Not so long ago, collecting art was the privilege of those with a large fortune at their disposal. But that is long gone, because now the numerous galleries, museums and art fairs offer a huge selection of exciting art for every budget. In an interview, Walter Storms talks about collecting art and shares his many years of know-how as a gallery owner and art historian.
Steven Aalders has a solo exibition, entitled Seasons, at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (NL) from November 13, 2021 to June 5, 2022. Along the exhibition a comprehensive similar titled catalogue has been published by the museum in collaboration with Hatje Cantz, Berlin, including a text by Rudi Fuchs and designed by Irma Boom.
Inspired by the STOA169 in Polling, Upper Bavaria, the Munich artist Roland Fischer has realised the installation "Column for the 21st Century" in the office building [working.living HOUSE] of the Gilching South Industrial Park. STOA169 is an artists' column hall initiated by the artist Bernd Zimmer. It brings together international artists in one place: more than 100 artists (including Roland Fischer), who were selected by a jury of experts, each designed a column, which together support a common roof. Roland Fischer's six-metre-high "Column for the 21st Century" was based on the "Azrieli Center" in Tel Aviv, whose façade structure is reflected with its geometric shapes in the office building in Gilching. The motif was selected via the Walter Storms Gallery. Roland Fischer has already been inspired in the past by extraordinary buildings from all over the world for his series "Façades" (since 1997), to which this project also belongs. The "Kunst am Bau" object is open to the public during the building's opening hours and can also be viewed at any time by anyone interested through the glass façade. A video was produced on the creation of the artwork, documenting the dimensions, background and technical realisation.
After a long corona-induced break the 54th edition of the art fair Art Cologne took place. Walter Storms presented works by Albert Hien, Beverly Fishman, Caro Jost, Dadamaino, Gerold Miller, Günter Fruhtrunk, Nathan Randall Green, Peter Krauskopf, Raimund Girke, Shannon Finley, Stanislav Kolíbal, Tim Freiwald, Turi Simeti and Ulrich Erben. Art Cologne is the oldest fair for contemporary art and one of the most internationally renowned.
Walter Storms Galerie opens another exhibition space in the Kunstareal Munich. The permanent exhibition is dedicated to the graphic work of Günter Fruhtrunk (1923-1982), one of the most important representatives of German, constructivist-concrete post-war art.
Walter Storms Galerie is thrilled to announce our first participation at the ARMORY SHOW in New York City. The Armory Show presents the world’s leading international galleries showcasing works from both modern masters and cutting-edge contemporary artists. For our inaugural booth we will show an exceptional selection of contemporary, conceptual art. Our presentation will be inspired by the energy of New York City. The Armory Show will take place at the Javits Center from September 9 to 12, 2021.
Free admission to all museums and six days full of supporting programs: that's the Kunstareal-Fest 2021! The Kunstareal is located directly in the heart of Munich and is one of the most important cultural locations in Europe with its museums and universities. On an area of 500 x 500 meters - in the lively district Maxvorstadt - the visitor meets a unique combination of art and culture. From July 16 to 21, 2021, the 5th Kunstareal Festival will take place and invites all Munich residents and visitors to the city to an inspiring journey of exploration through 5,000 years of cultural history under the title "Blickpunkte". Admission to all museums and participation in all program points is free of charge!
A must-see is the large solo exhibition in the Walter Storms Galerie with impressive, large-format photographs by Klaus Kinold, one of the most important architectural photographers of our time. Whether it's buildings by Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank O. Gehry, Richard Meier or Carlo Scarpa, Klaus Kinold has documented them almost all. For this exhibition, he portrayed the German Pavilion, built in 1929 on the occasion of the World's Fair in Barcelona, and the Tugendhat House in Brno, completed one year later. Both buildings are among Mies van der Rohe's most important structures in Europe and are milestones of 20th century modern architecture.
His life belonged to architecture and photography. Klaus Kinold, probably the most important German architectural photographer has died. The author Hans-Michael Koetzle tells in the May-June 2021 issue of the magazine „Photo International“ why Klaus Kinold, the architect who takes photographs or the photographer who sees with the eyes of an architect was and still is a stroke of luck for his profession - and for photography in Germany in general.