Time for Reading

At this time of closed bookstores and cancelled readings the Munich-based bookshop Buchpalast is launching a special Easter offer for Quint Buchholz’s three newest publications.

Quint Buchholz has hand-signed and added a little drawing to ten copies of each book, „The Bliss of Slowness“ (2019), „To Everything There Is a Season“ (2020) and „The Ocean Book“ (2020). They will be shipped to customers on a first-come, first-serve basis.

More detailed information on the books and the ordering process can be found on the website of the Buchpalast bookstore
https://buchpalastmuenchen.de/osterspecial-buchholz/

More information is also available here on

The Bliss of Slowness

To Everything There Is a Season

and The Ocean Book

“The Ocean Book”: An odyssey from Atlantis to Sardinia

A fascinating collection of texts about the many mysteries of the ocean, selected by Matthias Reiner and subtly illustrated by Quint Buchholz, will be released by the Insel publishing house on March 9, 2020.

On 119 classily designed pages, authors as diverse as Plato and Thomas Mann, Axel Hacke and Judith Schalansky marvel at the everlasting sway of the waves, at lost islands, mighty monsters, fateful adventures, bourgeois beach vacations, and much more.

A many-facetted anthology and a beautiful gift book, as well as perfectly light vacation reading: A pirate’s chest filled with pictorial and narrative ocean treasures that manage to spark both yearning and awe.

„The sea is a space of yearning that fuels the desire for new horizons, and Buchholz, one of the best-known illustrators of the country and virtuoso of the shades of blue, knows its moods and light ambiance only too well.”
(Udo Watter für die Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2020)

Matthias Reiner and Quint Buchholz
Das Meerbuch
Hardcover 119 pages
€ 14,00 (D)
978-3-458-19481-1

“To Everything There Is a Season”: Wise words on serenity

On March 9, 2020, Munich publisher Hanser is releasing a new book by Quint Buchholz. “To Everything There Is a Season” pairs the most beautiful and catchy passage from a piece of famous wisdom literature with pictures that reveal surprising connections, offer a new perspective on the long-known, the tried and tested.

„To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…” It is not only a deep sentiment of serenity that resonates in these well-known verses penned by King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8). There is also the hope of finding comfort and assurance in them, even in the darkest of moments. Quint Buchholz’s condensed picture narratives add a contemporary interpretation of this theme. Once more they point to the richness of life and the magic of slowing down, of pausing for a moment, of listening to the quiet voices and moods.

Quint Buchholz
Alles hat seine Zeit
Hardcover 64 pages
€ 16,00 (D)
978-3-446-26559-2

Exhibition at the Salon for Culture and Communication, Munich

Attention: The gallery will remain closed between December 22, 2019 and January 6, 2020.

Beginning November 9, 2019 the gallery situated at Clemensstrasse 9 is once again showing pictures by Quint Buchholz. The exhibition will close with a finissage on January 17, 2020.

More detailed information is also available on the website of the Salon for Culture and Communication.

Times and location:

Finissage:
Friday, January 17, 2020 beginning at 4 p.m.

Salon für Kultur und Kommunikation
Rosa Ronstedt
Clemensstraße 9
80801 München

Opening hours:
Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 – 7 p.m.
and by appointment

“The Bliss of Slowness”: Reading in Ottobrunn

Fittingly for this time of year, Quint Buchholz will be reading from his new book The Bliss of Slowness. Among others, listeners will hear texts by Walter Benjamin, Jorge Luis Borges, Mascha Kaléko, Toni Morrison and Friedrich Nietzsche. For the first time, Quint Buchholz will also introduce his yet unpresented book project “For Everything There Is a Season”, scheduled to be published in March of the coming year by Munich publisher Hanser. The reading will be accompanied by a picture projection.

Date and time:
November 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Location:
Ottobrunn Community Library
Rathausplatz 1
85521 Ottobrunn

“The Bliss of Slowness”: Reading in Essen

On February 4, 2020 Quint Buchholz will be reading from his new book, “The Bliss of Slowness” at the Bürgermeisterhaus in Essen, NRW. The reading will be accompanied by picture projections.

More detailed information and tickets are available on the Schmitz bookstore’s website.

Date and time:
February 4, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Location:
Bürgermeisterhaus Essen-Werden
Heckstraße 105
45239 Essen

“The Bliss of Slowness”: Reading in Recklinghausen

On February 5, 2020 the Musial bookstore is hosting an “Evening with Quint Buchholz”. The main focus of the reading, accompanied by picture projections, will be the new book “The Bliss of Slowness”.

More information about the event is available on the Musial bookstore’s website.

Date and time:
Februar 5, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Location:
Musial bookstore
Heilige-Geist-Str. 3
45657 Recklinghausen

Quint Buchholz at the Fontane Festival, Neuruppin

From May 30 to June 10, and from August 23 to 25, 2019 the town of Neuruppin in northern Brandenburg is celebrating the 200th birthday of famous writer Theodor Fontane. In this context the gallery Am Bollwerk is showing Quint Buchholz pictures until the end of June: His cover illustrations for the Collected Works of Theodor Fontane, published by German publisher dtv, as well as a selection of Buchholz’s works from his books The Collector of Moments, In the Land of Books, Sun, Moon and Evening Star, and from the newly published The Bliss of Slowness. The exhibition will open with a vernissage on May 30. Two weeks later, on June 13, Quint Buchholz will be present for a reading and talk.

More information and tickets are available on the website of the Fontane Festival.

Times and locations:

Vernissage:
Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5 p.m.

Exhibition:
May 31 – June 30, 2019

Reading and Talk:
June 13, 2019, 7 p.m.

Galerie am Bollwerk
An der Seepromenade 10
16816 Neuruppin

Opening hours:
Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
and by appointment

The Collector of Moments on stage once again

On June 30, 2019, the play “The Collector of Moments”, based on the book by Quint Buchholz, will once again be reintroduced into the Munich Metropol Theater’s repertoire. A total of seven shows are scheduled for June/July:

Sunday, June 30, at 7 p.m.
Monday, July 1, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 4, at 8 p.m.
Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 11, at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m.

More detailed information about the play as well as tickets are available on the Metropol Theater’s website.

Metropoltheater
Floriansmühlstrasse 5
80939 München
Tel: 089 32 19 55 33

“Eye Music”: Concert with Quint Buchholz and Canzone 11

On July 13, 2019 the Munich-based Vocal Ensemble Canzone 11 will once again bring to life the multifarious art form of the madrigal in their concert “Eye Music – The Renaissance of the Madrigal”. This year, it will be part of the ZAMMA Festival program in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria. And like last year, the projected picture animations by Quint Buchholz will enter into a vivid dialogue with the virtuosic choir music, full of surprises and touching elements, by composers Michelangelo Rossi, Clément Janequin, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and John Hoybye. Some of the pieces have so far never been published as recordings, and/or are now presented for the first time to the German public.

More information about the concept of “Eye Music”, about the concert repertoire and the availabilty of tickets can be found on the vocal ensemble’s website. And for a little pretaste, here is a video recording of Janequins “Chant des oiseaux”, performed by Canzone 11 during the “Eye Music” concert in June 2016.

Times and locations:

Saturday, Juli 13, 2019, 8 p.m.

Olympia Hall of the Congressional Center Garmisch-Patenkirchen
Richard-Strauss-Platz 1A
82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen