During this second week of the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store Hamburg, we will re-arrange the exhibition space with new and additional work. We're also in the Store every day (from 1 PM to 7 PM, Saturday 1 PM - 5 PM). You'll find us at our freshly installed "Gift Shop"! (We may have that very special Christmas present that you're still looking for :))
This week we will launch two exclusive silk screen prints by Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond. These prints are published on the occasion of the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store and will be available at the store as well as through our online shop (pe-orders are already possible, click this link).
The official Launch will take place on December 12, before the Panel Talk we'll be hosting at the end of the week.
Highlight of week two will be the panel talk with Yasha Young (Urban Nation), Daniela Hinrichs (DEAR Photography), Justus Duhnkrack (P/ART Producers Art Fair/gallerytalk.net), moderated by Jörg Heikhaus (heliumcowboy). All established experts and passionate trailblazers in their field, we are looking forward to discuss the topic:
Urban Contemporary - how the influence of Urban Art and the prevalent self-marketing of young artists today is changing the the perception of contemporary art and the mechanisms of the market.
We're ready to roll: After a week of installing and setting up shop at the Mercedes me Store, the #heliumcowboytakeover begins with the first exhibition of our month long program:
FRIDAY, DEC 5, 7-10 PM:
ADAMEVA - VERNISSAGE & LIVE CONCERT
Ballindamm 17, Hamburg (google maps | facebook event)
We're all set up and ready now, so please join us tomorrow (Friday) from 7 to 10 pm for the Vernissage of our first exhibition at the Mercedes me Store.
ADAMEVA, who are not only known for their large-format, explosive pop-art canvases created with tape and acrylics, but their music as well, will also release their very first record at this show. 'EKSTASE' will be published in a very limited edition on Vinyl only, and each record comes with individual and original cover art. ADAMEVA will also give a short concert featuring some of their Electropop songs that night.
Interested in a sales preview? Let us know at email@example.com!
We've also been setting up the '#heliumcowboytakeover Gift Shop', which will be a permanent installation throughout December with art editions, original works, books and other shiny things to buy.
The 'Gift Shop' is located next to the emergency exit (true fact), and will be open during the regular hours of the Mercedes me Store (monday - saturdays 10 am - 8 pm).
Address: Mercedes me Store, Ballindamm 17, Hamburg.
heliumcowboy Founder Jörg Heikhaus (image right) was invited to be the host at the store for the month of December, and under the programmatic title #heliumcowboytakeover he's put together a program of live-art performances and exhibitions as well as panel discussions and artists talks.
The heliumcowboy gallery will be taking over the Mercedes Me Store in Hamburg, Ballindamm 17, throughout December.
Jörg Heikhaus, our gallery founder, is the host of the month and invites to live-art performances and exhibitions featuring artists ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond as well as to panel discussions and artists talks with Yasha Young (Urban Nation), Daniela Hinrichs (DEAR Photography), Rudolf Klöckner (Urbanshit) and Judith Waldmann (Affordable Art Fair).
We'll update this site soon with the complete program, here's the quick list:
Friday, Dec 5: ADAMEVA - Vernissage, concert and LP release
Friday, Dec 12: Panel feat. Yasha Young, Daniela Hinrichs, Rudolf Klöcker. Moderated by Jörg Heikhaus
Tuesday, Dec 16: Artist talk: ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause, Alex Diamond. Moderated by Judith Waldmann
Friday, Dec 19: Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond - Vernissage
Our gallery founder Jörg Heikhaus is an author for the Hamburg-blog of Germany's biggest weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. He writes mostly about art, obviously. In german.
His latest article just launched today:
Es ist wieder Kunstmessezeit in Hamburg: Die Affordable Art Fair (AAF) lädt nun bereits im dritten Jahr in die Messehallen ein. Neben dem bunten Treiben auf dem Marktplatz für internationale Galerien hat sich mit der Emerging Artist Exhibition auch eine nicht-kommerzielle Ausstellung auf der AAF etabliert. Über diese besondere Plattform für junge, unbekannte Künstler sprach ich mit Messemanagerin Judith Waldmann. (...)
Photo above: © Kathrin Brunnhofer
And here it is: ADAMEVA released their debut video, EKSTASE feat. Samy Deluxe.
On December 5th they will publish this song as their first ever single, on the evening of the opening of their exhibition at the Mercedes me Store in Hamburg, where they will give a short live gig. This exhibition will be curated by heliumcowboy during Jörg's month as the host of this brand new Mercedes flagship store. Stay tuned and check for updates here.
Earlier this year Alex Diamond has been invited by celebrity chef Stefan Marquard and by Geberit, the european market leader in sanitary technology, to develop and execute an artistic concept for the luxurious bathroom facilities of Marquard's new restaurant called 'Hase & Igel'.