Thursday 27 September 2012

... wachsende Popularität von Outsider Art!

Bettina Kames' Artikel  "Außenseiter nach innen"  im
ARTINVESTOR (Nr. 05/12, S. 30)

ALOISE at Collection Art Brut Lausanne

The Collection de l'Art Brut is presenting Aloïse. The Solar Ricochet twenty-six years after its first show in Aloïse's honor. On display will be the initial group of works by this Art Brut creator, as assembled by Jean Dubuffet, thus offering a historical overview of Aloïse's production. Thanks to the donation that the French painter Dubuffet made to the City of Lausanne in 1971, marking the origin of the Collection de l'Art Brut, this museum boasts a major body of works by Aloïse.

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Thursday 20 September 2012

"Heim der Liebe und der Sünde" - a film documentation of a work of Martin Erhard

"Heim der Liebe und der Sünde" (2012)
(Home of love and sin), HD, 7:13 min.
by Johannes Amorosa

You can see our film documentation of an art work of artist Martin Erhard on vimeo here:   

Martin Erhard and his "discreet, disturbed and private worlds"   (Astrid Mania on the abc-art berlin contemporary in ART AGENDA (14.09.2012)   was the main position shown recently at the abc - art berlin contemporary by GALERIE SUSANNE ZANDER.

A film documentation of an art work of Martin Erhard consisting of 58 drawings, pencil / ink on paper, ca. 50 x 70 cm each and covering a total surface of 75 x 75 meters.
Film concept by Galerie Susanne Zander
Produced by Johannes Amorosa.
Copyright by Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, 2012.
With many thanks to Karin and Gerhard Dammann.

Thursday 13 September 2012


We are pleased to announce our participation at
abc - art berlin contemporary
September 13 - 16, 2012


Wednesday 12 September 2012

"Ein fabelhafter Mix aus Irrwitz und Schnitzerei!"

Emmanuel van Stein bespricht die Ausstellung in der Galerie Susanne Zander:

 KARL JUNKER als Ausstellungstipp des Tages: Kölner StadtAnzeiger (12.09.2012), S.12

Saturday 8 September 2012

Morton Bartlett & Judith Scott in "A Cosmos" curated by Rosemarie Trockel at the Reina Sofia

Rosemarie Trockel: a cosmos

Dates: May 23 - September 24, 2012
Place: Sabatini Building, floor 3
Curator: Rosemarie Trockel and Lynne Cooke

Rosemarie Trockel (Schwerte, Germany, 1952) appears in the German art scene, largely dominated by men, in the 1970s. Her art explores various work methods and materials, thus eluding stylistic compartmentalization. Through her creations she questions the categories that legitimise art, social order, gender identities; while exploring constants such as the contrasting conceptions of feminism, the metamorphosis of the subject, interrelations between humans and animals and the environmental impact of our species, the phenomena of fashion, fame, beauty and social icons, the body and also the social construction of the subject.

“Kosmos” was the title that Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) gave to his book on the discovery of America. Humboldt, when he attributes the merit of the discovery to Columbus, makes use of the argument of progress as the result of accumulated knowledge. The artist admires Humboldt for his independent and intrepid studies, and she situates him next to other authors she also believes are kindred spirits.

In this collection of objects, Trockel pays attention to lesser known artists, chosen out of the empathy she feels for the frankness and inventiveness with which they look at questions that she too asks herself. Either in another discipline or for independent causes, these nonconformists provide models of selfless and vocational dedication. They include self-taught artists such as James Castle, Judith Scott, Morton Bart¬lett and Manuel Montalvo, who worked in situations of near anonymity. In general, they were solitary artists who worked with humble materials and with great economy of means, and were committed to their search for a singular vision.

Other artefacts in the exhibition come from the sphere of natural history, such as the watercolours painted by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717) about life cycles in entomology or the works of the Spanish botanist, José Celestino Mutis (1732 –1808), whose recognition came late because his studies were never properly published. At the end of the 19th century the Blaschka family created exact glass replicas of plants and marine invertebrates, which were used for research purposes by both amateur and professional naturalists. Today all of them are more appreciated for their aesthetic quality and the curiosity that their work inspires than for the scientific activity they carried out in various fields.

Rosemarie Trockel makes use of all of them, considering them to be exemplary and inspirational in her own work.

Monday 3 September 2012

opening Friday: "Karl Junker, Architekt" 7. September - 3. November 2012 Eröffnung: Freitag, 07.09., 18 – 22 Uhr

& Horst Ademeit, Paul Goesch, Chris Hipkiss, Foma Jaremtschuk, George Widener , Wesley Willis

Karl Junker was born 1850 as the son of a bricklayer in the city of Lemgo in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. His grandfather took charge of his education after both his parents had died from tuberculosis. At age fifteen he initiated a carpenter's apprenticeship and, having completed his trade exam, began working in Hamburg and Berlin. In 1871 he felt drawn to the art capital of Munich, where he began his studies at the School of Applied Arts and then, in 1875, enrolled at the renowned Academy of Fine Arts. Before having completed his studies, Junker embarked on an educational journey around Italy in 1977, where he spent several years traveling. Here he became particularly interested in the arts, but also in architecture. This becomes evident from his sketchbooks. In 1880 he returned to Munich, where he remained for another three years. From 1883 until his death in 1912, Karl Junker lived in his home town of Lemgo, where he was commissioned for a number of projects. In 1889 and with the help of a master carpenter, Junker handed in his application at the city of Lemgo for the project of a timber frame house.

For over twenty years Junker worked on the design of his "Junkerhaus" on Hamelner Road, where he created chairs, tables, dressers, beds, a grandfather clock and even a baby cradle. Over 115 wooden sculptures, 840 pencil and watercolors drawings and around 200 paintings have survived.

The gallery will show a selection of Karl Junker's fantastic architecture for the first time: two chairs, monumental and rustic at the same time, and the architectural model of a well, a blueprint for the city of Detmold dated from 1899.

Alongside the works of Junkers we will present a selection of gallery artists, whose works reveal a clear fascination with architecture: Horst Ademeit, Paul Goesch, Chris Hipkiss, Foma Jaremtschuk, George Widener and Wesley Willis.

This exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Museum Junkerhaus, Lemgo. We thank the Museum Director Jürgen Scheffler for his kind support.

Saturday 1 September 2012

MORTON BARTLETT - Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin EXTENDED untill 14.10.

secret universe III.

Morton Bartlett
11 May - 14 October 2012
The third exhibition of the "secret universe" series presents the work of the American artist Morton Bartlett (1909-1992). Central works of his oeuvre are fifteen semi-life-sized dolls, twelve girls and three boys. Having dropped out of Harvard in order to work as a commercial photographer, Bartlett began producing these dolls in the middle of the 1930s, attempting to make them seem as life-like as possible.

He studied anatomy books and costume history, learned to sew and work with clay. It took him up to a year to create each of the figures. Bartlett designed various costumes and wigs in order to stage the dolls in true-to-life situations. He inserted them into various moments from real life and thus he breathed life into his creations through photography.
His work was created for private use and was never exhibited during his lifetime. The dolls, approximately 200 black-and-white photographs, drawings, color slides and costumes were first discovered in 1993.

The exhibition in the Hamburger Bahnhof is the first solo museum show of Morton Bartlett's work in Germany. The "secret universe" series has been made possible by the 'About Change, Stiftung'.

Curated by Claudia Dichter and Udo Kittelmann