Press : Die Kunst zu helfen. 25 Jahre fiftyfifty. Benefiz-Ausstellung

Philharmonic hall in Hamburg situated in a river landscape with reflections of the city of Hamburg on the fassade Candida Hoefer Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog De Meuron Hamburg I 2016

The Art of Helping
25 Years of fiftyfifty: A Charity Exhibition

Postponed until: 14/11/2020–10/1/2021:

The Art of Helping
25 Years of fiftyfifty: A Charity Exhibition

A charity exhibition for the homeless: the street magazine fiftyfifty presents works by artists such as Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, and Gerhard Richter at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. The works donated by the artists are being sold to purchase homes for homeless people.

The street magazine fiftyfifty is turning 25. Over 10 million issues have been sold during this time, creating innumerable housing opportunities for homeless people. With the help of other supporters throughout North Rhine-Westphalia, fiftyfifty’s Housing First projects alone have provided new homes for over 100 long-term homeless people.

Artworks donated by a number of artists—who have collaborated with the magazine and the association of the same name since the very beginning—are helping to make this possible. The NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is delighted to to support the work of fiftyfifty with this collaborative charity sales exhibition, Die Kunst zu helfen (The Art of Helping), featuring works by well-known artists.

Works available to purchase include a hand-signed offset print of Andreas Gursky’s Boxenstopp (2007), two different C-prints of Candida Höfer’s Elbphilharmonie (2018), and multiples of Masakazu Kondos goldfish (2020), as well as numerous other works by artists including Boris Becker, Klaus Klinger, Lior Körner, Katharina Mayer, Jonathan Meese, Thomas Ruff, Ulrich Erben, and Thomas Struth. Gerhard Richter, who has always been extremely generous in his support for fiftyfifty, is also participating in the exhibition with four graphic posters, including a hand-signed Tiger poster and an image from his Colour Chart series.

More information about the work of fiftyfifty can be found here:

www.fiftyfifty-galerie.de / www.housingfirstfonds.de


The Art of Helping
25 Years of fiftyfifty: A Charity Exhibition

Duration: 14/11/2020–10/1/2021


Press contact fiftyfifty

Hubert Ostendorf
Managing Director fiftyfifty-Gallery
Phone 0211/9216284
mobile 0176 21432308

Press images

The image material listed may be used freely for thematic reporting (in print and online media as well as on social media channels) and provided that the photo credits given are cited. Six weeks after the end of the exhibition, the free right of use expires.

Gerhard Richter: Tiger, Offset nach Öl auf Leinwand, Rahmenmaß 123 x 130 cm, handsigniert, © Courtesey the Artist

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Andreas Gursky, Boxenstopp, seltene Plakatgrafik, Maße ca. 51 cm X 135 cm, handsigniert

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Candida Hoefer Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Herzog De Meuron Hamburg I 2016

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Jonathan Meese: ohne Titel, 2019 Acryl, Permanentmarker und Kugelschreiber auf Papier, Rahmenmaß 109 x 87 cm, © Courtesey the Artist

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