Florian Meisenberg at Wentrup Gallery, Art Cologne 2014

One of the artists Wentrup Gallery Berlin presented at Art Cologne 2014 is Florian Meisenberg. The German artist studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Peter Doig) and lives and works in Düsseldorf and New York. Wentrup’s booth at Art Cologne features several works, including an incredible cat video. In this video, we have a look at the works and Nico Anklam tells us more about Florian Meisenberg’s works.

Florian Meisenberg (b. 1980) has had numerous international solo show exhibitions at such venues as KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (2014); Kate MacGarry, London (2013); Simone Subal Gallery, New York City (2013); Wentrup, Berlin (2012); Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich (2012); Art Since the Summer of ’69, New York City (2011) and Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen (2008).

Florian Meisenberg at Wentrup Gallery Berlin, Art Cologne 2014. April 11, 2014. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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April 20, 2014 | Entry filed under: art, Art Cologne, Cologne, interview, VernissageTV | No Comments »

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Michiko Isono: Sign: Shinjyuku (2013)

In the second episode of our new Snapshot series of quickly shot short, unedited videos, we introduce you to the work of Michiko Isono. At Art Stage Singapore 2014 we discovered her work at the booth of the gallery Art Front (Tokyo). For her Sign series, Michiko Isono takes images of signboards she finds in Tokyo and confines them in glass spheres. Michiko Isono was born in 1981 in Tokyo. She studied at The Juilliard School, New York, the Tama Art University in Tokyo, and the Tokyo University of the Arts in Tokyo.

Michiko Isono: Sign: Shinjyuku (2013), Art Front Gallery (Tokyo, Japan), Art Stage Singapore 2014, January 19, 2014.

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April 19, 2014 | Entry filed under: art, Art Stage Singapore, Singapore, snapshot, VernissageTV | No Comments »

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Tatjana Doll at Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Art Cologne 2014

One of the works that Galerie Gebr. Lehmann (Berlin and Dresden) presents at Art Cologne 2014 is the painting Guernica – but not by Pablo Picasso. The German artist Tatjana Doll has painted Guernica again three times, and the gallery has brought one of the large scale paintings to Art Cologne 2014. In this video, we have a look at the work (the title is: RIP_Im Westen Nichts Neues II), and Jörg Goedecke (Director, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann) tells us more about Tatjana Doll’s piece (in German language).

Tatjana Doll: RIP_Im Westen Nichts Neues II (2009) at Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Art Cologne 2014, April 11, 2014.

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April 18, 2014 | Entry filed under: art, Art Cologne, Cologne, interview, VernissageTV | No Comments »

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Trophy Room by Dzine at Galerie Henrik Springmann and Salon 94, Art Cologne 2014

In the Collaborations section of Art Cologne 2014, Galerie Henrik Springmann (Berlin) and Salon 94 (New York) present the installation Trophy Room by Dzine (Carlos Rolon). Trophy Room deals with the culture and ritual of boxing, and its relationship to memory and the Latin American diaspora. Sports, and boxing in particular, have always played an important role in Latino Culture, especially in Puerto Rican and Cuban culture.

Dzine (b. Carlos Rolon, 1970) is a Chicago-based artist who appropriates elements from popular culture, Baroque design, and the Arts and Crafts movement, to develop his own language. As media, he mainly uses sculpture, painting and installation.

Dzine (Carlos Rolon) studied at Columbia College in Chicago with a concentration in painting and drawing. Recently his works were shown, among others, at MARTa Herford (2014); Galerie Henrik Springmann, Dusseldorf (2013); The Dallas Contemporary (2013); BEARSPACE, London (2012); Salon 94 Freemans, New York City (2011); Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg (2011); Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (2010); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2009); University Galleries at Illinois State University (2008); Museum Het Domein, Sittard (2008); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2006); Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurce (2006); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. (2005); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004) and Illinois State Museum, Chicago Gallery (2004). Dzine has participated at the The Busan Biennale (2010) and at the 52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale (2007).

Trophy Room by Dzine at Galerie Henrik Springmann and Salon 94, Art Cologne 2014. Interview with Christine Springmann & Jessica Witkin, April 10, 2014. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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April 17, 2014 | Entry filed under: art, Art Cologne, Cologne, interview, VernissageTV | No Comments »

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Galerie Laurent Godin at Art Cologne 2014

In this video, we have a look at the booth of Galerie Laurent Godin (Paris) at Art Cologne 2014. As part of Art Cologne’s New Positions section, Laurent Godin shows works by Paul Czerlitzki, a very young Polish artist who studies at Kunstakademie Dsseldorf. The gallery also presents works by the Belgian sculptor Peter Buggenhout, who makes sculptures out of garbage; and works by the American artist Haim Steinbach.

Art Cologne 2014, Cologne (Germany), Interview with Laurent Godin, April 10, 2014. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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April 16, 2014 | Entry filed under: art, Art Cologne, Cologne, interview, VernissageTV | No Comments »

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