On the occasion of the Gallery Weekend Berlin, Delmes & Zander presents works by Cologne-born artists Horst Ademeit (1937-2010). Discovered by the gallery in 2008, Ademeit obsessively devoted close to 40 years of his life to collecting information – through photography and meticulous note-keeping – that would establish the existence of what he called “cold rays,” unseen forces that he believed severely impaired and impacted upon his life and surroundings. Developing a complex, at times quasi-scientific system of reference with precise facts and dates he recorded, Ademeit’s photographic documentation portrays the threats and mysteries of everyday life. Trapped in a Kafkaesque world, Ademeit created structures of order for himself in an attempt to make sense of an otherwise all-consuming presentiment.
Horst Ademeit’s works have been shown solo at White Columns (New York, 2010) and the Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin, 2011), as well as in a group at the Biennale Sao Paulo (2012), David Zwirner (System and Vision, New York, 2015) and at the Serralves Foundation (Under the Clouds, curated by João Ribas, Porto, 2015).
Delmes & Zander administrate the Ademeit estate since 2010.