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Wednesday
Dec172014

#heliumcowboytakeover: Live-Painting & Final week

 

Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond painting live at the Mercedes me Store this week. Grand opening this Friday, Dec 19. (Photo Alina Schmidt © heliumcowboy)
#heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Hamburg
WEEK 3, DECEMBER 15-19:
TUESDAY, DEC 16 (7-10 PM): ARTIST TALK
with ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause, Alex Diamond. Moderated by Judith Waldmann
FRIDAY, DEC 19 (7-10 PM): VERNISSAGE
Elmar Lause & Alex Diamond 
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We'll start off this week with an artist talk on Tuesday, Dec 12 (7 pm). Moderated by Judith Waldmann, manager of the Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, we invite visitors to chat with Marie Suberg & Larissa Kerner from ADAMEVA, Elmar Lause and Jörg Heikhaus aka Alex Diamond.
Throughout the week, Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond will paint live at the store. We will create a unique studio scenario, allowing the artists to work face-to-face with two large-format canvases between them. Knowing the fine humour of these two guys and the friendship among them, we expect this to be a very entertaining week for the visitors of the Mercedes Me Store ...   
The finished artworks will be presented at the end of the week at the vernissage of Elmar Lause and Alex Diamond, which will also mark our final event of the #heliumcowboytakeover at the Mercedes me Store on December 19.

 

Tuesday
Dec092014

#heliumcowboytakeover: Panel talks & Print Release

Print Previews, left: Elmar Lause 'Dingsbums', right: Alex Diamond 'Ride with me'. Both will be printed in 8 colors on 50 x 70 cm St. Cuthberts Mill Somerset Paper (satin, 315gsm). Editions of 100. Available shortly at the Mercedes me Store and in our online shop.

WEEK 2, DECEMBER 8-12:

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 :))

PRINT RELEASE

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.

Friday, December 12, 7 pm: Panel Talk

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.

Clockwise: Justus Duhnkrack, Yasha Young, Daniela Hinrichs, Jörg Heikhaus. (Photos: Thomas Flint (Y.Young), Thies Rätzke (D. Hinrichs)

Mercedes me Store, Ballindamm 17, Hamburg (google maps | facebook event)

Friday
Dec052014

#heliumcowboytakeover: Vernissage & Concert ADAMEVA

Having fun at the Mercedes me Store: The heliumcowboy crew and ADAMEVA installing the show. (Foto © heliumcowboy)

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 sales@heliumcowboy.com!


ADAMEVA at work: Tape art for the store window. (Foto Lina Schmidt © heliumcowboy)

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.

Installing the #heliumcowboytakeover Gift Shop inside the Mercedes me Store. (Foto © heliumcowboy)

Friday
Nov282014

The program: #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store

December is around the corner and we are ready for the #heliumcowboytakeover of the Mercedes me Store, 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.

 

Click here to view the complete program. If you wish to get updates on our activities and special events, please follow us on facebooktwitteror instagram.

 

Thursday
Nov132014

#HELIUMCOWBOYTAKEOVER OF THE MERCEDES ME STORE IN HAMBURG

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 ADAMEVAElmar 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 

 

 

Tuesday
Nov112014

Writing for zeit.de: About Judith Waldman and the AAF

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:

Judith Waldmann's Emerging Artist Exhibition: Gewagt und sperrig

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.  (...) 

Hier geht's weiter | continue reading

Photo above: © Kathrin Brunnhofer

 

Friday
Nov072014

Mercedes Mixed Tape #59 | Cover artist Alex Diamond

Alex Diamond Cover artwork for Mercedes Mixed Tape #59.Check out the latest Mercedes Mixed Tape #59, which just launched November 7 - here. Cover artist: Alex Diamond. For some more information on the artwork check alexdiamond.net.

Wednesday
Nov052014

Elmar Lause's superlarge mural 'Supasupa' in Hamburg

Elmar Lause, one of the artists we will present at our #heliumcowboytakeover at the Mercedes Me-Store this December, painted his largest mural to date for Knotenpunkt-Festival this fall.

This video documents Elmar's work on 'Supasupa' at Tornquiststraße, Hamburg.

Read more about it at urbanshit

Wednesday
Oct292014

ADAMEVA | EKSTASE: First music video, feat. Samy Deluxe

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.

Tuesday
Oct282014

Alex Diamond designs 'Geberit Water Lounge' for Stefan Marquard's new Restaurant Hase+Igel

Stefan Marquard, Thomas Brückle & Jörg Heihaus aka Alex Diamond in the "Geberit Water Lounge" at the new Restaurant 'Hase & Igel', which opened in October. Photo: Boris Zorn

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'.

The restrooms are equipped with Aqua Clean shower toilets and beautiful, high-end luxury modules by Geberit (called 'Monolith'), which Alex Diamond included in his artwork, using silkscreen printing on the glass parts. The entry and hallway in front of the bathrooms underwent a massive paint job, and now the whole environment is called the 'Geberit Water Lounge' - and it is absolutely not your average restroom anymore ...
Same with the restaurant: 'Hase + Igel' is definitely a very different culinary and aesthetic experience, Stefan Marquard and his whole crew certainly know the meaning of Punk, and are living the Rock'n Roll life, be it in or out of the kitchen.

 

For proof and more images click here (picture gallery at alexdiamond.net)

 

Detail of the 'Geberit Water Lounge' at the Restaurant 'Hase+Igel' in Düsseldorf. Photo © Boris Zorn