Heinz Zolper has rendered outstanding contribution to art and culture in Germany and internationally for decades. His early contacts and cooperation with famous movie stars, sports and popular culture are particularly noteworthy. His contact and collaboration with Andy Wahrhol, who greatly appreciated Zolper’s independent contribution to pop culture, is legendary. The Winter Foundation congratulates the artist on being honoured by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Against the spread of hate Hate can release energy and create a great negative identity. But this feeling never creates anything without destroying at the same time. One of the great tasks of art and culture is to give people the opportunity for self-reflection and to pay attention to foreigners. This is only possible through the freedom of the arts and this should not be underestimated. Art and culture are
In cooperation with Winter Stiftung and Artforum Culture Foundation, the project Reconciliation of Values has started under the artistic direction of Heinz Zolper. In a time of disputes and fake news, the project would like to offer a culture platform for social interaction in love and respect. The project Reconciliation of values wants to address consciously emotions and to stimulate thoughts. The project is about recognizing what are the connections between
AIDS, Corona and other pandemics can only be defeated together – or never. More than 12 million people worldwide are still and again and again without possible medical HIV treatment. This hits people hard, particularly in poor countries, the so-called Third World. Corona exacerbates the inadequate supply. It is a sad realization that due to the corona pandemic, the number of almost 700,000 deaths from last year will increase by
Heinz Zolper is a German artist who has been campaigning for women and gender rights for decades, fundamentally for human rights through the means of art. The European Artforum Culture Foundation accompanies and supports the artist in his project in cooperation with Winter Foundation Hamburg and other foundations or groups. Respect and human dignity are inalienable values that the society – and therefore every single person – must defend. That’s the
Our world lives from diversity and balance Where monocultures emerge, they initially use only a few, but destroy our common livelihood. Faults in nature and in social life are made possible by an imbalance of concentrated . If you want to counter abuses or eliminate them, you need to maintain a balance in the game of powers. Our influence on the balance of power in nature may be small, but we
HELP! – YOURSELF AND OTHERS. Corona, the coronavirus and its disease Covid-19 threaten humanity. Solidarity, respect and love are required like never before. The virus multiplies in the throat. While an infected person speaks or coughs, he drops droplets almost automatically. These fly about 1.5 to 2 meters (when sneezing even 4 – 5 meters) before it will fall slowly to the ground. The infection usually arises from inhalation of
THE “DAME” BY HEINZ ZOLPER. Thought as a memorial in public space to inspire and motivate us for our daily life.
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
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