Joel Meyrowitz Retrospective
NEWS:
IKS AND MUSEUM OSTWALL PUBLISHING DVD "TALKING ABOUT ART"


The IKS has produced "Talking about Art" together with the Museum Ostwall as a DVD edition, which contains interviewes with artists from the collection of the Museum Ostwall on its attitude to art. Prof. Dr. Kurt Wettengl (Director of the Museum Ostwall) and Ralph Goertz (Head of the IKS) are responsible for that DVD Edition.
On the first DVD (Edition_01) Wolfgang Feelisch, Jochen Gerz and Thomas Rentmeister are interwiewed. The second DVD (Edition_02) includes Hans Breder, Freya Hattenberger and Otto Piene.

DVDs are available in the Museum Ostwall and online at IKS.

NEWS:
DOUGLAS GORDON AT MMK FRANKFURT

19. November 2011 - 25. March 2012

Born in Glasgow in 1966, Douglas Gordon is today among the most important as well as the most influential artists of his generation. While he is famous for his films and large-scale video installations such as 24 Hours Psycho, his oeuvre also encompasses photographs, texts, sculptures and sound installations. He is a Turner Prize recipient and has been a professor at Frankfurt’s Städelschule art academy since 2010.

In addition to Play Dead; Real Time (2003), one of Gordon’s chief pieces, the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst also has a number of other photo and video works by this artist in its holdings. Together they will provide the point of departure for the first major retrospective to be presented on Douglas Gordon in Europe since 2007.

With his analyses of images drawn from the collective memory and everyday culture, Gordon exposes basic patterns of perception. Within this framework, his works often revolve around phenomena of duplication and reflection: the couple, the double, light and dark, guilt and justice, etc.
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Foto: Dirk Rose © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
THOMAS RENTMEISTER IM KUNSTMUSEUM BONN


Thomas Rentmeister - Objects. Food. Rooms
20.10.2011 - 05.02.2012

Thomas Rentmeister, born in 1964 in Reken (Westphalia), studied under Günther Uecker and Alfonso Hüppi at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. During the 1990s he became prominent with his elegant polyester works which combine sculptural presence with a hint of the organically soft or even flowing. Thus, the reflective sculptures, which appear differently depending on the visitor’s point of view, lose their context-independent autonomy and “melt“ into their environment. His objects and installations, for which from the late 1990s on he has been using materials untypical for sculpture like handkerchiefs, potatoe chips, Penaten or Nutella creme, are yet another reference to everyday life. These materials do not only complement the plastic quality of his sculptures with their material-dependant dominant smell, they also ironize the neutral objectness that is so important to minimalism by establishing a humorous link between art and life. For Rentmeister, art is much more than just a formal exercise – sculpture (and its materials) is an everyday phenomenon, we just aren’t always aware of the esthetic quality of sugar cubes and handkerchiefs.

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Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

NEWS:
IKS PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT JOACHIM BROHM


NEWS:
AERNOUT MIK - COMMUNITAS IM MUSEUM FOLKWANG
29. Oktober 2011 – 29. Januar 2012

In close cooperation with the Musée du Jeu de Paume in Paris and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum Folkwang is organizing a major retrospective of the Dutch artist Aernout Mik. For each work and station, the artist developed a specific exhibition structure. A high point of the retrospective in the Museum Folkwang will be the new video installation Shifting Sitting, specially made for this project.

Aernout Mik (born 1962 in Groningen) is among the most important artist in the Netherlands. His spatial and video installations, with their numerous crossovers between film, video, performance, sculpture and architecture, has fundamentally extended the use of moving pictures.  In a unique way, Aernout Mik’s works reflect the psycho-social state of our society and our times.  His works often refer to current political and social situations and their coverage in the media. Thus you find topics such as current wars, global crises, economic depressions, racism and social tensions, without their being photographed directly.

We were allowed to accompany him during the set up. THANKS!
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Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS - Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT FOUR AVANT-GARDE WOMEN ARTISTS

The film by Ralph Goertz is centered around four important women artists of the avant-garde: Claude Cahun, Florence Henri. Sonia Delaunay and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. The film was made for the exhibition "The other side of the moon" at the Kunstsammlungen Northern Westfalia (K20) in Düsseldorf.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON
Women Artists of the Avant-garde
22. Oct. 2011 - 15 Jan. 2012
K20 - Grabbeplatz - Düsseldorf

The exhibition The Other Side of the Moon focuses on eight female artists who made major contributions to the aesthetic renewal of Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. Through their high levels of artistic achievements, persistent attempts to establish contacts, and unconditional commitment, they continually generated networks at the very heart of the avant-garde community. For the first time in this constellation, this exhibition offers viewers an opportunity to become acquainted with the lives and works of Claude Cahun, Dora Maar, Sonia Delaunay, Florence Henri, Hannah Höch, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, and the less familiar artists Katarzyna Kobro and Germaine Dulac.


Photo: © Ralph Goertz / "Aubette" Strasburg
TOMAS RUFF - photography 1979 - 2011
The Dusseldorf based photographer Thomas Ruff is next to Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Hofer and Axel Hutte internationally one of the best known photo artist in Germany. He was known since the late 1980s with his large-format portraits. With series such as jpegs, nudes or m.a.r.s.
Over two years we were allowed to accompany him during his creative process, taking pictures and hanging his exhibition at the Landesmuseum in Münster.


© Ralph Goertz / IKS 2011
NEWS: TRANS-URBAN NEWS. PHOTOGRAPHY; VIDEO AND SCULPTURE FROM THE COLLECTION
Museum Ludwig Cologne / 13.08. - 23.10.2011

In the mid-1990s, urban planner and architect Thomas Sieverts coined the term Zwischenstadt, or “trans-urban-city,” to describe rampant urban sprawl. But it was actually photography that first drew people’s attention to this theme as early as the 1960s and 70s, one that had until then not been considered worthy of depicting. Instead of heroic metropolises or sublime natural landscapes, artists such as Ed Ruscha and Dan Graham, or photographers like Robert Adams and Lewis Baltz, portray gas stations, parking lots, suburban developments, motels and industrial parks. They show suburban areas and landscapes that are just taking shape, drawing attention to the anonymity of vernacular architecture and prefabricated homes. The exhibi-tion follows their lead, presenting photographs from the collection of Museum Ludwig as well as works by the next generation of artists. These examine not only the local built environment, but also its psychosocial influ-ence on inhabitants. The exhibition brings together works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joachim Brohm, Chargesheimer, Mark Dion, William Eggleston, Jeanne Faust, Andreas Gursky, Douglas Huebler, Joan Jonas, Manfred Pernice, Peter Piller, Robert Smithson, Thomas Struth and Thomas Ruff.
curator: Dr. Barbara Engelbach
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NEWS: IKS LAUNCHES THE SERIES "MEETING YOUNG ARTISTS" ON FACEBOOK
In a new series we will introduce young artists who have convinced us by their work. The aim is to accompany these artists permanently on film over a longer period. Exclusive on our video channel on vimeo (www.vimeo.com / iksmedienarchiv) and our facebook profile we will appear weekly short clips of the artists and their work.
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Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS / Björn Dahlem
NEWS: FILMING WITH OTTO PIENE COMPLETED
Otto Oien was internationally known since the 1960th for its raster images and founded, together with Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker, the ZERO group. In 1963 he experienced its breakthrough at the documenta 3 in Kassel.
For more than 30 years we accompany Otto Piene at his creative work. In mid-July 2011, we were allowed to accompany the artist during the making of the famous fire paintings. This spectacular action marks the end of our shooting for a
retrospective film coming out in 2012.
We appreciate the trust and friendship by Otto Piene!


Foto: Isabel Hernandez © IKS 2011
NEWS: NORBERT TADEUSZ IS DEAD
He is considered as one of the most important representative of the figurative painting in Germany. Norbert Tadeusz, who was first a master student of Joseph Beuys and later became a professor at the Art Academy in Dusseldorf, died a few days ago at the age of 71 years in his hometown Düsseldorf as a result of its long-standing disease.

We deeply regret the death of this exceptional artist!

Apart from his nudes and his radical Nighthawk series, especially his horses and slaughterhouse scenes are the most important images of Tadeusz. On the Insel Hombroich in his large and expressive pictures he will still be alive in the Tadeusz Pavilion, which was designed by Erwin Heerich. We were allowed to accompany the artist over 15 years of time on film and thank him for his humanity, his art and the combative exchange with him.


© Ralph Goertz / IKS 2011
NEWS: IKS PRODUCES FILM ABOUT ALFRED SISLEY
In cooperation with the Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, and Dr. Gerhard Finckh we currently
produced a documentary film by the English impressionist Alfred Sisley. The film we produced exclusively for the exhibition in Wuppertal, which starts on 13/09/2011.

The Paris-born son of British parents is today, with Monet, Renoir, Degas and Pissarro one of the important representatives of impressionism. More astonishing is that Sisley had no major solo exhibition in Germany till today.

The film goes in search of clues to Paris, Pont-Marly, Moret sur ​​Loing, Veneux-Nadon, Rouen, London and finally Cardiff, where Sisley has found his main and last motive: the Storr Rock.


© 2011 Ralph Goertz / IKS
NEWS: WHITE CHAPEL GALLERY IN LONDON SHOWS OUR THOMAS STRUTH DOCUMENTARY
From 6 July to 16 September 2011 the Whitechapel Gallery London shows a comprehensive retrospective of the German photographer Thomas Struth.

We are especially pleased that our film on Thomas Struth (follow to the DVD Edition) with English subtitles will be screened during the exhibition. This film, which was exclusively produced by IKS, is the only film about the photographer. For the first time we were allowed to accompany Thomas Struth while shooting. Thank you for your trust!



© 2011 Ralph Goertz / IKS
NEWS:
IKS LAUNCHES TWO FILMS IN SCANDINAVIA

Two internationally-known museums in Scandinavia are presenting films from our DVD edition in their shows!
Since June 16th our Award-winning film ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE - SHAPES is screened at FOTOGRAFISKA, the photography museum in Stockholm / Sweden.
From September 2011 our film about the American artist VIJA CELMINS will be shown at the LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART in Humlebaek / Denmark is shown.

We appreciate the cooperation and the success of our films!
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCED ART-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST GÜNTHER ZINS

The German artist Günther Zins deals in his work with the relationship between line and space. He became known especially for his mostly large-scale metal sculptures, which he installed in the museum space, but also in the context of buildings and nature.
On the occasion of the 60th Birthday two museums devoted to the artist comprehensive solo exhibitions. On display are the works of Günther Zins from July 2011 in Museum
Goch and the Museum Schloss Moyland. In the context of the exhibitions, we were allowed to produce an artist's portrait. We accompanied the artist in the studio, but also during the set up of its exhibitions.
Exclusive to us Günther Zins repeated his spectacular "cast statue", which is now on display for the first time as a movie!


© 2011 Ralph Goertz
NEWS:
DIETER EIKELPOTH TAKES PHOTOGRAPHS OF NADJA AUERMANN

She is one of the most famous photo models in the world: Nadja Auermann. She was exclusively booked by EICKHOFF for presenting the new Fall 2011 collection.
Besides her beauty she is a leader of the campaign against the youth delusional in the world of fashion.
We were allowed to accompany Dieter Eikelpoth and her during the shooting in Düsseldorf.
Many Thanks!!
Enjoy the VIDEO!


photo © Ralph Goertz 2011
NEWS:
ANDREJ KREMENTSCHOUK
at the Gallery Clara Maria Sels in Düsseldorf (9.4. - 4.6.2011)
The russian photo artist Andrej Krementschouk shows his very impressiv series about russian people who are still living around Tschernobyl. He introduced us very deaply in what homeland really means. Many thanks!


photo © 2011 Ralph Goertz / IKS
NEWS:
IKS IS PRODUCING AN ART-TALK WITH MARK DION

In order of the Museum Ostwall in Dortmund we produce an art-talk with the american artist MARK DION. We were allowed to accompany him during his set up at the two Museums in Monaco, the Musée Océanogrphique and the Monaco Nouveau Musée National. Many thanks!


Photo © 2011 Ralph Goertz
NEWS:
MIKE KELLEY - KANDORS AT MUSEUM HAUS LANGE / HAUS ESTERS

march 13th - june 19th 2011

Over thirty years U.S. American concept artist Mike Kelley (*1954 Detroit, Michigan, USA) has produced works that present a surprising and provocative analysis of society's handed-down norms and values. On top of which Kelley, who works across the genres, has always placed memories, repression and buried childhood traumas at the centre of his subversive stagings.


photo © 2011 Ralph Goertz / IKS
IKS PRODUCED ART DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HEINZ MACK
Heinz Mack was one of the founders of the internationally best known art group ZERO.
Three mayor museums in Northern Westfalia are presenting the whole work of Heinz Mack since the 1960th. Our art documentary accompanied the artist over a period of 30 years and shows the artist during his work as a painter and sculptor in his studio.
"Since 60 years I am working as an artist, just 10 of the with ZERO" Heinz Mack
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Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
OUR FIRST AWARD!!!!
AND THE WINNER IS: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: SHAPES!
On march 13th our nominated documentary "Robert Mapplethorpe: Shapes" wins the Delphic Art Movie Award in the category VISUAL ARTS!
© Ralph Goertz / IKS; Foto © Robert Mapplethorpe, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
NEWS:
JOEL SHAPIRO AT THE MUSEUM LUDWIG COLOGNE

26. Februar - 29. Mai 2011
At the Museum Ludwig in Cologne we were allowed to accompany the american artist Joel Shapiro.
His new installation presents a groundbreaking new part in the work of Shapiro. With the expansive and poetic installation in Cologne Shapiro breaks the constructivist limits of his previous works.
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© Ralph Goertz / IKS 2011
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THOMAS STRUTH

The german photographer Thomas Struth is internationally best known as one of the leader of the artform photography. Together with Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Candida Höfer und Axel Hütte he established photography as a part of contemporary art.
We were allowed to accompany him over a periode of eight years in his studio, during the setup of an exhibition and - for the first time - during a shooting!
The documentary will be screened the first time at his exhibition Thomas Struth – Fotografien 1978-2010 at the Kunstsammlung NRW / K20 in Düsseldorf from February the 26th, 2011.
Thank you very much for the confidence placed in us!
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Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
SCENOGRAPHY COLLOQUIUM "MOVING SPACES"

The director of IKS, Ralph Goertz, is invited to the Scenography Colloquium of the DASA in Dortmund to talk about "Moving Spaces" in  museums next to Dr. Marion Ackermann (Kunstsammlung NRW), Dr. Barbara Engelbach (Museum Ludwig Cologne) and any others.
Many thanks!


Photo: DEAD END, Kaiser Wilhelm-Museum Krefeld © Ralph Goertz
NEWS:
NOW OUR FILMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE HAMBURGER BAHNHOF IN BERLIN!!!
NEWS:
IKS produced an artist portrait of Candida Höfer.

This film about the worldwide best known photo artist Candida Höfer will be presented at the end of the year.


© Ralph Goertz / IKS