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Hamburg foundations - Frontrunner in Germany

Hamburg is an economically prosperous city. The Hanseatic city is also the frontrunner in Germany in terms of commitment to foundations, because no other state has as many foundations per 100,000 inhabitants. Founding has a long tradition in Hamburg: the oldest Hamburg foundation was founded in 1227. Even today, foundations are effective actors in civil society who implement charitable projects, help to solve social problems, supporting cultural tasks and shaping the future.

The Stiftungsbüro Hamburg is a cooperation project of Hamburg foundations to make the work of Hamburg foundations and the idea of ​​the foundation visible to society. As a communication and event office, the foundation office coordinates the theme days for Hamburg foundations and the Hamburg Foundation Days. Information about the Winter Foundation can be found on the website Hamburger-Stiftungen.de

Feminism and gender dialogue

Zolper, Dame mit Sonnen

Heinz Zolper. Damen-Kult

Even the early ideas of European feminism proclaimed nothing else than human rights. Apparently self-evident is not only a black hole in the medieval notion of Arabic cultures, but also does not grow in our modern societies often  beyond the fig leaf attitude. Heinz Zolper is an artist who has dealt in detail with the subject of 'freedom and law' and especially 'female freedom'. With his artistic symbol of the "lady" he is working like hardly any other artist to raise awareness of a still unfulfilled need. His "lady" portraits and sculptures are standing for an intellectual and social stance that can permanently confer on his art the status of the avant-garde.

In the art salon of lawyer and painter Jana Dettmer, Dettmer art projects Cologne, this special aspect of Zolper's work is presented in a cabinet exhibition in cooperation with Winter Stiftung, Hamburg. Graphics, painting and cultural designs are shown. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Opening on thursday, 30.01.2020, 6 pm.  Exhibition January 30 - February 19, 2020.

KunstStücke by Dettmer art projects. Stammheimer Straße 15 (near botanic garden), 50735 Cologne

 

 

Music Photography in Tokyo

Tokyo, George Dubose exhibition at Ricoh Imaging building

ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHY OF POST BEATLES; CLASSIC ROCK AND NEWLY EMERGING PUNK MUSIC FROM THE 70S AND 80S.

Exhibition at Ricoh Imaging Square Ginza, right in the heart of Tokyo.

Works by George Dubose are presented in the gallery (8th floor). George DuBose, the legendary photo artist and music influencer, shows again in Japan essential icons of his work series. Right in the center of the metropolis, in the main business and entertainment district of Ginza, special highlights and works not yet shown will be presented to an enthusiastic audience. Western music and the unique photography style of George DuBose offers the right mix to the visitors.

More than 250,000 members measures just the Madonna fan base in Japan. And George Dubose is the artist who, for example, documented her first concert in breathtaking shots. Art and music, both are manifested in the work of DuBose - and his friends appreciate that, especially in Japan.

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

Magic of Painting

Zolper – GemäldeI Paintings > monograph > ArtForum Editions

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.

Against precarious Work – and the importance of solidarity

Oscar Murillo, Kunstverein Hamburg

OSCAR MURILLO IN THE KUNSTVEREIN HAMBURG

The Colombian artist Oscar Murillo (* 1986 in La Paíla) is dealing in his exhibition at the Kunstverein Hamburg with the subject of precarious work and the importance of understanding solidarity. Primarily a painter and interested in aesthetic discourse - he is going beyond this framework.  He has  installed within the large hall of the Kunstverein an agora where he try to express his unbroken belief in geographic, cultural and socio-political cohesion. In Horizontal Darkness in Search of Solidarity large canvases from the manifestation series sewn together from various pieces with the effigies (portraits) and stuffed dolls that symbolize the ordinary people from from his hometown La Paíla. Various grandstands, which are also used as part of the accompanying program, are inviting visitors to sit down and watch and perceive the Agora as a place of debate. In addition to canvas works and drawings, the exhibition also shows several video works by Murillo that examine the subject of mobility and the eternal state of change. The windows, which he had made by craftsmen from Azerbaijan using the technic of traditional stained glass technology, consist of rusted sheet metal from run-down factories and symbolize the globalization scrap of our time. The various materials and processes illuminate the topic of physical work and question the importance of migration, community, exchange and trade in today's globalized world.

 09.11.2019 - 26.01.2020, Kunstverein Hamburg.

Over the weekend of January 24th and 25th, 2020 there will be a program of artistic feedback on the exhibition. In Search of Maintained Solidarity: A Frame for the No Longer Visible is a program consisting of lectures, discussions, performances and musical and poetic contributions.

Principle of the Evil

Heinz Zolper, Kain I

Heinz Zolper: Kain - work series

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