Back from the tease art fair, the vivid counterpart to the Art Cologne. Again the tease took place in the Rhein Triadem, an administrative building from the thirties, right opposite to it´s bigger complement on the bank of the Rhine. One could easily spend a couple of days inside the 5000 squaremeters filled with young art. Smoking artists and barking dogs, the tease came with a gentle touch of Berlin. No wonder, many participating galleries and projects are wellknown from the Berliner Kunstsalon. Surprisingly much paintings and drawings, often in small formats ("Art-to-go" as rebel:art puts it). Video and media art was nearby not present, beside Directors Lounge that screened highlights from the 5th Berlin International Directors Lounge next to beflowered, an online project by André Werner and Daniel Schubert. Walden, even so Berlin based, presented several artists from Cologne, namely Ralf Schreiber with his autonomous objects like solar powered singing branches. Julia Murakami expanded her installation “1000 Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi trying to capture a snapshot of a rising son in the fortune cookie industry” (also at the booth of A&O/Directors Lounge) everyday, placing them on flower pots or offering the little cut-outs fortune cookie gondolas fixed on silver balloons to fly through the fair. Two of them escaped right after the closing of the tease into the night sky over the Rhine. Maybe they will pop into the next Berliner Kunstsalon in September, the Berlin counterpart to the tease, also curated by Edmund Piper, and next stop for many members of this caravan of art that hit Cologne for four days.
acclaimed queen of the art blog scene, the princess of poisonous pulchritude fooling around in front of the beflowered installation by André Werner and Daniel Schubert
spontaneous blooming in the booth of Directors Lounge during the simultaneous presentation of beflowered at the Museum of modern art Schwerin and the tease art fair
Two times André, André Werner and André Chi Sin Yueng, both video artists, beflowered.
Julia Murakami, teaching one of her tiny Japanese Paparazzi Photographers how to fly in a fortune cookie gondola fixed on a balloon
Henrik Jacob at Walden Kunstausstellungen
Ralph Bageritz at Walden Kunstausstellungen
The singing branches by Ralf Schreiber at Walden Kunstausstellungen
confident into the future, Ute Haarkötter of Walden Kunstausstellungen, in front of a work by Werner Kernebeck
Julia Murakami´s “1000 Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi trying to capture a snapshot of a rising son in the fortune cookie industry” (detail)
A warholesque balloon with a Japanese Paparazzi Photographers in a fortune cookie gondola silently floating through the DL Lounge