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Art Cologne

Galerie Georg Nothelfer 

16 - 20 November 2022 


Positions Berlin Art Fair

Galerie Georg Nothelfer

15 - 18 September 2022


The group show SPEICHERN brings together 40 current and site-specific positions in sound art, painting, objects, installations and Videos.

The granary in Potsdam, once a sign of progress is now abandoned and unused. While the storage of grain was an initial for the settling down of people and thus the formation of larger social structures, the war targeting the granary of Europe is just ending a decades-long order. 

Which storing is relevant for and in society? How do archives shape reality and history formation? The works negotiate approaches beyond progress to social issues, decolonization, feminism and ecology – the granary becomes a collective resonating space.

Soft Opening : 03.09.2022 I 14-21h

Exhibition : 04.-11.09.2022 I 12-19h

Location : Ladestr. 1 I 14558 Nuthetal I OT Rehbrücke


Dialogue with the Other

Curated by Ali Nassir 

Iman Rezai, Mahdad Alizadeh
Pegah Keshmirshekan, Donya H.Aalipour, Mahdi Nemati

8 - 19 April 2022

O Gallery Tehran

Photos: Mehran Danaei

My projects were supported by NEUSTART KULTUR - Stiftung Kunstfonds


5. März -1. Mai 2022

Galerie Georg Nothelfer 

Photos: Gernot Seeliger

Mahdad Alizadeh / Anonym / Horst Antes / Damien Daufresne / Lothar Fischer / Galli / Stella Geppert / Peter Gilles / Thomas Hartmann / Gerhard Hoehme / Christian Jankowski / Manuel Kirsch / Raimund Kummer / Karl L. / László Lakner / Britta Lumer / Toni Mauersberg / Jürgen Messensee / Henri Michaux / Max Neumann / Arnulf Rainer / Augustin Wilhelm Schnietz / Emil Schumacher / Sara Sizer / Walter Stöhrer /Jan Voss


Mahdad Alizadeh / Emil Schumacher

27 November 2021 - 22  January 2022

Galerie Georg Nothelfer - Showroom

With a cross-generational duet, Mahdad Alizadeh and Emil Schumacher question the here and now in our Showroom. The image of a common whale song is fitting for this. Why a whale song? Because, against all categorisation, these creatures are simply mammals in the sea. Although they need the air to breathe, they nevertheless live exclusively in a different element. This mascot of category refusal, pioneer in species extinction, embodiment of worldly humility is our inspiration to enter the exhibition sanctuary.


The Informal Master Emil Schumacher shows drawings selected by Mahdad Alizadeh. The guy born in Tehran in 1993, who came to Berlin to study, likes Emil, who was born in Hagen in 1912 and died in Ibiza in 1999, so much that a few of Emil's sheets are allowed to find refuge in the installation. Alizadeh changes the floor of the exhibition space and builds a rudimentary-looking exhibition architecture of 900 bricks on it, on which sculptures made of clay are placed in groups and standing alone. The installation is reminiscent of an infrastructure with baths and bakeries of ancient and ancient oriental excavation sites. The sculptures do not want to be described.


Serious but without authority, unknown forms meet familiar structures or vice versa, it is difficult to say. Sanctuary can be translated as both sanctuary and refuge. Through the title we seem to get an answer to all the questions that might arise in this space: here is a sanctuary. And at the same time it opens up the space for us to make associations and possibilities that move in the indescribable and invisible.


Emil Schumacher travelled to Libya and Tunisia in 1962 at the age of 50 in search of precisely this indescribable, alien, in order to integrate it into his work and thereby change it. Mahdad Alizadeh knows this too. His work seems to come from a laboratory of rituals, where experiences of the new and the familiar are explored.


Perhaps it is a search for universal trust. An important attitude in our society, which has to deal with the unknown and renegotiate its values. This requires new combinations and connections that can only be found together.

Text : Manuel Kirsch


Mensch, der/
Körper, der, die, das

July 17th - 19 January 2022
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg

Rebecca Ackroyd, Mahdad Alizadeh, Horst Antes, Dieter Appelt, Art & Language, Michael Badura, Georg Baselitz, Max Beckmann, Hans Bellmer, Joseph Beuys, Mel Bochner, Peter Bömmels, Louise Bourgeois, AA Bronson, Lovis Corinth, Jim Dine, Martin Disler, Gerd van Dülmen, Ernst Fuchs, Alberto Giacometti, George Grosz, Karl Hartung, Heinrich Heidersberger, Karl Hofer, Rudolf Hoflehner, Martin Honert, Nan Hoover, Alfred Hrdlicka, Alexei von Jawlensky, Alan Kaprow, KAYA (Kerstin Braetsch & Debo Eilers), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Manuel Kirsch, Max Klinger, Michael Koch, Jiri Kolar, Käthe Kollwitz, Hermann Kracht, Alfred Kubin, Maria Loboda, Robert Mapplethorpe, André Masson, Duane Michals, Henry Moore, Andreas Mühe, Michael Müller, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Siegfried Neuenhausen, Hermann Nitsch, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, João Penalva, Sigmar Polke, Laure Prouvost, Anton Räderscheidt, Mel Ramos, Brigitta Rohrbach, Salomé, Thomas Scheibitz, Claudia Schink, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Michael Schoenholtz, Anja Schrey, Günzel von der Schulenburg, Thomas Schütte, Michael Schwarze, Toni Stadler, Heiko Tiemann, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Lambert-Maria Wintersberger