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Hermine Anthoine - Staring at the sun

Hermine Anthoine - Starting at the sun

REINKINGPROJEKTE would like to invite you to the opening of their new show.

SILLEMSTRASSE 48 A+B
20257 HAMBURG

We proudly present the french Artist Hermine Anthoine.

Hermine ANTHOINE "STARING AT THE SUN"

Opening May 29th, 2010
5 pm - open end

By appointment

We are looking forward to your visit!

Hermine Anthoine. Staring at the sun.

Have you ever heard about heliotherapy?
It is a sort of medicine which consists in prescribing sun baths. This non conventional treatment is given to patients affected by several kinds of deficiency, such as rachitism, seasonal depressions, extra pulmonic diseases or skin diseases. Heliotherapy wasn’t born yesterday, but most of us have experienced its most famous unwonted consequence: bronzing.
Since the late nineteen-thirties, bronzing is fashionable, which has turned it into a way of informing your interlocutor of certain things (such as the fact you were or were not on holiday, or had or did not have access to a solarium –which, in both cases, could be the sign of a social extravagance not everybody can afford, etc.-). Nevertheless, bronzing used to be a sign - and even the social sign - indicating a belonging to the lower class, and more specifically the peasantry.
Hermine Anthoine’s skin is not bronzed; it is a fact that she didn’t let herself or hasn’t let herself exposed to the sun recently. Yet, her last exhibition, Staring at the sun, host by Reinkingprojekte in Hamburg on and after the 29th of this month, puts on display works marked by a significant game with the day star, punctuated by the use of the artist’s favorite material : bronze. Born on a farm, Hermine Anthoine has been building for a decade an art based on disillusionment, shared between the necessities of pursuing the discourse of such an a priori obsolete technique in France of carving the bronze, and of paying a hard tribute to the social sphere she comes from.
The exhibition will present a sum of works for a nice and, at the same time, a hard reverie. Our eyes will stare at leaves nailed to the wall with colored reflects and we will have the opportunity to worry about a reversed time scenography. A little bit far from that, there will be flowers so huge that their stems will jut out the bouquet, while the visible weight of an old window frame will appear to escape at all type of gravity… Conversely, some singular skulls will add a soft tension in this space: will we want to taste a smart biscuit composition, or shall we focus on the consideration that we are going to fade out ourselves ? What is that sun you can let your stare in without being affected by tan? Through her sculptures, has Hermine Anthoine found a way to a time of non conventional rest? Is the aim of these exhibited pieces the prescription of new forms of cert(s)?
Jack Tone.

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Daniel Man - only a butterfly is a good fly

From the 10th of April 2010 Daniel Man will exhibit under the title „only a butterfly is a good fly“ at REINKINGPROJEKTE in Hamburg.

Opening: 10th of April 201, 7 pm.
Show: 11th of April 2010 to June 2010

Dates: by appointment only

More Infos: danielman.de

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Brad Downey - Broken Horizons

From 28. of August, Brad Downey will exhibit under the titel "Broken Horizon" at REINKINGPROJEKTE in Hamburg.

Exhibition: BRAD DOWNEY – BROKEN HORIZONS
Dates: by appointment only

Opening: 28. August 2009 – 7 pm


Born 1980 in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).
2003 - 2005 Slade School of Art - MFA Painting - London, UK
1998 - 2003 Pratt Institute - BFA, Film - Brooklyn, NY
Downey uses film, sculpture, painting and drawing to reflect on concepts about the establishment versus the audience.

Holding a fine art master's degree in painting and sculpture from London's prestigious Slade School of Art (where he studied under Bruce Mclean and Will Alsop), Downey grew up in a United States Marine Corps family, traversing towns across the United States, soaking up influences of converse surroundings that would later add to his unique perspective. Pratt Art Institute drew him to New York City in 1998, where he first cultivated his study of Fine Art. Stimulated by the buzz of the urban, he sought out alternate methods for depicting his environment, deciding on a film degree for formal study.
Downey stakes a claim for the individual's interpretation of the signals and systems that govern the urban environment and imperceptibly determine our movements around the city. Because we're so accustomed to these signs and beacons, their subtle manipulation or replication can often be overlooked. Downey uses humour to underscore the institutional regulation of public behaviour and to provoke awareness of how this control affects the evaluation of art, self, and social status.
Subtile, comic and often provocative, Downey surprises the viewer with his reactions to how property, space and personal experience overlap in an era of privatization. Using found and forgotten remnants of urban architecture, Downey reinvents public objects and reinserts them into the every-day landscape. These temporary disruptions - persisting as little as minutes and as long as months - toy with interrelations between individuals as they inhabit public and private space.

Related Links:
Photos of the opening, just.blogsport.de
"Tipps der Woche", art-magazin.de

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Grey Area

Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents

‘Grey Area’
A solo exhibition of new artwork by Boxi

Address: Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art
1257 N. La Brea Avenue
West Hollywood CA 90038

Opening reception: Thursday, April 9th 2009 / 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Exhibition Dates: April 9th – April 30th 2009


Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art is proud to present Grey Area, the first US solo exhibition of work by UK artist Boxi. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 9th, 2009 from 7.00pm – 10.00pm, with the artist in attendance. Work in the show will include spray paint on canvas and MDF, sculpture, and limited edition prints, as well as a site-specific installation. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Thursday, April 30th 2009 from 1.00pm -7.00pm.

“I am drawn to the incongruous narrative in figuration. My works aspire to polarize the stability of what is at first perceived to be harmless or sweet but in reality turns out to be pathetically desperate or tragic or vice versa. A dark disillusioned romanticism pervades throughout… (along with) confrontational themes, such as paranoia, disappointment, expectation, grief, mistrust and other upbeat reflections of our times.

“It is in this state of reflection, this ‘grey area’ of ambiguity and blurred truth that I have found myself in, a place where trends and crashes in the market aggressively threaten and pressurize social behavior. Making life-sized figures that articulate this uncertainty is a way for me to come to terms with the phrase ‘of our time’.”
- Boxi

About the Artist:

Born 1974 in Kent, England, Boxi completed his studies at the London St. Martins School of Art with a BA Fine Arts degree in Painting in 1996. He has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 1999, joining REINKING PROJEKTE in 2007.

More Infos:
boxi.eu.com
carmichaelgallery.com

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Urban Art - Works from the Reinking Collection

May 16 - August 30 04. October, 2009

Urban Art is everywhere. Unsolicited, it leaves its traces and signs in urban space. It conquers public space with stickers, posters, extensive murals, and stencil graffiti. It’s galleries are the world’s streets. What began as graffiti in the large cities on America’s east coast forty years ago has since experienced a decisive development. Even if the majority of actions continue to be produced anonymously and illegally, it is no longer exclusively a phenomenon associated with youth culture. Many of the protagonists have emancipated themselves from the pictorial language of graffiti writing and experimented with new forms of expression. With their subtle and humorous, occasionally offensive interventions in the urban landscape they attempt to force open familiar visual habits. As a rule, they are not concerned with damaging the urban infrastructure but with participating in a dialogue with the public.
There is a variety of Urban Art. Temporary actions, unusual objects and sculptures, lettering, and characters are woven into the visual flow of the city as stumbling blocks. The possibility that many of the passers-by take no notice of these interventions is consciously taken into account. Thus they comprise a subversive counterweight to the constant presence of advertising, whose blinking images and seductive buying options dominate everyday life. It is not only in this respect that Urban Art is the expression of a critical examination of the social, cultural, and economic dimensions of the city, which in the age of globalization is rapidly and sustainably changing.

Urban Art has recently experienced a downright hype. Numerous galleries and museums around the world have organized exhibitions, and works by the most well-known representatives of the genre have gained premium prices at auctions. What some accuse of being commercialization, the loss of authenticity, and the betrayal of original interests is viewed by many artists as a new chance. By transferring their themes and methods in the protected space of the museum, they develop very new and surprising approaches. But what kind of art is this that leaves its ancestral terrain? Do the works not require the city as a resonating space, as an immediate opponent? And is one of the essential features of Urban Art not its impermanence, its spontaneity? The Weserburg will be devoting itself to these questions in a large-scale exhibition centered around works from the Reinking Collection.

The Hamburg-based collector Rik Reinking is a man of conviction. He has for many years now been accompanying numerous artists in the scene with great passion and intensity. His collection now includes representative works by some of the most influential protagonists. These include such well-known names as Banksy (UK), DAIM (Germany), Brad Downey (USA), Os Gemeos (Brazil), Shepard Fairey (USA), and Zevs (France). The exhibition will be supplemented by several artistic stances and new works, which have in part been produced specifically for Bremen. In addition, artistic interventions are planned in the Hanseatic city’s public space. Thus the exhibition will not only afford insight into a still young, unusual collection, it is at the same time a venue for the most recent developments of non-conformist art form that is in a constant state of flux.

The exhibition will be supplemented by an attractive supporting program with workshops, walks through town, film evenings, and discussions and thus stimulate a lively as well as critical examination of the phenomenon of Urban Art. In addition, a comprehensive catalogue will be published including numerous illustrations and texts that are worth reading.
The exhibition concept was developed by Ingo Clauß, curator at the Weserburg; Adrian Nabi, who as the initiator and curator of Berlin’s Backjumps exhibitions is one of the most well-known aficionados of the scene; and the collector Rik Reinking, who has been closely connected with the museum for many years. Responding to an invitation by the 32nd German Protestant Kirchentag (May 20–24, 2009), parallel to the exhibition, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien is realizing the project "Sign Seeing" (PDF Flyer) in Bremen. Besides highly interesting events related to Urban Art, the Copenhagen-based artist Victor Ash will be designing all four sides of an overhead hopper and thus set an example for a lively examination of street art.

A collaboration between Reinking Projects and Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien. In cooperation with the 32nd German Protestant Kirchentag, May 20–24, 2009, in Bremen. Special thanks go out to the Friends of the Weserburg.

Participating artists: Akay, Akim, Ash, Herbert Baglione, Banksy, Blu, Boxi, Brad Downey, Bronco, Daniel Man, Dave the Chimp, Mark Jenkins, Miss Van, Mode 2, Os Gêmeos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Swoon, DTagno, Tilt, Vitché, Heiko Zahlmann, Zevs, Zezão


Infos about the Exhibitioncatalogue.


Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen
Germany
Telefon: 0049-(0)421-59 83 9-0
Fax: 0049-(0)421-50 52 47
E-Mail: mail@weserburg.de
weserburg.de


Related Links:
"Explosives von der Strasse", Kreiszeitung.de, 22.07.2009
Welt Online, 26.06.09
NDR Kulturjournal (Show from 08.06.09) | LiveStream (NDRmediathek)
Ekosystem.org (just)
Modart
Center.tv (Windows Media Stream)
Radio Bremen
Art-Magazin.de
Deutschlandradio Kultur
Bild.de
Flickr (.parsprofoto*)

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Boxi Cutting It

REINKINGPROJEKTE would like to invite you
to the opening of their new rooms.

Sillemstrasse 48 a+b
20257 Hamburg
how to get to


We proudly present the British artist Boxi.
BOXI "CUTTING IT"
boxi.eu.com

Opening September 5th, 2008, 7 pm – open end
06.09 - 30.11.2008 (by appointment)

We are looking forward to your visit!


Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!

REINKINGPROJEKTE
Sillemstrasse 48 a+b
20257 Hamburg / Germany
info@reinkingprojekte.com
reinkingprojekte.com


Invitation as .pdf


BOXI was born in Kent in 1974 and studied painting at St. Martins School of Art, London. Since 2000, he has lived and worked in Berlin, where his sprayed figures can be discovered in many public places. We are proud to present his first large solo show. We will show wall-works, cut-outs and canvases, as well as the latest editions. The photorealistic effect of his work is achieved by a highly labour-intensive stencil technique, which Boxi often combines with classical painting techniques.

BOXI will be the first artist in our exhibition series, in which we will present solo shows by: Herbert Baglione, Brad Downey, Mark Jenkins, Daniel Man, Pius Portmann, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Tilt, Vitché and ZEVS.

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Call it what you like! COLLECTION RIK REINKING

From the 14th of June until the 28th of September 2008 the audience at The Art Centre Silkeborg Bad will be able to gain an insight into a highly interesting period in modern art. The Art Centre Silkeborg Bad has succeeded in borrowing more that 120 works of art by internationally acclaimed artists from a large German private collection. The exhibition offers a great opportunity for getting some idea of pivotal aspects of contemporary art.

In the exhibition entitled "Call it what you like! COLLECTION RIK REINKING", the audience will thus, in Silkeborg, be able to experience works of art which challenge the prevailing conception of art, from mid-June and three-four months onwards. The selection of works of art for the exhibition takes as its' starting point Conceptual Art of the 1960's and -70's, Minimalism, Pop Art and Street-Art. All of these categories are well represented in Rik Reinking's collection.

The collector, the 32 years old Rik Reinking, has for some time now collaborated closely with employees at The Art Centre Silkeborg Bad in making the exhibition a interesting platform for the audience's encounter with the forms of expression of contemporary art. There will be made good use of the exhibition areas.
Reinking's motive for building a significant international collection is his passionate interest in contemporary art and in communicating art.

The exhibitions includes works of art by Nir Alon, Carl Andre, Hermine Anthoine, Herbert Baglione, Miroslav Balka, Banksy, John Von Bergen, Rolf Bergmeier, Guillaume Bijl, John Bock, Victor Bonato, Boxi, Daniele Buetti, Werner Büttner, Baldur Burwitz, James Lee Byars, Andre Cadere, Lawrence Carroll, Max Cole, John Mccracken, Amie Dicke, Brad Downey, Jimmie Durham, Henrik Eiben, Johannes Esper, Robert Filliou, Urs Frei, Tom Früchtl, Hamish Fulton, Gregory Green, Nan Goldin, Rodney Graham, Till F.E.Haupt, Georg Herold, Jim Hodges, Mark Jenkins, Joe Jones, Izumi Kato, Wulf Kirschner, Jon Kessler, Imi Knoebel, Gary Kuehn, Toshiya Kobayashi, Barbara Kruger, Ange Leccia, Konrad Lueg, Daniel Man, Jonathan Meese, Björn Melhus, Jonathan Monk, Piotr Nathan, Bruce Nauman, Ernesto Neto, Cady Noland, Obey, Os Gemeos, Tony Oursler, Markus Paetz, Blinky Palermo, Stefan Panhans, Dan Peterman, Pius Portmann, Stephen Prina, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, Rudolf Reiber, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Klaus Rinke, Rolf Rose, Sam Samore, Michael Schmeichel, Till Schwieker, Santiago Sierra, Roman Signer, David Simpson, Rainer Splitt, Stohead, Thorsten Tenberken, Tilt, Rosemarie Trockel, Günter Tuzina, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Meyer Vaisman, Miss Van, Ben Vautier, Ludwig Vandefelde, Vitche, Johannes Wald, Lawrence Weiner, Pablo Wendel, Stefan Wewerka, Johannes Wohnseifer, Sol le Witt, ZEVS


KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad
Gjessøvej 40 A-D
8600 Silkeborg / Denmark - Google Maps

For further information: silkeborgbad.dk

Related links:
just.ekosystem.org - "making of" photos

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Fresh air smells funny

Street Art, Graffiti and Urban Art at the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche

From the 25th January till the 30th March 2008, the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche in cooperation with REINKINGPROJEKTE present "Fresh air smells funny", a group show highlighting a diversity of consistently progressive artistic approaches. All the artists have their creative roots set firmly within the urban context.

The exhibition comprises works of street art, graffiti and urban art, among others by Boxi (GB), Brad Downey (USA), Daniel Man (D), Mirko Reisser (DAIM) (D), Tilt (F / USA), Vitché (BR), ZEVS (F), Pius Portmann (CH / USA), Swoon (USA), Hera (D), Mark Jenkins (USA), D*Face (GB) sowie Os Gemeos (BR).



Visitors to the exhibition (and the external public space art works related to it) are invited to immerse themselves in the idiosyncratic world of images and thoughts particular to this art form, alongside the artists, who will be working partly in situ. Some of the artists from Europe, the USA and South America will realize their works especially for Osnabrueck.

Download of the invitation as Acrobat .pdf
Infos about the Catalogue

The opening will take place on Friday 25th January 2008 at 6pm.

Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche
Hasemauer 1
49074 Osnabrueck / Germany - Google Maps


For further information: osnabrueck.de


Related links:
Kunstforum - "Fresh air smells funny" (pdf)
art-magazin.de - "Ich will keine Nacktheit, sondern Intimität", Tilt Interview
taz.de - "Sachbeschädigung war gestern"
art-magazin.de - "Street-Art Osnabrück"
neue-oz.de - "Urknall der Popkultur"
justtakingpictures.net
just.blugsport.de

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tapingDAIM

REINKINGPROJEKTEraum, Hamburg / Germany
20.10.07 - 20.12.07

Always on the search for new forms of expression, DAIM with his new "Tapings" group of works availed himself of a material which is actually used for packaging his work. He succeeds in charging this rough material - masking tape - with virtuosity. Not using any additional colour, DAIM only works with industrially produced tape, which is available in different strengths.



For distribution and consumers, the different qualities have been clearly marked by different colours of the tapes. This way, the range of colours is deliberately and strongly restricted, without losing any of its explosive effect.

Artist: Mirko Reisser (DAIM)

REINKINGPROJEKTEraum
Hamburg / Germany

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Still on and non the wiser

Von-der-Heydt Museum / Kunsthalle Barmen Wuppertal / Germany
Street Art - Graffiti - Wuppertal
11.02. - 06.05.07



As early as 1975, the French media philosopher Jean Baudrillard spoke of graffiti as the "revolution of signs" - the true medium of those who, within the post-industrial metropolis count only as consumers. No longer is this revolution just sub-cultural. It has been a few years since "street art" and "graffiti" left the confines of Hip Hop-culture behind.



No longer do artists just mark their territory. They communicate with the urban world of signs, twist their meanings with wit and verve and, in this way actually produce political art.From 11th February 2007, a selection of eleven international artists will be shown in Wuppertal. They all come from a graffiti background but over the years have learned to emancipate themselves from the scene’s characteristic vocabulary. Yet, they would never deny their origin. Their works show where they are rooted and that is exactly why the works will be realized predominantly at site.



Exhibiting artists:
Os Gemeos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Daniel Man, Pius Portmann, Heiko Zahlmann, Tasek, Tilt, Zevs, Miss Van, Stohead, Herbert Baglione

Infos about the Catalogue.
For further information: stillonandnonthewiser.de

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Still on and non the wiser - DAIM and Os Gemeos Video



DAIM and the Os Gemeos twins prepare the walls for the big "Still on and non the wiser" show at the Barmen Kunsthalle in Wuppertal / Germany.

For further information: stillonandnonthewiser.de

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Wakin up nights

de Pury & Luxembourg
17.02. - 17.03.07

Eleven of the most prominent international graffiti artists: Herbert Baglione (BR), Mirko Reisser (DAIM) (GER), Os Gemeos (BR), Daniel Man (GB), Pius Portmann (CH), Stohead (GER), Tasek (GER), Tilt (FR), Miss Van (FR), Heiko Zahlmann (GER) and Zevs (FR) - show works that are, in part produced directly at the gallery. All artists will be present at the opening.





As early as 1975, Jean Baudrillard spoke of graffiti as the "revolution of signs" the true medium of those artists who reflect the significance of the human being within the post-industrial metropolis. For this purpose, the sprayers apply an individual visual language that adapts to the conditions within urban space, utilizing the optimum potential of that language as the basis for artistic interventions. A cross-section of approaches from the last 15 years shows how versatile and of what high quality the artists’ writings and images are, and especially, what a considerable influence they have on common perception. The exhibition "Waking up Nights" unites eleven of the most influential graffiti artists. Not only the local scene but, increasingly, the international art world is shaped by their work and by their tags and pieces.




Like a seismograph, graffiti or street art reacts directly to the social tremors of everyday life by visualizing them. Often, socio-critical statements play a big role.
No longer do the artists just mark their territory. They communicate with the urban world of signs, twist their meanings and often contribute "political art". Typical of many of the works is the subtle and latent impact that arises from the close connection of the piece of art and its place. This is why the exhibition also comprises works that are realized by the artists in situ, thereby affording them the ability to react to each specific context.

Works by Pius Portmann, Stohead and Mirko Reisser (DAIM) show how virtuosic and picturesque the language of graffiti can be. The artists Herbert Baglione and the Os Gemeos twins, as well as Daniel Man, demonstrate how cultural differences can be reflected in illustrations. Heiko Zahlman shows works, which enhance certain tendencies of minimalist painting and thereby deal with the origin of graffiti. Zevs’ consumption-critical projects reveal a conceptual approach. In the same way, Tilt combines graffiti and photography in his self-conceived concept, which also plays with clichés connected to the female sexual organ. Miss Van, too, in her unmistakable portraits, is solely concerned with the female image. The contribution by Tasek makes it clear that the artists boldly manipulate assumed borders of the genre, rather than feel restricted by them.

The show evolved from a co-operation with Rik Reinking who due to his long-term activity as collector of street art and his many projects within this domain, is a promoter and champion of the genre.


de Pury & Luxembourg
Limmatstrasse 264
8005 Zurich / Switzerland

For further information: depuryluxembourg.com

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Coming soon... chipped in by Rik Reinking

Contemporary Art Projects Anke Blashofer

In February 2007, there will be a graffiti exhibition under the direction of Dr. Gerhard Finckh at the Kunsthalle Barmen / Von-der-Heydt Museum. The show will be curated by Rik Reinking who, together with a few of the artists involved will deliver a first insight here in Berlin.

Opening 23.09.06 from 7pm
Projektraum-Blashofer at the Checkpoint CharlieFriedrichstrasse 210, 1st floor 10969 Berlin / Germany

Artists:
Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Christoph Hässler, Daniel Man, Pius Portmann, Tasek, Heiko Zahlmann, Tilt

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sculpture@CityNord

Podcasts
Catalogue

The temporary sculpture project at the City Nord14th May until 24th September 2006

Initiated by the Grundeigentuemer Interessengemeinschaft City Nord GmbH
Organization: Peter Borchardt
Curator: Rik Reinking


sculpture@CityNord promises to become the event of the Hamburg Art Summer. For the first time, the Grundeigentümer Interessengemeinschaft City Nord GmbH (GIG) have arranged a temporary sculpture project in Hamburg’s City Nord. With In the young curator and collector Rik Reinking and the Hamburg gallerist Peter Borchardt (who specializes in art within the public space) GIG has found two deeply engaged and highly competent partners for the project.

The project is part of the Hamburg Summer of Architecture 2006 and is planned to take place every two years. Due to its high quality, the sculpture project will certainly attract streams of visitors from beyond the region. The Hanseatic City will profit from this art project, especially in World Cup year.Hence, the City Nord explicitly presents itself as a location of art and culture. The project has been classified "the most sophisticated contribution concerning the topic of art within the public space" by the Department of Culture. The Senator of Culture, Karin von Welck, will be present at the opening of the project on 14th May at 11am in City Nord Park. The final event will take place on 24th September. Prof. Lingner of the University of Fine Art will support the project in the form of a seminar and a symposium.

The Artistic Concept
Today, the dynamic Reinking / Borchard art-duo will present a list of artists which promises exciting contributions. About 30 reputable – mainly young – artists take part in the project. This is where young art from Hamburg will meet international stars of the art scene, such as Lawrence Weiner. Most of them have been considerably successful within the art scene. There are those that you would have heard plenty about and those that you will hear just as much about in the future. Reinking is keen to encourage discourse with the most important exponents of previous generations and towards this end explicitly involves them in the project and the debate.At present, there are two artists presenting their works at the Kunsthaus Hamburg. Sonja Vordermaier and Jan Köchermann have received the Hamburg Scholarship for 2005. The works chosen are not just restricted to one art form and comprise single sculptures, groups of sculptures, installations, performances, concerts and video art. There will be huge, impressive contributions, as well as positions that will have to be discovered. Besides sculptural objects, there will be platforms on which -just like on a stage- real-life projects and performances will be realized. There will be some fascinating local interventions such as a disappearing path or a car park that becomes a party lounge. Street lamps turn into candelabra, chairs hang from the sky, trees invite fairies, instruction signs vehemently demand more nonsense. Furthermore, an Expo-Container is to be made available that will be used for exhibitions by about 20 artists, who will take turns to exhibit in a rapid-fire turnaround. There will also be a video-project with various programmes shown at a small cinema space on the +14 Platform, curated especially for this event by some of the absolute insiders of the scene. Almost all core ideas and methodologies deal with the City Nord and its urban development. Most works are produced explicitly for this project. It will be very exciting to see how these artists react to the controversial urban development of the City Nord - a rather peculiar office town that arose in the late Fifties and with its many company headquarters is the workplace for about 30,000 people. You can expect a great deal from Rik Reinking’s work.While discussing the project, the young collector and curator defined the course of sculpture@CityNord: a certain quality of ‘process’, flexibility, experiment and a broadening of the whole concept of sculpture and conceptual art.

Exhibiting artists
Nir Alon, Hermine Anthoine, Rolf Bergmeier, Matthias Berthold, Jimmie Durham, Johannes Esper, Christian Forsen, Till F.E. Haupt, poisen idea, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu, Wulf Kirschner, Jan Köchermann, Volker Lang, George Lappas, Daniel Man, Stefan Panhans, Thorsten Passfeld, Gerrit Peters, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Ulrich Rückriem, Barbara Schmidt-Heins, Gabriele Schmidt-Heins, Anna Schuster, Rainer Splitt, Sonja Vordermaier, Lawrence Weiner, Winter / Hörbelt
The makers: "A sculpture gives a face to a site and, thus, an identity. A sculpture represents the 'extra' that a commune, patron or employer spends in order to document something special and to take responsibility for a communal living space."
















Supporting Programme
Alongside the opening and closing nights, further special activities are planned, including: artist videos, musical events and a panel discussion with the involved artists and qualified intermediaries.
There will be an information point where people will have the opportunity to book guided tours or rent audio-guides. Art catalogues will be available for browsing and sale. A new café, which offers snacks and drinks, is also planned. The café will be run by Waagenbau (known through the Centralparc in the Schanzenviertel).On 19th May, a Sculpture Run over 3.3 or 10 km will take place. The artist Falk von Traubenberg will present an accompanying photo competition on Platform +14.

Structure of the Project
The project is an exceptional example of a public arts initiative being successfullly realised and financed by the private sector and carried through via the enthusiasm of all people involved. It has been supported and promoted by the local authorities in an extraordinarily cooperative way.

sculpture@CityNord
City Nord Park, New-York-Weg / Überseering Ecke Kapstadt-Ring
22297 Hamburg / Germany

Project Magazin
For further information: sculpture-citynord.de

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Minimal Illusions - Working with the Collection Rik Reinking

villaMERKEL BAHNWAERTERhaus
19th February until 17th April 2006

Minimal Illusions – Working with the Rik Reinking Collection: one of the youngest collectors, Germany’s intermediary and, at them same time, an early promoter of what are now some of the most respected artists and artistic approaches, will be showing an exclusive selection of outstanding works by over 50 artists from Europe, Japan and Overseas.The show examines issues of contexts, interfacial approaches and conflicts. The works relate to one another in vital and exciting ways that transcend historic boundaries. For example: what has Ulrich Rückriem to do with Günter Tuzina or Wulf Kirschner, Robert Rauschenberg with Urs Frei, or Jonathan Meese with David Reed? What links Tom Früchtl, Reiner Splitt, Johannes Esper and Stefan Panhans? How do strategies of contemporary minimalist art provide a connection between yesterday and today?

Minimal Illusions – Working with the Rik Reinking Collection turns Villa Merkel and the Bahnwärterhaus into an exciting (temporary) museum which combines two different perspectives: the Collector (Rik Reinking) and the Curator (Andreas Baur).

Exhibiting Artists:
Banksy, Monica Bonvicini, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Rainer Splitt, Stefan Panhans, Daniel Man, Rolf Bergmeier, Heiko Zahlmann, Tom Früchtl, Michael Schmeichel, John von Bergen, Izumi Kato, Rolf Rose, Gerrit Peters, Madeleine Dietz, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Carl Andre, Hermine Anthoine, Wulf Kirschner, Markus Paetz, Johannes Esper, Christoph Hässler, Nir Alon, Johannes Wald, Robert Rauschenberg, Ulrich Rückriem, Urs Frei, Lawrence Weiner, Günter Tuzina, Ben Vautier, Fumiki Bando, Norbert Frensch, Satoshi Hata, Tatsunja Higuchi, Yosihaka Kaihatsu, Izumi Kato, Satoshi Katono, Toshiya Kobayashi et al.


Download of the invitation as Acrobat pdf
For further information: villa-merkel.de

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Schon Vergeben - Collection Rik Reinking

"By now, art shapes my day, which means I spend most of my day with art. I surround myself with it, but never in a decorative sense." So speaks the passionate, if not (frankly) obsessed, collector, Rik Reinking.We speak to Rik, part of whose collection will be introduced at this year’s ART COLOGNE (28.10. – 01.11.2005) under the title of "Schon Vergeben – The Rik Reinking Collection"Hall 10.1, aisle B, stall 081














Exhibiting Artists:
Johannes Esper, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Reiner Splitt, Stefan Panhans, Daniel Man, Rolf Bergmeier, Heiko Zahlmann, Tom Früchtl, Michael Schmeichel, John von Bergen, Izumi Kato, Rolf Rose, Nir Alon, Monica Bonvicini










For further information: art-cologne.de

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Smell of paint in the air

K3 Hamburg


From 15th until 28th April, the four graffiti artists of the getting-up Studio-Collective DAIM (Mirko Reisser), TASEK (Gerrit Peters), STOHEAD (Christoph Hässler) and DADDY COOL (Heiko Zahlmann) will be exhibiting their works in Hall K3 at Kampnagel. The exhibition "Smell of paint in the air" aims to prove to fans, people interested in art and, especially to sceptics of graffiti art that the stereotype of the sprayer is outdated. Together with curators Rik Reinking and Rolf Bergmeier, the Hamburg artists will present their own interpretations of graffiti in their unique styles, which are well known outside the scene and throughout the world.


Rik Reinking has been promoting the artists of getting-up for some years. The international Reinking Collection also represents young, unknown artists alongside international stars and is known for its diversity and high quality. Just like "Smell of paint in the air", his exhibitions promise some interesting dialogues.

The show includes works on canvas, sculptures, installations and murals, which are partly realized in situ.

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