Saturday, 16 December 2017

Installation YOU'VE GOT 1243 UNREAD MESSAGES / Latvian National Museum

Margret - Chronicle of an Affair, May 1969-December 1970, Courtesy Delmes & Zander. Photo: Andrejs Strokins. Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2017.

First installation photos of Margret - Chronicle of an Affair in
at the Latvian National Museum

The show is on view till 4 Februray 2018.


We will move and close our gallery space at Antwerperner Strasse on December 31, 2017.

Save the date!
On February 24, 2018 we will open a new gallery space on Lindenstrasse 22 with
a one-man-show by Adelhyd van Bender.

We look forward to seeing you at our new space.

New address:
Delmes & Zander
Lindenstrasse 22
50674 Cologne

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Margret & Miroslav Tichy will be part of "You've Got 1243 Unread Messages".

Günter K., Untitled, 1970/08/21–1970/08/31, 1970, Vintage Print, 13 x 9 cm
MARGRET - CHRONICLE OF AN AFFAIR & works by MIROSLAV TICHY part of "You've Got 1243 Unread Messages" at Latvian National Museum of Art from 9th December!

The exhibition "YOU'VE GOT 1243 UNREAD MESSAGES" deals with the recent past when the quest for one's identity and communication with others took place in the analogue, instead of digital, environment. The exhibition is designed to uncover the cultural layer of the era that ended not so long ago. The combination of artworks and various everyday 'micro-historical' objects will serve as an introduction to some 20th century individuals and wider currents, which challenged the commonly accepted boundaries between art and everyday life.

Participating Artists:

Eric Andersen
Xavier Antin
    György Galántai
    Deák Ferenc
    Erdélyi Miklós
    Kelemen Károly
    Maurer Dóra
Season Butler
Irma Blank
Vija Celmins
Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan
Guillermo Deisler
Braco Dimitrijević
Marlene Dietrich
Viktorija Eksta
György Galántai
Rodney Graham
Yoko Ono
Edgars Ozoliņš
On Kawara
William Kentridge
Žilvinas Kempinas
Boris Lurie
Bogusław Madej
Dalibor Martinis
Ry Nikonova (Ры Никонова), Serge Segay
Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell
Livija Patikne
Ingrīda Pičukāne
Konstantīns Raudive
Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt
Aleksandr Rodchenko (Алекса́ндр Ро́дченко)
Martha Rosler
Dieter Roth
Dayanita Singh
Zdzisław Sosnowski
Harry Everett Smith
Mladen Stilinovič
Andrejs Strokins
Joachim Schmid
Jüri Tenson, Rein Tenson, Priit Pärn, Krista Virkus, Mari Kuutmaa
Miroslav Tichý
Dragutin Trumbetaš
Jiří Valoch
Franz Erhard Walther
Jean Genet

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Artist Rosemarie Koczy allegedly faked her Holocaust survivor's story.

© Getty Images/AFP/J. Lott
"Rosemarie Koczy's works are in the collections of the Guggenheim in New York and of Yad Vashem in Israel. She claimed to be a Jew and Holocaust survivor. Now historians say that her life story was forged."

"Born in 1939 in Recklinghausen, in the Ruhr area, Rosemarie Koczy had been living in the US since the mid-1980s until her death in 2007.

The artist presented herself as a Jew who had survived two concentration camps, as she claimed in her memoir published in 2009.

However, through an exhibition of more than 100 of her works bequeathed to the city of Recklinghausen, historians have raised doubts about her life story, as initially reported by German public radio broadcasters Deutschland Funk and WDR on November 8."

Happy to participate in Independent New York in spring 2018.

Independent, New York, photo: Spring Studio

The 2018 edition of Independent New York will include 50 international galleries and non-profits, representing 17 cities worldwide. 

Each year Independent rotates 30-40% of its galleries to encourage fresh perspectives and introduce unfamiliar artists to new audiences; this year’s participants include 19 new exhibitors, ranging from emerging galleries to those with decades-long legacies. Matthew Higgs, the director of White Columns, will return as the Independent’s founding curatorial advisor, curating a forum that is an authentic reflection of the gallery landscape and encourages innovative approaches to fair presentations.

The 2018 edition of Independent New York will include many solo, two-artist, and site-driven projects, featuring new work created specifically for Independent as well as scholarly historical presentations.

Adams and Ollman, Portland
Air de Paris, Paris
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm
Hervé Bize, Nancy
CANADA, New York
Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Chapter NY, New York
Cheim & Read, New York
C L E A R I N G, New York / Brussels
Elizabeth Dee, New York
Delmes & Zander, Cologne
Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia
Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris
François Ghebaly, Los Angeles
Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Dan Gunn, Berlin
Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles
The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
JTT, New York
Jan Kaps, Cologne
Karma, New York
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Marlborough Contemporary, New York / London
Martos Gallery, New York
The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Galerie Nagel Draxler, Cologne / Berlin
Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
Night Gallery, Los Angeles
Maureen Paley, London
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Peres Projects, Berlin
Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York
Kerry Schuss, New York
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Sprüth Magers, Berlin / London / LA
STANDARD (Oslo), Oslo
The Sunday Painter, London
Tilton Gallery, New York
Timothy Taylor, New York / London
Travesía Cuatro, Madrid / Guadalajara
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York
untilthen, Paris
VI, VII, Oslo
White Columns, New York

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Coming Soon! Susanne Zander im Gespräch über "Galeriearbeit mit den Grenzen der Kunst".

30. November 2017, 17:45 Uhr Hörsaal E
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität zu Köln

Susanne Zander im Gespräch mit Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck über "Galeriearbeit mit den Grenzen der Kunst" im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung | Kunstmarkt hier und heute: Akteure und ihre 

Tuesday, 14 November 2017


AUREL ISELSTÖGER, untitled, pencil and crayon on paper, undated, 20.5 x 14.7 cm


18 November - 21 December 2017
Opening on Saturday, 18th November 2017, 6 - 9 pm

Gallery in Residence: We are delighted to inform you that Rob Tufnell Gallery will be guest in our space November/December 2017

Aurel Iselstöger was born in 1925 in Zagreb and grew up in Vienna as the son of a diplomat. His extraordinary artistic talent was already apparent at an early age. At age fourteen, he was diagnosed as schizophrenic. During the Nazi period this diagnosis would have very likely have led to castration or euthanasia. It is due to the efforts of his pediatrician Hans Asperger, who sent him off to live with a family in the country side, that he could remain out of sight from the Nazis.

After the war, Iselstöger was admitted to Maria Gugging Regional Hospital in Lower Austria. In the 1950s, his œuvre was discovered by psychiatrist Leo Navratil, who included his work in his subsequent publications. In 1970, he took part in the first exhibition entitled Artists from Gugging under the pseudonym 'Aurel' at Galerie Nächst St. Stephan in Vienna. He remained at the hospital until 1979. Aurel Iselstöger died in 2008 at an old age home in Klosterneuburg.

The Estate of Aurel Iselstöger is now represented by Delmes & Zander.