24 ARTISTS + 3 PROTAGONISTS = PERFORMANCE + SCULPTURE AT GUDENAU CASTLE
GUDENAU CASTLE: The Castle, the water and park accommodate art
The hero of the exhibition is unquestionably the Gudenau Castle, a lowland water castle founded in the 13th century. This designated heritage building took on its present-day appearance in the 17th and 18th centuries. Also dating from this period is the large Baroque garden, the only preserved private garden of this kind in the Rhineland. Until the middle of the 20th century the castle and the garden belonged to the family Felten-Guilleaume; today it serves as the residence of the family's granddaughter, Henriette Gräfin Strasoldo.
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HENRIETTE GRÄFIN STRASOLDO
The economist and art collector Henriette Gräfin Strasoldo lives and works at Gudenau Castle. Her private rooms on the upper floor house her apartment and her art collection with works by Stefan Balkenhol, Stephane Calais, Jonathan Callan, Pablo Genoves, Alicia Glajcar, Ulrike Heidenreich, Markus Huemer, Mimmo Jodice, Stefan Löffelhardt, Lu Song, Alicia Martin, Ulrike Ottinger, Georgia Russel, Erik Schmidt, Wang Shugang, Luzia Simons, Anna Vogel, Brigitte Waldach, Peter Zimmermann and others. This is the first time that Henriette Gräfin Strasoldo is opening her collection to the public.
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The gallerist known for his focus on China has taken part in ART COLOGNE ever since the mid-1990s and has often caused a stir at this art fair with large-scale projects by Chinese artists like Yin Xiuzhen, He Xiangyu or Ai Weiwei. Meanwhile, he has pursued new paths and opened the widely discussed salon ALEXANDER OCHS PRIVATE in Berlin-Charlottenburg. At the moment, he is curating the exhibition DU SOLLST DIR (K)EIN BILD MACHEN at the Berlin Cathedral in an exhibition building he has created specifically for this occasion. Please see: www.du-sollst-dir-kein-bild-machen.de
SCULPTURE + PERFORMANCE APRIL 16 - JUNE 21, 2015
Works by 24 artists from Brazil, China, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Korea and Turkey are installed in the entire building and the park.
FIRST VIEW + PERFORMANCES APRIL 14, 2015
5 p.m. until 9 p.m. by invitation.
Please contact us if you would like to receive an invitation.
Henriette Gräfin Strasoldo
+49 (0)172 69 44 063
Titelbild By Wolkenkratzer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons