UAMO-FESTIVAL 2014
Posted on October 17th, 2014 at 5:08 pm by admin

Pleasure, pleasure! The UAMO-Festival opened its doors again. »The prettier, the uglier? Or the uglier, the prettier?«, that’s the theme of the festival this year. And it is massively packed with artworks from all kind of creative branches you can ever imagine: Paintings, illustrations, objects, animations & videoarts, photography and performances! As well there will be certain bands giving gigs and some workshops will take place. So there is a good program for the whole weekend and a lot so see, experience and enjoy. I myself have the pleasure showing the work »My Life in Receipts 2004-2014« there.

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

Artists in the exhibition: Žarko Aleksić, Fakhriya Al-Yahyai, Dimitri Dimov & Lora Azza, René Behrendt, Anna Blumenkranz, Shelly Bradon, Grace Eakins, Martin Geck, Christiane Haag, Hubert von Hayek, Werner Härtl, Marco Hühn, Mehrdad Khataei, Andreas Kopp, Agnes Lison, Sophia Lube, Gregor Micheler, Tatiana Pancewicz, Angela Proyer, Linus Riepler, Giuditta Rustica, Falk von Schönfels, Ronit van Sendling, Heike Siegert, J. C. Torre and Evalie Wagner // Videoscreening-Artists: Barbara Herold & Florian Huth, Sandra Araújo, Karl Heinz Jeron, Kayleigh O’Keefe, Oscar Salamanca, Ulf Kristiansen, David Theobald, Jon Purnell and Josh Bricker // And a lot more stuff … Here are a few impressions:

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

UAMO FESTIVAL 2014

The UAMO-Festival is taking place at the EinsteinKultur in Munich, Einsteistr. 42, till Sunday the 18th of Oktober 2014. More Information on the program you can find here >>

Above it’s silent
Posted on October 8th, 2014 at 12:03 am by admin

Oben ist es still [Above it's silent] is the topic of the current exhibition at the Artothek in Munich. Wolfgang Aichner, Barbara Bernrieder, Christiane Fleissner, Isabel Haase, Chaya Nouriani, Moritz Partenheimer, Daniel Schüßler and Christian Stock are presenting works which are all in relation to this very specific kind of mountain environment: the Alps. The artists went into the hills as a group and reflected the philosophical perspectives of them with the final goal of making artwork due to it. It must have been a nice trip! The whole thing is curated by Tina Hudelmaier. You can still visit the exhibition till the 31st of Oktober 2014 at the Munich Artothek, Rosental 16, 80331 München. [Thanx to Tina & Maresa for the peek!]

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

There will be a guided tour and a talk to the artists at the Long Night of the Museums in Munich at the 18th of Oktober 2014, and there will be the Finissage on the 30th of Oktober 2014. More Information you may find here >>

Israeli Art on World Tour
Posted on September 18th, 2014 at 5:05 pm by admin

Israeli Art

Last week I visited this overwhelmingly nice exhibition in Munich on the Prater-Island. All rooms of that pretty big location were massively packed with about a thousand artworks produced by over three-hundred israeli artists. All kinds of skills were present: You could wander through the premisses looking at paintings, photography, sculptures and installations. Almost all varieties of arts human beings can create were present. Gladly I went there two times, because there was really quite much to see. It also was an very important exhibition. In times when israel-bashing becomes so popular, it’s good to show that this small country has a massive creative engine and it allows artist to freely produce the works they are on about, without any censorship. [Thanx to the artworks-munich team for this beautiful event!]

More info: artworks-munich.com | There was in deed so much artwork, that I can’t show it all here. But I have put up an album on flickr with a lot more pictures from the exhibition. >>>

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

Israeli Art

>>> Don’t forget to check out the photo-album on flickr. There are exactly one-hundred photos with impressions from the exhibition waiting for you to be seen. >>>

Vanitas
Posted on September 11th, 2014 at 4:00 pm by admin

There’s a nice exhibition in Munich till the 24th of September: Isabel Bernheimer presents the multimedia cross-over-project »vanitas« with the artists Victor Alaluf and Jan Kuck at the Bernheimer-Gallery. You can discover plenty of drawings, collages and a video-installation by Victor Alaluf and objects, sculptures and an installation by Jan Kuck. These modern works are put into relation to historic objects from the cabinet of wonder, an anatomic skeleton, as well as a painting by Hendrick de Fromantiou. Go there, it’s a good visit. >> More Information >>
[Thanx to Bernheimer Contemporary for the invitation!]

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Bernheimer Contemporary

Gülbin Ünlü is Gülbin Ünlü
Posted on August 11th, 2014 at 12:49 pm by admin

»Nix verstehen ist besser als gar nichts« [Not understanding is better than nothing at all]. That was the theme of Gülbin Ünlü’s latest exhibition. Gülbin Ünlü is Gülbin Ünlü! And Gülbin Ünlü would not be Gülbin Ünlü if she wouldn’t produce those nice pieces of art like Gülbin Ünlü does. At the art:ig gallery in Munich for example. Gülbin presented a very tight and nice variety of her legislation in mixed media: Ebru, painting, collage and digital artworks. Especially this first picture was my absolute favorite. Sorry for the shitty quality of the photos. I should get used to take a better cam with me at all times. [Thanx for this nice view on your work Gülbin!]

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Gülbin Ünlü

Grosz – War Grotesque
Posted on July 7th, 2014 at 9:16 pm by admin

Buchheim Museum

Sunday was Groszday. I mean it was a beautiful day. The weather was tiptop and we made a trip for once. We drove down to the lovely Lake Starnberg to visit the opening of an exhibition at the Buchheim Museum. And that was the place were it got amazingly Grosz. Because they are just showing over 200 great works by George Grosz: grafix, sketches, paintings, sculptures and multimediadocuments. I have been a Grosz fan already since quite a while, so I was overwhelmingly happy getting the chance looking at the intense pieces of this unique artist (1893 – 1959). [Thanx a lot to Annette & Marlene for the invitation and thanx so much to Ira, Hélène & Giacomo for joining.]

You should go to the Buchheim Museum and check out this very special exhibition, if you are around that area >> it’s running till the 2nd of November 2014. Don’t miss it!

Buchheim Museum

Buchheim Museum

Buchheim Museum

George Grosz

»Friedrichstrasse« 1918, fotolithograph

George Grosz

»Der Mädchenhändler« 1918, coloured offsetprint

George Grosz

»Blutiger Karneval« 1915/1916, transferlithograph

George Grosz

»Ach, knallige Welt, Du seliges Abnormitätenkabinett« 1916, coloured offsetprint

George Grosz

»Aus dem Zyklus Parasiten« 1919, fotolithograph

George Grosz

»Paris« 1925, watercolour over pen drawing

George Grosz

»Maul halten und weiter dienen« 1927, manual gravure printing

George Grosz

»Tumult« 1916, indian ink on paper

[These are just some impressions from my lousy phonecamera. There is a very nice designed catalogue of the exhibition made by Bureau Mirko Borsche. Grab the limited book when you exit through the giftshop! Or maybe you will find it here in the museum-shop some day >>]

The Kota Kinabalu Germ
Posted on June 11th, 2014 at 1:43 pm by admin

malaysia

Nice! Germ-acquisition at Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. This time it’s a takeover of street art. But you can’t call it crossing, theres no damage to the piece. That makes another spot on “Bacteriology Worldwide” >> [Terima kasih banyak Sven! Check out his streetartblog >>]

malaysia

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC
Posted on May 31st, 2014 at 9:38 pm by admin

Yesterday I visited this vernissage at MMA – Mixed Munich Arts. It was the exhibition of NOMNOMVEGA and AUGUSTCC, two extraordinary persons and well ambitious photographers. NOMNOMVEGA is Nadya Vanessa Vega. Rawness but squareness seems to be a motto of her partly quite erotic pictures which look like taken from the real surreal life. Unordinary crooked people in a well-balanced camera-captured environment. AUGUSTCC is August Castell-Castell. In his photos you find the effervescence of euphoric inebriate people sucking in the captivating damp of the world in one moment or two. Snatches of instant happenings, key moments of auspiciousness and insensibility for aggravating inconveniences.

NOMNOMVEGA & AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA – Hanna head over [sorry for leaving a selfy in that]

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

AUGUSTCC – Global Warming [sorry for leaving a selfy in that one too]

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

NOMNOMVEGA/AUGUSTCC

The vernissage was very well-visited. Due to reflexions I was unable to shoot accurate photos of the single framed pictures. Thats why I will only show a few impressions here. You should definitely visit the artists websites to get a fully loaded indentation about the distinguished works of them two.

August Castell-Castell >> augustcc.com / Nadya Vanessa Vega >> nomnomvega.tumblr.com

البكتيريا في شرم الشيخ
Posted on May 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm by admin

Ok! Egypt has enough problems these days. Succeeded revolutions followed by collapsing revolutions followed by military revolutions. Hell knows what revolution comes next. One thing seems to be sure. It won’t be a democratic revolution. But wasn’t that the revolution people protested on the streets for in the first place? And now Egypt also has Germs again! This time they settled at Sharm El Sheik but they harmed no one. [شكرا Irischka!]

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh

Worldwide Bacteriology >>

Art of the Streets – Shoreditch
Posted on May 29th, 2014 at 3:19 am by admin

Suggested by friends we did this Street-Art-Tour through London East. With nicest 28° we followed the leader to discover plenty murals, past-ups, stick-ups, graffitis and stencils. Karim gave a lot of insights and background-stories on the many artists working there legally and illegally. Within the four hours tour [!] we’ve seen works by Christiaan Nagel, Stik, Invader, Obey Giant, C215, Eine, Xylo, dr.d, Phlegm, Roa, Ben Wilson, Dal East, El Mac, Thierry Noir, Clet Abraham and Pablo Delgado who has a current exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery where the tour ended. The tour was definitely good and I have the straight feeling I will do it again some day. There is too much to see and the pieces of work change quite rapidly. And well, I took too many fotos to show them all here, so I dropped a lot of them on >> flickr >> check them out if you like. Sorry if I forgot to name a few important artists here, it’s just too much to handle. I did my best. [Thanks a lot to Ira, Assia, Schucko, Laura and J.J.F. for a splendid time and thanx to Karim and the crew from streetartlondon.co.uk/tours >>]

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

Street Art in London

This is just a random selection of pictures. For more images check out the flickr-site >>

Una bacteria en Quito
Posted on May 21st, 2014 at 5:03 pm by admin

A lonely Germ travelled far to San Francisco de Quito, the Capital City of Ecuador. Bacteriology Worldwide >> [Muy mejor gracias Sven! Check out his streetartblog >>]

Quito

Quito

Gabriela von Habsburg
Posted on May 21st, 2014 at 1:13 am by admin

About two weeks ago Gabriela von Habsburg showed plenty of her lithographies and some of her smaller iron-sculptures at the German Hop Museum in Wolnzach. Listen up: It’s Hop Museum, not Hip Hop Museum. Exactly, it’s the stuff you make beer from. Joking aside: Eduard Kastner from the Kastner AG opened the evening with a speech on the upcoming european elections. The vernissage was very well visited. A few hundred people, I would guess, started absorbing the artworks of Gabriela before heading over to the amazing buffet waiting outside. The tables were stuffed with characteristic snacks from all european nations. All in all it was a pretty interesting event. [Thanks a lot to Eduard Kastner for the invitation!]

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

Gabriela von Habsburg

[Art in May – Kunst im Mai]
Posted on May 3rd, 2014 at 12:43 am by admin

Atelier Rosa

Claudia Macias and Rafael Ruz Valencia had this lovely exhibition today at Atelier Hermann Rosa in Munich. Sneaking through hedges and trees we found this beautiful atelier-place of the sculptor Hermann Rosa were Claudia and Rafael showed some of their impressive works. Surrounded by nice people we did experience fine oil-paintings. I wish we could have stayed much longer. [Thank you for this very special private view!]

Claudia and Rafael

Claudia Macias and Rafael Ruz Valencia [Claudia lives and works in Munich, Rafael came the long way from Chile for this occasion]

Claudia Macias

Claudia Macias, “two worlds”, 2014, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Rafael Ruz Valencia

“Silencio al interior”, 2014, oil on wood, 110 x 80 cm (left) and “Zapallo mantel II”, 2014, oil on wood, 80 x 110 cm, by Rafael Ruz Valencia

Claudia Macias

Claudia Macias, “broke”, 2013, oil on canvas, 230 x 150 cm

Rafael Ruz Valencia

Rafael Ruz Valencia, “Televisor con decoración Kich”, 2014, oil on wood, 110 x 80 cm

Claudia Macias

Works by Claudia Macias

Rafael Ruz Valencia

Rafael Ruz Valencia, “Maquinaria del recuerdo”, 2014, oil on wood, 80 x 100 cm

Herrmann Rosa

A little bird-sculpture by Hermann Rosa (1911 – 1981)

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