Tuesday, 17 April 2018

frieze picked The Night Climbers of Cambridge as a favorite to see during Art Cologne 2018

The Night Climbers of Cambrigde, Courtesy of Delmes & Zander

The Check out the frieze's guide to shows during Art Cologne 2018

"In 1937, an author working under the ludicrous mononym ‘Whipplesnaith’ published The Night Climbers of Cambridge with Chatto & Windus, a photobook documenting the nocturnal exploits of Cambridge university students. In a series of gritty, monochrome plates, a set of which will be on view at Delmes & Zander during Art Cologne, groups of young, white, probably wealthy (almost definitely drunk) men vault over buttresses, shimmy between drainpipes, stand proudly atop distant nave roofs. On the risk involved in such daring acts of institutional critique, dear ‘Whipplesnaith’ (real name, hilariously: Noël Howard Symington) was defiant: ‘If you slip, you will still have three seconds to live.’"

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Check out the talk with Susanne Zander about the gallery's work

Susanne Zander at Universität zu Köln
The Video is now available on 
Prof. Oberste-Hetbleck's blog

During the event Susanne Zander and Prof. Oberste-Hetbleck discussed the work of galleries, the art market and the role and evolution of Delmes & Zander in particular.

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Thomas Mailaender about THE NIGHT CLIMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE

The Night Climbers of Cambridge, Courtesy of Delmes & Zander

Check out the interview from 2013 

"There’s an element of danger in these photos, too. I think of life as a kind of playground and these photos really show that" 
Thomas Mailaender

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

NIGHT CLIMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE at Delmes & Zander


THE NIGHT CLIMBERS OF 
CAMBRIDGE
April 17 – May 31, 2018
Opening April 17, 6-9 pm

„If you slip, you will still have three seconds to live.“ 
Whipplesnaith

The book The Night Climbers of Cambridge was first published in England in 1937.

It is the collected documentation of the activities of a group of Cambridge students with a fondness for a death defying hobby: to secretly scale the century-old Gothic stone masonry of college and town buildings at night. In their obscure interaction with the surrounding architecture, these young men appropriate themselves of the urban landscape and turn King's College campus into their playground.

They capture their nocturnal activities in a remarkable photographic record. It is a documentation of fearless acrobatics, taken from vertiginous angles and illuminated by camera flashes – a testimony of death-defying dauntlessness. The stark contrast between light and shadow results in a breathtaking photographic style that is uniquely dramatic and reminiscent of old film noir thrillers.

The students published the book under the pseudonym 'Whipplesnaith'. Apart from the illustrated photographs, the book features a compendium of climbing routes across the rooftops of Cambridge. The Night Climbers of Cambridge reached cult status amongst climbing societies. It was reprinted in 2007.

The fascination for the night climbers, pioneers of urban exploration, continues unchanged to this very day. Vice Magazine titled a story published in 2013 about the climbers: „Amateur Cambridge Climbing Societies were punk before punk existed.“ They embody the anarchic spirit of punk before punk and instantly bring to mind the daredevil antics of urban climbing or parkour as seen on YouTube or comparable social media channels today.

The artist Thomas Mailaender discovered two sets of the original vintage photographs of the Cambridge climbers and released a comprehensive publication in collaboration with the Archive of Modern Conflict, London, in 2014. One of the two sets is in the possession of Delmes & Zander and will be now shown at the gallery for the first time.


Friday, 6 April 2018

Happy to exhibit along with these colleagues!



List of participants 
ART COLOGNE


Hall 11.2 Contemporary Art

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1335 Mabini (Manila)

A
A+B (Brescia), Achenbach Hagemeier (Dusseldorf), Akinci (Amsterdam), Mikael Andersen (Copenhagen), Arcadia Missa (London), Artelier Contemporary (Graz), Piero Atchugarry (Pueblo Garzón)

B
Guido W. Baudach (Berlin), Berg Contemporary (Reykjavík), Bo Bjerggaard (Copenhagen), Blain | Southern (Berlin), Bolte Lang (Zurich), Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), Jean Brolly (Paris) Ben Brown (Hong Kong/London), Daniel Buchholz (Cologne, Berlin), Buchmann Galerie (Berlin)

C
Gisela Capitain (Cologne), Andrea Caratsch (St. Moritz), Charim (Vienna), Clearing (New York), Conrads (Dusseldorf), Cosar HMT (Dusseldorf)

D
Erika Deák (Budapest), Delmes & Zander (Cologne), Deweer (Otegem), Dittrich & Schlechtriem (Berlin)

E
Heinrich Ehrhardt (Madrid), Eigen + Art (Berlin, Leipzig), Thomas Erben (New York)

F
Fiebach, Minninger (Cologne), Filiale (Frankfurt), Konrad Fischer (Dusseldorf)

G
Gagosian (New York, London, Paris, Rome, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong), Gallery On the Move (Tirana), Gillmeier Rech (Berlin), Laurent Godin (Paris), Bärbel Grässlin (Frankfurt), Karsten Greve (Cologne, Paris, St. Moritz), Barbara Gross (Munich), Karin Guenther (Hamburg)

H
Haas (Zurich), Hammelehle und Ahrens (Cologne), Reinhard Hauff (Stuttgart), Hauser & Wirth (Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles), Häusler Contemporary (Zurich), Jochen Hempel (Leipzig), Max Hetzler (Berlin)

J
Jahn und Jahn (Munich), Michael Janssen (Berlin)

K
Kadel Willborn (Dusseldorf), Mike Karstens (Münster), Kimmerich (Berlin), Kleindienst (Leipzig), Klemm's (Berlin), Helga Maria Klosterfelde (Berlin), Klüser (Munich), Sabine Knust (Munich), Christine König (Vienna), König (Berlin), Eleni Koroneou (Athens), Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin), Krobath (Vienna), Bernd Kugler (Innsbruck)

L
Lange + Pult (Zurich), Le Guern (Warsaw), Gebr. Lehmann (Dresden), Christian Lethert (Cologne), Lisson Gallery (London, New York), Löhrl (Mönchengladbach), Lullin + Ferrari (Zurich), Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)

M
Gio Marconi (Milan), Martinetz (Cologne), Daniel Marzona (Berlin), Hans Mayer (Dusseldorf), Max Mayer (Dusseldorf), Mirko Mayer (Cologne), Galleria Mazzoli (Modena), Mario Mazzoli (Berlin), Kamel Mennour (Paris), Vera Munro (Hamburg)

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nächst St. Stephan (Vienna), Nagel Draxler (Cologne, Berlin), Nanzuka (Tokyo), Neon Parc (Melbourne), Neu (Berlin), Carolina Nitsch (New York), Nosbaum & Reding (Luxemburg)

P
Paragon (London), Pearl Lam (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore), Priska Pasquer (Cologne), Giorgio Persano (Turin), Rupert Pfab (Dusseldorf), Jérôme Poggi (Paris), Berthold Pott (Cologne), Produzentengalerie (Hamburg), Project Native Informant (London

R
Thomas Rehbein (Cologne), Petra Rinck (Dusseldorf), Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg, Paris), Philipp von Rosen (Cologne), Nicolaus Ruzicska (Salzburg)

S
Deborah Schamoni (Munich), Brigitte Schenk (Cologne), Esther Schipper (Berlin), Anke Schmidt (Cologne), Schönewald (Dusseldorf), Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich), Sies + Höke (Dusseldorf), Slewe (Amsterdam), Filomena Soares (Lisbon), Sommer Contemporary (Tel Aviv), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles), Edition Staeck (Heidelberg), Paul Stolper (London), Walter Storms (Munich), Jacky Strenz (Frankfurt)

T
Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman (Innsbruck), Wilma Tolksdorf (Frankfurt)

V
Van Horn (Düsseldorf), Vartai (Vilnius)

W
Weiss Falk (Basel), Fons Welters (Amsterdam), Wentrup (Berlin), Michael Werner (Cologne, London, New York), White Cube (London, Hong Kong), Barbara Wien (Berlin), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris)

Z
Zahorian + van Espen (Prague), Zilberman (Istanbul), Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam), David Zwirner (New York, London).

Hall 11.1 Modern & Postwar Art

B
Beck & Eggeling (Dusseldorf), Klaus Benden (Cologne), Boisserée (Cologne)

D
Derda (Berlin), Dierking (Zurich), Döbele (Mannheim)

F
Johannes Faber (Vienna), Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition (Berlin), Klaus Gerrit Friese (Berlin)

H
Hagemeier (Frankfurt), Henze & Ketterer (Wichtrach / Bern), Ernst Hilger (Vienna), Hoffmann (Friedberg), Heinz Holtmann (Cologne)

K
Kanalidarte (Brescia), Koch (Hanover), Konzett (Vienna)

L
Lahumière (Paris), Le Minotaure (Paris), Lelong (Paris) Levy (Hamburg), Lorenzelli Arte (Milan), Ludorff (Dusseldorf)

M
Maulberger (Munich), Moderne (Silkeborg)

N
Georg Nothelfer (Berlin)

R
Margarete Roeder (New York), Thole Rotermund (Hamburg), Ruberl (Vienna)

S
Thomas Salis (Salzburg), Samuelis Baumgarte (Bielefeld), Julian Sander (Cologne), Aurel Scheibler (Berlin), Schlichtenmaier (Grafenau), Michael Schultz (Berlin), Schwarzer (Dusseldorf), Setareh (Dusseldorf), Simoens (Knokke), Florian Sundheimer (Munich)

T
Hollis Taggart (New York), Taguchi Fine Art (Tokyo), Tanit (Munich), Thomas (Munich)

U
Utermann (Dortmund)

V
Valentien (Stuttgart), von Vertes (Zurich)

W
Whitestone (Tokyo, Hong Kong).

Hall 11.3 NEUMARKT

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22,48 m² (Paris)

A
Alma (Riga)

C
Clages (Cologne), Gisela Clement (Bonn), Conradi (Hamburg), Crèvecoeur (Paris)

D
Drei (Cologne)

F
Future (Berlin)

H
Natalia Hug (Cologne)

K
Jan Kaps (Cologne), Kiche (Seoul)

L
Alexander Levy (Berlin)

M
Kai Matsumiya (New York), Maubert (Paris), MIER (Los Angeles)

P
Piktogram (Warsaw), Polansky Gallery (Prague), PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary (Frankfurt)

R
Ruttkowski;68 (Cologne)

S
Soy Capitán (Berlin), Sperling (Munich), Supplement (London), Supportico Lopez (Berlin)

T
Bene Taschen (Cologne), Rob Tufnell (London, Cologne)

U
Union Pacific (London)

X
Xavierlaboulbenne (Berlin)

Delmes & Zander at ART COLOGNE 2018

Miroslav Tich, Courtesy of Delmes & Zander
THAT'S RIGHT MY LOVE, RELAX
Miroslav Tichý, Type 42 (Anonymous),
Vanessa Conte, Scrapbooks
ART COLOGNE April 19–22, 2018
Hall 11.3 / Booth A 22

The iconic photographs of Miroslav Tichý (1926-2011), taken mostly in secrecy, are both an encyclopedic collection of his coveted objects of desire and a long-term study on femininity. Tichý has been shown by the gallery since the early 1990s and is featured in numerous international museum collections. He is regarded as one of the most important photographic artists of our time.
Type 42 (Anonymous) is similarly a study on the representation of female identity: the photographs taken from the television screen are essentially a hand-picked inventory of female film stars from the 60s and 70s. The meticulously catalogued polaroids, each one featuring the name of the actress portrayed, capture all facets of female emotion and thus constitute „an exhaustive study of what it is to be a woman“ (Cindy Sherman). Currently, the artist’s works are on view in the show Outliers and American Vanguard Art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, curated by Lynne Cooke. In 2014, a book was published in collaboration with Walther König publishing with an essay by Cindy Sherman. The technique of scrapbooking, a method of collecting and arranging image and text clippings from newspapers and magazines, originated in England in the 19th century as a popular pastime. The individually arranged scrapbooks of 1940s-50s celebrities in the exhibition can be viewed as collages of personal longing and desire. 

The bodies depicted in the works of Vanessa Conte (*1977) often push the female form to its physical limits. The works are humourous and prompt a narrative that feels both surreal and ambiguous. As we watch in awe and fascination trying to make sense of what we see, it becomes evident that there is no clear notion of right and wrong. Conte's work has been shown at JB Jurve, Los Angeles; Hester Gallery, New York; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York; Night Gallery, Los Angeles, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne and others. Upcoming exhibition at: Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.

The exhibition "That's right my love, relax" is a collaboration with Rob Tufnell (Cologne) and Ginerva Gambino (Cologne).

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