Felix Rehfeld sent an invitation for you to visit Karlsruhe. The Galerie Cyprian Brenner/Südwest Galerie Halle 2/H2/D31 will be displaying the following piece:
Another work by Felix Rehfeld:
Felix Rehfeld sent an invitation for you to visit Karlsruhe. The Galerie Cyprian Brenner/Südwest Galerie Halle 2/H2/D31 will be displaying the following piece:
Another work by Felix Rehfeld:
Where is Stroke?
Last week, as I jotted down my schedule, I saw that something fun was missing and I didn’t understand why. Why was Stroke not on my calendar and why was Stroke not happening in May?
Tracking down Marco Schwalbe, I asked him where was Stroke and why was my favourite Munich Art Fair not happening in May 2017.
The Stroke/Schwalbe story is too long for a typical Munich Artists blog post so I’m going to sacrifice a few details, cut a few twists and turns out and get to the point as fast as Munich Artists can. (I guess I could have sacrificed this paragraph….)
The biggest twist in the Stroke story happened in 2016 when Raiko and Marco Schwalbe decided to stop working together.
Both brothers call the dissolution of their partnership a divorce which is a word that does not bring happy memories to anyone involved with that kind of thing. So, even though the two brothers worked for several years in the art world trying to bring art fairs to Munich and Berlin, they failed to keep on the same wavelength and decided to cut ties and divide up their creations.
Marco Schwalbe now has sole creative control over Stroke and he has full control over Stroke’s fate in Munich, Germany.
A NEW HOME
The dissolution of a partnership is always tough but in late 2016 the Stroke team forged ahead and tried to find Stroke a home for 2017. This proved to be difficult. The Praterinsel was sold to Urs Brunner and the new management substantially increased the rent for the space and reduced the space footprint for Stroke Art Fair due to safety issues with the older buildings.
Artists and event organisers working in Munich know what a pain it can be to get a space that is big enough and nice enough and cheap enough to make your project happen. This is what stroke faced in their hunt for a new art fair home for the 2017 season.
After a few failed attempts to secure a location, the owners of Werksviertel/Kunstpark Ost came to the rescue and offered Stroke one of their existing building until it is demolished in three years. This amazing opportunity allows Stroke to exist in 2017 but, the timeline for the art fair had to be adjusted for the new larger space and short time frame.
In an effort to make Stroke a quality event at the Werksviertel/Kunstpark Ost location, Marco Schwalbe decided to push the event back so that his team could take advantage of the larger space and rethink how Stroke would grow in this creative sector of Munich.
With a new space, Stroke will offer more quality artwork from more curated galleries. The focus for Stroke will continue to be contemporary emerging artists that embody the spirit of Stroke Art Fairs from the past while offering serious collectors a quality selection of emerging art from around the world.
Although Marco Schwalbe and Mevena Chopova will curate the galleries admitted to the fair, Loomit will be curating the outdoor opportunities for artists to create large scale art pieces.
In the future, Marco hopes to take Stroke along the road towards having dedicated artistic areas (digital, Illustration) and continue to provide Munich with a fun and well curated emerging art fair event.
In the future, the fair may go back to May but Marco is waiting to see how everything goes at the new location and this year’s October date.
If you are an emerging contemporary gallery and are interested in bringing your artwork to Munich, you can apply to the Stroke Art Fair being held in October 2017.
The fair will be happening from October 4 – October 8, 2017.
Marco will give the first opportunity to galleries who were booked for the May show and as I mentioned before, the focus of his team’s curation is emerging art for collectors who enjoy the Stroke experience.
I finally got a few minutes to sit down and give you a recap of day two of Munich Artists at the Haeppy Art Fair and how Munich Artists Playing Cards did during the two-day event.
I was running late… again. I don’t seem to have a mental clock for switching from the subway to the sbahn and then walking to the Praterinsel. I left home about the right time and then found myself still 7 minutes late. This put me in a bit of a pickle because I wanted to go take photos of people and I needed to be at my fence selling cards so I kind of spent a few minutes mulling over this and decided to risk a missed sale to go take some photos of artists I knew (when I could find them.)
Here is what I learned the second day.
During the weekend, I saw people grab pieces off the fences and then take them over to the light to look at them so this light deficit was quickly fixed by the visitors when they were interested in a piece of art. Nir Avner who was in the basement with no light whatsoever sold a photograph so light did not deter a determined buyer.
One artist on my floor (you can see in the photo below) installed little lights that were on batteries. She said that the batteries lasted for about 6 hours the first day and only 2 hours the second day so this source of lighting was a bit temperamental and required a backup battery pack somewhere in your art stash.
One artist had a flashlight (He decided not to use it.) and another had a construction light positioned on his sculptural paintings.
Why am I spending so many words writing about light? There was no special lighting at Haeppy art and light was a big topic of conversation. As I mentioned yesterday, Haeppy art was a barebones art fair and the artists even though they knew this ahead of time, still had their feathers ruffled by the fact that the fair was barebones.
Munich artists was not ruffled. I knew people would walk up to the cards and look at them at about six inches away – which is exactly what they did and if they wanted a deck of cards, they would buy them. (You can support us by buying a deck here.)
2. People can sell art at Haeppy Art – Tanja who you see above, sold a few photographs which were priced a little under 200 Euro. Her work was hung simply on the fences using clips and she wrapped her pieces carefully for each buyer. Tanja is on the other side of my fence and you can see from the photo below, she has a tiny bit of light on her fence. I am not going to let light take credit for her sales, I think people just liked her colourful photographs.
My Neighbour Ansgar also sold a couple of medium sized pieces of his colourful work. Ansgar said that people really liked his work and he got a request for a commissioned piece. Ansgar is from Augsburg and has 200 pieces of art on ArtFinder. It really amazed me how many people wandered over and took his card and asked about his abstracts. At the end of Sunday, Ansgar left to head back to Augsburg a very happy artist and I learned that colourful abstracts and an art filled ipad attracted buyers at Haeppy Art.
3. Fences make it easy to hang artwork. I found hanging the artwork on the fences much easier than putting it on a wall. I think I would play with the fence a bit more now that I know what it is like to hang things from a fence. I don’t think fences made a big difference to the visitors. They were looking at the artwork and touching everything on our fence display. Not one person commented on the fence.
4. The crowd on Saturday and Sunday were totally different people but we sold the same amount of cards on each day. The people on Saturday came in three waves. The first wave were young families with strollers. The second wave were young people in groups and the third wave were older people. On Sunday, the crowd was mixed all day long and people were more critical of the artwork and the crumpiness level of the visitors was higher. It was on Sunday that I saw people who were dragged to the fair by their significant other (SO). The SO would point at a piece of art and their partner would just roll their eyes and take a drink of their beer. This is the exact same reaction my daughter would have if I ever tried to get her to go to an art fair that was not animation related. She is not an art fair kind of girl.
5. People loved Munich Artists playing cards. Most of our playing cards were purchased as a gift for someone else. I guess it is a safe gift and you don’t have to worry whether the person will like it or not. There is no stress that you bought the wrong colour artwork or that it isn’t their style. We did have a few people buy them for themselves but, the majority went away as Birthday and Christmas gifts.
6. Our poster with all of the playing cards did not sell but was used as a reference sheet by the buyers. They looked at all the cards on the poster and then walked over to look at all the cards in the plastic sleeve and then they would ask some questions. The buyers said the cards were too small on the poster. I now know the cards are too small on the poster. We will be making paper bags out of those posters or letting stores who sell our cards have a poster to show in a display.
7. The best result comes when you have no expectations. I heard artists complaining that they were not happy but I’m not sure what they were expecting. I had in my head that haeppy art was going to be a bit like the Christmas market at MF but the artists treated it like a classic art fair and I think that was the problem.
The buyers were not buyers from a classic art fair. They were people who wanted new things for their apartments or homes. They wanted art the could live with and could afford.
From the artists I talked to, the ones with no expectations went home happy and those who had high expectations were disappointed but you can’t blame the art fair for this disappointment. If the fair happens again next year, the artists will have some idea of what sells and can stock their fences accordingly.
8. The variety was amazing. There really was something for everyone and I saw lots of people walking around with bubble wrapped artwork. The diversity of the artwork created by Munich Artists always surprises me. Even though there was great variety, I saw lots and lots of faces. I’m not keen on having other people’s faces in my house and I wondered if people were buying faces. I know Corinna sold a few prints but how about the photographers?
Eight is enough for today. If you decide you want a deck of cards and you don’t want to buy them online, you can stop by Frauenstrasse 18 and pick up a deck. Just email me email@example.com and we will set up a time to meet.
The cards will also be for sale at Maximilianstrasse 33 starting on november 3, 2016.
Raiko Schwalbe and Iva Vasileva have been working hard to put together a new art fair focused on selling artwork under 400 Euro. Yesterday was the first day of the first time for Haeppy art and it was a happy surprise.
Because Munich Artists loves opportunities for artists to sell their work and earn a bit of cash, we happily joined the fair to sell our Munich Artists Playing Cards and encouraged Munich Artists to join in and see if Haeppy Art could make Munich shoppers happy.
Want to know who is at the fair? We listed the artists showing work at the fair in this post.
I can tell you that there is an amazing selection of smaller artworks to choose from. The artwork ranges from abstracts to photography with a mix of sculptures and mixed media.
There isn’t one dominate style and all the artists are having a great time putting their work up for sale.
This is not a curated art fair but the artists did a great job curating themselves.( I am always proud that you know what not to show.) On the two floors of the Praterinsel, there are hundreds of smaller artworks from some very talented artists with a little bit of everything. One of the great things about yesterday was seeing so many people with bags and paintings leaving the venue. We always love seeing artists sell their work and the vibe was exactly what Munich Artists loves – Collaborative and fun. If you come today to see the artwork, you will enjoy exploring what is being created in Munich/Bavaria and maybe find a wonderful Christmas presents for your loved ones.
Here are a few photos from day 1:
Today, I will go take more photographs of the art fences. I need another camera because my iphone can’t handle the lighting in the building so if I snapped a photo of you yesterday, I will be back today to take another photo at 1200. No talking today just snapping so I can document the first art fair and all your fab work.
If someone has the desire, I would love a small video. I have to man the playing cards so I don’t know if I will take enough footage to make a video.
Happy Sunday and I hope to see you there. Remember, if you can’t make it to Haeppy Art, our Munich Artists Playing Cards are available at Trefubox.co
PS: The main photo is the back of Maximilian Lueckenhaus’s artwork. I wanted you to see how artists were hanging their work on these fences. I will take another photo of the front with a different camera. The photos I took yesterday were too dark, dark, dark.
Hello Munich Artists. You know I want you to sell your work but, I also want you to sell your work and come home with a few dollars in your pocket.
You now have a rare opportunity in Munich to do just that. Haeppy Art will be offering a fall fair with reasonable booth fees. Now you have the chance to sell your work in Munich at an art fair and maybe come home with some Christmas spending money and perhaps an armful of cool Christmas presents.
Haeppy art is a new creation by Iva Vasileva and Raiko Schwalbe to of the people who organized Stroke, Stroke ltd and ArtMUC. For Happy art, the duo have decided to focus on artwork under 400 Euro (FYI Leave your 2 Meter masterpieces and video art at home.)
The haeppy art fair is barebones. You will get a space to hang your work for sale but there will be no booth signs, no pretty white walls, no electricity for spotlights and no catalogues and no vernissage party. There is also no commission and the entrance fee can be discounted from whatever is art/design is purchased.
If you have artwork under 400 Euro, we encourage you to send in your application and apply for the last few pieces of fence that are available – Ten spots are still open so get your application in before the deadline and secure your place in the first ever Haeppy Art Fair.
The art fair will be at the Praterinsel. This is the first year for this fair so there is no guarantee that you will sell your wares but, the price of the fair is low enough that you can try it and see how things go and maybe we can ask the universe to bring Munich shoppers to the island for some big time Christmas gift buying from Haeppy art vendors.
This will be our first art fair since Stroke 2014 so I’m dusting off my art fair shoes to stand and greet you all at my little piece of fence selling Munich Artists playing cards and some of my own personal non digital artwork.
I would love for you to come visit me, say hello, purchase a deck of cards and a collage.
You will be able to register/pay for our 500 Artists Playing cards and event at our haeppy art booth.
Munich Artists please take not that I will not have a Munich Artists booth. If you are a Munich Artist and you want to be there, you must apply to Haeppy art directly and secure a space. I will let everyone know you are there.
What do the spaces look like? Something like this:
If you would like more information, please download their Call_for_artists-HÄPPY-ART_2016.
I am not organizing this event. If you have questions, you need to talk to Iva or Raiko.
Have a great weekend! Guest posts start on Sunday so you will bet an eyeful of Munich Artists artwork everyday for one week. This is to get you back into the groove of Munich Artists posting cause the summer holiday is over very soon… (sad music…. now!_)
A few weeks ago, we went to Miss Read in Berlin. When I was planning which art book fair to visit, I saw I Never Read Art Book Fair but picked Miss read Art Book Fair because it was in Berlin and I was planning to be in Basel for ArtBasel so did not want to go to Basel twice but, when I was at Miss Read, one of the publishers in Berlin told me that I Never Read was happening the same weekend as Art Basel so I lucked out and got to visit both art book fairs.
Arriving on the Tram, I found it amusing that the sign for the fair was almost as big as the fair itself and I liked the optimism of the event organisers. The signs for I Never Read were professionally done and easy to read. I’m not sure this point was important at an art book fair but the organisers made sure that the people passing by could see their English sign. (The Swiss people speak Italian, Swiss German and French… English is not one of their Native Languages.)
This art book fair is smaller than Miss Read in Berlin. The I Never Read Art Book fair was in a large exhibition room the size of an American basketball court or the main Hall of the Haus der Kunst, which was once used as a basketball court by the American military.
Because Munich Artists purchased an old Risograph, the first thing we looked for at the fair were Risographs and Risographers.
The first studio we found on our hunt for compadres was Buero Fuer Problem.
The Buero sold little A5 books which were printed with black soy ink on white paper.
The book I purchased was filled with the quotes used on T-shirts. I’m not a big fan of the cover quote but I found the ones in the book amusing enough to purchase the little book from the studio. The studio also printed A3 posters which, along with the map from Volta, did not make it back in one piece to Munich, Germany. (Drat the little plane and my no luggage ticket.)
The publisher also owns the new book store Kosmos. I told him he was very optimistic opening an art book store and he agreed. HE opened it out of love not as a European start up so don’t worry, a Kosmos will not be popping up on every corner with Swiss Risographs.
Near Kosmos was a Russian publisher Zoopark Publishing Collective. The collective had quite a few books from Russian photographers & artists. Alexander Bondar, the man holding the book below, is the creator of the book he is holding. I kept picking up his books so evidently I’m drawn to his style of photography and book making.
I fell in love with this stand because the books were laser cut. I’m currently working on a cut book of my own so it was great to see a work done with a laser. This book below is called Through the Woods and was created by Piri Piri Atelier. The book is part of a series of 100 with this book below being the 100th print book.
The same publisher created this book below entitled ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Daniele Catalli.
Right next to the handmade books was another Risograph Publisher.
Modele Puissance is a collaboration between Nicolas Nade, Julien Kedryna, Vanessa Dziuba and Jean-Philippe Bretin. The book you see below is by Jean Philippe Bretin.
The book is printed with only an antique gold colour on a very light grayish coloured paper. I purchased it as an example of the antique gold colour and an A3 paper folded in half. The book is held together with staples and is images with no text.
After skimming through the gold book, I turned to my right and found myself facing the land of Risographs known as Extrapool.
When I was on the other side of the room talking with Kosmos, the publisher mentioned that the Dutch artists on the other side of the room had a Risograph machine that could print A2 prints and cost 50k Euro.
Yes, 50k Euro!
Below are two examples of the books created by Extrapool and how an A2 looks like with one and two folds.
First, the two fold.
Now, the one fold. The larger book cost more than 50 Euro and is a combination of Risograph and screen printing.
I told the publisher that I was from Munich and that Munich Artists purchased a Risograph and they told me that there was a Munich Artists who went to their studio to create work in the prison program. Here is the book Anna McCarthy created while at Extrapool – Revolution and its Muses
The artist, Nora Luedin, takes her photographs from her travels and curates them into books.
These are not Risograph books but digitally printed books. I liked that she took a bunch of her photographs and created these little books. This is what the series looks like:
This is the artist:
The last Risographer that I talked to during my visit to I Never Read was Sigrid Calon. Sigrid owns a new Risograph and she is not on the Stencil Wiki yet. She is not a printer but I encouraged her as a Risograph artist to let us know she is out there. Munich Artists is also not a printer but we have placed ourselves on the map as Risograph Artists.
Sigrid is a prolific artist and all the work displayed belongs to her and comes from her Risograph. At her stand she had loose prints and also books with spiral binding.
Sigrid said that her new Risograph is much better calibrated than the old machines which I can understand but I think the old and new machines each have their place in Risograph art and look forward to seeing Sigrid’s work in the future.
At this point, Munich Artists is very tempted to invest in a Risograph Lease but, I think it is best we print a few publications before stepping over that investment bridge. I do know that I’m drooling over the work created with an A2 Risograph. Is there a sponsor that wants to buy one for Munich Artists?
Now that we have shown you the photos from ArtBasel Unlimited, shared with you Scope, Photo Basel and Liste, Volta 12 and I Never read, we are ready to tackle the Art Jewellery displayed at Basel Design and discuss some of the artwork we saw at Art Basel. If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday I shared with you a post about a few of the satellite fairs and the post was mega long so today, we will do one art fair – Volta.
The Volta Show (art fair) is owned by the Vornado Realty Trust and they own some super duper big shows that all Americans know such as the Armory Show. I did not know this when I walked through the doors. All I knew was that it was a satellite show near the train station.
Walking through the doors, I was given my press pass and this little book cover/binder which I was told would hold the materials from the galleries.
As you walk through the fair, you have the option to pick up an information page from the galleries that you like so that at the end of the fair, all you have in your booklet are the artworks you liked and you don’t have to dig through the booklet looking for what you want to see. This worked great for me. I grabbed information pages that had the images of the artwork on the back and tucked them into my binder.
Volta was one floor so I decided to start on the right and work my way around the outside and then walk through the inside.
After passing this piece by Irene Grau, I walked through some doors and found myself watching birds fly by.
The birds were brought to Volta by the YGallery in New York. I found the birds so mesmerizing that the galleriest came over and showed me that I had only four more left and then I was out of luck. Oh no! Luckily I flicked the press pass at him and then he told me a little about Juan Fontanive and the artist Juanli Carrion whose art was on the same wall.
Here is the art of Juanli CarrionJuanli Carrion. If you go to his website, you will be amazed at the different part of his art practice. He really is my kind of artist unafraid of making a statement in public through the use of words and light and video.
Rounding the corner, I came face to face with two men blabbering on video screens. The looped video collages are by a German artist named Ulu Braun. Ulu is a trained painter who also studied film. The galleriest Erni Krupic from the Krupic Kersting (KUK) gallery Cologne, said the gallery focuses on artists whose work is a bit more political so the underlying theme of the video loops is political/social commentary. Each loop shown below has an audio loop of a speech. Ulu won the Bundesfilmpreis in 2014 but I could not be impressed by this since I was not even aware of the prize. (Living in my isolated little bubble.) I found Ulu’s work amusing enough to take a short video clip. (You can hear Erni Krupic talking in the background about the artwork.)
A rocket! This wall reminded me of when I was married to a scientist and he worked for the military and I would have to pass all these rockets standing in front of his office. FLASHBACK!
The artist’s name is Stano Filko and the artwork is called Kosmos. All the prints are seriographed a/k/a screenprinted. The gallery represents the estate of the artist and Stano Filko is considered one of the most famous artists from Slovakia. ( He showed at Documenta 7 and at the Biennale de Venezia.)
One of the other artists in the Soda Gallery booth, Ilona Nemeth created the center of Europe and, creates a center of Europe wherever she shows her work which are the smaller marble plaques on the wall. The map held by the gallerist shows all the places that proposed to be the center of Europe at one time (This does not include Ilona’s work).
I was allowed to take one of the map’s home with me but it is too crumpled to show you- crumpled by a big old ArtBasel book and a very small airplane.
This is an African artist living overseas and represented by Ed Cross. Mr. Cross explained that the artist loved to work at night and everything in this photo was created by hand with black stone (charcoal?) and pastels. The works are really large and on paper but because of the detail, you feel like standing really close to look at it. In the first image below the people are fairly large but in the green painting they are so tiny that I don’t know if you can find them in the photograph I took. I enjoyed seeing these pieces and they gave off a very peaceful feeling even with all the busy lines and details.
Paper! The artist Asuka Sakuma takes paper from her daily life and uses them to make her sculptures. The galleriest said that if the sculptures did not sell, they would take them back and the artist would keep adding to them because that was her process – nothing stayed static as long as it was in the artist’s possession. I enjoyed reading about the artist Asuka Sakuma’s art practice and learning about one of her other sculptures which was made up of all her old teabags.
As I walked through the exhibition room, I saw this wall sculpture and wanted a closer look at the pattern. Last year, I took a bed frame and cut it up for my Made Your Bed installation and I was curious how another artist used the springs on the bedframe to hold his mandala in place.
The artist, Leonardo Ulian, created the Mandala using old electrical parts and utilitarian items like the bedframe and books.
I don’t know if the bed makes noise/squeeks or yells at you to get off but some of Leonardo’s sculptures/ mandalas do make noise.
As the Massimo went to get the Volta leaflet for my binder, I saw this book artwork on his back shelf. Massimo told me he had another book sculpture in a box and asked if I wanted to see it. I said yes!
As Massimo unwrapped the book sculpture below, a buyer saw the piece and asked if I wanted it. I showed him my press pass and told him I was just writing about the artwork so he said he would buy it. The buyer had already bought one piece and did not know there was this piece hidden away in a box. This is a good reminder to all gallery booths and artists to make sure you show the buyers everything you’ve got with you… don’t stop at just one, if the buyer loves the artist, they may buy two. this was an exciting way to end my day at Volta and it will now be the end of this very long post.
Next, I ‘m going to share information and photos about I never Read.
NOTE: The link for this post says Volt not Volta and I apologize for this but I guess I felt that this fair was so electric that I had to change its name. I’ve corrected the title but have to leave the slug cause it’s been published and I don’t want to break the link. If you see me using the wrong name for an art fair please let me know and, welcome to Emmy Horstkamp’s world where her brain made the Leap from the man who made Electricity to the actual electricity and then snuggled it into the name of an art fair so that she did the American thing and shortened it as short as it could go. Go Volt/Volta Go!
This is a long post. I’m warning you now so you can prepare yourself. Go grab a drink, take a deep breath and wander through List and Scope and Photo Basel with me.
I kept pronouncing the name wrong so people were perplexed as I asked where the fair was and they had no clue where my imaginary fair was. Luckily, Anabel Rodriguez Roque who was working with ArtBasel, told me that the fair was located in an old factory building so, I found it even though the name wasn’t sticking in my ArtBasel filled head.
When I arrived, I was told to not carry any of my heavy bags over my shoulders so I would not hit anything. I thought about checking my bags in but the line was too long and lugging bags like groceries was not fun.
I asked a few people what I should see and then I saw what they said I should see but the bottom three pieces are the only ones I photographed. Why did I only photograph three artists art booths/artists?
I liked the piece above. It is by Yuri Pattison and uses human pheromones. The vapor mist contains the pheromone Melatonin which makes you sleepy and this is counteracted by the daylight spectrum light. The video on the right side of the piece and the little diagram show information about a hallway at MIT where the sunlight flows through twice a year. MIT did Quite a bit of Research on Melatonin as a sleep aid. The artist included the MIT sun ritual into the art piece because many sleep cures are steeped in a combination of technology and spirituality and it is fascinating that an institution of science would incorporate a pagan like ritual. A box is included with the piece that filters the videoto replicate the sunset. If you go to Yuri Pattison’s website, you can see more images of his art piece and the video of the MIT hallway.
The artist had a few smaller pieces on the floor called Dust Scraper Fan Installation.
I wandered past this room and then wandered back to check out this sculpture. His eyes are eggs, he is carrying a lamb bread as a gun and he is made of switches. The whole sculpture was appealing to me so I took a closer look and asked the galleriest about the creature called Easter Warrior. The artist is from the Czech Republic and focuses on using traditional crafts and translating folk traditions and Christian symbolism into contemporary art language. The switches are what boys in the Czech Republic use at easter to hit the girls to get their easter eggs. I asked if she would use the switches to make different sculptures but the galleriest said no. The artist has made two of these creatures but because the reed creation is so time consuming, she may not make more. I feel lucky that I got to see this piece but I also found Anna Hulacova’s other sculptures interesting.
Below is a sculpture by the same artist using a photograph of a place from her past.
Yes, you past the entrance. Go back so I went back and found the side entrance that led to the registration desk and the elevators which were not working. Trudging up four flights of stairs (4th floor American. 3rd floor European.) I was met by a very empty space which I think was because of the hidden entrance, the bad weather and the not working very well elevator but I could have just been there during a lull on a Saturday afternoon.
Joerg Heitsch – A Munich Gallery! I needed to show this even though I did not talk with anyone at the gallery. I did take a photo of the sculptures by Moto Waganari below because I loved the shadows they created. The rest of the work was work I’ve seen in the city and you can see by going down to his gallery.
I saw these art pieces and was intrigued with how this photographer was grappling with the whole, “digital photography, what the heck can I do to it to make you love it as much as I do. ” Kim Demuth has taken his photographs and printed them on cardboard and folded them into shallow bowls. These were selling so well that the Nicole Bardohl had to use a red dot on a nail because she had gone through her stock and did not have any more. Good work Nicole Bardohl!
In the piece below, Kim Demuth used a piece of frosted glass to give his digital photograph a dream as if you just woke up from a wonderful dream and wished you could get back into it cause you are still groggy and have hit the snooze button.
Nicole and I chatted about Kim’s work and then I handed her my card and then she said, “Emmy! I’m Simona’s gallerist.”
Oh no. Where were the staples? I looked around and saw no staples and then Nicole pointed to all the light pieces. Those belong to Simona. AHHHH. I remember seeing those float by me on Facebook but I forgot to put it in my memory bank. Now the images are on the Munich Artists website for all of you who still have staples in your memory database.
Simona had several light pieces at the fair and the one below sold to a NY collector.(Without the hands, those are my hands in the piece.)
Ink. Lots of ink and lots of passion went into this piece. The piece vibrated off the wall and drew me into this booth where I met the most fabulous galleriest. I told the galleriest,Kim Jørgensen, how much I loved this piece and then he showed me another piece that sold even before they put it on the wall. “We are going to have a great fair because a spider came down out of the ceiling.” What? I looked at his assistant, she nodded. Spiders are good luck in Denmark. I tried to find an English explanation for this but all I found was the Christmas Spider so maybe the Christmas spider has become an all year long gift to the Danish. Either way, both of Ole Aakjaer’s art pieces sold at Scope and the gallery is super excited about this 50 something year old artist who just started exhibiting a little over a year ago.
I saw this piece and then turned around and asked the man sitting acrossed from it if he could tell me more about it. He shook his head, “That isn’t my piece it belongs to the other gallery.”
Ah. I walk around the wall and find the gallerist who explains to me that the artistis Natalia Revilla and the work is charcoal on canvas. He was very insistent that it won’t smudge. Manuela Illera was creating charcoal artwork when she first arrived to Munich from Colombia but switched to acrylic and other mediums because Germans just don’t get the charcoal thing. Seeing this Peruvian artist focusing on the amazon as her main theme and using charcoal, I’m wondering if this is a South American art thing (I met one other South American artist at Super + who also used Charcoal.) There must be a European collector out there who loves charcoal… somewhere…. where are you charcoal loving collector?
Natalia Revilla’s piece was well done but needed a bit more space on the wall. Imagine that little guy on the right isn’t there. Can you see this piece on a gray wall with dim lighting maybe a bedroom or a contemplation room?
Because I asked the galleriest who was sitting near the the charcoal about the charcoal, I went back to him and asked him to explain one art piece from his booth to me which happened to be the whole wall of the booth which was an installation of small art pieces framed by small pieces of timber. The artist, Christophe Goettel, is a German who has lived in Basel for about twenty years.
The installation wall art piece was a mixture of different artworks but the piece below is the one I liked the most because it had a video and I love video art. If you would like to see more of Christophe Goettel’s installation pieces, you can visit the gallery website.
I enjoyed talking to the owners of the gallery. The man spoke to the woman in Spanish so I told her she could talk to me in Spanish and I would talk to her in German. She asked why I knew Spanish and I told her my mother was Colombian and then she smiled and said, “I’m Colombian too!” Such a small Colombian world we live in.
Is that paint? Did he saturate a carpet with black paint? I walked up closer to the art piece and saw that it was woven to look like it was saturated with black paint. Coolness abounds in Basel!
I talked with the gallery owner and she explained that the artist, Faig Ahmed, digitally creates the designs for his artwork and then goes to the traditional weavers and has them create the final pieces . The artisans are used to their patterns so this process is a bit unnerving for them and so the creation of the piece has to be carefully monitored by the artist.
I went through his catalogue and loved them all. Sometimes he paints on the rug to help add an optical illusion but most of the art work is done in the digital stage and then woven into the piece. Here is a video of Faig Ahmed talking about his work.
I liked this piece by Marck. In this sculpture, the video smoker blew smoke and then smoke came pouring out of the side of the piece. The Licht Feld gallery had to pieces by Marck where the artist played with the idea of communicating space between the video and the viewer.
Photo Basel – Art Photography Fair
This is a fine art photography art fair and so, all the work inside was photography and, there were 28 galleries. I decided to share two specific artists with you because I found there were impressive but you can get an idea of what was there
Galerie Binôme – Artist Lisa Sartorio – Digital artwork based on Photography
This is not a photographer for purists. Lisa Sartoria takes images of guns and creates landscapes from the images. She is taking the gun down to a geometric shape eradicating any symbolism from the device. The Galerie Binôme was nice enough to send me some images of the work but if you look above at the photo I took, you can see why these works caught my attention.
Lisa Sartoria’s artwork looks like landscape photos or nature photos but something in your head says “No,that is not right,” so you get closer until you figure out that you are looking at thousands and thousands of guns.
The art photographer isn’t interested in focusing on the gun but the shape. This is similar to what Ines Seidel created for The talk installation. For Ines, she saw words as words empty of meaning except what we add to them. For Lisa, guns are empty of meaning except for the meaning we put to the object and she uses the object to create something peaceful and flowing as in the images below.
Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea Artist Alejandro Cartagena – The Car Poolers
Now, the second artist at this fair that caught my attention was Alejandro Cartagena. Alejandro Cartagena’s work reminded me of Frank Heath’s work shown at the Art Basel Statements. Both artists chose one location to capture an image in a documentary style. Of course the two artists are capturing different subject matters and have different ideologies but the feeling when you see the scenes repeated over and over again is similar and voyeuristic in feeling.
I have so much information from the 48 hours that I was in Basel that I’ve decided to start with photos today and then talk about the Basel Art Fairs over the next few days as follows:
Photos from Art Basel Unlimited: (Detailed information will be shared in separate post.)
Mixed Media. mp4 files plus flat screen television with oil paint. Japanese Artist Ken Okiishi “gesture/data” 2015 (two individual pieces) Gallery Take Ninagawa photo by Emmy Horstkamp
This year, ArtMUC is organised a little like the magazine. The artists are divided up by individual artists, art platforms and ARTMUC projects which made it a bit challenging for me when I was digging around the catalogue for names and artists locations on the map.
As I warned after Stroke, the press tour happens early in the day so if artists wanted me to photograph their work, they needed to get their stuff up on the walls for me to see.
Ines Seidel was on the ball and had her area all ready to go.
This year, there are 102 individual artists listed in the catalogue and 19 organisations showing artwork of artists not listed by individual name. The artists sponsored by organisations do not have their names on the catalogue map, you must know what group they are showing with to find them. If you liked a piece of artwork that I shared in this post and they are shown as part of a group, I shared the group name with you so you can find the art piece.
This year, ArtMUC has a digital section called ArtMUC digital. Here are a few pieces:
Below is an interactive art piece that required you to be involved in a very personal way. Initially when you looked at the piece you saw the words Get or Give. (Two screens) You must press the button and talk into the microphone to give something. I didn’t realise you could also visually give something but as you can see in the second photo, I’m busy “giving” words so when the receiver pressed the button, she got me hunched over the microphone telling her to have a happy day. I liked this piece and could see having the screen on my wall with the other screen in my daughters room. or maybe in place of the intercom system on my house. Either way, it was one art piece I enjoyed seeing at ArtMUC 2016.
I hope you all Munich Artists have good sales and a positive art fair experience. The art historian who gave us the tour explained that ArtMUC was about networking but, as we all know, if we exhibit our work at an art fair, we want to sell it all and go home with full pockets and empty hands so that is my wish for all Munich Artists this weekend. Come home with your pockets and hearts full and stop by the Friday Gallery and tell me all about your weekend adventure.
PART II go here for Part I
Walk past the ISPO installation and enter the Ponyhof artclub room Displayed on the back wall are a few very large pieces. The one below is priced under 7000 Euro. All the pieces by the artist Jakub Hubalek are monochromatic and I took a photo of the female portrait and a group scene. They both look like they are based on old photographs. They look pretty straight forward but if you need more of a story, talk to the gallerist.
In the same room, there are these two concrete blocks that I would have lugged home if I was looking for big sculptural pieces for a larger flat. I like Valentina Murabito’s technique and the way she executed the work.
The artwork below is by Innerfields and I love Innerfields’ work. Innerfields is a group of three street artists with a studio practice. The cool thing about this group is that all three work on the artworks together and it really is seamless. The work isn’t a collage of styles together but an Innerfields style. The collection this year seems to be focused on the absence of the technology gadget – Let your brain insert the data. Please don’t miss them. The three artists are present I think. I saw two of them wandering around yesterday so I’m assuming the trio made the trip down from Berlin.
We saw his work in two locations. We’ve talked to HNRX and we want to make sure he continues making art so go buy some of his artwork.
Provenzano Fine Art
Below is an artwork brought all the way from Brazil. The gallery is on the bottom floor of the main building in a corridor gallery space. I really liked the work of Nick Alive but he didn’t fly to Munich from Brazil. You are welcome to talk to the two very friendly gallerists who are present and the other artists in the booth. I don’t have a price for you.. I think this piece was under 1k Euro.
For the Artists. If you are part of Munich Artists or a Munich Artist and I didn’t capture your pretty face, I’m sorry. I didn’t realise there would be so many of you! I went on the press tour and you or your artwork were not there yet or, you were so busy I didn’t get to talk with you, or, you didn’t scream at me to stop and pay attention. I’m sorry. I love all Munich Artists and I’m encouraging people to go find you at the fair but, because of International Print Day, I don’t know if I will make it back out to the Island so we will have to do a little game planning for next year.
For collectors. I did a quick breakdown of the galleries present.
You will find excellent artwork at the fair and I’ve shown you photos of some of my favourites that were hanging or displayed when I walked with the press tour.
You will be happy with most of the prices. I’m not a big fan of paying high prices for unknown artists even those I love. When you go, buy what you love and can afford. There is plenty of artwork to choose from and many of the artists have created artwork that is small and can be carted home on the subway without leaving you with a hole in your pocket. (Except for Valentina Murabitos Cement rectangles. You will need a forklift to get those home.)
If you are looking for more international artists, you may get a tad grumpy. I pointed out the artists from Paris, Brazil, Turkey and Spain and you can hunt down the Polish and British & Dutch artists.
If you are a street artist and I didn’t say hello, please email me and I will go photograph your work on the streets of Munich, Germany and share it on the website. If you are a street artist and you didn’t create street art pieces while in Munich…. shame on you.
Have fun everyone this weekend. I wish the artists amazing sales and I wish the collectors a good art hunt.
Hello Mingaland. Did you miss me yesterday? I spent the day visiting Stroke Art Fair 2016 and unveiling plaster masks with Hazel Ang at my Studio. Today, we are going to talk about stroke, tomorrow we will talk about masks.
STROKE ART FAIR 2016
We like stroke art fair because it is in Munich and we can walk there from the studio. This is version 7.0 and Stroke Art Fair is still attracting galleries with interesting artists but the art is shifting a bit towards contemporary so now the two are blended through each building like the plaid rug below. What. A plaid Rug? Yes, there is a rug underneath Viktoria Porkay’s painting “Prince Valentine.”
I found it funny that I saw this painting heading out from the gallery on my way to the studio. What fascinated me was the back so when I saw it at Stroke, I knew the universe wanted me to talk to the artist. Ms. Porkay painted the painting on a rug/carpet. That fact isn’t so obvious from the front but very obvious when you see how the painting is attached to the frame.
Viktoria is a “young” artist. I don’t think this fact matters but is seemed to matter to the Galerie Flash and that is how they described her… young and talented. FYI – I don’t care how old you are, I care how talented you are. Stop associating talent with age. What matters to Munich Artists is that the work by Viktoria Porkay is creative, contemporary and in Munich.
Of course, as a female artist, I loved that a female artists created the portrait and the artwork wasn’t labeled female art by the gallery – Very good sign for Viktoria and contemporary female artists.
Prince Valentine is one of my favourite pieces from Stroke this year. As you can see, it isn’t street art but a very contemporary portrait by a talented artist. Go Viktoria! We will be cheering you on your climb up the art career ladder.
A press release came into my inbox from a greek gallery and I put it on my to do list to see their work. To get to their booth, I passed this booth getting ready and I thought you might enjoy seeing all the work they put into a wall that is now hidden by lots of stencil art.
As you can see from the layers on the ground, this wall was super stenciled. It looked cool and I thought they were going to sell that panel which I thought was a great idea but then, when I walked by later, the whole wall was covered by little art pieces. It was a sad realisation that all that work they put into the wall was just to showcase the tiny pieces. I would have preferred the stencil wall and maybe a2 versions of the stencil wall that I could buy or maybe I could create a stencil using their stencils and take it home with me but this was a German gallery and that isn’t quite how German galleries work… yet.
Across from the covered stencil wall is a new gallery visiting from Turkey. The Mixer Gallery brought one of their famous street artists CINS (hiding behind the artwork below.) He is a very modest man who happens to be all over the walls of Turkey. I asked CINS if he was going to put himself all over the street art walls of Munich but no one had asked him and he was flying to Berlin to have fun with people who want him to join in on the party. This made me sad. I want him to join my party, here in Munich and I would love to have one of his art pieces on our walls for a few weeks… Hello? Where is our street art welcoming committee?
CINS enjoys very organic shapes and he created collaged paper cutouts for Stroke Art Fair. CINS was very clear that he wasn’t upcycling paper but using art paper to create the coloured paper pieces. The collages are not a planned but if you see a face in the image, it is their on purpose. Each collaged piece is priced under 900 Euro. They were doing a quick translation between Turkish Money and Euro in their heads to give me a price so if you are quick and get over there, maybe you can get a deal if you buy more than one piece. I think they are bringing a bit of Turkish business sense with them so you may have lots of fun discussing prices and buying art at this booth. If you don’t like haggling, just go in and shout at Hazal Altun, the gallerist, “I will pay 900 Euro for that!” She speaks fluent English and is a bubbly petite woman. Nothing to be afraid of in this art booth. Go meet her and ask her about her twin sister living on the other side of the world. (Conversation starter in case you need one.)
After talking with the artist, I was curious to see his street art so I looked him up on the internet and I found him making a street art piece that looks like one of the drawings at Stroke. You can read the article about CINS here. (Turkish, use google translate.)
I was on the press tour so lots of artists were still trying to figure out how to hang their work on the walls but Patrick Hartl was on the ball so he gets to have his photo in this article. Patrick did the organising for Calligraffiti at Stroke Art Fair and he is a Munich based street artist with a studio practice.
I own Patrick’s work and I’m a fan of the series below. The artwork is collaged and street art influenced. Patrick started this series by taking work from his studio and ripping it up and layering it. So it is all Patrick. This series is priced under 600 Euro (at least at his last exhibition please consult with him and bring a few extra hundred if you plan to buy one.)
This is an art collective showing the work of four artists. Kaldea Nakajima’s artwork glows in the dark. The figures are have an Asian makeup flair and in her new series, she is making female figures based on different native cultures.
Kaldea will have a flashlight on hand for you to see how she has integrated the glow in the dark feature so hopefully she will remember to show you how her artwork changes with the light. Kaldea may be putting some street art out on the streets of Munich, Germany on Monday. I asked her to let me know if she does so I can go photograph it. If you are a Munich Street artist, please go grab her and her boyfriend and show them where they can paint. Please make them feel welcome so we keep getting more cool street art in Munich.
I loved this piece below because it combines so many things that I enjoy. It is decades of paper layered. The artist found an advertising cylinder in Stuttgart that was being thrown away and cut out sections of it. He took a saw and cut into the cylinder paper and created these rectangles of paper to be then stenciled. The piece is standing like a sculpture in the display space. This couldn’t happen in Munich. The Ads are ripped off so frequently that we only get maybe a year’s worth of ads on a circle round. They would never get thick enough to look like a plank. If you are looking for a piece of Germany, this would be it. Priced under 2k Euro.
The ISPO installation that we talked about earlier this year is at Stroke. You now can purchase the clouds for around 100 Euro. There are some cool ones so go get one! The money from the sale of the clouds goes to a charity.
Next to the cloud is some small artwork by Ines Seidel for under 300 Euro
Part II will be posted later today. I will also try to make a part III on Friday but I’m not sure I will be able to get over there again until Sunday.
The rush of artsy things has begun. Today I will be going to the dance performance I AM REAL LIFE that we talked about earlier this week. I will take some photographs of the artwork created by TMNK. The dance Performance is today and tomorrow at the Schwere Reiter – Tanz Theatre Musik Dachauer Strasse 114, Munich Germany.
Women’s Work – If you are not into dance, maybe you are into meeting women artists at the Frauenforum.(In a platonic way of course.) A few Munich Artists including Lidia Cordeiro, Bobbie Dunn, Nutan Jaeger, Julie Olsson and Angelica Zeller-Michaelson will be showing select pieces on the theme Women’s work. Their vernissage starts at 1900 today. Here is the Facebook page for the event. The show is open for a few weeks in case you are unable to make it to the party.
Artup Store is happening at the FRIDA GALLERY. You can enjoy Whiskey and Art together for one day more because today is the last day for this Whiskey Art Mix. The artwork on the wall is Leonie von Carnap, Tanja Hirschfeld and Christoph Grothgar. The event page says it goes on until Friday at 2300 so swing by and take a swig of whiskey and check out the art. Baaderstrasse 15, 80469 Munich, Germany. (Please note this is not the Friday Gallery but the Frida Gallery like the artist a few blocks away from the Friday Gallery like the day.)
Deadline Urban Art Festival is always a good choice too if the weather stays nice. We talked about the festival here.
Curator Lulia Gradinaru has organized an exhibition at Galerie Am Maxmonument Thierschstraße 42 D-80538 München. I don’t know the opening hours for this weekend but I’m sure Ms. Gradinaru will tell you if you ask nicely.
UAMO Festival 2016 “Fortress” is going on this weekend. Their image tells what is exactly going on. If you can’t read the tiny type, you can visit their Facebook page. I plan to see that art battle on Sunday at 1500.
Art Garage on Wilhelm Riehl Strasse 13 will be having the annual exhibition of the Blende 1 Fotoclub e.V. This is the 27th time so that is something to celebrate! Their vernissage is today at 1900 in the Westend. They will have a whole lineup of events happening on April 3oth so check out their Facebook event page for details.
See, what did I tell you… so many things to do on a Friday. Now on to Saturday…
ALL THOSE EVENTS ABOVE THAT RUN ALL WEEKEND AND THEN….
Diessener Ateliertage April 30 & May 1st. This is an open studio event outside of the Munich City limits. You will love heading into the Bavarian countryside and enjoying an artsy weekend outing to Diessen. Here is a link to the Ammersee art website for more information.
If you have an event this weekend and I didn’t put it onto our Facebook page listing did you send me an invitation to a public event on Facebook? I add events that are open to the public and when I have time, I make a post like this for the weekend that are art related. If you give special discounts to Munich Artists, you may get an individual post about your event. Note: Sending me an email invitation or an invitation by post makes it harder for me to share the content. Make life easy for me and I will try to share your event with Munich. I also tend to forget to put invitations sent by post into my calendar so, lets use Facebook.
I posted the open call for this in December and now, here is more information about the event. I’ve bought my ticket to go see the digital artists and support our local digital art fair with a good mix of local and international artists.
The following artists will participate (I’ve highlighted the Artists from Munich)
American Artists (NY), Andrea McGinty (NY), Aram Bartholl (Berlin), Arent Weevers (Hengelo), Arthur Elsenaar (Den Haag), Betty Mü (München), Birthe Blauth (München), Ekin Onat (Istanbul), Felix Hőrhager (München), Florian Freier (München / Barcelona), Giovanna Olmos (NY), Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz (Düsseldorf), Gretta Louw (München), Holger Lippmann (Berlin), IN TRA (Schweiz), Leonie Link (Offenbach), Maja Kalogera (Zagreb), Manuel Rossner (Ittlingen), Martin Reiche (Berlin), Mathis Nitschke (München), Michael Mandiberg (NY), Miltos Manetas (London), Natalie Bewernitz / Marek Goldowski (Kőln), Niko Abramamidis (München)
Nora Renaud (London), Ole Fach (Berlin), Pia Myrvold (Paris), Ricardo Morales-Hernandez (Puerto Rico), STATION ROSE (Wien), Stefan Saalfeld (München), Susanne Rottenbacher (Berlin), Tatjana Tanja Vujinovic Kusej (Ljubljana), Theodore Darst (NY), VT ArtSalon (Taiwan), zeitguised (Berlin)
PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS
Beat Brogle & Tom Früchtl (Berlin)
Manuela Hartel (München)
Info about the Program:
Artistic director Dr. Annette Doms is responsible for the selection of the artists and the program of UNPAINTED Lab 3.0. She has invited New York curator Nate Hitchcock, co-founder of East Hampton Shed and former co-curator of Rhizome (NY) who will support her in arranging the artistic program of UNPAINTED lab to 3.0.
Hitchcock has already developed exhibitions for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Honor Fraser Gallery (Los Angeles) in the past with artists like Jeremy Blake and Marisa Olson and curators like Jordan Rhoat and Dain Oh. ‘There will be a dynamic program on display that will reflect the media art of today in terms of content, technically and formally,’ explains Annette Doms.
UNPAINTED lab 3.0 MUNICH
February, 18-21, 2016 (Before Munich Jewellery week.)
Thursday, Feb 18, 5 to 10 pm (Vernissage)
Friday, Feb 19, 12 to 9 pm
Saturday, Feb 20, 12 pm to 1 am (Late Night with Performance an DJ set)
Sunday, Feb 21, 12 to 6 pm
Get your early bird ticket now!
Day ticket: 13 Euro
UNPAINTED is a unique art fair and platform for digital art. It was first held in 2014 by the co-founders Dr. Annette Doms, Benedict Rodenstock & Irmin Beck Rodenstock and attracted more than 6,000 art enthusiasts and professionals that enjoyed over 600 artworks of 60 international participants in the Bavarian capital. Each of the three co-founders of UNPAINTED brings the best from their respective area of authority: Dr. Annette Doms (responsible for concept and content), Benedict Rodenstock (Managing Director and investor), and Irmin Rodenstock Beck (responsible for the overall spatial concept). UNPAINTED is strongly supported by the City of Munich and by the patrons Josef Schmid (2nd mayor of Munich) and Dr. Ludwig Spaenle (Minister of Education in Bavaria). There are international curators and thought leaders, art collectors, gallerists, and artists, as well as an interdisciplinary team, which understands the challenges of these new art forms. All are united by a love of art, innovation and the changing times.
Day 7 ART CHALLENGE
If you have been following our art challenges, today’s colour is Yellow! Go forth and create a mapplethorpe and piss a little art for me baby but only after you read about the Ulm Art Fair.
This is the fourth year. Why have I not heard artists talking about this? Is it because Ulm is 90 minutes away? Regenburg is 90 mintes away and I hear artists talking about the art fair in Regenburg. Why is there a radio silence about Ulm? Are you just being snobby artists or are you keeping all those 80k visitors to yourselves?
If you are an artist and would like to exhibit your work in Ulm, the booth prices are reasonable. Here is a link to the Kunstschimmer website. The fair is for 9 days (two weekends) and you can be an absentee artist for an additional fee. FYI: Your art will not sell if you are an absentee boothlord.
Here is the German blurb sent to me by the organizers:
Die große KUNST MESSE in Ulm sucht wieder Teilnehmer! Der „Kunst Schimmer 4“ findet erneut im Donausaal der Donauhallen, auf fast 1000 Quadratmetern, als autonomer Teil der Frühlingsmesse “Leben, Wohnen, Freizeit” statt – Die Frühlingsmesse zieht jedes Jahr ca. 80.000 Besucher an und ist die größte Messe der Region. Die Messe beginnt am 12. März und dauert insgesamt 9 Tage. Künstler aus allen Bereichen, Kunstvereine und Galerien sind herzlich willkommen. So schnell wie möglich bewerben! – Bitte weitersagen!
Are you feeling Ulmy? I’m waiting to hear about an art fair that is at the end of March that I already applied for in the US. If that one falls through, then I will plan on this one and I will go over the weekends. There is a penalty fee if you are not in the booth for at least 5 day but the prices is reasonable enough that you can rent your own booth for the 9 days and just go for two or four days and pay the penalty fee.
80k visitors is a respectable number and with that many people you may sell enough art to break even or have enough left over to buy more art supplies or take a trip around the world. (Depending on how expensive your art is.)
Here are a few photos by T. Brem of the 2015 art fair.
Today it is raining.
What do you like to do when it is pouring? I like to sit in my kitchen and create art while a soup simmers on the stove. That is the plan for later this afternoon after I grab a hard drive and start backup my computers for their annual clean.
If you are feeling like buying something artsy instead of creating art, there are a few places to go this weekend. You can:
Drive to Regensburg for the Kunstmesse Regensburg from Friday – Sunday.
Not feeling like shopping? How about experiencing art in action. On Saturday, Super + Flug Des Phoenix will be in the Pinakothek der Moderne from 1000 until 1400.
Here is some information for next week just in case I don’t post early enough in the week and you need to plan more than a few days in advance.
Go see the opening show for the Frida Gallery (Frida Galerie) The gallery is a coop showing artwork from member artists including Tanja Hirschfeld. The space is located at Baaderstrasse 15. The event starts at 1800.
Short time Galerie begins their annual Holiday existence at St. Anna Platz showing works by Tanja Hirschfeld I Yeonsoo Kim I Steffen Kern I Martin Sander I Pia Winkenstern I Michaela Wühr I Peter Boerboom & Carola Vogt I Julia Pfaller
Ray Moore is having a party on Friday November 27th at Miao, Dachauerstrasse 14, 80469 Munich, Germany. Maybe he will be wearing his new fashion line and singing his rap song?
There is also a benefits concert-Munich Musicians for Refugees @ IG Feuerwache, Ganghoferstr. 41, 80339 Munich starting at 1900.
Applaudissement has organised an exhibition at Arthaus Neuhausen showing works from Joachim Lischka, Peter Kohout, Max Ackermann, Stefan Schlotterbeck, Heike Wiebke, Gerd Matschke, Jürgen Bauer, Elwood, Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow, Ulli Schmeling, Peter Adacker, Emmy Ann Horstkamp, Justin Koller, Susanne Nawroth, Manuela Illera,gabriele, Iliana Beshkova, Niko Vartiainen, Knut van Bris, Elzemieke de Tiége, Hazel Ang, Hubertus Breuer, Nina Schmid, Wencke Rowek, stan lafleur, Bobbie Komarek, Stefan Maier, Katrin Klug, Josef Maria Hader, Bärbel Wolfmeier, Christian Engelken, Maud Gravereaux, Knut van Brijs, Tina Schlegel
The exhibition opens with a party on November 28th and artwork will be up on the walls until January 10th.
Party starts @1900 Nibelungenstr.3, 80639 Munich, Germany (very close to the Rotkreuz Platz Ubahn stop).
Enough already? Enough already. Put these dates in your calendar and I look forward to seeing you at some of them. Just remember, I’m an early bird so you will rarely see me hanging out til the end of anything except when I’m the hostess with the mostest.
Have a great weekend.
PS I will explain Applaudissement in a post tomorrow. Promise. Not that you were worried or wondering but I think you should know about it and support it and maybe even buy an issue of this tiny art magazine Bernhard prints them.
Yesterday was an opportunity for me to catch up with lots of Munich Artists who are spending the weekend selling artwork at Stroke Ltd. If you are at Stroke this weekend and I didn’t say hello to you, I’m sorry. It wasn’t intentional. I was in like some kind of time sucking vortex. Who knew four hours could go by so quickly on a Friday afternoon. Next time I will bring my Boston terrier, Winston, with me so he can tell you how wonderful your art is and then may I can stay a few extra minutes to chat about your artwork.
Here are some of the artists and artwork at Stroke. I think I got everyone off the invitation list from Monday. If you sent me an invitation and I did not stop at your booth, please hunt me down next time. If you did not send me a invitation and you wanted me to talk to you… well, then we need to fix that before the next Stroke in the Spring.