ART IN TIMES OF CORONA

REMBRANDT. ArtExpert

Some notes to collectors, artists and all art friends 

Hearing and reading the bad news in these days - we have problems to imagine, the corona virus pandemic is getting a threat to all human beings. We don't know what to expect. But we have hope. And ee also have opportunities - thanks to the unselfish help and perseverance of many people who are willing to help and maintain the functioning of society. Solidarity is particularly in demand in such difficult times. With good will and empathy, we can overcome difficulties much better. Love and respect for one another are the basis of our social life. Helping the others means helping yourself. 

Our competence is to research and evaluate artworks as a high cultural good.  Art enriches our lives and we are proud to serve all the people who enriches our lives with their creativity and support.  

The meaning of art means to recognize its art historical, philosophical and also its economic value. There are many ways to use art, especially in times of crisis. Within our competences we will be happy to serve you.

For collectors:
- Providing professional support for extensions or solutions to collections
- Evaluating individual works of art or the entire collection and convey them as a donation or endowment to a non-profit cultural institution
- Organizing and cataloguing collections in terms of their importance
- Creating a collector / collection-monograph

For artists:
- Classifying your complete or current work from a historical and philosophical point of view and present it in a catalog or monograph
- Evaluating your art inventory and archive and, if possible, receiving it for your fellow human beings and posterity in the form of a donation or endowment
- Mediating works of art to collectors and companies via non-profit sales platforms.

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Donations and foundations
Donations and foundations can be a good way to support art as well as all the numerous creators. But it can also be a perfect way to realise your ideas now and for the eternal future.  Don't hesitate to contact us. We are able to give you best advise and coaching.

We recommend to read notes and hints on winterstiftung.eu and gopublic-stiftungsberatung.org

 

ZOLPER’s “DAME”-SCULPTURE – A MUST PROJECT FOR PUBLIC SPACES

Zolper, Dame-sculpture for public spaces. Hamburg

The "Dame"-sculpture - a metaphor for love and respect   
A strong reminder and monument for women's rights and for better social interaction

Heinz Zolper once again drew attention to the importance of holistic social life. He gave a clear rejection to dominance outside of a factually and ethically responsible context. Authoritarian claims to power and, in the near future, mechanisms of oppression may have no place in an enlightened world. It is an anachronism, which, however, makes it very clear how bad things are in terms of education and societies and groups.

The artist Heinz Zolper (* 1949) has been pursuing these goals for nearly half a century. And he has created an adaptable metaphor for his discourse: the so-called “Dame” portrait - which he wants to put more in the public eye as a symbol that is visible from afar. When Zolper hopes for love and demands respect, he trusts nothing more than on a process in the word's true meaning. 'Re-looking' as a literal translation of the Latin respectio refers to the repeated consideration and thorough assessment of a new impression in order to avoid the limited and superficiality of the first glance. Only a constant questioning of our own actions and our immediate perspectives can lead to the recognition of the rights of the other. Only thus can effect respect for the other and our environment. However, where love and respect are lacking or not given enough attention, everyone ultimately loses, regardless of the supposed position of power. That's the reason why Zolper's "Dame" is not just a multifaceted sign of the demanded respect for women, but a reminder and monument for the incompleteness of people and for social interaction. The artist, whose painterly work has accompanied the Winter Foundation for many years, wants his "Dame" sculptures  to be understood as a memorial in public space to inspire and motivate us for our daily life. (pm)

References:
Magic of painting / or / what it is like to be yourself, monograph, 2019, ArtForum Editions
Cain - Principle of the Evil, 2019, ArtForum Editions
Zolper, women's cult, feminism and gender discussion, catalogue Dettmer art projects, ArtForum Editions