Wednesday, 19 July 2017

OKEY DOKEY with Neue Alte Brücke and Galerie 1900-2000 - Preview Friday September 8, 2017

We are delighted to announce a collaborative exhibition with Neue Alte Brücke (Frankfurt) and Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris) especially curated for OKEY DOKEY.
Okey Dokey is a joint exhibition project of galleries and exhibition spaces in Cologne and Düsseldorf with international colleagues. For this project collectively curated group shows will be developed
in close cooperation with the guests and take place at the 9 different spaces of the hosts.

Opening reception: Friday September 8, 2017
Duration: 9 - 30 September 2017

Delmes & Zander (Cologne)
hosts Neue Alte Brücke (Berlin) and Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris)

Lucas Hirsch (Düsseldorf)
hosts Stereo (Warsaw) and Lomex (New York)

Max Mayer (Düsseldorf)
hosts Arcadia Missa (London), Miguel Abreu Gallery (New York), and Misako & Rosen (Tokyo)

Drei (Cologne)
hosts Kirchgasse (Steckborn, Switzerland), Lulu (Mexico City), and Park View (Los Angeles)

Jan Kaps (Cologne)
hosts Weiss Falk (Basel), Edouard Montassut (Paris), and Sax Publishers (Vienna)

Studio for Propositional Cinema (Düsseldorf)
hosts Barbara Rüdiger with Anna Sophie-Berger

Ginerva Gambino (Cologne)
hosts Ermes Ermes (Vienna and Rome), Sandy Brown (Berlin), and Truth and Consequences (Geneva)

Linden (Düsseldorf), host galleries TBD
Rob Tufnell (Cologne) hosts Tanya Leighton (Berlin)

Edward M. Goméz on Hyperallergic about EUGENE VON BRUENCHENHEIN

EUGENE VON BRUENCHENHEIN, untitled, 1940s, silver gelatin print, Courtesy Delmes & Zander

An Artist Couple’s Domestic Gesamtkunstwerk
 Edward M. Goméz on Hyperallergic (July 8, 2017)

The outsider artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein and his wife, Marie, created a miniature universe in their bungalow in a Milwaukee suburb.

SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin — Mythologies: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, a new exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (on view through January 14, 2018), showcases one of the most intriguing bodies of work by an artist of the modern era to be found anywhere today.

The way an artist conjures up a universe of his own, and how his aesthetic vision informs such creativity, are as much the subjects of this compelling survey as any of the peculiar paintings, photographs, and objects on display.
Mythologies is one in a series of exhibitions collectively titled The Road Less Traveled that the museum is mounting this year to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The JMKAC is one of the best-known museums in the world specializing in the study and presentation of works, many of which are site-specific environments, made by self-taught artists. Mythologies traces the development of a clever autodidact whose creative audacity appeared to have been his saving grace: despite the humbleness and hardships of Von Bruenchenhein’s life circumstances, he dared to think big — about himself and his art.

Perhaps it’s that whiff of grandiloquence in Von Bruenchenhein’s sense of himself as a thinker and creative agent, which comes across in his writings and to varying degrees in his art, that have endeared his multifaceted oeuvre to aficionados of outsider art. At the same time, now that the unbridled energy and weirdness of much of what he crafted appear to have been postmodernist avant la lettre, Von Bruenchenhein’s work has earned critical, crossover praise and won many admirers in the mainstream, contemporary-art establishment. The eccentric from Wisconsin who made sculptures with chicken bones and nudie-fantasy photos of his wife is now a bonafide art-world star.

Edward Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983) was born in northeastern Wisconsin, on Lake Michigan’s western shore. (Later his family moved south to the Milwaukee suburbs.) The second of three sons, Eugene was seven when his mother died. His father remarried, and his stepmother, whose interests were artistic, literary and intellectual, provided inspiration for the boy’s creative pursuits.
After graduating from high school, Eugene found employment in a florist’s shop and later worked for many years in a commercial bakery. In 1943, he married the former Eveline Kalka (whom he renamed “Marie”), but even though his father gave his son and his new bride the Von Bruenchenhein family’s small house, the couple remained chronically poor. It was in their nondescript bungalow in a Milwaukee suburb that Eugene spent decades developing a rich, imaginary realm of larger-than-life self-expression over which he and Marie presided. (...)

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

On the Spot / Groupshow at Delmes & Zander

JESUYS CRYSTIANO, untitled, 2012, pencil on paper, 42 x 59 cm, Courtesy Delmes & Zander

On the Spot
7 July - 26 August 2017

with works by
Jesuys Crystiano
Martin Erhard
Miroslav Tichy
Wesely Willis

Friday, 16 June 2017

Delmes & Zander schließt die Berliner Räume

JESUYS CRYSTIANO, untitled, pencil on paper, 11/2011, Courtesy Delmes & Zander über die Schließung unserer Berliner Räume (erschienen am 30.5.17):

Delmes & Zander schließt Berliner Standort
"Weil die Organisation zweier Ausstellungsorte zu wenig Raum für die inhaltliche Vermittlung der Künstler und die Weiterentwicklung des Programms zulasse, möchte sich die Galerie Delmes &  Zander in Zukunft auf ihren Kölner Standort beschränken.

Die Inhaberinnen Nicole Delmes und Susanne Zander begründen ihre Entscheidung mit dem Anspruch, auch in Zukunft umfangreiche Künstlernachlässe, wie die von Horst Ademeit, Adelhyd van Bender oder "Margret - Chronik einer Affäre" adäquat betreuen zu wollen. Die Galerie werde darüber hinaus weiterhin eigenständige künstlerische Positionen entdecken, aufbauen und kontextualisieren. Nach Beendigung der aktuellen Ausstellung "Jesuys Crystiano" werden die Räume in Berlin am 10. Juni schließen.

Die Galerie Susanne Zander wurde 1988 in Köln gegründet. Seit 2005 ist Nicole Delmes Mitinhaberin. Der inhaltliche Fokus der Galerie liegt auf der Entdeckung und Förderung eigenständiger künstlerischer Positionen jenseits von Trends. Auch die Aufarbeitung und Bewahrung von künstlerischen Nachlässen ist einer der Schwerpunkte. (...)

Text: Hannah Altermann

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Delmes & Zander at FIAC 2017

Delmes & Zander at FIAC 2016. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.
Delmes & Zander at FIAC 2017

We are very excited to announce that we will be participating in FIAC 2017!

FIAC 2017

19-22 October 2017

Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill 
75008 Paris

Full Exhibitor List:
//Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
303 Gallery, New York
AMiguel Abreu, New York
Air de Paris, Paris
Allen, Paris
Applicat-Prazan, Paris
Art : Concept, Paris
Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
BBalice Hertling, Paris
Baudach, Berlin
Thomas Bernard - Cortex Athletico, Paris
Bernhard, Zürich
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, Roma
Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Köln, New York
Shane Campbell, Chicago
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Casas Riegner, Bogotá
Ceysson & Bénétière , Paris, Luxembourg, Saint-Étienne, Genève, New York
ChertLüdde, Berlin
C L E A R I N G, New York, Brussels
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Boissy-le-Châtel, Habana
Paula Cooper, New York
Raffaella Cortese, Milano
Vera Cortês Art Agency, Lisboa
Chantal Crousel, Paris
Ellen De Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
Massimo De Carlo, Milano, London, Hong Kong
Delmes & Zander, Köln, Berlin
dépendance, Brussels
Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Brussels
EFrank Elbaz, Paris
espaivisor, Valencia
Essex Street, New York
Experimenter, Kolkata
FImane Farès, Paris
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Berlin
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Lars Friedrich, Berlin
Gagosian Gallery, Paris, New York, London, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong
Christophe Gaillard, Paris
Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
gb agency, Paris
Gladstone Gallery, New York, Brussels
Laurent Godin, Paris
Marian Goodman, Paris, New York, London
Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt
Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Karsten Greve, Paris, Köln, St. Moritz
Max Hetzler, Berlin, Paris
House of Gaga, México D.F., Los Angeles
Gypsum, Cairo
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Eric Hussenot, Paris
Hyundai, Séoul
IIn Situ - Fabienne Leclerc, Paris 
Instituto de Visión, Bogotá
JJousse Entreprise, Paris
joségarcía, mx, México D.F.
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
Karma, New York
Karma International, Zürich, Los Angeles
kaufmann repetto, Milano, New York
Anton Kern, New York
Peter Kilchmann, Zürich
Kisterem, Budapest
Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
König Galerie, Berlin
David Kordansky, Los Angeles
Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
Krinzinger, Wien
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery, Seoul, New York
LLabor, México D.F.
LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina
Landau Fine Art, Montreal
Emanuel Layr, Wien
Le Minotaure, Paris
Simon Lee, London, Hong Kong
Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong
Lelong, Paris, New York
David Lewis, New York
Lisson, London, New York, Milano
Loevenbruck, Paris
Magazzino, Roma
Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Lisboa
Edouard Malingue, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Marcelle Alix, Paris
Giò Marconi, Milano
Mazzoleni, Torino, London
Fergus McCaffrey, New York
Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brussels
kamel mennour, Paris
Metro Pictures, New York
Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Karlsruhe
Mezzanin, Genève
Francesca Minini, Milano
Massimo Minini, Brescia
Victoria Miro, London
Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
mor charpentier, Paris
Jan Mot, Brussels, México D.F.
Nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Wien
Nagel Draxler, Berlin, Köln
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York
Nahmad Contemporary, New York
Neu, Berlin
Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt
neugerriemschneider, Berlin
New Galerie, Paris
NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, Madrid
ONathalie Obadia, Paris, Brussels
Guillermo de Osma, Madrid
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
P420, Bologna
Pace, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Palo Alto, Paris
Parra & Romero, Madrid, Ibiza
Françoise Paviot, Paris
Peres Projects, Berlin
Perrotin, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo
Francesca Pia, Zürich
PKM Gallery, Seoul
Plan B, Cluj, Berlin
Jérôme Poggi, Paris
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, Los Angeles
Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, New York
ProjecteSD, Barcelona
Queer Thoughts, New York
Almine Rech, Paris, Brussels, London, New York
Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Michel Rein, Paris, Brussels
Rodeo, London
Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg, London
Richard Saltoun, London
Esther Schipper, Berlin
Micky Schubert, Berlin
Semiose, Paris
Natalie Seroussi, Paris
Skarstedt, New York, London
Pietro Sparta, Chagny
Sprüth Magers, Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
Daniel Templon, Paris, Brussels
Tornabuoni Art, Paris, Firenze, Milano, London
Truth and Consequences, Genève
UUBU Gallery, New York 
Valentin, Paris
Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
Van de Weghe, New York
Vedovi, Brussels
Venus, New York, Los Angeles
Nadja Vilenne, Liège
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, Beijing
Waddington Custot, London
Waldburger Wouters, Brussels
Michael Werner, New York, London
White Cube, London, Hong Kong
Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
ZThomas Zander, Köln
Zeno X, Antwerp 
ZERO..., Milano
Galerie Zlotowski, Paris
David Zwirner, New York, London


Find out more about FIAC here

Friday, 2 June 2017

Installation Views /// ADELHYD VAN BENDER at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago

"Adelhyd Van Bender" at Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago.
Courtesy of Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
Photo Credit: Evan Jenkins 

Installation Views /// ADELHYD VAN BENDER at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago


Adelhyd Van Bender

June 1st - July 7th 2017

Viewings by appointment only


Works by Adelhyd Van Bender are currently on display at Shane Campbell Gallery's Lincoln Park Space in Chicago.

Find out more about Shane Campbell Gallery here.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Museum of Everything at MONA - Tasmania, Australia

Andre Robillard, 'Fusil x USA Rapide 436 AD.RZ Arston', 1992. mixed media object, 33 x 97 cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander.

George Widener, 'untitled', 2016. mixed media on paper, 31 x 38cm
Courtesy Delmes & Zander

Karl Hans Janke, 'Pfeilflächenmaschine', 1950. pencil and ballpoint on paper, 29.7 x 42cm.  Courtesy Delmes & Zander

The Museum of Everything at MONA - Tasmania, Australia

The Museum of Everything will be taking over MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) in Tasmania, Australia in an expansive new exhibition opening on June 10th and running through till April 2018.

"The Museum of Everything is a travelling institution, which opened in London in 2009. Its purpose is to advocate for the visibility of art that falls outside the confines of the art world proper; the work of ordinary people, working far (literally or otherwise) from the cultural metropolis.

That word, ‘ordinary’, is an interesting one. Because oftentimes, the art that we are talking about — let’s call it the art of everyone — happens to be made by people who can only truthfully be described as extraordinary.

These artists don’t have degrees, but they might have visions or compulsions; they are transcendent scientists, self-taught architects, and citizen inventors; sometimes, they are dedicated followers of personal belief systems, or producing art from inside a hospital or prison. Some create their own visual folklore to sit alongside (or challenge) established histories of culture and place. ‘Our museum stretches, I hope, the possibility of who has the right to be considered an artist,’ says founder James Brett. But of course, not everybody is an artist. The collection is comprised of the passionate fringe, the outliers who concentrate the human propensity to make and create. They are simultaneously different, because that kind of intensity and ability is not available to us all (and especially not in the absence of the usual art-world rewards, such as money and cultural cachet), and yet they are also somehow the same, more familiar to us than the big art-world names will ever be.

This extra/ordinary tension complicates the category ‘art’, in its deepest sense. Is art typical, universal, even biological — or is it exceptional? Can we place elite art, that which is clearly tied to the desire for social status, next to apparently private forms of creative expression, and call them by the same name?

To answer these questions, as well as the important social-justice ones that accompany them, you must first widen your concept of art. It stops being about insider/outsider, us and them, and becomes instead a big, wobbly, cumbersome carryall; and once ‘everything’ is included, nothing is, and so the whole problem of terminology and definitions just dissolves, until you’re left with nothing but an action. The will to make thrives everywhere, even in the most unlikely places. That’s what our friends at The Museum of Everything are trying to show. And we want to help them, in the form of this exhibition. The occupation is an invitation." (...)

Featured Artists Include:
Morton Bartlett
Henry Darger
Karl Hans Janke
Miroslav Tichy
Horst Ademeit
Adelhyd van Bender
Alexander Lobanov
Andre Robillard
George Widener
Dietrich Orth
August Walla
Emery Blagdon
Aloise Crobay
Guo Fengyi
Augustin Lesage
Walter Potter
Judith Scott
Carlo Zinelli
Aloys Zotl
William EdmondsonACM (Alfred Corinne Marié)
Alikhan Abdollahi
Hilma af Klint
Kwame Akoto
Consuelo ‘Chelo’ González Amezcua
Noviadi Angkasapura
Anonymous maker of ‘The Woodbridge Figures’
Yasmin Arshad
Steve Ashby
Mary Barnes
Peter ‘Charlie’ Attie Besharo
Forrest Bess
George Beckstead
Benjamin Binder
Ion Bîrlădeanu
Aaron Birnbaum
Calvin and Ruby Black
Pearl Blauvelt
Reverend William Alvin Blayney
Julius Bockelt
Erich Bödeker
Hawkins Bolden
Sabo (Salvatore Bonura)
Giovanni Bosco
Uwe Breckner
Freddie Brice
Herman Bridgers
Aníbal Brizuela
David Burton
Marian Spore Bush
Raimundo Camilo
Dionne Canzano
Tom Carapic (Tomislav Sava Čarapić)
James Castle
Gaston Chaissac
Nek Chand (Nek Chand Saini)
Brian Chin
Mamadou Cissé
Derrick Alexis Coard
Clark Coe
Raymond Coins
Clive Collender
Felipe Jesus Consalvos
Alan Constable
Joseph Crépin (Fleury-Joseph Crépin)
Francesco Cusumano
Richard Dadd
William Dawson
Charles A. A. Dellschau
Louis DeMarco
Fernand Desmoulin
James Dixon
Hiroyuki Doi
Jim Dornan
Sam Doyle
Svetlana Dressen
‘Uncle Pete’ Drgac (Peter Paul Drgac)
Tarik Echols
Walter Ellison
Minnie Evans
Denis Ezhikov
Chase Ferguson
Giovanni Fichera
Reverend Howard Finster
Auguste Forestier
Aletvyna Fyzhova
Verba Frazier
Giovanni Galli
Willem van Genk
Hans-Jörg Georgi
Pietro Ghizzardi
Madge Gill
Joaquim Vincens Gironella
Richard Greaves
Daniel Green
Glendenning Hamilton (Thomas Glendenning Hamilton)
Peter Hand
Johann Hauser
William Hawkins
Hosea Hayden
Margarethe Held
Manfred Henke
Morris Hirshfield
Josef Hofer
Stan Hopewell
Georgiana Houghton
Reverend Jesse Howard
William Howard
Peter Hughes
Hector Hyppolite
Enrico Imoda
Vladimir Isaev
Karl Hans Janke
Jaw (Cehu’pa, also known as Oki’cize Tawa—His Battle—and Samuel Charles Jaw)
Alfred Jensen
Willie Jinks
Reverend Anderson Johnson
S. L. Jones (Shields Landon Jones)
Patrick Joyce
Karl Junker
Juva (Prince Antonin Juritzky)
Peter Kapeller
Roland Kappel
Katyusha (Ekaterina Skvortsova)
Bodys Isek Kingelez
Davood Koochaki
Zdenek Kosek
Norbert H. Kox
Julia Krause-Harder
Hans Krüsi
Viktor Kulikov
Toshiro Kuwabara
Paul Laffoley
Dominique Lagru
Pavel Petrovitch Leonov
Augustin Lesage
Larry Lewis
Georges Liautaud
Albert Lubaki
Leonid Lugovykh
Pascal-Désir Maisonneuve
Anthony Mannix
Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Miroslav Marsalek (aka Mirek or Dugogh)
Julian Martin
Chris Mason
Kunizo Matsumoto
Justin McCarthy
Malcolm McKesson
Aleksandr Medvedev-Petrov
M.E.N. (Melvin Edward Nelson aka Mighty Eternal Nation)
John Miles
Dan Miller
G. T. Miller (George Thaxton Miller)
R. A. Miller (Reuben Aaron Miller)
Vitaly Molka
François Monchâtre
Sister Gertrude Morgan
William Mortensen
J. B. Murray (John Bunion Murray)
Michel Nedjar
Vitaly Neiman
Masahiko Ooe
Francis Palanc
Michael Patterson-Carver
Jean Perdrizet
Alcides Pereira dos Santos
Reverend B. F. Perkins (Benjamin Franklin Perkins)
Reverend Samuel David Phillips
Elijah Pierce
Master Pixilô (Manoel Francisco Dias)
Francesco Ponte
Erin Punzel
Alevtina Dmitriyevna Pyzhova
Josef Karl Rädler
Martín Ramírez
Robert Rapson
Émile Ratier
W. C. Rice (William Carlton Rice)
Ray Ritchie
Prophet Royal Robertson
William Rice Rode
Vasily Tichonovich Romanenkov
Yuichi Saito
Takeshi Sakamoto
Nicolò Scarlatella
Hans Schärer
Paul K. Schimmack (Paul Karl Schimmack)
Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern
William Scott
Sava Sekulić
Tomoyuki Shinki
George Simmons
Mary T. Smith (Mary Tillman Smith)
Janet Sobel
Austin Osman Spare
L. C. Spooner (Lee Cordova Spooner)
Eric Stewart
Harald Stoffers
Marcel Storr
Ionel Talpazan
Katsuhiro Terao
James ‘Son’ Thomas
Martin Thompson
William Thomas Thompson
Bill Traylor
Lyudmila Trunova
William Tyler
John VanZile
Louis William Wain
Alfred Wallis
Melvin Way
Fred Webster
Myrtice West
Benton Wilkens
Terry Williams
Ted Willcox
Scottie Wilson
Josef Wittlich
Clarence and Grace Woolsey
Adolf Wölfli
Jim Work
William Wurfflein
Joseph Yoakum
Hideaki Yoshikawa
Francesco Zafarana
Anna Zemánková
Rosa Zharkikh
Bogdan Ziętek



MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)
655 Main Rd
Berriedale TAS
7011, Australia

Exhibition: 10th June 2017 - 2nd April 2018
Grand Opening: 10th June, 12pm - 6pm


You can find the Facebook event for the Grand Opening here.
More on MONA here and The Museum of Everything here.