Saturday 28 June 2014

KARL HANS JANKE /// Cabinet Magazine

Karl Hans Janke, untitled, mixed media on paper 29,7 x 42 cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander / Galerie Susanne Zander

- the wonderful life of a dream engineer

Read more about the imaginary engineer in Cabinet Magazine

"During a slide lecture in 1970, Karl Hans Janke laid out for the audience his radical vision for producing infinite quantities of energy. Janke’s method, which did not require any fuel, relied on a new conception of the atom that could be used to harness the magnetic energy of the universe: “My atom, on the other hand, could be called a space-electron atom. … Since countless space-electrons are turned into energy in my power plant, it would be correct to call this a nuclear power plant. In contrast to the Soviet atom, I refer to my atom as the ‘German atom.’” As the lecture continued, Janke found occasion to lament the neglect from which his revolutionary scientific work had suffered: “It’s both strange and unfortunate that, over the twenty years in which I’ve lived in Hubertusburg, no government official has ever noticed or even shown interest in my work.” Janke’s very next sentence suggests a cause for this official neglect. “In sum, I would like to state that a spiral nebula, bar magnet, tree or bush, a swallow, animals, and human beings with head and motor organs, as well as clouds, stones, atomic systems, transmitters—even manifestations such as war and peace—should all be measured using a single form!” Janke was in fact delivering his lecture not to a learned society but to a group of hospital staff and fellow inmates at the Hubertusburg Federal Psychiatric Institution, located in the village of Wermsdorf in the Saxony region of East Germany. The lecturer had been a patient at the converted baroque castle since 11 August 1950, and he was to remain there for the rest of his life"

Thursday 26 June 2014

Arbeiten aus der Prinzhornsammlung // Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren

Blalla W. Hallmann, Reve mysterieux de Pommerol, 1989, Acryl auf Leinwand, Courtesy Delmes & Zander / Galerie Susanne Zander


1. Mai - 6. August 2014
im Leopold-Hoesch-Museum
& Papiermuseum Düren

Die Ausstellung thematisiert mittels ausgewählter Arbeiten aus der renommierten Heidelberger Sammlung Prinzhorn, die Psychiatriepatienten der Dürener Klinik in den ersten Jahrzehnten des 20. Jahrhunderts schufen. Begleitend werden Kunstwerke dieser Epoche aus dem Sammlungsbestand präsentiert.

Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren
Hoeschplatz 1
52349 Düren

Saturday 21 June 2014

MICHAEL PATTERSON-CARVER at EVA International Ireland's Biennial

Michael Patterson-Carver, Somadrine, 2011, mixed media on paper, 38 x 51cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander / Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne

at EVA International Ireland's Biennial 2014

12 April - 6 July / Limerick City

"In the past few years we have witnessed protests unfolding into serious unrest across many parts of the world. After initial excitement at this new global wave of voicing political demands, seasons change, and what was a novelty becomes a norm that lures many of us into the trap of trying to determine and define this previously undetermined phenomenon. Such engagements with current political upheavals can be termed agitations, an old philosophical term which denotes the extreme tension of the brain in its attempt to determine something perceived as previously undetermined—such as a sublime experience of nature. These agitations usually recast the sense of the human self accompanying all thinking into a clearly distinguishable entity, treating it as if it were something we could claim to really understand.

Agitationism, on the one hand, is the condition of living under a constant flow of agitations, including the ones that you inevitably sometimes produce yourself. However, it is also the process of ‘working through’ them with the aim of seeking adaptation to a logic situated somewhere else beyond the entrapment between past, present, and future—three tenses that overlap in the contemporary moment, creating a kind of palimpsest of half undone histories, half imagined futures, and a present of phantasms as a consequence.

EVA International 2014 AGITATIONISM simulates the sense of living under agitation while capturing how we are slowly adapting to a different perception of the world by working through our relationships with historical ideologies, post-colonial narratives, other beings (including animals), and speculations about the not-so-distant future. (...)"

Please find the complete article HERE

Tuesday 17 June 2014

GALLERY /// "Artists Of The Gallery"

Courtesy Galerie Susanne Zander / Delmes & Zander

 "Artists Of The Gallery"
Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne
June 13th - July 26th, 2014

Tuesday 10 June 2014

"Artists Of The Gallery" at GALERIE SUSANNE ZANDER, Cologne

Sava Sekulic, untitled (ArchivNr. S/M 007),1969/70, mixed media on cardboard, 27 x 40,5 cm

Artists Of The Gallery

13th June – 26th July 2014

The current exhibition at Galerie Susanne Zander in Cologne features a selection of artist which have a longstanding tradition within the gallery program, spanning from more classical Art Brut positions such as Sava Sekulic and Mirolsav Tichy to more contemporary works by Outsiders such as Paul Humphrey. The selection exemplifies the diversity of the program and the wide range of materials and mediums encountered within these works often positioned on the borderline territories between established notions of art and the fringes. Thematically the works shown encompass the fantastical and allegorical, the erotic, the figurative and the abstract alike.

All works have contributed to the well rounded program of the gallery, established since 1988, and dedicated to eye-opening positions that allow for a completely different view on our surrounding reality ever since.

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Last chance to see /// "artist unknown #3: TYPE 42 (ANONYMOUS)

  Type 42 (Anonymous), Untitled (Connie Stevens)
Archive No TP482, ca.1960s-70s, mixed media on photograph, 8,3 x 10,8 cm
Courtesy Galerie Susanne Zander / Delmes & Zander 
Last chance to see...

artist unknown #3: Type 42 (ANONYMOUS)
at Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne
till 5th June 2014

Tuesday 3 June 2014

IMPRESSIONS // Treger - Saint Silvestre Collection opens in Museum near Porto

Opening of the first Museum in Portugal dedicated to Art Brut & Outsider Art

The Oliva Creative Factory Museum, close to Porto, opened its second floor to the art brut collection of Richard Treger and Antonio Saint Silvestre. The collection includes classics (Wolfli, Darger, Voll, Erhard, Zemankova, Held, Janke, von Brunchenhein, Prophet Royal Robertson, Lesage, Lobanov, Wilson, Schröder-Sonnenstern...) and contemporaries (Widener, Tichy, Ademeit, Hipkiss, Robillard, Wittlich...).