Saturday 7 September 2019


Helga Goetze, Gewerkschaftsteppich (Union Rug), 1989, embroidery, cotton twist, metal thread and nettle, 101 × 99 cm Courtesy Delmes & Zander, Cologne

Moritz Scheper writes about our show FICKEN IST FRIEDEN by Helga Goetze in his 'Critic Guide' for Frieze:

"Last year marked the 30th anniversary of Delmes & Zander – a gallery that continues to present interesting works by outsider artists. The current exhibition ‘Ficken ist Frieden’ (Fucking Is Peace), features wall hangings by Helga Goetze, who spent decades as a sex-positive activist trying to loosen up Berliners’ stiff morals with slogans like: ‘Fucking is important’. The hangings in the exhibition show an idealized state of liberal sexual mores. The largest work, Indianische Astrologie (Indian Astrology, 1984–85), depicts humankind in harmony both with the natural world and with its own nature, its own desires. While there is a striking stylistic similarity between these works and those of American artist Dorothy Iannone, Goetze developed her style significantly earlier. (...)"

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