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

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


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 Thomas Struth, 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.

In addition to silver gelatin prints with New York motifs from the 1970s by Thomas Struth, two C-prints of Candida Höfer's "Elbphilharmonie" (2018) or multiples of Masakazu Kondo's goldfish (2020), many other works by Boris Becker, Klaus Klinger, Lior Körner, Katharina Mayer, Jonathan Meese, Thomas Ruff, or Ulrich Erben, among others, will be sold. Also images from the edition "Cage f. ff." by Gerhard Richter, who has always generously supported fiftyfifty, can be seen and bought.

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Press contact fiftyfifty

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

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