Press & News
Articles: "The New York Sun", Flatiron Magazine,New York, --- Thitz works in famous collections, Benefitz by thitz
Films by Thitz & Tobias Sandberger at Kunstverein Hamburg
Our Films MESSAGE and MANAGE (Produced by Phitz Philm: Thitz +Tobias Sandberger) were shown at one of the most famous Art Institutions in Germany . The Kunstverein Hamburg . (Trailer Link:http://www.vimeo.com/24418208). After the success the artists think about a new Film of the "-AGE" Series .
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011, 7PM
Artist films by Tobias Sandberger & Thitz
"All the films selected for this evening were shot in black-and-white. But even if they recall the earliest days of cinema, they were actually all produced between 1990 and 2001, and the recourse to early film history is contradicted by the use of what were at the time cutting-edge filming and processing techniques. Most of the films were originally made on video or Super 8 and only "blown up" to 16mm later. Two of the films featured – "The Message" (1990) and "Manage" (1997) – are part of a trilogy focusing on the characters Mr. Clown and Mr. Clock. By screening them at the Kunstverein, we are taking them back to the place where they were shot. "
Sammlung Dr.August Oetker, Bielefeld
Photo: Dr. August Oetker and Thitz before the Painting "BAG Art" 2009, 200 x 400 cm
One of the hugest Thitz Paintings is now part of the famous Dr.August Oetker Collection at Bielefeld Germany. Galerie Rothamel did sell the Work at March 2009.
Bag Art Project "HOPE"
The federal opening of the project „Hope for eastern Europe“ of the "Diakonischen Werkes" from the Church Evangelischen Kirche Deutschland at 2,8,-2,10,2008 at the German City Speyer began with the greeting through Mayor Mr. Schineller. The Bag Art Project "HOPE" was the main Art Project of the Event. Students of Odessa (U) and Speyer created the over 300 black and white Bags for the Intallation. The posters of the Installation were sold in benefit of the Project „Hope for East Europe“.
Ministerpresident and President of the Socialdemocratic Party SPD Mr. Kurt Beck and Minister a.d. Mr Dr. Heiner Geißler , Mr. Schindehütte (Bishop of the Church EKD) and Mrs. Golubenku (Goverment of Odessa) talked over the perspectives of that projekt for eastern Europe. During the Interview Thitz explained the Bag Art Project with Moderator Mr. Quach.
The project was kindly supported by the Gallery Kulturraum Speyer.
"CityArt" benefit auction in Chelsea Art Museum at May, 4th. 2006
CityArts is a benefits organization supporting public art and art education programs. The Board of Advisors conaines New Yorks famous Personalities as Daniel Liebeskind and Jane Goldman ... . This year's benefit was a great success. It was a magnificent evening at The Chelsea Art Museum. Donated and sold were art works from artists as Nam June Paik and Thitz . Alp Galleries , New York donated one of Thitz works for this auction.
The New York Sun
GALLERY GUIDE - NEW YORK
June/July/August 2004 Page 32 NY Chelsea
Global Bag Art; Cities of the world
Thitz loves people, cities and bags, his painted collages stand for fun and vitality. On exhibit are recent works from New York and Shanghai at Alp Galleries, 291 Seventh Avenue, 5 th floor, New York 10001 NY, 212 2069108 fax 212 2069058. Email: Alp.email@example.com. tues-fri 11-5 and by appointment. June 25 , - Aug 28
(Foto filling in 1/3 page)
Alp Galleries New York
FLATIRON MAGAZINE NEW YORK
After Thitz first big exhibitions in the German House(United Nations Plaza, New York) and in Gurneys Inn (N.Y.Montauk) this huge article promoted Thitz work in New York and all over the state. The Flatiron Magazine was established in the so named New York quarter and published for over 7 Years the monthly Art and Culture Magazine.
Read the article now: http://www.thitz.com/fileadmin/presse/flatiron_2001_1_1.html
The nationwide art project
This project used Thitzs Art as a communication media for motivating all national and international people to participate and so to vote for their favourite "Town" in all 50 States of the USA. It started with 300 Mio. E-Mails all over the world and found an end at 31.12.2003 with the "Winner -Town" Glenn Rose in Texas. The Project ended with the donation of the original Art works to the Museum of that Winner-Town. It was a very funny and charming project. It was pubished in several Press and TV shows and as well featured in the new Art Book by Thitz . You may see as a remaining part the Thitz art-bag in the actual website of American Dream Town 2005.
Thitz works in famous BURDA collection and WÜRTH collection
The Collection "Frieder Burda" is now proud owner of some works of Thitz. These were first shown in the opening Exhibition of the new Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden Germany) at 22.4.2004
The Collection WÜRTH known as strong collector of Christo and Jeanne Claude is also owning Thitz works since 2006.
Thitz experiences in New York at 11.9.2001
Monday: Manhattan – the exhibition at Alp Galleries is a go!
Press meeting at the German House, talks with museum officials.
Tuesday: Brooklyn Park Slope – my wife, performance artist Katharina Trost, was putting on her costume, the performance was to take place in NYC on a perfectly ordinary day. My DV-camera was ready to record the scene. Right then our landlady came over from her office – her face ashy pale… Sirens wailing everywhere in the streets, fire trucks racing past our residential area towards the city center, people crying; those who had escaped Manhattan’s skyscrapers came walking towards us across both bridges.
Wednesday: Back in Manhattan where the streets are strangely deserted.
"She planned to do that long prepared performance at this same day in Manhattan. We were already in the street on our way to Manhattan. Katharina walking towards Brooklyn Bridge in wearing her performance costume. I was ready to record the scene on videotape. As the attacks began our impression was that the peoples of New York were changing from the normal "working- very- hard- for- living -here" , to a kind of a "help-each-other" sense- done in the same intensity . "I was really impressed by the discipline and "calmness" of the people while walking for hours and hours over the bridges. We instantly felt a very strong familiarity with all that people and also an huge sorrow for all their losses. "That was much more important than any political interpretation of the events"Thitz said to a Journalist 2 days after the attacks.
In fact he had to wait more than 6 month before he was able to paint New York Paintings again. He says it was simply not possible to over paint the Twin Towers in older photos or even to paint the skyline, due to his own impressions at 9.11. Since the second year after the attacks Thitz parallels in his works the process of redevelopment of his favourite city. While painting his own ideas for a New New York - including that sad experiences. "His Paintings did not lose their positive expression but the knowledge of 9.11. now introduced in his work makes them even stronger and gives them a deeper philosophical background. " ( Magazine )
The documeted Video Material had also to wait 2 Years until Katharina Trost could begin with the film cut . "Even now it is hard to see the images and hear people cry" in the film. Because the performance did change its former meaning during the burning of the towers, Katharina did another Performance in the loneliness of Iceland called "The answer" in summer 2002 .
"We want to express our thanks to all the People of New York that encouraged us to continue with the performance and helping us through the chaos of metro and crowded streets." Thitz, DADA Katharina Trost 2003