Cell phone holders, blocks of ice, dissecting tables, frozen matter in a freezer, viscous matter in canisters, photographs in deformed frames, and butterflies on video screens. Although I haven’t seen them, the mere listing makes me more than curious about this exhibition. How can we connect all of these, such different works? A first idea is conveyed in the exhibition title „d a  u   e    r“ ...

Düsseldorf. Habe ich mich vielleicht in eine benachbarte Druckwerkstatt verirrt? Ich sehe mich um und entdecke in der mehr mit professionellem Gerät als mit Kunst bestückten Halle die großflächigen Spiegel, die mir als Teil der Installation Irgendwo im Tiefenrausch im Düsseldorfer Museum Kunstpalast in Erinnerung sind. Ich bin also doch richtig. Es ist das Atelier von Aurel Dahlgrün ...

New York, East-Hampton. The meeting with not just one but three impressive women takes me out of the hectic and overcrowding of Manhattan to The Hamptons, THE week-end and summer destination of numerous celebrities. Nothing but nature and tranquility! The invitation came from none less than Donna Karan, one of the most successful fashion designers since the early 1980ies ...

Cape Town. I had no idea that the THK Gallery is an exhibition venue founded only eight months ago by – of all people – an inhabitant of Cologne, a person, therefore who just like myself, is from the Rhineland. Initially, it was the cover of the current first thursdays cape town* tour guide, which took me to Waterkant Street and thus to Frank Schönau and the artist, whose self-portrait graces the cover of the guide. It is the first solo exhibition of the 27-year-old Anke Loots, a student of the photographic artist Pieter Hugo, with whom – coincidentally ?...