Konstantin Johannes Safiriou

We remember Konstantin J. Safiriou (1949 – 2020).
He was our friend and inspiration. 

Konstantin Johannes Safiriou (* 1949), private scholar, author, economic and cultural advisor, died too early, predictably and yet unexpectedly on September 14, 2020. He was a boisterous free spirit, someone who could critically question everything and investigate things underground. Not everyone was familiar with his way of thinking, but those who sought his help and advice appreciated it with honorable respect.
At the beginning of his career he was a journalist for various sports magazines, later on he was a chief reporter of a  well-known daily newspaper. He founded a weekly newspaper – but economic pressures from established competitors forced him to give up. He boosted the public appearance of key trade fairs at KölnMesse (like Photokina, Anuga, Herrenmodemesse) in a consistently inspiring way for a couple of years. In encounters and advising politicians and economic leaders, he found an interesting task while being on friendly terms. He created sustainable concepts for global companies, and in the German food and c+c trade sector he was an innovative marketing consultant for years.
He started numerous companies of his own to develop absolutely new things (e.g. in the tourism, industrial and IT sectors). He was not a hard businessman by the way, he was interested in scientific context. In the field of history, sociology, and economics he became a notable old-style private scholar, who wanted not to make a profit from everything. 

Last but not least his private interests challenged him over and over again to promote art and cultural projects. He made no fuss about it. Unselfishly he had supported the work of art mediators and avant-garde artists for decades. He was a significant art collector with a fine taste and donated his artworks mostly for charitable and public purposes.  As co-editor he was involved in various publications, i.a. about philosophy of photography. 

At ArtExpert I Network, an international platform for art-scientific and material-technical research, he was responsible as a long-term management advisor. Additionally, he has also been a honorary board member of Artforum Culture Foundation since its inception.

Konstantin Johannes Safiriou – rest in peace.

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

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We edit on demand - we write, design and produce catalogues and monographs at best conditions: top quality, very quick and at very reasonable prices.
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We develop custom-made solutions and choose in co-operation with our client the best artist.
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One of the fastest growing art markets is the area of Contemporary Art. Like no other area, collecting is internationally oriented.

So-called blue chips are on offer as we serve a selective clientele to find the right item.
It should be noted in particular that apart from the internationally known artists, there are national specializations with a great demand.

Currently we are able to mediate and we are looking for: Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Allen Jones, Sigmar Polke, Achim Duchow, Masaaki Noda, Lucas Samaras, Opy Zouni, Chryssa, Marie-Joe Lafontaine, Jannis Kounellis, Stanislav Marijanovic, Christo,  Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Slovodanka Stupar, Michael Jansen, A.R. Penck, Markus Lüpertz, Gerhard Richter, Jonathan Meese, Joe Brockerhoff, Ottmar Hörl, Vangelis Pliaridis, Adem Yilmaz, Stephan Runge, Jörg Immendorf, AP Astra, Jeff Koons, Albert Gogouadse, Mahmood Mirzaie, Michalis Manoussakis, Manolis Polymeris, Yannis Lathiotakis, Panagiotis Tanimanidis, Takis, Alekos Fassianos, Tsatsis, Martin Kippenberger, Albert Oehlen, Heinz Zolper, Heinz Mack, Günther Uecker, HG Tollmann, Theodoros, Alexis Akrithakis, Yiannis Gaitis, Diamantis Diamandopoulos, Curt Stenvert, Arman,  and many others.

We mediate photographs by Helmut Newton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Heinz-Günter Mebusch, Vera Isler-Leiner, Monika von Eschednbach, Dieter Blum, Lachapelle, Wolfgang Tillmans, a.o. We are looking also for photographs by Constantin Brancusi, Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Edvard Steichen, Man Ray, Willy Maywald,  Otto Steinert, Alfred Stieglitz,  Edward Weston, Richard Avedon, David LaChapelle.

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DOCUMENTA ARCHIVE KASSEL

Documenta Archive in Kassel presents portrait designs from the series of artists by Heinz Günter Mebusch (1952 -2001) by Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell, Meret Oppenheim, Gerhard Richter and many other important artists of the 20th century who had participate at Documenta. Mebusch further developed the subjective photography of his teacher Otto Steinert (1915-1978) and established a new view on art.
Mebusch was well-known to over 200 artists of his time and he realized a conceptual work in which the question “what is art” started on a new level in confrontation between him, his portrayed artist and his art and the viewer. Among his portraits are images of  John Armleder, Olle Baertling, Lajos Barta, Thomas Bayerle, Joseph Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, Anna Blume, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Peter Boemmels, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski,  Fernando Botero, Joe Brockerhoff, Michael Buthe, James Lee Byars, Abraham David Christian, Paul Citroen, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Enzo Cucchi, Walter Dahn,  Manfred Deix, Jiri Dokoupil,  Irmel und Felix Droese, Achim Duchow, Ulrich Erben, Eva und Adele, Erró, Günter Fruhtrunk, Ernst Fuchs, Klaus Fussmann, Winfried Gaul, Ruprecht Geiger, Jochen Gerz, K.O. Götz, Kuno Gonschior, Gotthard Graubner,  Al Hansen, Keith Haring, Hans Hartung,  Bernhard Heiliger, Jean Hélion, Georg Herold,  Kali Higashiyama, Chin Hisao,  Karl-Horst Hödicke, Gerd Hoehme, Dennis Hopper, Dorothy Iannone, Jörg Immendorf,  Michael Jansen, Alan Jones,  Martin Kippenberger, Jürgen Klauke,  Edwad Kienholz, Chris Kohlhöfer, Jannis Kounellis, Nikos Kouroussis, Theo Lambertin, Maria Lassnig,  Loriot, Urs Luethi, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, Gerhard Marcks,  Brice Marden, André Masson, Stephen McKenna, Willi Maywald, Bruce McLean, Georg Meistermann, Annette und Jean Messagier, Meuser, Georg Muche, Harald Naegeli,  Hermann Nietsch, Marcel Odenbach, Markus Oehlen, Valentin Oman, Meret Oppenheim, C.O. Paeffgen, Nam Jun Paik, A.R. Penck,  Karl Pfahler, Anne und Patrick Poirier, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Mimmo Rotella,  Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Jan Schoonhoven, H.A. Schult, Emil Schumacher, Fritz Schwegler, Richard Serra, Willi Sitte, Katharina Sieverding,  Jesús Rafael Soto, Klaus Staeck, Franz Staehler, Walter Stöhrer, Kumi Sugai,  Norbert Tadeusz, Antoni Tapiès, Heinz Zolper.

The Work of Heinz-Günter Mebusch is administrated and supervised by Artforum Culture Foundation I The Mebusch Estate.