Friday 20 December 2019

Susanne Zander im Interview mit Ariane Binder im Beitrag des SWR Kulturmagazins KUNSCHT!

Ein SWR Kulturmagazin KUNSCHT! Interview von Ariane Binder mit Susanne Zander 

"Seit 1996 ist die Sammlung Zander im Schloss Bönnigheim bei Ludwigsburg beheimatet. Doch nächstes Jahr soll die außergewöhnliche Sammlung für Naive Kunst und Art Brut neue Wege gehen. 

Art Brut, Outsider-Kunst, naive Kunst - rund 4500 Arbeiten zeigen die Entwicklung dieser Kunstrichtungen seit ihren Anfängen um 1900. Seit 1996 war die Sammlung in den 43 Sälen von Schloss Bönnigheim untergebracht und wurde seit dem Tod von Charlotte Zander von deren Tochter Susanne betreut.

Jetzt verlässt Susanne Zander nach einer letzten Ausstellung im April 2020 das Schloss, um mit der Sammlung „neue Wege zu gehen“. Kunscht! hat die außergewöhnliche Sammlung  in Schloss Bönnigheim besucht."

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Tuesday 10 December 2019

A local's guide to Cologne, Susanne Zander interviewed by Paul Sullivan for The Guardian

 Delmes & Zander gallery view at Lindenstraße 20-22 in Cologne
Photo by Johannes Post
"Vintage shops, great bars, buzzing squares and art on tap, there’s a lot more to Cologne than its iconic cathedral and railway bridge"

Spiritual Gifts
"There are many more amazing churches and spiritual spots to visit than just the incredible cathedral with its 157-metre twin spires, one of Germany’s most famous and visited buildings. For example, Melaten-Friedhof is among the most beautiful cemeteries in Europe."

"(...) Wherever you walk in the centre you’ll come across at least one. For me the most fascinating is the Basilica of St Ursula, close to the main train station. Make sure to see the Goldene Kammer (Golden Chamber).. (...) Also worth visiting is St Peter’s, close to main shopping street (Schildergasse), which has a huge painting by Peter Paul Rubens, and an altar by 20th-century sculptor Eduardo Chillida."

The Belgian Quarter
"The district I’ve lived and worked in for 30 years, Belgisches Viertel (the Belgian Quarter), has evolved over the decades from calm and residential to hip neighbourhood with little coffee bars, restaurants and creative stores. The heart of the quarter is Brüsseler Platz (...) Right on the square is Hallmackenreuther, a 1970s-style coffee bar serving breakfast and snacks during the day that turns into a trendy bar in the evening."

Bath House
"On a rainy day I like to go to art nouveau Neptunbad, a public bath built in 1912 that now offers indoor and outdoor saunas, pools, relaxation areas and a Japanese garden. (...) The historic sauna is wonderful, as is the Emperor’s Bath (Kaiserbad), in which you can drift along to underwater music."

The art of books
"A wonderful bookstore, and an institution in Cologne when it comes to art books, is the three-floor Buchhandlung Walther König. I can stay in there for hours looking at all the tomes on architecture, film, design, fashion and art. It’s not only of interest for art lovers, but a paradise for lovers of beautifully made books on all subjects.The founder, Walther König, and his son, Franz, are often in the shop and very approachable, and the ever-changing decorated store-window is regularly curated by artists."

Gallery hopping
"Cologne has had a lively gallery scene since the 1960s. Two I recommend are Galerie Gisela Capitain, just around the corner from Buchhandlung König, which holds the estate of Martin Kippenberger in her spacious rooms, and Galerie Buchholz, hidden behind an antiquarian bookstore, where spacious rooms exhibit internationally established artists such as Isa Genzken and Anne Imhof. Younger galleries such as Ginerva Gambino or Raum Drei promote emerging talent. Most of these spaces are in the centre of Cologne. My favourite newer gallery is Jan Kaps, which represents a younger generation of international artists in a variety of media, from painting and conceptual art to photography, video and sculpture, as well as hosting lectures."

Eastern Influence
"The Museum of East Asian Arts (Museum fuer Ostasiatische Kunst), on the edge of the Aachener Weiher lake, is about 15 minutes’ walk from Melaten cemetery, but still within the green belt. It’s one of the smaller museums, and rather quiet, which is why it’s so special. The 1970s red-brick building was built by Japanese architect Kunio Maekawa, a student of Le Corbusier. (...)After visiting the collection, stop in the museum cafe, Schmitz, which is run by one of the top restaurateurs in Cologne."

When to go
"Cologne has loads of events all year round, but there are a few special times – not least the rambunctious carnival, which includes several days of costume parades, songs and beer (20-28 February). Art Cologne, involving 180 galleries (23-26 April 2020), is one of the world’s oldest fairs for modern and contemporary art, and Sommer Köln features concerts, theatre and more in July and August."

Where to stay
"Smarty hotel (doubles from €98 room-only) has cool pods and dorms. The new 25 Hours The Circle (doubles from €139 room-only) has playfully upbeat rooms and a buzzy restaurant." 

Friday 6 December 2019

THE MEDIUM'S MEDIUM at The Gallery of Everything

Heinrich Nüsslein, Tempel der Weisheit, undated, mixed media on paper, 50 x 65 cm
Courtesy Delmes & Zander, Cologne

September, 29 - December 22, 2019

"The Gallery of Everything presents THE MEDIUM’S MEDIUM - a two-part exploration into spiritualist and mediumistic art practices, from the 19th century to the present day.
This survey features drawings and paintings by a diverse range of authors - from established names to newer (re)discoveries - and includes material which is now acknowledged as a significant influence on the development of 20th century art.

THE MEDIUM’S MEDIUM [opened] at the Gallery of Everything on Sunday 29th September with a contemporary installation, featuring the seance photography of Shannon Taggart, channeled paintings by filmmaker Jan Svankmajer and his wife the painter Eva Svankmajerova, plus a commentary by multi-disciplinary artist Tony Oursler, whose Imponderable collection revolved around his own lifelong fascination with mysticism."

The artists on view at the exhibition include Marguerite Burnat-Provins, Fleury-Joseph Crépin, Fernand Desmoulin, Svetlana Dressen, Eva Droppova, Madame Favre, Olga Fröbe-Kapteyn, Gertrude Honzatko-Mediz, Ernst Josephson, Nina Karasek, Hilma af Klint, Vlasta Kodríková, Josef Kotzian, Joseph Krygel Emma Kunz, Augustin Lesage, Raphaël Lonne, Heinrich Nüsslein, Tony Oursler, František Jaroslav Pecka, Comte de Tromelin, Agatha Wojciechowsky, Henriette Zéphir, Madge Gill, Václav Groul, Anna Haskel, Margarethe Held, Victor Simon, Austin Osman Spare, Marian Spore Bush, Jan Švankmajer, Eva Švankmajerová and Shannon Taggar.

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JAHRESGABEN 2019 at the Bonner Kunstverein

Horst Ademeit, 5804, 23.09.2003, inscribed polaroid, 11 x 9 cm.
© Estate of Horst Ademeit / Delmes & Zander, Cologne
7th - 22nd December, 2019

Jahresgaben opens Saturday December 7th from 12 to 2 pm at the Kunstverein in Bonn. 

"Jahresgaben (annual gifts) are unique and editioned artworks that are sold as part of an annual fundraising event."
"This year's annual entries include paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, sculptures and prints by 24 artists including Ulla von Brandenburg's unique works, Anna-Sophie Berger, Andreas Breunig, Cecilia Edefalk, Allison Katz, Sarah Lehnerer, Nicolas Pelzer and Benoît Platéus, Henrik Potter, Babette Semmer, Masar Sohail, Leslie Thornton and Josef Zekoff. The two Peter Mertes fellows from 2018, Robert Brambora and Stefani Glauber, also provide an annual gift. This year Arno Beck will be part of the show, taken from the the Bonner Kunstverein's studio, with a limited edition of letterpress prints. In addition, Neven Allgeier and Alex Grein have produced new editions exclusively for the Bonn Kunstverein. We receive further annual gifts from Judith Bernstein, Erica Baum, Ghislaine Leung and Susanne M. Winterling. Furthermore, we offer works from the estate of Horst Ademeit and Adelhyd van Bender.

The opening will be accompanied by short lectures on selected anniversaries by curators, art historians and members. There are, inter alia, talk. Linda Conze (curator of photography, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf), Anthony DiPaola (artist and board member of the Bonner Kunstverein), Fatima Hellberg (director, Bonner Kunstverein), Lisa Klosterkötter (freelance curator, Cologne), Max Rauschenbach (freelancer, Kunstmuseum Bonn), Luisa Schlotterbeck (art historian, Cologne), Roswitha Weber (member of the Bonner Kunstverein) and Prof. Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck (Institute of art history, University of Bonn)."

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