Fair 2018: „ART FAIR ANTWERP 2018“

I will participate in the art fair ART FAIR ANTWERP 2018 at stand 17 of Galerie Böhner, Mannheim with a selection of recent oil paintings. The ART FAIR ANTWERP shows contemporary art presented by 80 international curated galleries. The second edition of the ART FAIR ANTWERP shows the work of estabished artists but also of internationally active emerging artists still to be discovered. The fair takes place in hall 3 of the Antwerp Expo site.

Location: Antwerp Expo, Hall 3, Stand 17, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium.
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4 pm – 10 pm, preview
Friday, October 12, 2018, 4 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 am – 7 pm
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Exhibition 2018: „TIER.LIEBE.MENSCH“

Again I got the opportunity to exhibit in Galerie TRAFO.1+2+3. I will show paintings in a solo exhibition covering the subject "TIER.LIEBE.MENSCH" (“Animal.Love.Human”). Does it mean that animals like humans or is the subject of the exhibition the human love for animals? We don’t know what animals think about humans. Are we their food source only or do they like us also a little bit? The subject of the presented paintings is on the one hand really a loving relation between animals and humans. However, at a first glance it might be not clear who is the acting part. On the other hand, I present paintings where humans and animals are visible, but they do not have any personal relation.

In Regenmantel three paintings are presented: One is “Mutter und Söhne” (“Mothers and Sons”). It shows two dachshunds (mother and son) in the foreground and a woman with a boy in the background. The second is a portrait of the writer Tanja Blixen with an owl on her shoulder. The most disturbing painting of the exhibition is surely the painting “Allen zur Warnung” (“A Warning Notice for All”). It shows two marabous pecking the body of a thrown down dead woman. This painting was provoked by a photo in a newspaper where a woman killed in police custody was put on show in a busy pedestrian zone. This breaking of several taboos induced this painting as a result of long consideration.

The paintings in Dolgelin deal with dogs and humans. And in Reitwein paintings are shown that can be interpreted more allegorically. So, the man with the bunnies symbolizes joy of life as well as fertility. The painting “Labiles Gleichgewicht” (“delicate balance”) deals with the violability and fragility of life.

Location: Galerie TRAFO.1, Regenmanteler Str. 34, 15306 Regenmantel (Mark), (Landkarte hier)
Galerie TRAFO.2, Maxim-Gorki-Straße, 15306 Dolgelin,
Galerie TRAFO.3, Fischerstraße, 15328 Reitwein.
Inauguration ceremony: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 3:00 pm
Duration: September 29, 2018 to November 16, 2018
Opening times: daily
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Exhibition 2018: „3. Kunstsalon“

The annual Kunstsalon (Art Salon) at different locations in the state of Brandenburg is taking place at the Kurt-Mühlenhaupt-Museum in Bergsdorf this year. Visual artists, authors, actors, and musicians are presenting enjoyment of art for all your senses (view invitation and program). I am participating this year with paintings expounding the outcome of war and violence.

Location: Kurt-Mühlenhaupt-Museum, Bergsdorfer Dorfstr. 1, 16792 Zehdenick Ortsteil Bergsdorf. (Map)
Opening Ceremony: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5 pm
Duration: September 21, 2018 – October 21, 2018
Opening Times: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 1 pm – 6 pm daily. During the week on appointment (+49 33088 5055-0).
Closed on Thursday. A more detailed schedule for readings, concerts, and discussions is listed in the invitation.
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Exhibition 2018: „kleine Werke II“

The exhibition „kleine Werke II“ (Small-size Art Works) shows works of artists who are members of the artists' association of the state Brandenburg in Germany ( BVBK). The size of the art works is limited to the format 40 x 40 cm or 50 x 30 cm and each artist exhibits exactly one art work. This allows to show the big picture of the substantial art szene in Brandenburg.

Location: Produzentengalerie M, Charlottenstr. 122, 14467 Potsdam, Germany.
Opening Ceremony: Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7 pm
Duration: July 27, 2018 – August 26, 2018
Opening Times: Wednesday to Friday 11 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 am – 4 pm


Exhibition 2018: „In Bewegung“

People in movement, whether football players fighting for the ball or gymnasts in the air, the movement itself is the real subject of my artwork shown in the premises of Tanz & Art Rheinsberg e.V.. The viewer should feel the movement, the before and after of the instant pinned on the canvas.
Besides an oil painting of a female soldier marching in goose-step past football players, twelve oil pastel drawings of dancers, gymnasts and football players are shown.

Location: Tanz & Art Rheinsberg e.V., Seestraße 8, 16831 Rheinsberg
Opening Ceremony: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 5 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 6 pm
with Professorin Dr. Ulrike Liedtke within the established dialogue format „Erzähl-Art“ ("narrative style")
Duration: April 28, 2018 – November 3, 2018
Opening Times: Tuesday 2:30 pm – 5 pm and Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
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Fair 2018: „KÖLNER LISTE 2018“

I have been invited by Galería Gaudí, Madrid, to participate in the art fair KÖLNER LISTE 2018. In parallel with Art Cologne, the hall of XPOST Köln will be filled with contemporary art. The fifth edition of KÖLNER LISTE is designed to inspire and engage, inciting the discovery of new names and artworks. Addressing both new and experienced collectors, the fair will showcase a wide spectrum of emerging contemporary art at affordable prices. With an extraordinary selection of galleries, KÖLNER LISTE aims to become one of the most interesting art fairs in Germany. Art lovers see KÖLNER LISTE as an ideal extension to Art Cologne, a place where their knowledge of the contemporary scene is broadened and their collecting possibilities expand. I am participating in the fair at the stand of Galería Gaudí, Madrid, showing oil paintings from my series Family Life.

Location: XPOST, Stand number G26, Gladbacher Wall 5, 50670 Köln.
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4 pm – 6 pm, preview (only on invitation)
Friday, April 20, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11 am – 6 pm
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Exhibition 2018: „Freundinnen – vom romantischen Salon zu Netzwerken von heute“

The Frauenmuseum Bonn shows the work of 33 artists dedicated to the theme of friendship taking into account its historic and social development. My contributions are oil paintings showing different manifestations of friendship. Friendship is not restricted to the positive sides of life. Friendship e.g. in rural communities often focuses on practical problems mutually helping each other. Additionally, often familiar and societal constraints result in communities of fate leading to lasting ties of friendship.

Location: Frauenmuseum Bonn, Im Krausfeld 10, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Opening Ceremony: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 12 am
Duration: February 18, 2018 – September 16, 2018
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday, 2 pm – 6 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
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