What if we could not see everything that was created? Or what if the artists hadn’t created everything that we want to see?
Historical events and historically significant cultural moments that were never painted by the great masters of their era get a second chance in “KAIROS. The Right Moment”. Kairos is the Greek god of the right moment for a decision. The history of European art is made up of countless decisions that determine, what can and cannot be seen. The exhibition "KAIROS. The Right Moment" focusses on the invisible in art, on forgotten works and on those which were not created. With this exhibition, initiator Christian Zott makes it possible to see the history of European art in new way.
New Paintings in the Artistic Voices of Great Masters
Wolfgang Beltracchi paints historically significant motifs using the artistic voices of style-defining artists from 2000 years of European art history. From the classical era up to the 20th century, and from Roman fresco painting up to Max Ernst.
The international contemporary art project by Zott Artspace starts in Venice, will continue on to Hamburg and Vienna, then to other European cities.
“Your surprise at being confronted by paintings that never existed, but which you think you recognize, can in the best case change the way you view paintings. Is it about the works themselves, or the brand behind them?”
Wolfgang Beltracchi, the son of a church painter, was born Wolfgang Fischer in 1951. He assisted his father from an early age, immersing himself in the work as well as in his art books. This enabled him to playfully establish and develop the foundations of his understanding of art, and to acquire a level of skill that would see him go on to astound and also deceive the art world.
“Museum archives don’t seem to be places that were designed to keep beauty alive. But they have a special spirit with a magic that is difficult to describe.”
Mauro Fiorese (1970 – 2016) is one of the most internationally renowned photographers of our time. His work is exhibited in locations such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, and the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea in Milan. At the beginning of 2016, he was also honored to be included as one of the world’s most important cultural leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Man With the Idea
“To me, “KAIROS. The Right Moment“ will be a success if we can get people enthusiastic about expanding their knowledge about painters and eras, and in a way that allows them to feel closer to art and so enjoy it more!”
Christian Zott was born in 1960 in southern Germany. At the age of 27, he founded mSE Solutions GmbH, a now internationally renowned company for supply chain. In 2010, he hiked for seven months and 5,000 kilometers across southern Europe from west to east. His aim was to take time for reflection and to develop new projects. During his journey, he met Mauro Fiorese, with whom he initiated the idea for “KAIROS. The Right Moment”. Having collected contemporary art for many years, he engages with art from a philosophical point of view. He founded ZOTT Artspace as a platform for projects aiming to generate direct and relaxing access to art.
5th– 31st October, 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.
1st –3rd November, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.