Wednesday, 10 July 2019

VISIONARY DRAWINGS / Emma Kunz at Muzeum Susch

Emma Kunz, selected artworks © Emma Kunz Zentrum
Emma Kunz
July 26 – November 10, 2019

After it was shown at the Serpentine Galleries (March 23 – May 19, 2019), the exhibition Emma Kunz. Visionary Drawings with over 40 of rarely seen drawings by Emma Kunz (1892–1963) will be presented at Muzeum Susch

The Emma Kunz Zentrum wrotes about the artist and her works:

"Emma Kunz lived from 1892 to 1963 in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. In her lifetime she was recognized as a healer; she herself described herself as a researcher. Now she has acquired an international reputation through her artistic work. Even in her schooldays, Emma Kunz occupied herself with exceptional happenings. When she was 18 years old, she began to use her abilities of telepathy, prophecy and as a healer, and she began to exercise her divining pendulum.

"She achieved successes through her advice and treatments that often edged on the limits of miracles. She herself rejected the term miracle because she attributed it to the ability to use and activate powers that lie dormant in everyone. Not least, it was this gift that permitted Emma Kunz to discover in 1941 the power of the Würenlos healing rock that she named AION A. From 1938, Emma Kunz created large-scale pictures on graph paper.

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Linda Christanell, Fenster / OKEY-DOKEY III

Linda Christanell, Fingerfächer, 1975/82 (still). Courtesy of the artist.

Linda Christanell, Fenster
Co-Curated by Fatima Hellberg & Steven Cairns

July 6 - August 31, 2019
Opening: July 5th, 6 – 9 pm

Staging of objects – objects for decoration – decoration is protection – "numino" – the mystery of being scared and fascinated. What decorates – changes – through decorating, strength is conveyed.
Linda Christanell

Vienna-based artist and filmmaker Linda Christanell has worked across mediums since the mid-sixties – hers is a prolific, yet rarely shown body of work, held together by its distinctive inner logic and pictorial world. Christanell’s practice loops back to a fascination with objects as bearers of obsessions, issuing and channeling energy as fetishes. Her films and photographs contain symbols and trinkets that are contemplated, arranged and held, animated, and recoded. In the compositions, the meaning and power of the objects are both affirmed, but also pushed into and out of registers of desire, eroticism and violence.

A core strand of the works in this presentation is Christanell’s long-running fascination with vouyeurism and concealment – the mechanical eye of the camera, its merging with her own view, that of the observer, and the energies exchanged between these relations. A form of intimacy of viewing and looking further pushed by Christanell’s way of working: her filmmaking takes the form of a solitary practice, with the scenarios, form, and narrative being built up and orchestrated by herself.

FINGERFÄCHER, a film flickering and shifting in perspective, moving between distance and closeness, evokes something of the power and approximation of that which cannot be fully held or seen – “a film about which there are no words.” In ALL CAN BECOME A ROSE, the distinctive diy spirit of Christanell’s practice can be felt, a pleasure of making, moving in non-linear ways between desire and a finely articulated sense of darkness. Here a recurring motif of Christanell’s practice appears: a view of the artist’s hand with a crystal-headed hat needle. The jewel glimmers and moves as it pushes into her skin – an image of shimmering hardness and porousness. These moving image works are accompanied by photographs by the artist, including her newly conceived work, FOR YOU (2019).


Linda Christanell’s (b. 1939 Vienna, Austria) early work was primarily in photography and performance, until she in the mid 1970s turned to moving image as her primary medium. Christanell was a member of the Austria Filmmakers Cooperative (1982), of the Künstlerhaus Vienna (1982), of the Assembly of Authors in Graz (1984), and a founding member of Intakt (1977). Recent solo presentations and screenings include at Belvedere 21, Vienna, and Oberhausen Film Festival. In 2015 she received the Award for Visual Art of the City of Vienna.

Linda Christanell’s exhibition is part of Fenster, the third iteration of OKEY DOKEY. This years’ edition takes the form an exhibition unfolding over eight venues across Cologne and Düsseldorf. The show encompasses a range of practices that intersect with ideas of spectatorship, voyeurism, consumerism and their relationship to the body as a site of exhibition.

Saturday, 29 June 2019


Adelhyd van Bender: Untitled, 1999-2014, Mixed media on photocopy 19.42 x 30 cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander, Köln

with works by Adelhyd van Bender, Ei Arakawa / Nikolas Gambaroff, 
James Castle, Tony Lewis, Dan Peterman, LeRoy Stevens, Lisa Williamson

July 6 - August 31, 2019
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
Opening: Saturday, July 6, 4-6 pm

For more Information and to see all Installation Views of the Exhibition visit

Friday, 28 June 2019

Linda Christanell, Fenster / OKEY-DOKEY III

Image credit: Linda Christanell, Fingerfächer, 1975/82 (still). Courtesy of the artist

Linda Christanell, Fenster
Co-curated by Fatima Hellberg & Steven Cairns

July 6 - August 31, 2019
Opening on Friday, July 5th, 6 – 9 pm

Delmes & Zander is honored to host a solo show by Vienna based artist Linda Christanell at this year's edition of Okey-Dokey.

Zoe Barcza
Rachal Bradley
Linda Christanell
Hildegarde Duane
Christian Flamm
Eva Löfdahl
Soshiro Matsubara
David Medalla
Zbigniew Rybczyński
Alan Stanners
Issy Wood

Delmes & Zander
Ginerva Gambino
Jan Kaps
Galerie Kadel Willborn
Galerie Max Mayer
Sies + Höke
Buchhandlung Walther König

Fenster is an exhibition unfolding over eight venues across Cologne and Düsseldorf. The show encompasses a range of practices that intersect with ideas of spectatorship, voyeurism, consumerism and their relationship to the body as a site of exhibition.

Fatima Hellberg is Artistic Director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Steven Cairns is Curator of Artists' Film and Moving Image at the Institute of Contemporary Arts London.

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Exhibitor List for FIAC 2019

Image: Courtesy FIAC 2019

The FIAC art fair has revealed the exhibitor list for its 2019 edition, which will bring together 197 galleries in Paris. The fair opens it doors from October 17 to 20 and will be held at Grand Palais, Paris.

Delmes & Zander is very pleased to announce our participation.
Please find below the complete Exhibitors List.

General Sector
Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
303 Gallery, New York
80M2 Livia Benavides, Lima
Air de Paris, Paris
Allen, Paris
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Paris
apalazzo, Brescia
Applicat-Prazan, Paris
Art : Concept, Paris
Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
Balice Hertling, Paris
Baronian Xippas, Brussels
BERG Contemporary, Reykjavik
Bergamin & Gomide, São Paulo
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
The Box, Los Angeles
The Breeder, Athens
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, Hong Kong
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Roma
Buchholz, Cologne, Berlin, New York
Campoli Presti, Paris, London
Canada, New York
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Cardi, Milano, London
Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, New York
C L E A R I N G, New York, Brussels
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Continua, San Gimignano, Boissy-le-Châtel, Beijing, Habana
Paula Cooper, New York
Raffaella Cortese, Milano
Chantal Crousel, Paris
Dastan Gallery, Tehran
Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Massimo De Carlo, Milano, London, Hong Kong
Delmes & Zander, Cologne
dépendance, Brussels
Dvir, Tel Aviv, Brussels
frank elbaz, Paris, Dallas
espaivisor, Valencia
Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan, Dakar, Paris
Imane Farès, Paris
Selma Feriani, Tunis, London
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Berlin
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles, Paris
Gaga, México D.F., Los Angeles
Gagosian, Paris, New York, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Rome, Basel, Athens, Geneva
Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
gb agency, Paris
Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo, Berlin
Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels
Gmurzynska, Zürich, St. Moritz
Laurent Godin, Paris
Marian Goodman, Paris, New York, London
Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt
Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Karsten Greve, Paris, Cologne, St. Moritz
half gallery, New York
Hauser & Wirth, London,
Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Zürich, Menorca, Gstaad, St. Moritz
Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris, London
High Art, Paris
Hopkins, Paris
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
hunt kastner, Prague
Hyundai, Seoul
In Situ – Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul
rodolphe janssen, Brussels
JTT, New York
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Jan Kaps, Cologne
Karma, New York
Karma International, Zürich, Los Angeles
kaufmann repetto, Milano, New York
Kerlin, Dublin
Anton Kern, New York
Peter Kilchmann, Zürich
König Galerie, Berlin, London
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Tomio Koyama, Tokyo
Krinzinger, Vienna
Kukje, Seoul
Labor, México D.F.
LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina
Laveronica, Modica
Le Minotaure, Paris
Simon Lee, London, Hong Kong, New York
Lelong & Co., Paris, New York
Lévy Gorvy, London, New York, Zürich, Hong Kong
Lisson, London, New York, Shanghai
Loevenbruck, Paris
Lyles & King, New York
Kate MacGarry, London
Magazzino, Roma
Magician Space, Beijing
Magnin-A, Paris
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Marcelle Alix, Paris
Martos Gallery, New York
Mazzoleni, Torino, London
Fergus McCaffrey, New York, Tokyo
Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels, New York
kamel mennour, Paris, London
Metro Pictures, New York
Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Francesca Minini, Milano
Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London, Venezia
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
mor charpentier, Paris
Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Cologne
Nahmad Contemporary, New York
Neu, Berlin
Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, Madrid
Nathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
Guillermo de Osma, Madrid
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
P420, Bologna
Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Seoul, Geneva
Galerie Papillon, Paris
Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza
Peres Projects, Berlin
Perrotin, Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai
Francesca Pia, Zürich
PKM Gallery, Seoul
Plan B, Cluj, Berlin
Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, New York
ProjecteSD, Barcelona
Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels
Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg, London
Salon 94, New York
Esther Schipper, Berlin
Semiose, Paris
Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Jessica Silverman, San Francisco
Skarstedt, New York, London
Pietro Sparta, Chagny
Sprovieri, London
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt
Simone Subal, New York
Joseph Tang, Paris
Templon, Paris, Brussels
Tornabuoni Art, Firenze, Milano, Paris, London
Tucci Russo, Torino
Ubu Gallery, New York
Valentin, Paris
Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Tim Van Laere, Antwerp
Van de Weghe, New York
Vedovi, Brussels
Venus Over Manhattan, New York, Los Angeles
Vistamare/Vistamarestudio, Pescara, Milano
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing
VNH, Paris
Waddington Custot, London
Barbara Weiss, Berlin
Michael Werner, New York, London
White Cube, London, Hong Kong
Barbara Wien, Berlin
Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Thomas Zander, Cologne
ZERO…, Milano
Galerie Zlotowski, Paris
Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
David Zwirner, New York, London, Hong Kong

Lafayette Sector
Arcadia Missa, London
Gianni Manhattan, Vienna
Mariane Ibrahim, Chicago
Jenny’s, Los Angeles
LOMEX, New York
Édouard Montassut, Paris
PM8, Vigo
Dawid Radziszewski, Warsaw
Soft Opening, London
Weiss Falk, Basel

Jousse entreprise, Paris
Galerie kreo, Paris, London
LAFFANOUR – Galerie Downtown, Paris
Eric Philippe, Paris
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, London

Éditions Dilecta, Paris
GDM, Paris
mfc-michèle didier, Paris
TCHIKEBE, Marseille

Other Exhibitors
Collection Lambert, Avignon
Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain, Paris
Lulu, México D.F.

Monday, 24 June 2019


Margret – Chronicle of an Affair, 1970/08/21 - 1970/08/31, Vintage Print, 13 x 17 cm

July 1 – September 22, 2019 
Opening: July 1 

"Could 'raw photography' be classified as art brut ('raw art'), as defined by Jean Dubuffet? If so, it would include shots, prints, photomontages and photo collages created by self-taught artists, developed outside of conventional art circles, in contexts such as mental institutions, solitude and marginality, both in cities and rural areas. Photo | Brut presents more than 500 works from the Bruno Decharme collection, as well as a selection of other institutional and private collections chosen for their complementarity. This exhibition addresses four central themes ('Private Affairs', 'Reformating the world', 'Performing, or another I', 'Warding off the reality') and its aim is to grasp and introduce this art form to the public, art brut being a concept studied by few despite its significant and fascinating field.

With works by Horst Ademeit, Shell L. Alpert, Steve Ashby, Morton Bartlett, Marcel Bascoulard, John Brill, Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Felipe Jesus Consalvos, Aloïse Corbaz, Jesuys Crystiano, Henry Darger, Charles Dellschau, John Devlin, Curzio Di Giovanni, Fumiho Endo, Karel Forman, Frédéric, Pepe Gaitán, Giovanni Galli, Pietro Ghizzardi, Lee Godie, Yohann Goetzmann, Kasuo Handa, Marian Henel, Mark Hogancamp, Paul Humphrey, Günter K., Zdenek Košek, Alexandre Lobanov, Tomasz Machciński, « Margret », Alexandre Medvedev, Donald Mitchell, Albert Moser, Edward Nadgrodzki, Norma Oliver, Photographies Spirites, Luboš Plný, Ilmari Salminen, Milton Schwartz, Ted Serios, Valentin Simankov, Leopold Strobl, Ichiwo Sugino, Elke Tangeten, Dominique Théate, Miroslav Tichý, Ufos, Elisabeth Van Vyve, August Walla, Melvin Way, Adolf Wölfli, Zorro, and numerous anonymous persons. (...)"

Exhibition curators: Paula Aisemberg, Bruno Decharme, Barbara Safarova & Sam Stourdzé, in collaboration with Valérie Rousseau.

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Sunday, 9 June 2019

Enemies & Friends / WELT Artikel von Gesine Borcherdt

WELT AM SONNTAG, 9. Juni 2019, Nr. 23, S. 59

Gesine Borcherdt in der WELT (9.6.19) über die Ausstellung
ENEMIES & FRIENDS A Russian Collection of Paranormal Observations

"Enemies and Friends: A Russian Collection of Paranormal Observations in der Kölner Galerie Delmes & Zander  (bis 28. Juni) zeigt rund 100 Schnappschüsse, Handabzüge, Fotocollagen, Polaroids und Zeichnungen aus den 1950er- bis 2000er-Jahren, deren akribische Zusammenstellung schon ein Kunstwerk ist: eine Sammlung von Ufo-Fotografien. (...)

Die kollektive Sichtung himmlischer Erscheinungen deutete Jung als Sehnsucht nach dem Weltende: Angesichts atomarer Bedrohung projizierten die Menschen ihre Ängste und Hoffnungen auf eine außerirdische Kraft – und schon war ein neuer Mythos geboren.
Eben diese visionäre Energie spürt man in der Ausstellung. Sie erzählt von der Besessenheit, dass es da noch etwas anderes geben möge als das, was ist. Sie sind erfüllt von Erlösungsgedanken, angstvoll und ekstatisch zugleich. Sich eine Bildwelt zu schaffen, in der sich dieser Wille manifestiert: Das ist obsessiv, parareligiös – und zutiefst künstlerisch."

Anonymous, ohne Titel, ca. 1990, Gouache, 23.4 x 31.2 cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander, Köln