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Mittwoch, 20. Dezember 2023

An exhibition by abcdef and Julia Zinnbauer at space-o in Düsseldorf Rath - featuring Joe Brockerhoff

abcdef, Julia Zinnbauer, space-o, Düsseldorf



On Saturday, December 16th, the exhibition by the artist who calls himself abcdef and myself was opened at space-o at Düsseldorf Rath. For the exhibition abcdef sprayed a large, minimalist, site specific wallpainting and in this context I present textile art and photography featuring Düsseldorf's legendary airbrush artist Joe Brockerhoff.

The show was curated by sculptor Kai Richter and it was his idea to create an exhibition that deals with street art. He sees fashion as street art, too, and invited me because my costumes often refer to the shapes and materials of buildings. I am very happy about how the whole show came into being and how harmonious the whole concept is.

The HEXAGON-Cape that I made during an artist residency in Düsseldorf's twin city Reading as well as "Francesca Speranza", my dress dedicated to Oscar Wilde's mother, are both part of the show. The shape, the colours and the surfaces of the cape refer to Reading's multifunctional theatre designed by RMJM in the 1970s. The dress for Lady Jane Wilde refers to her English translation of the German Gothic novel „Sidonia von Bork“. Oscar Wilde's mother, who as a poet called herself Francesca Speranza, as well as Sidonia, the main character of the novel, were both early examples of emancipated women who despite their intelligence and their strong will unfortunately both failed in their very own ways. Actually it was also Reading where Oscar Wilde was impresoned and where he wrote „The Ballad of Reading Gaol“.

With my photographic hommage to Joe Brockerhoff I do also follow a site specific approach as right next door to space-o there is a relatively new brothel for which Joe Bockerhoff created large wallpaintings several years ago.

Actually, between 2015 an 2016 I made a video about the buildings of a famous old brothel in Düsseldorf, that soon after was to be demolished. At that time the brothel was already closed and step by step I explored the different rooms. Back then I discovered that in one of the staircases Düsseldorf's legendary airbrush artist Joe Brockerhoff had created an icredibly opulent and wild wallpainting. A while later I had the great pleasure to visit Joe in his studio. And then, in summer 2018, I took all my courage and asked him if he might spray a portrait of me. To my great excitement he agreed and I took photos and a video of the whole process. I also tried to rescue the spraypaintings he had created in the old brothel, unfortunately without any success.

Sadly, in early 2023 I heard that had Joe passed away. For this reason I re-edited my video about him spraying the portrait and in April 2023 I presented it at the Art Artist Fair in Düsseldorf, respectively at the Art Artist Gearreels Screening (Link Video).

Part of the exhibition at space-o is also a super dynamic drawing Joe gave me when I visited him in his studio. For me it was especially moving that Joe's widow and also his friends came to our opening reception at space-o. They told me that they like the way I present Joe in my video as I approach him respectfully and show him as a serious artist who is focussed on his work, unlike on TV, where Joe has always been shown in a superficial way. This truly means a lot to me.


 
Julia Zinnbauer, space-o Düsseldorf



Vernissage:
Samstag, 16. Dezember 2023
16 - 20 Uhr

Ausstellungsdauer:
16. 12. 2023 – 20. 01. 2024

Öffnungszeiten:
nach telefonischer Vereinbarung 0176 - 611 51 253

Ausstellungskurator:
Kai Richter

space-o Ausstellungs- und Projektraum
Oberhausener Str. 15
40472 Düsseldorf

+49 (211) 658 14 89
info@space-o.de
www.space-o.de

Straßenbahn 701
Haltestelle Düsseldorf Wahlerstrße/JVA 
 
Joe Brockerhoff, Julia Zinnbauer, space-o Düsseldorf Rath
Photos by Julia Zinnbauer showing Joe Brockerhoff in his studio together with one of his drawings at space-o, Düsseldorf

Sonntag, 17. Dezember 2023

WINTERAUSSTELLUNG des Vereins Düsseldorf Palermo im Haus der Kunst, Cantieri culturali alla Zisa, Palermo


This year the WINTERAUSSTELLUNG takes place in Palermo for the third time, in the beautiful Haus der Kunst that is part of the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa.

The exhibition was curated by the members of Düsseldorf-Palermo, an arts association that furthers the artistic exchange between the two cities. It was also thanks to the association that Düsseldorf and Palermo became twin cities ten years ago. In order to celebrate this anniversary, a very opulent catalogue has been published, the FESTSCHRIFT, that was presented at the WINTERAUSSTELLUNG for the first time.

Works by artists from Düsseldorf and Palermo can be seen in the buildings of a former aircraft company close to the Zisa, a Norman Palace, and I am incredibly happy to be part of the show. For the opening reception I went on another trip to Palermo and I was excited to see my series of videostills „Pellegrinaggio Architetturale“ in the context of this beautiful exhibition. I have always dreamed of getting into contact with the Italian artworld. When as a teenager I started being interested in art history, the Italian Renaissance was incredibly important for me, so by being part of the WINTERAUSSTELLUNG truly a dream became true.


3. WINTERAUSSTELLUNGVerein Düsseldorf Palermo
Haus der Kunst
Cantier culturali alla Zisa
Palermo

December 8th, 9th, 10th
December 15th, 16th, 17th
December 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th
December 28th, 29th, 30th Dezember 2023
January 4th, 5th, 6th 2024



Julia Zinnbauer, Videostills Pellegrinaggio Architetturale

Sonntag, 3. Dezember 2023

Einladung zu vier Ausstellungen im Dezember 2023 in Düsseldorf, Wuppertal und Palermo

 




Das gesamte Jahr 2023 war für mich eine Aneinanderreihung aufregender und schöner Ereignisse und offensichtlich möchte der Dezember einen entsprechenden Abschluss bieten. Tatsächlich bin ich in vier Ausstellungen involviert, wovon eine sogar in Palermo stattfindet. Zu allen Ausstellungen lade ich Euch ganz herzlich ein.


1. >>looking back<<

Sonntag, 03. Dezember 2023
14.00 – 20.00 Uhr

GRÖLLE Wuppertal
Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 143 e
Wuppertal

www.groelle.de

Klaus-Martin Treder | Julio Rondo | Wolfgang Flad | Jaana Caspary | Pablo de Lillo |
Jason Karolak | Alice Musiol | Bert Didillon | Dorothea Nold | Gereon Krebber
Kai Richter | Kirstin Arndt | Jost Münster | Chris Dreier | Bejamin Appel |
Isabel Kerkermeier | Kim Piotrowski | Dan Devening | Britta Bogers | Jürgen Palmtag Gary Farrelly | Julia Keppeler | Andreas Wünschirs | Julia Zinnbauer


2. Das Kleine Format – BOTANIK

Jahresausstellung der Mitglieder des Künstlerverein Malkasten,
Dienstag, 5. Dezember 2023, 18 Uhr
Jacobihaus, Düsseldorf

https://malkasten.org


Auch in diesem Jahr findet die beliebte Jahresausstellung DAS KLEINE FORMAT der Mitglieder des Künstlerverein Malkasten statt. 200 Künstlerinnen und Künstler haben zum Thema BOTANIK Werke eingereicht. Gegenüber dem letzten Jahr nochmals eine Steigerung. Ein besonderes Highlight zum Ausklang des 175. Jubiläums des Künstlerverein Malkasten!

Bereits seit 1961 ist die Ausstellung DAS KLEINE FORMAT nicht nur fester Bestandteil im Vereinsleben der Mitglieder des Künstlerverein Malkasten, sondern auch in der regionalen Kunstszene. Stets findet die Verkaufsausstellung regen Zuspruch. In diesem Jahr steht das Thema BOTANIK im Fokus, zu dem von den Mitgliedern die unterschiedlichsten Arbeiten eingereicht wurden: Gemälde, Grafiken, Fotografien und Skulpturen. All diese Exponate spiegeln die große Vielfalt der künstlerischen Positionen im Künstlerverein Malkasten wider, der sich als Ort für eine lebendige künstlerische Auseinandersetzung versteht.

Das Thema BOTANIK wurde von den Mitgliedern facettenreich interpretiert. Stillleben, Blumen- und Pflanzendarstellungen finden sich ebenso darunter wie Arbeiten mit nahezu abstrakt wirkenden Flächen, bei denen die Farbe der bestimmende Faktor ist. Einzig bei der Formatvorgabe mussten sich die Künstlerinnen und Künstler an ein vorgegebenes Maß halten: ihre Arbeiten dürfen gerahmt nicht größer sein als 80 x 60 cm, bzw. 30 x 30 x 30 cm bei plastischen Werken.


3. Winterausstellung 


Verein Düsseldorf Palermo
Haus der Kunst 

Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa
Via Paolo Gili 4
Palermo, IT 

www.duesseldorfpalermo.com

Im Jahr des zehnjährigen Gründungsjubiläums lädt der Verein Düsseldorf Palermo e. V. Sie herzlich zur dritten Winterausstellung am 8. Dezember 2023 im Haus der Kunst der Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa in Palermo ein. Die Ausstellung steht in der Tradition der Winterausstellungen der Deutschen Künstlervereine. Deren Ziel war und ist es, die in der Weihnachtszeit gezeigten Werke zu verkaufen, um ein Budget für zukünftige Projekte zu erhalten. Doch vor allem kann man sich treffen und Gemeinschaft schaffen und pflegen.

Die Winterausstellung zeigt kleinformatige Arbeiten von etwa neunzig italienischen und deutschen KünstlerInnen, die bereits in den vom Verein organisierten künstlerischen und kulturellen Austauschprojekten zwischen Düsseldorf und Palermo tätig waren und sind.

Wir sind geöffnet:
8, 9, 10 Dezember

15, 16, 17 Dezember
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Dezember
 28, 29, 30 Dezember 2023
4, 5, 6 Januar 2024

Öffnungszeit 10-13/ 17-20 Uhr

Und nach Vereinbarung

Nell’anno del decimo anniversario dalla sua fondazione il Verein Düsseldorf Palermo e. V. è lieto di invitarvi alla terza edizione della Winterausstellung, mostra d’inverno, che aprirà l'8 dicembre 2023 dalle ore 10 a.m. all’Haus der Kunst presso i Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa di Palermo. La mostra segue la tradizione delle Winterausstellungen dei Künstlerverein tedeschi, mostre organizzate per vendere opere nel periodo natalizio, per ricavare un budget per progetti futuri ma, soprattutto, per incontrarsi e fare comunità. La Winterausstellung vede esposte opere di piccolo formato di più di 90 artisti italiani e tedeschi già attivi nei progetti di scambio artistico e culturale tra Düsseldorf e Palermo condotto dal Verein.

Saremo aperti nei giorni:

8, 9, 10 dicembre
15, 16, 17, dicembre

19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 dicembre
28, 29, 30 dicembre 2023
4, 5, 6 gennaio 2024

Ore 10-13/ 17-20

E per appuntamento