Apr 26, 2009

About Art Cologne 2009

This year Art Cologne was dominated by abstract art and works on 2 dimension surface. We could seldom notice works from critical art sphere, provocative or controversial.

In the middle of the exhibition space there was the sector of Open Space presentations. Here were presented galleries chosen by 3 curators - Vasiv Kortun, Stefanie Kreuzer, Beatrix Ruf. The concept was to choose younger, less commercial galleries and artists.

In Open Space there was present one Polish gallery – Program from Warsaw – presenting drawings by Mariusz Tarkawian. The artists often refers to artworks of other artists, and he made also drawings based on The Krasnals paintings for the December issue of Arteon – Polish art monthly.

The second Polish accent was Radek Szlaga, his paintings were presented by gallery Neue Bilder from Berlin.

Vernissage TV had its booth in the middle of Open Space, there was also the lounge place for meetings, talks, and interviews. In this place was presented on 2 screens a curated video art program of Vernissage TV with the following artists: Matthew Green, G.H. Hovagimyan, Lisa Kirk, The Krasnals, Christina McPhee, Magdalena von Rudy, Ultra Art Fair, Alexandra Bachzetsis.

Opening reception and the video program:

Open Space Talk “From A to B and Back Again” – about new cooperation between Cologne and New York; with Astrid Wege, Rike Frank, Anders Kreuger and Tobi Maier

other talks:
The artist Mark Thompson (Galerie Thomas Zender) in conversation with David Pagel :

Julia Horstmann receives Audi Art Award for New Positions; Daniel Hug - new director of Art Cologne speaking:

The Krasnals videos with interviews soon:
Heinrich Schmidt – Vernissage TV
Kathrin Luz – Open Space
G.H. Hovagimyan – New York artist presented by Vernissage TV

Apr 16, 2009

The Krasnals in Vernissage TV / Art Cologne 09

Vernissage TV will present The Krasnals' videos at Art Cologne from April 22-26, 2009

There will be shown our interviews taken during the EUROPE XXL festival in Lille in March.
Artists and curator answer the question What is East Europe now? :
Iara Boubnova, Dan Perjovschi, Nedko Solakov, IRWIN, Lachezar Boyadjiev, Aristarkh Chernyshev.

Apart from the Art Cologne coverage, VernissageTV presents a video art program. The
program includes art videos by Matthew Green, G.H. Hovagimyan (with Christina
McPhee), Lisa Kirk, Magdalena von Rudy, The Krasnals, and Heinz Sandoza, 高鼻子 gāo
bízi and Lars from Trier.

more information:

Apr 1, 2009

First birthday of The Krasnals!

The Krasnals „Puncher”. 2009. Oil on canvas. 92 x 65 cm

All the best to our friends and enemies!