Forward Art Forum! (2004) by Ondrej Brody and Kristofer Paetau


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FORWARD ! GALLERY from Russia, Moscow proudly presents: Ondrej Brody (Ecuador + Czech Republic), Horst Ehbauer (Deutschland, Berlin), Ilia Kitup (Lithuania), Kristofer Paetau (Suomi-Finland), Avdey Ter-Oganian (Russian Political Refugee).

The Russian FORWARD! GALLERY from Moscow was represented for the first time at the ART FORUM Berlin 2004 Contemporary Art Fair with a well situated (free) booth of 20 sq. meters! Horst Ehbauer came with his assistant and they had a great time performing together! Horst is a well known Face-Performer from Berlin! Serious looks, smooth communication and professional small talk were granted at the FORWARD! GALLERY booth, where Ondrej Brody finally made some serious business with a well known collector who bought Brody’s “Snowman” children’s painting for 500 euros cash! Of course the persons responsible for the ART FORUM didn’t like our small business outside the fair and sent some security guards to stop the exhibition immediately! Unfortunately FORWARD! GALLERY had to leave the grounds of the ART FORUM 2004 immediately under threats of confiscation of all artworks and of a lawsuit from the Trade Fair Organization. Horst Ehbauer didn’t care about the authorities though and went on with his body-art performance as planned! This was Horst Ehbauers answer to somebody of the public who asked him what he thought of art fairs…