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:

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5 p.m.

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.

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

Exhibition at the Salon for Culture and Communication, Munich

From November 9, 2019 to January 24, 2020 the gallery situated at Clemensstrasse 9 is once again showing pictures by Quint Buchholz. The exhibition will open with a vernissage on November 8, 2019. Also, a reading from Quint Buchholz’s new book The Bliss of Slowness is scheduled to take place on one of the days of the exhibition.

More detailed information will soon be posted here and on the website of the Salon for Culture and Communication.

Times and location:

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7 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” published by Gütersloher Verlagshaus

„Time is not passing faster than in earlier times, but we do walk by faster.“
George Orwell

On April 22, 2019, German publisher Gütersloher Verlagshaus is releasing a special book: “The Bliss of Slowness” (“Vom Glück der Langsamkeit”) by Quint Buchholz is not just a beautiful coffee-table book. It also communicates a quiet but urgent message that is worth hearing.

On 112 pages, texts by different world-class authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Mascha Kaléko or Friedrich Nietzsche enter into a dialogue with many new and some old pictures by “humanist surrealist” Quint Buchholz (Lena Naumann for mundus). Together they speak about the topic of time, time of a kind that has become rare, maybe even critically endangered: unstructured time, slow time, idle time, time of stillness.

The world, or thus it seems, is turning faster and faster – people keep ceaselessly rushing, accelerating, networking, reshaping, doing. That, in turn, seems to be doing them no good at all – no room remains to pause for a moment and quiet down. To simply be a human being, experiencing the bliss of gazing at the world in wonder.

In this book, Quint Buchholz is pleading for an attentive, yet relaxed approach to the resource of time. He creates islands for his readers, on which, as German poet Christian Morgenstern has aptly phrased it, we once again “feel the pulse of our own hearts. Quietness on the inside, quietness on the outside. Learning anew how to catch our breath, that’s what it is.”

“There is no speed in Quint Buchholz’s pictures. Here, the moment crystallizes in an unheard-of fairy tale, in a story that can be told forwards and backwards. Stasis, marvel, openings, warmth, surprise, the light wings of the imagination, the natural appearance of the incredible – the sea, the sky, the clouds, quietness, beauty, the flower on the windowsill …”

From the prologue by Elke Heidenreich

“A poetical plea in texts and images for times lost in dreams, for unscheduled, unmanaged time, for moments of leisure and quietude.”

Udo Watter for Süddeutsche Zeitung (May 3, 2019)

Quint Buchholz
Vom Glück der Langsamkeit
Hardcover 112 pages
€ 20,00 (D)

Workshops in Kolbermoor, 2019 and 2020

From November 20 to November 24, 2019 Quint Buchholz will conduct a workshop on illustration, “Bilder, die Geschichten erzählen” (Pictures that Tell Stories). The five-day course will take place at the Academy of Fine Arts (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) in Kolbermoor near Rosenheim, Bavaria. Also, the dates for a similar workshop have already been set for the following year: it is scheduled for November 18 to 22, 2020.

For more information about the current course and registration for 2019, please visit the website of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolbermoor.

Quint Buchholz at the Salon for Culture and Communication, Munich

Beginning November 30, 2018 the Munich-based Salon for Culture and Communication (Salon für Kultur und Kommunikation) will be presenting “Gift Ideas” (“Geschenkideen”). The eclectic exhibition of paintings, fashion, jewellry and objects by different artists and designers, scheduled to end on January 18, 2018, will also include a selection of limited and signed fine art prints by Quint Buchholz.

Information about the vernissage and finissage is also available on the Salon für Kultur und Kommunikation’s website.


Times and locations:


November 30 2018, 7 p.m.


January 18, 2019, after 2 p.m.


Salon für Kultur und Kommunikation
Clemensstraße 9
80803 München

Opening hours:

December 1 & 2, 2018, 2-7 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, 2-7 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

and by appointment

Closed: December 22, 2018 through January 7, 2019

Reading „In the Land of Books“ and Exhibition „The Collector of Moments“, Innsbruck

In the context of the 20. Austrian Premiere Days (Österreichische Premierentage), Innsbruck-based Gallery 22a is exhibiting original paintings by Quint Buchholz, from November 8 to December 15, 2018. The exhibition titled “The Collector of Moments” (Der Sammler der Augenblicke) will open on November 8 with a vernissage event, during which Quint Buchholz will be speaking about his books.

Additionally, Quint Buchholz will be a guest at the Innsbruck bookstore Tyrolia on the day before the vernissage. As part of the reading series “A Day Without a Book is like…?” he will be reading from his “In the Land of Books” (Im Land der Bücher), and he will be speaking about reading and his work as painter and illustrator in a subsequent workshop.

The reading and the workshop are free but require prior registration. More information is available on the website of the Tyrolia bookstore.


Times and locations:


November 7, 2018, 7 p.m.

Tyrolia Buch – Papier Innsbruck
Maria-Theresien-Straße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck



November 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Galerie 22a
Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 15
A-6020 Innsbruck

Opening hours:

Monday through Friday 10 a.m – 12 p.m.
Monday through Thursday 2 – 5 p.m.
and by appointment