Clifford Chance Arcus Pride Art Germany 2021

Frank Lorenz

has made a name for himself primarily with his portraits on paper. Mostly young, serious men looking at the world, which the Berlin painter captures with a quick stroke in sometimes intimate, sometimes oblivious poses. [www.calvendo.de/galerie/Frank-Lorenz](https://www.calvendo.de/galerie/Frank-Lorenz)

Ilka Hendrik's

woolen doll is not a fetish and does not allude to voodoo magic. Rather, the three-breasted figure created with a knitting needle is a tribute to Frankfurt artist Max Weinberg, who died in 2018 at the age of 90 and in whose work the headstrong beauty appears again and again as a figure.

Eva Weingärtner

studied at the Offenbach University of Design and became known for her performances – live or on camera – and in doing so, she asks questions above all. Intimate and radical exploratory, despairing occasionally or, as here, questioning one's own self and our all role-playing as curiously as playfully. [www.eva-weingaertner.de](https://www.eva-weingaertner.de) kontakt@eva-weingaertner.de  0151-74114238

Anke Röhrscheid

The watercolors of Anke Röhrscheid are characterized by their extraordinary technique, which she masters in the postcard-small as well as in the wall-filling format. In contrary to what one might think, her delicate forms and figures are not painted in the true sense of the word. Rather, Röhrscheid prepares the in every respect fantastic, organic, erotically charged beings with nothing but a brush and a lot of water out of the monochrome background. [www.ankeroehrscheid.de](http://www.ankeroehrscheid.de) mail@ankeroehrscheid.de 0173-3878032

Nina Hollein (2011)

Nina Hollein is an architect by training and reinvented herself once again in 2009 as a fashion designer for children's clothing. If what gender theory claims is true and gender is at least also a social construct, then one might see this little dress as a tongue-in-cheek response to the pink and sky-blue rompers of our childhood. [www.ninahollein.com](https://www.ninahollein.com) mail@ninahollein.com

Mirek Macke

is not only the head of the Montez Family Art Association. A student of Hermann Nitsch, he is an artist himself, even though he has not painted for years. Nevertheless, he knows painting intimately. In the sweater painted red, yellow and blue, one might recognize a casual commentary on Barnett Newman's "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue." Likewise, in his preserved and, as it were, shaped "exiled tomatoes," one finds reflected the diversity of nature that never ceases to amaze.

Kai Teichert

has never been afraid of large themes. And certainly not of huge formats. So much so that in his first exhibition with the Montez family a few years ago, he directly covered the entire wall with his "Peacock Island" - a panorama measuring a good 30 square meters and full of mythological and art historical references, in which everything revolves around love, sex, desire and death. His "Running Cock" may not be quite so complex. But it is certainly a statement.   For the uncensored version, please contact the gallery directly: [www.kvfm.de](http://www.kvfm.de)

Matias Hidalgo/Oscar Zickler: "Asunciòn" 2018/2020

Fashion designer Matias Hidalgo from Buenos Aires came to the Montez family with a residency. He brought with him an entire collection, in front of which you may decide anew every day which side of yourself you may show to the world out there today. [www.matiashidalgo.com  ](https://www.matiashidalgo.com/)

Matias Hidalgo/Oscar Zickler: "Asunciòn" 2018/2020

Fashion designer Matias Hidalgo from Buenos Aires came to the Montez family with a residency. He brought with him an entire collection, in front of which you may decide anew every day which side of yourself you may show to the world out there today. [www.matiashidalgo.com ](https://www.matiashidalgo.com/) 

Max Weinberg (2016)

Max Weinberg (1928-2018) was undoubtedly one of the most enigmatic personalities of Frankfurt's artistic life. "I come from another planet," he sometimes let his counterpart know. And anyone who saw Weinberg strolling through the art world, usually in pink, with a white beard and eyes outlined by broad eyeliner, and who was familiar with his sometimes enormous mixed media, populated by black knights, cheerful monsters and buxom mythical women, was almost inclined to believe him. [www.maxweinberg.de](https://www.maxweinberg.de)

Andrej Zverev

One would like to call this a "contradictio in adjecto". For what else could it be, a razor blade made of fluffy soft plush? A blade with which you can't shave, but you can't cut yourself either. Pop art? A fetish? Or an homage to Meret Oppenheim's "Déjeuner en fourrure" fur cup? Who knows. Maybe a little bit of everything. Scissors, knives or a fur coffin are also part of the program of the Stockholm-based artist, Andrej Zverev. [www.andrejzverev.com](https://www.andrejzverev.com/)

To Kuehne

is first and foremost a photographer. An artist, of course, who makes use of the image memory of popular culture in a highly original way. In his self-portraits, he slips into ever new roles and, for example, brazenly inscribes himself in art history with his homage to Andy Warhol or in contemporary history as Vladimir Putin on horseback.

To Kuehne

is first and foremost a photographer. An artist, of course, who makes use of the image memory of popular culture in a highly original way. In his self-portraits, he slips into ever new roles and, for example, brazenly inscribes himself in art history with his homage to Andy Warhol or in contemporary history as Vladimir Putin on horseback.

Sandra Mann

In her photographic work, Sandra Mann is primarily interested in people. She asks them, herself and us viewers existential questions with her pictures. Questions about our own identity, about love, death and desire, about our relationship to others and to nature. And she prefers to leave the answer to all these big questions open in case of doubt.

Sandra Mann

In her photographic work, Sandra Mann is primarily interested in people. She asks them, herself and us viewers existential questions with her pictures. Questions about our own identity, about love, death and desire, about our relationship to others and to nature. And she prefers to leave the answer to all these big questions open in case of doubt.

Hans Petri

is an artist. That much is certain. Even if it is not easy to say what he actually does. Sure, he photographs and draws and designs spaces, plays games with the camera and his mostly female models, which are about desires and fantasies, compulsions and obsessions, voyeurism and eroticism, violence and faith and confession. It is also about images and what remains of them in the end. And, even if it is not immediately obvious, about beauty.

Sascha Boldt

One could almost call it poppy when Sascha Boldt, who studied classical painting with Markus Lüpertz and Albert Oehlen, collects logos, slogans and quotes, neon signs or pictograms of everyday urban life with his camera, only to rearrange them in his pictures. Meanwhile, in Boldt's wall-sized text work, which as always is part of a larger series, one would like to find reflected the familiar atmosphere in this particular place: The light of art, it never goes out at Kunstverein Montez.

Sascha Boldt

One could almost call it poppy when Sascha Boldt, who studied classical painting with Markus Lüpertz and Albert Oehlen, collects logos, slogans and quotes, neon signs or pictograms of everyday urban life with his camera, only to rearrange them in his pictures. Meanwhile, in Boldt's wall-sized text work, which as always is part of a larger series, one would like to find reflected the familiar atmosphere in this particular place: The light of art, it never goes out at Kunstverein Montez.

Hermann Nitsch

is unquestionably the most famous name in this exhibition. An artist of Viennese Actionism first, who not only became known with his "Schüttbilder" as a painter - and among other things was invited twice to the Kassel Documenta - but above all with his "orgy-mystery-theater", actually a total work of art imagining and celebrating life in all its facets became world famous. The next one, which will be his 160th and scheduled for six days, is supposed to take place in 2022 at the Prinzendorf Castle.

Mirek Macke

"Objet trouvé" or "readymades" are objects, everyday or natural, that are taken out of their original context, where the artist finds them and then transforms them into 'works of art', doing little or no editing to the found object. The neon sign LIFE SHOW originally hung on a house façade in Frankfurt's Bahnhofsviertel, inviting people into a corresponding establishment. Found by Mirek Macke and staged in the exhibition as a work of art, the object transforms its intended purpose in a delimited space. It develops new and surprising qualities in the viewer and can evoke completely new associations.

Achim Rippberger: Egoload - How much does ego weigh? (2020)

Achim Ripperger uses a chainsaw to make his wooden sculptures from a tree trunk in the first stage. "I try to find a visualization for the state of 'keeping calm' in order to go one's way with strength and confidence even in times of crisis. I want to show that our identity is in being human itself and not in the issues that surround us. Because these are interchangeable. I have the feeling that we are about to rediscover our planet by rediscovering ourselves. Like a spaceman about to take off, we are ready for a new world. My work around 'being human' gives me the opportunity to always focus on new topics and process them. Life, death, body, mind, faith, soul... every work contains insights for me. To do that, I also have to keep experimenting, exploring new territory and challenging myself." [www.atelier-ripperger.de](https://www.atelier-ripperger.com/)

Vanja Vukovic

This is a piece of art that actually belongs in public spaces. Presented on a large scale in light boxes, on advertising columns and billboards, the series created in 2011 is nevertheless striking in the best sense of the word. In any case, Vanja Vukovic hits a nerve with her seemingly naïve questions, set into the picture by the artist, to a counterpart who is perhaps not white, has no accent or a foreign-seeming name, as well as with the boundary of belonging, which is as unspoken as it is casually and decisively drawn.

Christoph von Löw u. Mirek Macke: The Pig Sisters (invitation card, 2011)

The registered Kunstverein Familie Montez was founded in 2007 in the Städelhof by Mirek Macke, the head of the house, and Anja Czioska. Through this, a kind of scene place developed in the Frankfurt city center. The art association became known for its exhibitions, performances, parties and concerts, which quickly took on an important role in Frankfurt's cultural life. The photo shows the band "The Pig Sisters" with the following line-up: Giorgio Capogrossi (guitar), Mirek Macke (vocals), Lionel Röhrscheid (bass) and Jörg Weil (drums, not shown in the picture). Since 2014, the art association with its still varied program has a new home under the Honsell bridge in Frankfurt's Osthafen.