Helwaser Gallery

Helwaser Gallery Based in New York City, Helwaser Gallery specializes in Post-war and Contemporary art. New York City art gallery specializing in Post-war and Contemporary art
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Operating as usual

"These things occur all the time everywhere, particular within vernacular circumstances. You just have to look, to see i...
10/08/2020

"These things occur all the time everywhere, particular within vernacular circumstances. You just have to look, to see it, to pay attention... and then you have to acknowledge it. So, I may find something laying on the street, and it may just start a whole thing. A whole process."  
- Richard Fleischer

Helwaser Gallery is complying with guidelines for social distancing and reduced capacity, and we encourage all guests to schedule their visit in advance. Read more about our commitment and reserve your visit via our link in bio.

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled (Plaster Construction)
2015
plaster
5 x 4 x 7 3/4 in
Courtesy the artist

#RichardFleischer #sculpture #landart

"Ruins like those at Pompeii and Ostia Antica in Italy...have always been compelling to Fleischner... In ruins there are...
10/06/2020

"Ruins like those at Pompeii and Ostia Antica in Italy...have always been compelling to Fleischner... In ruins there are minimal references to what was once there, but the basic gesture of place remains. It is a sense of place in its most primitive and primal form... It is this economy of line, plane, and volume that captures the artist and which he repeats in his built work and in the gouaches."                          
—Julia Brown, writer and curator

Helwaser Gallery is complying with guidelines for social distancing and reduced capacity, and we encourage all guests to schedule their visit in advance. Read more about our commitment and reserve your visit via our link in bio.

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled #19, 2014-15
earthen-plaster, cardboard
11 x 9 x 91/4 in.
Courtesy the artist

#RichardFleischer #sculpture #landart

Richard Fleischner's small sculptures are intimate sketches of his large-scale land works. Bringing the outside in, the ...
10/03/2020

Richard Fleischner's small sculptures are intimate sketches of his large-scale land works. Bringing the outside in, the maquettes provide a birds-eye-view of Fleischner's sited works. This fall, we invite you to visit us in our jewel-box gallery on Manhattan's Upper East Side to interact with these works in person.

Helwaser Gallery is complying with guidelines for social distancing and reduced capacity, and we encourage all guests to schedule their visit in advance. Read more about our commitment and reserve your visit via our link in bio.

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled Construction, 2016
wood, cardboard, plaster
4 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.
Courtesy the artist

#RichardFleischer #sculpture #landart

“In recent years, the opportunities for large exhibitions usually came in a sudden burst, and my commutes between Beijin...
08/18/2020

“In recent years, the opportunities for large exhibitions usually came in a sudden burst, and my commutes between Beijing and New York became increasingly frequent. However, I prefer working in an unhurried fashion. Shortly after the Spring Festival in 2020, when three concurrent projects in Hong Kong and Japan were cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19, my burden was much relieved.

However, I felt pain as well as pity for human civilization facing such unexpected disaster and irrevocable loss of lives. Although I believe in the Daoist theory of oneness of nature and humanity, and that harmony induces prosperity, my works more often present an energy free of material desire. I am gradually able to recover the rhythm of my life. I am often blessed with a flash of insight seeing fragments left from previous works, and use them on smaller paints based on my intuition. Sans distraction or purpose, I reach into the inside of myself, and my heart swells with the joy of freedom." - Lin Yan, from New York, February 2020

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Image of Lin Yan's studio in Beijing.
Image courtesy Lin Yan. © Lin Yan.

#LinYan #xuanpaper #☁️

Recalling the material appearance of Richard Fleischner’s sculptures, where bronze, earthen-plaster, and even milk-paint...
08/17/2020

Recalling the material appearance of Richard Fleischner’s sculptures, where bronze, earthen-plaster, and even milk-paint are employed to achieve their distinctive finish, the worked surfaces of these gouaches reveal the hand of the artist, striking a personal and intimate register associated with the process of individual mark-making. As with Fleischner’s sculptures, these works are concerned with achieving a balance.

See more in our online viewing rooms dedicated to Richard Fleischner’s extensive work. (Link in bio)

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled, 2018
Gouache on paper
13 1/4 x 14 5/8 in

#RichardFleischner #JenniferGross #WitnessMark

We checked in with artist Lin Yan to see how she’s been adapting to life in the midst of a pandemic. She gave us a tour ...
08/14/2020

We checked in with artist Lin Yan to see how she’s been adapting to life in the midst of a pandemic. She gave us a tour of her new studio in Beijing, and a glimpse into her thoughts on the global situation at large. See the full story in this week’s newsletter!

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Images of Lin Yan's studio in Beijing.
Images courtesy Lin Yan. © Lin Yan.

#LinYan #xuanpaper #☁️ @ Beijing, China 北京

Richard Fleischner’s heavily textured, tactile works on paper are made by a repetitive process of building up multiple l...
08/12/2020

Richard Fleischner’s heavily textured, tactile works on paper are made by a repetitive process of building up multiple layers of colored paint, and then scratching, sanding, and scraping them down in turn until the depth of the surface has been achieved. These gouaches provide deep insights into the relationship between his sculptural and architectural interventions.

On the occasion of Richard Fleischner's first exhibition with Helwaser Gallery, we have released the exhibition catalogue Richard Fleischner: Witness Mark with texts by the artist and art historian, Jennifer Gross.

Please contact us via DM or email ([email protected]) to order your copy today.

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled Gouache, 2018
Gouache on paper
20 3/8 x 22 1/4 in

#RichardFleischner #JenniferGross #WitnessMark

This diamond shaped painting on wood panel is part of Anton Ginzburg’s ROMB 4A body of work. The series is a continuatio...
08/10/2020

This diamond shaped painting on wood panel is part of Anton Ginzburg’s ROMB 4A body of work. The series is a continuation of Ginzburg’s research into our perception of space and color and their effects on visual consciousness.

For more about this series, visit Anton Ginzburg: Viewing Mode, a comprehensive overview of the five series of paintings Ginzburg produced during the past four years. (Link in bio)

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ROMB _4A_01
2019
pigment, acrylic and oil on wood
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)

#AntonGinzburg #colortheory #shapedcanvas

Studio snapshot 📸 Learn more about Werner Berges’ work and its importance within the German Pop Art movement via our sto...
08/09/2020

Studio snapshot 📸

Learn more about Werner Berges’ work and its importance within the German Pop Art movement via our story highlight above and our online viewing room. (link in bio)

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Photograph of Werner Berges in his studio, c. 1990.
© The Estate of Werner Berges

#WernerBerges #GermanPop #PopArt

Cut. Copy. Paste.Borrowing from the visual language of advertising, Berges took the archetype of the female to the brink...
08/06/2020

Cut. Copy. Paste.

Borrowing from the visual language of advertising, Berges took the archetype of the female to the brink of alientation, using visual techniques and references that evoked the notion of mass advertising and reproduction. His works emphasize multiplication and seriality, as they are often layered with painted, cutout, and laminated circles, grids, stripes of color, and lines.

Learn more about Werner Berges’ work and its importance within the German Pop Art movement via our story highlight above and our online viewing room. (link in bio)

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Werner Berges
o. T.
1969
mixed media on cardboard
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in (40 x 50 cm)

© The Estate of Werner Berges

#WernerBerges #GermanPop #PopArt

We just love Richard Fleischner’s small sculptures. By using natural materials like beeswax and wood to create fundament...
08/03/2020

We just love Richard Fleischner’s small sculptures. By using natural materials like beeswax and wood to create fundamental forms, he cements his work in the bedrock of art and architecture history.

To learn more about Fleischner’s work, visit our link in bio, where you can explore the online exhibition as well as a Q&A between art historian Jennifer Gross and the artist.

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled Construction
2016
wood, beeswax
6 x 13 1/2 x 3 1/2 in

#RichardFleischner #JenniferGross #WitnessMark

07/30/2020

We took some time to check in with Boedi Widjaja, who lives and works in Singapore, one of the countries hailed for their stringent response to the coronavirus pandemic. He reflects that time vibrated violently as his nation went into lockdown, and that as the days and weeks began to blur, he found new ways to navigate relationships and boundaries both social and political. His work-in-progress about muons (cosmic rays) became more urgent, as it contemplates the closing of a gap between distant stars and the earth; past and future; origin and destination; in the context of a diasporic cosmology.

To learn more about Boedi Widjaja and to view available works, please visit our link in bio or email us at [email protected]

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Images of muons (cosmic radiation) registered on Boedi Widjaja's phone camera. Images courtesy Boedi Widjaja. © Boedi Widjaja.

#BoediWidjaja #cosmicrays #muons #studiovisit

Sweet little sculptures fashioned with chisel and saw in Christina Kruse’s temporary studio in Germany. Without the high...
07/27/2020

Sweet little sculptures fashioned with chisel and saw in Christina Kruse’s temporary studio in Germany. Without the high-tech tools of her NYC studio, Christina Kruse reverted to using bygone processes to make the maquettes above.

When the pandemic hit, Kruse took shelter in Germany with family. There she started a new body of work using the ad hoc materials and studio spaces available to her. View the “Kruse Studio” story highlight above for a tour.

To learn more about Christina Kruse and to view available works, please visit our link in bio or email us at [email protected]

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Image of works-in-process in Christina Kruse's studio in Germany. Images courtesy Christina Kruse. © Christina Kruse.

#ChristinaKruse #sculpture #studiovisit

☁️ Lin Yan’s new site-specific installation consists of hundreds of layers of Xuan paper. The floating sheets form a maz...
07/24/2020

☁️ Lin Yan’s new site-specific installation consists of hundreds of layers of Xuan paper. The floating sheets form a maze, inviting visitors in and cocooning them from the surrounding environment. As with the other works in this series, the installation embodies the relationship between humanity, nature, and the universe. ☁️

☁️ This work is part of Clouds Gathering and Unfolding, a group exhibition at Ichihara Lakeside Museum in Chiba, Japan. The exhibition, curated by Zheng Yan, centers on the use of paper (an invention of ancient China) in Chinese contemporary art and includes work by artists including Cai Guo-Qiang, Wu Wei, and Liu Jianhua amongst others. The exhibition closes tomorrow. ☁️

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Lin Yan, Phekda III - WHY?, 2020
Xuan paper, iron net, wooden clip
Site-specific installation
271.7 x 220.5 x 122 in
Photograph by Hideto Nagatsuka © Lin Yan, courtesy Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Japan and Fou Gallery, New York

#LinYan #CloudsGatheringAndUnfolding #xuanpaper #☁️ @ 市原湖畔美術館 Ichihara Lakeside Museum

Florian Illies likened Berges’ nudes to the granddaughters of Kirchner’s bathers.  Swipe right and tell us if you see it...
07/22/2020

Florian Illies likened Berges’ nudes to the granddaughters of Kirchner’s bathers. Swipe right and tell us if you see it too!

Learn more about Werner Berges’ work and its importance within the German Pop Art movement via our story highlight above and our online viewing room. (link in bio)

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Image 1:
Werner Berges
Auswärtige, 1972
Mixed media on cardboard
19 3/4 x 16 1/8 in
© The Estate of Werner Berges

Image 2:
Ernst Kirchner
Badende Moritzburg
Oil on canvas
© Tate

#WernerBerges #GermanPop #PopArt #diebrücke
@ Schloss Moritzburg (Sachsen)

Just a few days left to bid in #TogetherInDistance, a benefit auction for COVID-19 relief. We’re proud to be a supportin...
07/17/2020

Just a few days left to bid in #TogetherInDistance, a benefit auction for COVID-19 relief. We’re proud to be a supporting gallery, and invite you to bid on @artspace. The auction closes Monday, July 20th at 9:00pm EST.

Together in Distance is a benefit auction organized by Fou Gallery, Helwaser Gallery, Chambers Fine Art, Allouche Gallery, Fisk Fine Art Services, Anton Kern Gallery, Inna Art Space, Kristen Lorello Gallery Matthew Liu Gallery, Van Doren Waxter, and Special Special in collaboration with Artspace to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.

Working in close collaboration with @N95forNYC, a COVID-19 relief project that is part of the New York-based non-profit organization @Art.inTouch, all proceeds of this online benefit exhibition will be donated to purchase PPE for underserved communities, and to support artists and art organizations who have been impacted by the pandemic.

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Image 1:
Takashi Murakami
Monogram Multicolore (White), 2007
Mixed media
16 x 16 inches

Image 2:
Ai Weiwei
Study of Perspective in Glass (Alexandrite), 2018
glass sculpture
4.14 x 3.86 x 4.71 in
Ed. of 100

Image 3:
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Rinso, 1985/ 2001
Color screenprint on museum board
40.00 x 40.00 in
Edition of 85

Image 4:
Daniel Arsham
Future Relic, Crayola Box, 2018
Sculpture
5.00 x 3.00 x 1.00 in

Image 5:
Massimo Vitali
Le Provençal, 2015
9.84 x 14.33 in
Ed. of 35

Image 6:
Jen Dwyer
Xoxo Finger Comb, 2020
porcelain, glaze, and luster
7 x 4.25 x 0.50 in

@fougallery @chambersfineartgallery @allouchegallery @fiskprojects @artspace @shantell_martin @basquiat_archive

#artintouch #n95fornyc #artspace #auction #artauction #basquiat #shantellmartin #jacobskornik #linyan #danielarsham #arsham #futurerelic #basquiatarchive #jeanmichelbasquiat #jendwyer #aiweiwei #massimovitali #sculpture #painting #photography @ Artspace

Have you had the chance to read our Q&A + photo essay with Richard Fleischner and Jennifer Gross?Fleischner’s exhibition...
07/16/2020

Have you had the chance to read our Q&A + photo essay with Richard Fleischner and Jennifer Gross?

Fleischner’s exhibition, Witness Mark was interrupted by the global pandemic, and now exists as an online viewing room. Over email, art historian and curator Jennifer Gross posed three questions to Fleischner; what resulted is a conversation about the notion of "shelter", Fleischner's practice, and his engagement with fundamental, basic forms that are the bedrock of art and architecture history. Paired with selected photographs that the artist took on his travels, the exchange inspires a focus on celebrating —to borrow Fleischner's words — "the rudimentary, unassuming, and yet essential creation of places".

Read the full conversation via our link in bio.

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Richard Fleischner
Untitled Construction
2016
wood, cardboard, plaster
4 3/4 x 14 3/4 x 3 3/8 in

#RichardFleischner #JenniferGross #WitnessMark

Dream girls ☁️Learn more about Werner Berges’ work and its importance within the German Pop Art movement via our story h...
07/15/2020

Dream girls ☁️

Learn more about Werner Berges’ work and its importance within the German Pop Art movement via our story highlight above and our online viewing room.

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Werner Berges
Schön ist sie nicht, 1971
mixed media on cardboard
27 1/2 x 19 3/4 in

#WernerBerges #GermanPop #PopArt

Boedi Widjaja is currently in-residence at the Exactly Foundation, Singapore. The foundation is dedicated to the practic...
07/12/2020

Boedi Widjaja is currently in-residence at the Exactly Foundation, Singapore. The foundation is dedicated to the practice of photography and aims to present opportunities for artists to further their processes of art-making.

During the residency, which began in March, Widjaja began developing Path. 11, Blindness. This is a new work in the Path series (2012-), an ongoing body of work that explores themes of displacement through the medium of live performance art. Focusing on muons, extraterrestrial, radioactive particles that can pass through walls and bodies, Widjaja will use the smartphone's CMOS image sensor to photograph muons, even as the device is embedded in concrete.

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Boedi Widjaja
PATH. 8, INVISIBLE CITIES 。云海游
2016
Live art, performed at the 57th Venice Biennale, with 'sail carriage' and artist-made graphite frottages
dimensions variable

#BoediWidjaja #PathSeries #particlephysics

We are pleased to announce that Anton Ginzburg has been invited to participate in a six-month residency at the Technisch...
07/11/2020

We are pleased to announce that Anton Ginzburg has been invited to participate in a six-month residency at the Technische Universität Dresden. Ginzburg is the second fellowship recipient in the Schaufler [email protected] Dresden's artist-in-residence program. Together with early-career researchers at the Schaufler [email protected] Dresden and through exchange with various university faculties, he will explore the research topic 'Artificial intelligence as a factor and consequence of societal and cultural change'.

Ginzburg commented on his invitation to Dresden, noting that his time as an artist-in-residence "will initiate a dialogue between science and art, launch new work exploring themes of machine learning, and exchange ideas and practices with a new community of colleagues and public."

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Anton Ginzburg
Walking the Sea (film still), 2013
HD video with surround sound
00:30 hr
Image courtesy the artist
© Anton Ginzburg

#antonginzburg #dresden #schauflerlab

We took some time to check in with Christina Kruse, who left the US at the beginning of the pandemic to shelter with fam...
07/10/2020

We took some time to check in with Christina Kruse, who left the US at the beginning of the pandemic to shelter with family in Germany. She provided us a behind-the-scenes look into her makeshift studio spaces. View our story (and story highlight) for a first glimpse of her new body of work born out of displacement, necessity, and a return to bygone tools and methods.

To learn more about Christina Kruse and to view available works, please visit our link in bio or email us at [email protected]

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Image of tools and works-in-process in Christina Kruse's studio in Germany. Images courtesy Christina Kruse. © Christina Kruse.

#ChristinaKruse #sculpture #studiovisit @ Germany

We’re heating things up this summer with a pop art presentation from Werner Berges 🍭 Check out our story highlight and o...
07/09/2020

We’re heating things up this summer with a pop art presentation from Werner Berges 🍭

Check out our story highlight and online viewing room to learn more about German pop artist Werner Berges and his seminal works from the 1960s and 1970s.

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Werner Berges
Ganz schön gelb, 1971
mixed media on cardboard
21 7/8 x 30 3/4 in
Image courtesy Helwaser Gallery, New York. © The Estate of Werner Berges.

#WernerBerges #popart #berges

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About Helwaser Gallery

Established in Paris in 1986, Helwaser Gallery specializes in Post-war and Contemporary art, featuring seminal artists such as Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, and Yayoi Kusama. The gallery was originally located in rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, Paris, and initiated noteworthy exhibitions, including a retrospective on Jean Dubuffet (1996), curated in partnership with Galerie Pascal Lansberg. Other exhibitions include Rencontre de Personnages (An Encounter between Figures), which presented a rich selection of French cubist masters, notably George Braque, Jean Metzinger, and Pablo Picasso (2004). In 2008, Helwaser Gallery marked its inaugural relocation to New York with the exhibition Red, which brought together Post-War artists, such as Hans Hofmann, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

In 2019, Helwaser Gallery will open its remodeled Upper East Side gallery space with a public exhibition program. The program will promote emerging and established contemporary artists, working across the mediums of painting, sculpture, and cinema. The exhibition program centers on national histories and geographies, and aims to connect with significant historical cultural movements. This focus on contemporary projects continues to be paired with a yearly exhibition devoted to post-war and contemporary art, linking the history of the gallery with its new curatorial vision. More details on participating artists will be announced in Winter 2018.

Helwaser Gallery has participated in the following art fairs: The Armory Show, Art Miami, Palm Beach Art Fair, The Salon Art + Design, Paris Art + Design and Brafa (Brussels), Art Southampton, and others.

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