is  possible after prior notification and agreement under the relevant hygiene protection regulations. 

Art friends are welcome to  contact the Dettmer art projects team  via email  . Of course you can contact anytime as usual the Winter Foundation  by email.

We hope you enjoy the art show
and above all good health.

Michael Jansen challenges new ways of seeing

Essential works by the artist Michael Jansen (* 1951) are presented in the art salon of our cultural partner KunstStücke by Dettmer I art projects in Cologne. The small show offers the viewer a good overview of the artist's extensive work:
Signs (as drawings and reliefs), OptiMystic vitamins (diaphane colour worlds), artificial landscapes, colour field painting and photographs. Unknown signs appear spontaneously and varied as drawings or reliefs. His series of OptiMystic Vitamins and Artificial Landscapes appeal to our senses and psyche. Examples of his colour field painting invite to meditation and historical reflection. Finally, in his photographs, Jansen combines different motifs, digital processing and substances into a different subject. Jansen challenges the viewer to a new way of seeing and thus makes him a partner in his art conception.

The art salon of the lawyer and painter Jana Dettmer, Dettmer art projects Cologne, invites after successful Zolper-exhibition all estimated art lovers to participate an insight into the work of an artist, who is also known for his important impulses to contemporary art. It is important to remember to his collaboration i.a. with Joseph Beuys (room 3 / All German post-war poetry ...), John Cage, Marina Abramovicz, Mike Hentz, his cross-over installations (soundscape, weather projects) or his appearances during the Documenta Kassel exhibitions in 1983 and 93. The present exhibition becomes possible thanks to private donors and to loans from the Winter Foundation. Few works are available to support the project. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition (15 EUR).

Vernissage Cologne, Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
The vernissage will be accompanied with music by Jumana Hamandouche (clarinet) and Marion Mick (accordion).

Exhibition February 28 - extended until May 28, 2020.
KunstStücke by Dettmer art projects. Stammheimer Straße 15 (near Botanischer Garten), 50735 Cologne

Mitsuko Castle: DAIKU concert by ADAM NOIDLT Missiles


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.


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.