UPDATE (May 15, 2013):
Jörg explains the background of the social art exhibition by Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. at the Stadium of the FC St. Pauli. (read the interview here)
Short profiles of all participating artists are now online (link).
MILLERNTOR GALLERY is a social art gallery in the Millerntor stadium of FC St Pauli and takes place at the Stadium of the football club FC St. Pauli (Millerntor Stadium) from May 23 to 26, 2013. All of its revenue is donated to the education and water projects of Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. (VcA).
Jörg Heikhaus, founder of heliumcowboy, is the artistic director for MILLERNTOR GALLERY #03 and responsible for all artist and exhibition related activities and processes.
MILLERNTOR GALLERY is the perfect mix of FC St Pauli and Viva con Agua. The football club provides the unique stadium in the heart of the Sankt Pauli district. With the help of its colourful fan scene and culture, the club will turn the stadium into a beacon project for contemporary art and clean water worldwide.
With over 40,000 visitors per month, Millerntor stadium is the ideal platform to reach a broad public. The stadium space will be used by regional, national and international artists to exhibit their works, which will make the stadium one of the most-visited galleries in the world.
4000 | ADAMEVA | AVMJ | Beau Stanton | Boris Hoppek | BOXI | Casey McKee | David Shillinglaw | Elmar Lause | Erniebert | François Morellet | Frau Meier | Heiko Müller | Henning Kles | Holzweg | Jim Avignon |Jo Fischer | Jon Burgerman | Jochen Hein | Julia Benz | Konstanze Habermann | Kostis Velonis | Los Piratoz | Low Bros | Minoz | MIR | mittenimwald | Nils Kasiske | Ole Utikal & Hannes Mussbach | Pape Luinsky | PAU | Paul Ripke | Queen Kong | Rai Escalé | RAMBA ZAMBA Posse St. Pauli | Rebelzer | Seher One | Smithe | Speto | strassenkoeter | Susanne Katzenberg & Olaf Tamm | Swen Kaehlert | Till Gerhard | Victor Castillo | Will Barras | Zezão
DJ Kekse, DJ Rita (supported by DJ MAD), DJ Mixwell, Irie Révoltés Soundsystem, Le Fly, Lukas Uecker, Nico Suave, ME, Riders Connection, Tanzen hilft, The Thiams ... (to be continued)
Thursday, May 23, 6 - 12 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 6 - 12 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 12 a.m - 12 p.m.
Millerntor Stadion of the FC St. Pauli
Daily updated information can be found on the official Facebook-page of the MILLERNTOR GALLERY.
Founded in 2002 by Jörg heikhaus, heliumcowboy opened in a small space in Hamburg St. Pauli, supporting emerging artists with the ability to blow away boundaries and establish the future aesthetics of art.
WHERE WE COME FROM
Positioned closely to the development and evolutional cycles of young art today, heliumcowboy has been aiding artists who are the mould of the art world. The aim was to establish a place to conceive, show and experience art that is made by and for people living in the here and now, and that can be considered authentic in their reflection of our society and selves.
Since the beginning, our motto (and ethos) derives from an old 60ies song: "A cowboy's work is never done". This in mind, we quickly expanded the gallery’s reach by showcasing artists from around the globe, organizing exhibitions abroad and in unusual places, and taking part in acclaimed art fairs in New York, Miami or Basel. In 2008 we‘ve set up the largest ever gallery exhibition in Hamburg in the debris of the famous Bieberhaus, with over 30 artists on 1.500 square meters.
WHERE WE'RE GOING
11 years, over 100 shows, 20 fairs and several locations later, heliumcowboy disposed of the traditional gallery concept with a regular exhibition schedule, and focuses on supporting a very small and exclusive selection of artists only, developing and executing art projects, organizing off-site and on-site shows and bridging the gap between the market and innovative contemporary art.
We're also responsible for the artist and exhibition related activities of MILLERNTOR GALLERY #03 (a social gallery founded by charity organisation Viva con Agua) for the upcoming exhibition at the stadium of the FC St. Pauli May 23-25.
ONE MORE THING ...
And then there is one other thing, one more reason why we may have gotten a bit more quiet lately than you‘re used to ...
Our main herdsman on the Ranch, Jörg, has withdrawn from the daily gallery routines more and more these past few years to attend to his own art project with full force: Alex Diamond. This is a project that runs outside of all heliumcowboy activities since 2004, which means that even if the work of Alex Diamond is currently available through heliumcowboy and we share the same address, it is not represented or managed by us.
It's about time we are closing up this year ... it was a rush and a kick, once again, it was tough and beautiful and just another rollercoaster ride, and everyone here at the Ranch and affiliated with us deserves a time out for the holiday season ...
We'll be at the gallery until Friday, Dec 21st, and after that only occasional and by appointment, if you are interested in seeing some of the artwork we are showing right now at PSYCHONOISEDESIRE, or hold on to in our storage. Drop us a mail!
And most importantly: Enjoy your Christmas!
this is our last and final event this year: Saturday, December 15, from 1 - 7 pm, we'll invite you to the Finissage of our current exhibition PSYCHONOISEDESIRE, featuring 3 more or less individual shows with new work by Jo Fischer (PSYCHO), ADAMEVA (NOISE) and Alex Diamond (DESIRE).
Over the past 10 years, it has been our custom here at heliumcowboy to invite you all over for some complimentary Glühwein & Cookies before Christmas. So if you are in town, and want to see the exhibition one last time in its complete state, or just want to grab a last drink with us before leaving for your well deserved holiday celebrations, drop by on Saturday!
Looking forward to seeing y'all there!