Die Künstlerin Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt erhält den mit 50 000 Euro dotierten Gerhard-Altenbourg-Preis 2021 des Altenburger Lindenau-Museums. An die Künstlerin gingen 10 000 Euro, das übrige Geld werde für eine Ausstellung ihrer Werke und einen Katalog verwendet, teilte das thüringische Museum mit. Wolf-Rehfeldt wurde durch Schreibmaschinengrafiken bekannt. Sie wurde 1932 im sächsischen Wurzen geboren und lebt in Berlin. Ihr Atelier in der Mendelstraße 19 im Bezirk Pankow war ein Treffpunkt der Kunstszene der DDR. Kopien ihrer Werke kursierten als Mail Art in der ganzen Welt. Mit der Wende beendete Wolf-Rehfeldt ihre künstlerische Arbeit, weil sie dafür keinen Bedarf mehr sah, teilte das Museum in Altenburg mit.

The artist Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt receives the Gerhard Altenbourg Prize 2021 from the Altenburg Lindenau Museum, endowed with 50,000 euros. The Thuringian Museum announced that 10,000 euros went to the artist, the rest of the money will be used for an exhibition of her works and a catalog. Wolf-Rehfeldt became known for typewriting art. She was born in Wurzen, Saxony, in 1932 and lives in Berlin. Her studio on Mendelstrasse 19 in Pankow was a meeting place for the GDR art scene. Copies of her work circulated as Mail Art all over the world. With the turnaround, Wolf-Rehfeldt ended her artistic work because she no longer saw any need for it, announced the museum in Altenburg.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt erhält Gerhard-Altenbourg-Preis

MDR 23.11.2020

Berliner Zeitung vom 26.11.2020

(Foto: Lutz Wohlrab, 2012)

Flemish artist Johan Van Geluwe passed away in January of this year at the age of 90. Johan lived in Waregem where he was an honorary citizen.

The ARTchitect was one of the most important Belgian artists in the second half of the last century. In 2005, the art historian and curator Harald Szeemann gave him a central place in the exhibition Visionary Belgium at BOZAR | Brussels.

His fictional institute The Museum of Museums formed the leitmotiv in his work. For this Museum he collected and made mail art, graphic, installations, etc. He donated the extensive oeuvre – collected in his home – to the municipal archives of Waregem.

Johan van Geluwe had a special relationship with Middelburg. In his opinion it was the most Flemish city in the Netherlands.

Here he showed the results of his work several times: in the Vleeshal, in GHL and in ruimteCAESUUR.

Klik hier voor de catalous
Click here for the catalog

More Information here.

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Künstlerische Rollenspiele wurden vor dem Internet in der Mail Art genutzt. Daran erinnern die Ausstellungen von Anna Banana im Salon am Moritzplatz und Vincent Trasov bei ChertLüdde.

Anna Banana
ChertLüdde @ Salon am Moritzplatz
Oranienstraße 58, 10969 Berlin
Opening 1st November 2020, 12:00 – 21:00
Until 14th November, 2020

Opening times: Wednesday to Saturday, 13:00 to 18:00
An exhibition organised in collaboration with the Mai lArt Archive of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt and Robert Rehfeldt and Salon am Moritzplatz

more information here and here.

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Opening 10th October 2020, 12:00 to 21:00
Until 14th November 2020

ChertLüdde Gallery Berlin

The exhibition “My Fifty Years In A Nutshell” is constructed upon the artist’s alter ego, Mr. Peanut, with drawings, videos, photographs, paintings, and archival materials narrating this long and ongoing love story. Together with recently produced ink and wash on paper drawings, the exhibition focuses on the 20 day performance Mayoralty Campaign of 1974, which featured John Mitchell as ideator of the peanut campaign, campaign manager and spokesperson. It was an event that brought many diverse artists and groups together in a collaborative context. The campaign fulfilled a real alternative to the political status quo. Art had become life.

Vincent Trasov is a painter, video and performance artist. His work is often media based and collaborative in spirit, involved with developing networks. He is a Canadian born in 1947 in Edmonton. In 1969 he founded Image Bank with Michael Morris, a method for personal exchange of information amongst artists; he has made videotapes since 1971; 1973 he was co-founder and co-director of Western Front Society, Vancouver, a centre for the production and presentation of new art activity; 1981 he was invited with Morris as guest of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD to Berlin; 1991 he and Morris founded the Morris/Trasov Archive, permanently housed at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, to research contemporary art and communication. Trasov has had numerous international exhibitions and is represented in public and private collections in both Europe and North America. He presently resides and works in Germany and Canada.

Gallery opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday from 12.00 to 6.00 pm

Ritterstr. 2a
10969 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 355 120 54

General enquiry:

More information here.

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