Friday 26 October 2018

Check out Art Agenda's review which features works by Alexandru Chira at FIAC 2018

Alexandru Chira, Untitled, 1994, Oil and pencil on canvas, 78.5 x 79 cm. Image courtesy of Delmes & Zander, Cologne
Alexandru Chira is mentioned in Lauren Mackler's Paris Roundup for Art Agenda.

"At FIAC, Ambera Wellmann’s lush, subject-bending paintings, embodying figures in motion with otherworldly physics, showcased by Mexico City’s Lulu on a marginal wall of the fair (interrupted by an emergency exit door, or perhaps a janitorial closet) was nonetheless a showstopper; Alexandru Chira’s dreamy UFO paintings at Delmes & Zander, Cologne, as well."

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Wednesday 24 October 2018

Works by Michail Paule part of MEISENFLOO at Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin

Exhibition poster of MEISENFLOO at Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin

MEISENFLOO at Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin opens on Nov 3, 2018. The exhibition is curated by Michael Bauer.

"Meisenfloo is a collective exhibition at Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin. The show is curated by Michael Bauer is also exhibiting, alongside artists Raines Birkbeck, Vincent Dermody, Michaela Eichwald, Alastair Mackinven, David Noonan, Michail Paule and Renee So."

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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Excited to participate in Independent New York in spring 2019

Independent, New York, photo: Spring Studio
The 2019 edition of Independent New York will include over 50 international galleries and non-profits.

"Independent is pleased to announce the participants for the upcoming iteration of Independent New York, which will return to Spring Studios in Tribeca from March 7-10, 2019. This occasion marks the 10th Anniversary Edition of Independent New York and will present over 50 international galleries and non-profit institutions.

Matthew Higgs, founding curatorial advisor to Independent and director of White Columns states, "Independent remains, first and foremost, a platform for the ideas of artists - of all kinds, and for the galleries - of all persuasions, that support them. Over the past ten years, Independent has been instrumental in suggesting that an art fair can be both a focused and revelatory experience, one that closely relates to and augments our encounters with art elsewhere."

Adams and Ollman, Portland
Air de Paris, Paris
Alden Projects™, New York
Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco
The approach, London
Arcadia Missa, London
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
CANADA, New York
Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Chapter NY, New York
Company Gallery, New York
Delmes & Zander, Cologne
Derek Eller Gallery, New York
Emalin, London
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Karma, New York
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
the Landing, Los Angeles
Loevenbruck, Paris
LINN LÜHN, Düsseldorf
Marlborough, New York/London
Kai Matsumiya, New York
moniquemeloche, Chicago
MKG127, Toronto
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Morán Morán, Los Angeles
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne
Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Ortuzar Projects, New York
Maureen Paley, London
Parker Gallery, Los Angeles
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Peres Projects, Berlin
Reyes Projects, Metro Detroit
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
Rossi & Rossi, London/Hong Kong
Kerry Schuss, New York
Southard Reid, London
The Sunday Painter,London
Take Ninagawa, Tokyo
Timothy Taylor, London / New York
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Tilton Gallery, New York
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York
VIGO, London
White Columns, New York

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Monday 22 October 2018

Thank you Anya Harrison for including Alexandru Chira in your review

Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, "Something for the Boys," 2018, film still.

Alexandru Chira's “Package Poem IV – Study” (1971-1991) picked as one of the top works at FIAC 2018 by Blouinartinfo

"An art professor by day, Alexandru Chira (1947-2011) created esoteric drawings, plans and paintings outside of “working hours” that are a blend of the eccentric, magical and mystical, with a deep interest in engineering and utopianism. Determined to save his home village in Transylvania from the catastrophic effects of long-term drought, Chira developed a monumental piece of land art, a transmitter to bring down rain and rainbows to the earth. Works such as “Package Poem IV — Study,” form part of his four-decade-long project and esoteric vocabulary that give rise to a belief system and mode of being all its own."

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Monday 15 October 2018

Getting Ready for fiac!

Prophet Royal Robertson, untitled (Almightly Dies Odin), 1980s, Courtesy D&Z
Visit us October 18 – 21 at Grand Palais, 
Salon d'Honneur - booth 1.J21

"The 45th edition of FIAC will be held in Paris from 18 to 21 October 2018 and will host 193 galleries in the nave and exhibition rooms of the Grand Palais.

The 2018 selection – including many of the most influential specialists worldwide in the fields of modern art, contemporary art and design – will present the finest examples of artistic creation since the turn of the twentieth century; modern masters through to the latest trends..."

Saturday 6 October 2018


Jesuys Crystiano, untitled, pencil on paper, 3/2012, Courtesy D&Z
Pop in between October 5th - November 10th, 2018

In 2010 Jesuys Crystiano's monumental wall drawings, rendered on walls and in abandoned tear-down buildings in Ilhéus, Brazil, are discovered. They reveal a surreal imagery in an unmistakable, idiosyncratic style, drawn with a fleeting but distinct stroke.

The wall drawings are discovered by Thilo Scheuermann, a German hotel owner living in Brazil, who establishes contact with the artist. At the time, Crystiano is still living on the streets of Ilhéus and is cared for by neighbours. Exactly how he came to be here is unclear, since he can only remember his past in fragments. His biographical data remains uncertain. The year of his birth is chosen arbitrarily and determined by court order as 1950. We can assume that Chrystiano grew up in the municipality of Buerarema in the state of Bahia, Brazil, where he attended school. Presumably, he spent his youth in Rio de Janeiro.

From 2010, Thilo Scheuermann takes the artist into his custody. Henceforth, he promotes Crystiano's artistic work by providing him with drawing material and by photographically documenting the creation of the works. Crystiano lives here until his death in 2015.

During this time an extensive oeuvre encompassing drawings, collages and objects emerge. His signature imagery shows a complex, ornamental network composed of architectural, floral and figurative elements. Peculiar faces with prominent noses and cigarette stubs in their mouths, airplanes, buildings, animals, especially birds, umbrellas, upside-down chairs and tables, and uprooted trees are recurring subjects of his unmistakable drawings.

For the first time in Cologne, Delmes & Zander is showing the work of Jesuys Crystiano in a solo exhibition that will also include his large-format drawings.