Artist of the gallery

New Book by Elger Esser “Mont-Saint-Michel”, Schirmer & Mosel Verlag, 2024

Elger Esser’s latest project is dedicated to a highlight of French medieval architecture, the Benedictine abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel in the Normandy mud flats. Commissioned by the French government to celebrate the abbey’s millennium in 2023, he photographed Mont-Saint-Michel and its surrounding landscape and turned it into breathtaking images to be exhibited in the abbey.

Artist of the gallery

April 1 – April 18: Ruth Marten “All About Eve, part I”, Project Space @ National Arts Club, New York

Since 2006, Ruth Marten has been using antique found prints as the starting point for her original painted additions and interventions. The source for this current series of gouache on photo gravure paintings is a 1923 portfolio of prints by a Polish photographer who called himself Laryew. Shot in Paris of young dancers from the Folies Bergère, they showed up on the table at a local Flea Market frequented by the artist. The works on view demonstrate Marten’s ongoing interest in the following phenomena: Cinema, World War I and its aftermath, modern art, and women liberating themselves from male expectations.

Artist of the gallery

02.04.-15.06.2024: Elger Esser “Mémoire Céleste” @ Abbaye du Mont-Saint -Michel

To celebrate the millennium of Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey, Elger Esser has photographed the Mont and the surrounding seascape in all seasons and sea states. The anniversary of this one of the most important sights in France will be accompanied by an exhibition of the photographs by the Franco-German artist on site.

Artists of the gallery

Lorenzo Pompa & Marcus Neufanger @ basedonart gallery, Düsseldorf “99 drawings #1”

January, 20 to March, 9
With drawings by, among others, Joachim Bandau, Lothar Baumgarten, Joseph Beuys, Heinz Butz, Otto Freundlich, Hokusai, Harriet Korman, Shigeko Kubota, Thomas Müller, Gabriele Münter, Kazuki Nakahara, Marcus Neufanger, Gerta Overbeck, Philadelphia Wireman, A.R. Penck, Lorenzo Pompa, Kishi Renzan, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Horio Sadaharu, Takako Saito, Andrea Tippel and Xu Lincun.

Gallery Tour on Sunday

Sunday 28 January from 11am to 4 pm: K1-Gallery Tour in Cologne

17 galleries located in the inner city of Cologne are open on Sunday 28 January.
Use the apps (Google Play or App Store) and visit the shows!

Event at the gallery / free entrance

Saturday 28 October at 4pm : Artist’s talk with Johanna Adam & Lorenzo Pompa

In his current exhibition, “A Twitter at the Palisades”, Lorenzo Pompa brings together all the recent works created for this “stage”. The title, as always with Pompa a profoundly amusing creation with a double meaning, could be harmless tweeting on top of a fence, but also tweeting behind a fortification or defense system.

What is at stake in his work and his artistic attitude, Johanna Adam, curator at the Bundeskunsthalle, will ask in a direct conversation with the artist.

Artist of the gallery

Rebecca Stevenson @ Victoria & Albert Museum, London (Feature 6’14”)

Rebecca Stevenson wurde als Shifting Perspectives Artist in Residence für das Victoria & Albert Museum in London ausgewählt.
Die Residenz fiel mit der Ausstellung Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance zusammen. Stevenson entwickelte und präsentierte neue bildhauerische Arbeiten, die mit Werken aus den Sammlungen interagierten.

Exhibition from Sept 17, 2023 to Feb 25, 2024

Izima Kaoru @ group show “Sex & Gewalt”, Kunstmuseum Albstadt

The exhibition Sex and Violence – Deadly Desire in Art explores the darkest sides of desire and passion: from Salome to prostitution, lust murder and war crimes, to raising awareness of sexualized violence in contemporary art.

Special event / Live Music Performance

Save the date: Saturday 9 September, 4pm : 
Simon Goff & Ruth Marten @ Van der Grinten Galerie

Exclusive pre-release event* with the vinyl art label GRAND CHESS Records.
It features the new album “Spark Like Living Mothers” by two-time Grammy Award winner Simon Goff and new works by New York artist Ruth Marten, who designed the entire visuals for the release.
Simon Goff performs live in the gallery at 4 pm and introduces the music.

(Registration requested)

*Supported by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department for Culture and Media.

Special opening hours

9 to 22 August : Summerbreak of the gallery

Gallery is open only by appointment!
Don’t hesitate to reach us for an individual visit (00491795473671)


Upcoming show

Save the date: Friday 1 & Saturday 2 September / Opening Lorenzo Pompa “A Twitter at the Palisades” / Solo Show

First major solo exhibition by German-Italian artist Lorenzo Pompa, with painting, sculpture and drawing


Elger Esser @ Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud “Photographies sur Cuivre par Elger Esser”

From June 17 to September 24, 2023