Thursday, 18 May 2017

2017 Benefit Exhibition & Live Auction - White Columns, New York


TYPE 42, 'Carol Lynley', 1960s-1970s. mixed media on polaroid, 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

HORST ADEMEIT, '4284, 07.12.2000' ; '4285, 08.12.2000'; '4286, 09.12.2000'; '4287, 10.12.2000'; '4288, 11.12.2000', 2000. inscribed polaroids, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (each). Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

ADELHYD VAN BENDER, 'Untitled', 1999-2014. mixed media on photocopy, 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

2017 Benefit Exhibition & Live Auction - White Columns, New York

Exhibition: May 6 - May 20, 2017
Auction: May 20 at 7pm.

Proceeds from the auction help to support future exhibitions and programs at White Columns.

“It’s hard to imagine the last almost-half-century without White Columns. Scary might be a better word, or depressing. White Columns has changed my life a half-dozen times at the very least, and kept me on my toes for decades.” - Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine (...)

Donating artists include:

Michele Abeles
Joshua Abelow
Horst Ademeit
Artist Unknown
Alex Becerra
Adelhyd van Bender
Patrick Berran
Dike Blair
Suzanne Blank Redstone
Will Boone
Joe Bradley
Cecily Brown
Beverly Buchanan
David Byrd
Talia Chetrit
Billy Childish
Whitney Claflin
Anne Collier
Matt Connors
Jane Corrigan
Sara Cwynar
Cynthia Daignault
TM Davy
Marcel Dzama
Jeff Eaton
Liam Everett
Louise Fishman
Gerasimos Floratos
Denzil Forrester
Jeff Funnell
Jackie Gendel
John Giorno
Daniel Gordon
Kim Gordon
Ann Greene Kelly
Karin Gulbran
Ray Hamilton
Mona Hatoum
EJ Hauser
Daniel Heidkamp
Camille Henrot
Matthew Higgs
John Hiltunen
Evan Holloway
Chip Hughes
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Elizabeth Jaeger
Marcus Jahmal
Tony Just
Craig Kalpakjian
Melike Kara
Dawn Kasper
Barbara Kasten
Jan Kiefer
Matthew Kirck
Thomas Kovachevich
Ella Kruglyanskaya
Shio Kusaka
Maria Lassnig
Louise Lawler
Maggie Lee
Margaret Lee
Siobhan Liddell
Hilary Lloyd
Robert Longo
Nikki Maloof
Adam McEwen
Elizabeth McIntosh
Dan Miller
Lady Shalimar Montague
Jeanette Mundt
Aliza Nisenbaum
Paulina Olowska
Alex Olson
David Ostrowski
Veronika Pausova
Annie Pearlman
Amalia Pica
Jack Pierson
Michail Pirgelis
Walter Price
Tal R
Aurie Ramirez
Daniel Rios Rodriguez
Ry Rocklen
Collier Schorr
William Scott
Andres Serrano
Nancy Shaver
Bruce M. Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Peter Shire
Travess Smalley
Michael E. Smith
John Stezaker
Billy Sullivan
Tabboo!
Claire Tabouret
Miroslav Tichý
Wolfgang Tillmans
Betty Tompkins
Boris Torres
Jeffrey Tranchell
Stephen Truax
Type 42 (Anonymous)
Uman
Mary Weatherford
James Welling
Caroline Wells Chandler
Claudia Wieser
Michael Williams
Nicole Wittenberg
Matthew Wong
Jonas Wood
B. Wurtz

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You can find out more about the exhibition & auction here.
www.whitecolumns.org

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New Publication: "Eugen Gabritschevsky (1983 - 1979)"

Eugen Gabritschevsky, 'Religiöse Figuren für Almanach', 1953. Mixed Media on Paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

Eugen Gabritschevsky (1983 - 1979), Rousseau, V, Lombardi, S, de Galbert, A & Le Roux, N (eds), 2016, Snoeck, Ghent. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

New Publication - Eugen Gabritschevsky (1893 - 1979)

The catalog was published to accompany the touring exhibition that took place at La maison rouge, Paris, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, and which is currently on display at American Folk Art Museum, New York.
It features writings by Antoine de Galbert, Sarah Lombardi and Valerie Rousseau, among others.

"Throughout his life, Eugen Gabritschevsky displayed a precocious passion for the natural sciences, particularly entomology. Born in Russia, he completed advanced degrees in biology and genetics in Moscow, before pursuing postdoctoral studies in 1925 at Columbia University. Soon after he joined the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1927, his successful career was cut short by the deterioration of his mental health, leading to his admission into a psychiatric hospital in Germany in 1931. There, and for the rest of his life, Gabritschevsky elaborated a prolific, refined, and heterogeneous body of work—gouaches, drawings, and watercolors on paper—imbued with his early scientific interests, observation skills, and a propensity for experimentation. This first in-depth exhibition of Gabritschevsky’s relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than eighty artworks, a film, publications, and archival documents." (...)

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible
March 14, 2017–August 20, 2017
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY

Find out more on the exhibition here and on the publication here.
www.folkartmuseum.org/

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

ARTSY selects "The 9 Best Booth at Independent Brussels"



Installation view "Wesley Willis. Rock'N'Roll Superhighway" at Independent Brussels, Courtesy Delmes & Zander


Molly Gottschalk selects "The 9 Best Booth at Independent Brussels" for ARTSY - and includes us with the show WESLEY WILLIS Rock'N'Roll Superhighway

"For the second year, Independent Brussels spreads across six floors of Brussels’s historic Vanderborght building this week, dotting the former 1930s department store’s modernist walls with tightly curated exhibitions. And like its New York counterpart, which this March hosted a second run at its glossy new Tribeca home, Spring Studios, this year, Independent Brussels truly spreads its wings. (...)

Over 70 galleries and nonprofits, from 32 cities, participate in Independent Brussels’s 2017 edition. Among them are returning blue-chip galleries, like Barbara Gladstone and David Zwirner, whose Marcel Dzama-curated stand arguably steals the show. Notable newcomers include Sprüth Magers, Capitain Petzel, and Mendes Wood DM, which opened a Brussels outpost in the city earlier this week, adding to locations in São Paulo and New York.

“Galleries are getting more and more excited about what they can do here, and making statements that they wouldn’t be making at other fairs or in other cities,” said Mitterrand. “It’s bringing [the fair] to a new level.”

Nine of those participating have transformed their booths into full-scale exhibitions, taking the fair to a new level indeed. (...)




Delmes & Zander
Fourth Floor, Booth 10
With work by Wesley Willis

If you caught the gallery’s fantastic booth at Independent New York in March, featuring drawings by anonymous artist Disko Girls, it may be little surprise to see they’ve again selected works around the theme of music, to great success.

The booth features the intricate drawings of cult American rockstar Wesley Willis, who passed away in 2003, in which he rendered Chicago’s streets, skylines, and music scene in bic ballpoint pen and felt-tip marker (and the occasional crayon) for some two decades."
 
Read the complete article here
www.artsy.net

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Installation Views /// JESUYS CRYSTIANO at Delmes & Zander - Berlin



Installation Views: "JESUYS CRYSTIANO" at Delmes & Zander, Berlin 
Courtesy Delmes & Zander



Installation Views /// JESUYS CRYSTIANO at Delmes & Zander - Berlin
Delmes & Zander present works by Brazilian artist, Jesuys Crystiano, for the first time in Berlin. The solo exhibition opened on April 28th, the first day of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2017. It continues until June 10th.

Not much is known of Crystiano's background. In 2010, a German hotel owner came across his wall drawings in abandoned buildings in the city of Ilheus, Brazil. He took Crystiano in, encouraging and documenting his artistic output until the time of his death in 2015.

In this period, Crystiano produced a multitude of work, including charcoal and pencil drawings in various sizes, objects, collages and notebooks. In his work, Crystiano constructs a surreal world, inhabited by recurring figures - airplanes, fish, elephants, upside down objects and buildings, and uprooted tree trunks, to name a few.

The exhibition has been featured on TIP Berlin as a recommended event.

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JESUYS CRYSTIANO

April 28th - June 10th, 2017

Delmes & Zander 
Rosa-Luxembourg-Str. 37
10178, Berlin

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Find out more about Delmes & Zander here.
www.galerie-zander.de/

Saturday, 29 April 2017

New Publication /// "Astral Bodies"


HORST ADEMEIT, 'Untitled', 1995. inscribed polaroid, 11 x 9 cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander
TYPE 42, 'Florence La Rue', 1960s-70s. mixed media on polaroid, 8.3 x 10.8cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander. 
Astral Bodies, Tannert, C (ed) 2017, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.
New Publication /// Astral Bodies

Astral Bodies is the latest publication from Berlin-based Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Featured artists include:
HORST ADEMEIT
TYPE 42 (ANONYMOUS)
KENNETH ANGER
DIRK BELL
LUCAS FOLETTO CELINSKI
SUSAN HILLER
CHRISTIAN JANKOWSKI
ALICJA KWADE
& many more

The catalogue also presents writings by Arielle Bier, Dr. Susan Greenwood, Dr. Thomas Macho, Bert Papenfuß and Shubigi Rao.

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Find out more about Astral Bodies here

Thursday, 27 April 2017

New Publication /// "Trucks" - Wesley Willis Zine

Willis, W 2016, Trucks, Nieves, Zurich & Rollo Press, Zurich. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

New Publication /// Trucks - Wesley Willis Zine

Trucks is the latest Wesley Willis zine from Nieves & Rollo Press. The publication focuses on Willis' detailed depictions of trucks and trailers, a recurring image in his work. The zine marks the third Wesley Willis publication from Nieves, an independent publishing house based in Zurich. Previously, they released 2001 and North Lake Shore Drive. Trucks is the first Wesley Willis zine to be co-published with Rollo Press, also based in Zurich.


"For two decades until his death in 2003, keyboard rock star Wesley Willis (*1963) rendered Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway and geometric skyline with ballpoint pen and felt-tip-marker lines. Known primarily to an alternative public for the uniquely singular sounds from his Technics KN 2000 and surreal texts which explored the themes of daily life such as fast food, bus lines, cultural trends or violent confrontations with super heroes, Wesley Willis's drawings testify to the years he spent sitting in on drawing classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology, manifest in drafting techniques Willis never abandoned but, to singular effect, refused to master. A series of small untitled drawings in blue ink from the early 80s depict big rigs, tractor trailers, rolling stock, and transit-authority buses in side and isometric views. His sketches, often in color, explore almost obsessively the congested freeway which connects Chicago’s South Side with the city’s downtown – a metaphor for his wish to bridge the two worlds." (...)

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Find out more about Trucks on Nieves' website, where you can also look through the publication.

Delmes & Zander at GALLERY WEEKEND BERLIN 2017

JESUYS CRYSTIANO, untitled, pencil on paper, 01/2012,Courtesy Delmes & Zander

Delmes & Zander at the Gallery Weekend Berlin 

JESUYS CRYSTIANO
28.04. - 10.06.2017

On the occasion of this year's Gallery Weekend Berlin, Delmes & Zander presents works by Brasilian artists Jesuys Crystiano. The entire Crystiano-estate has been with the gallery since 2016 and will be shown in Berlin for the first time.

There is much uncertainty surrounding the biography of the artist Jesuys Crystiano. Even the year of his birth was arbitrarily established by the court as 1950. It is likely that Crystiano grew up in Buerarema in the state of Bahia / Brazil and that he went to school there. He probably spent his youth in Rio de Janeiro. 
His life and work are only documented after 2010, at which time he was living on the streets of Ilheus (Bahia) and taken care of by neighbors. How Crystiano ended up here till remains unclear. It was then that a German hotel owner who lived in the area first caught sight of his monumental wall drawings in abandoned buildings. From then on he continuously supported and documented Crystiano's artistic output and took him in until Crystiano's death in 2015.

Hundreds of coals and pencil drawings, some of them in large format, collages, objects and notebooks were produced during this period. In his drawings he invents surreal worlds which he puts on paper with an secure and dynamic trace. Airplanes, crowned vultures, fish, umbrellas, upside-down chairs and tables, as well as uprooted tree trunks are the recurring subjects of his drawings.
 
Opening hours during the Gallery Weekend:

Fri, 28.4 from 6-9 pm
Sat & Sun, 29.4 & 30.4 from 11-7pm