Coming in 2018

KAIROS. The Right Moment

Wolfgang Beltracchi and Mauro Fiorese.
A project by Christian Zott

The trio kicks it off: an exhibition developed by Wolfgang Beltracchi, Christian Zott and Mauro Fiorese.

What we don’t see: all the art in the archives. Discovered and photographed by Mauro Fiorese.

Following in the footsteps of history: Wolfgang Beltracchi paints using the artistic voices of great masters.

What if we could not see everything that was created? Or what if the artists hadn’t created everything that we want to see? Experience now how the exhibition comes to life.

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”. The painter Wolfgang Beltracchi, the photographer Mauro Fiorese and art patron Christian Zott set out to find the gaps in art history. ZOTT Artspace will be presenting the resulting works, starting 2018, in a unique exhibition.
Award-Winning Photographs

With his award-winning series “Treasure Rooms”, the photographer Mauro Fiorese allows us to see into the archives of major museums. The photographs make us aware of what we don’t usually get to see, and raise the question of what may have influenced our cultural heritage.

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.

Experience now how the exhibition comes to life.

Project introduction – short film in German

EXPRESSIONISM (20th Century)

Group Without a Picture

Macke paints Marc, Münter paints Werefkin and Jawlensky paints himself. The members of Der Blaue Reiter often painted each other – and often simply painted themselves. But a painting of the whole group was never created. Wolfgang Beltracchi makes up for it: the first and only group portrait of Der Blaue Reiter, painted using the artistic voice of the young Heinrich Campendonk.

ZOTT Artspace shows how significant historical moments emerge retrospectively on canvas using the artistic voices of era-defining masters. We see, among other things, how Vermeer set his surroundings in a new light and how Picasso made the Ballets Russes dance.

„KAIROS. The Right Moment“. The Exhibition

The exhibition will travel to several European cities.

Italy

October 5, 2018
to November 3, 2018

Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

Piazzetta S. Marco 7,
30124 Venice

Germany

November 17, 2018
to December 21, 2018

Barlach Halle K

Klosterwall 13,
20095 Hamburg

Austria, France, Italy and Spain

Exhibitions in planning

The Brains Behind it All

A painter, a photographer, an art patron – one project.

“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?”

The Painter
Wolfgang Beltracchi is creating unique paintings using the artistic voices of era-defining masters for “KAIROS. The Right Moment”.

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.”

The Photographer
Mauro Fiorese’s photographs take us to the hidden treasures of Uffizi and in other museum archives.

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.

“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 so that they enjoy it more!”

The Man With the Idea
For “KAIROS. The Right Moment“, Christian Zott pursues motif ideas for moments in art history that have not yet been painted.

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.