ongoing  |  in exchange

Alan Smithee  |  Julia Murakami  Lost Masterpieces #1  (red) 2010

Michaela Nettell Beehive

Keith Sanborn US Energy of Delusion 2010

Patricia Shrigley UK  Grese, West, Atkins, Hindley, Ruda & England 2009

Tilman Kuentzel DE  Sonic Eye 2010

among others

Compressive Percussive by Scott Stark

Compressive/Percussive by Scott Stark

Urban Research Loop Program:

James George US what i remember 4min 36s 2010

Ken Paul Rosenthal US Arcs of Texture 6min

Scott Stark US Compressive/Percussive 18min. 2010

Yaron Lapid IL / UK Except in struggle, there is no more beauty  1min 18s 2009

Andre Werner, Ceci n’est pas de l’art,  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: Joerg Eckhardt

Ceci n’est pas de l’art,  impressions from the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr 

just some snaps from the fun


photo:Julia Murakami

The early bird.., the Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi arrived shortly before the opening


photo: Astrid Ewers

Shot during setup through a somehow absent Alan Smithee. On the right, the glass cube cinema, venue for the screenings.

A German TV team shooting inside the Directors Lounge booth.


Astrid Ewers, the lady with the healing hands, long time friend of DL and guardian angel for the tensed and damaged gallerists.

Anne Martens, Getty Museum, LA and Peter Mays, executive Director of the Los Angeles Art Association, photo: the art resort

The C.A.R. was accompanied by several specials like this lecture about the current art scene in Los Angeles by Peter Mays, LAAA, Anne Martens and Rebecca Lowry. The LAAA, the Los Angeles Art Association will present the C.A.R. together with Directors Lounge in April next year.


photo: the art resort

This looks staged, subliminal work by Alan Smithee

Outside the sky lounge, a minimal designed pavillon on top of the highest building at Zeche Zollverein The venue for the VIP party of the c.a.r. 10, the contemporary art Ruhr  photo: the art resort


photo: Astrid Ewers

On top of the world. new member of the gang, Suzanne, enjoy the night view from the sky lounge.

2.-4. July at the Zollverein world heritage site

contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) is an innovative and dynamic fair format. It has established two art fairs annually since 2006.With a media art fair in the summer and innovative art productions out of the ordinary: video and media art, installations, performances, environmental sculptures, multimedia projects and especially the field of contemporary photograpy. In autumn with an art fair for contemporary art – C.A.R. covers the entire spectrum of fine arts and their most important current influences.

pictured: Andre Werner, The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty,  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r. 09, the contemporary art Ruhr Foto: Matthias Duschner/Stiftung Zollverein

an after art night with Directors Lounge and Walden Kunstausstellungen

On the occasion of the opening weekend of the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Join us for a summer night with barbecue and fine drinks at the DL Base, F´hain. The best way to meet the team if you are in town and to chill out after a billion openings.

Petersburger Platz 2, Berlin-Friedrichshain
U 5 Frankfurter Tor M 10 Strassmannstr

doors open 9pm

pictured: Julia Murakami/Alan Smithee Lost Masterpieces #1, 70cm x 80cm, 2010, ed. of 3/2 AP

The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty | André Werner

A fairy at the fair  The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r., the contemporary art Ruhr on Fri. Oct 30th The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty, André Werner, 2009Installation, overhead transparency, water, feather, vibrator, light, dimensions variable .

The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty  shown as part of the opening of the c.a.r., the contemporary art Ruhr

The Dream Of The Japanese Beauty, André Werner, 2009
Installation, overhead transparency, water, feather, vibrator, light, dimensions variable

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The Japanese Guerilla Paparazzi World Tour | Julia Murakami



TV slide viewer, 2009

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