The booth of Warhus Rittershaus and Nicolas Krupp is curated by Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen and brings together three very distinct protagonists: Yuji Nagai, Albert Oehlen and Heimo Zobernig. The artists are all both in their practice and artistic career very related. In Albert Oehlen’s oeuvre the motive of the "Tree"plays an important role in his recent new body of paintings, showing black lines that follow the archetypal form of a tree. The form isn’t exactly defined, only the trunk is solidified while the branches are open in their form. These "Trees" begin figuratively, adhering to the black painted guidelines, and end with the branches painted in the most expressive painterly gestures. Yuji Nagai has been painting trees since the beginning of his practice. His “tree-paintings” appear to be romantic and pictorial at first sight, however upon closer analysis reveal a firm conceptual strategy. For COLLABORATIONS Oehlen and Nagai will each present a “tree-painting”. To foster a specific interpertation of these paintings, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen have invited Heimo Zobernig, who has a long tradition of rethinking structural definitions of the experience of Art. Oehlen and Zobernig have collaborated extensively in the last decades. On this occasion Heimo Zobernig’s renowned work “Ohne Titel (in Red)” will be included, casting a red neon light on the presentation. Zobernig's work will serve as a radical disruption within the fair, changing the bright lights of the given fair architecture into an immersive and concentrated cabinet. This interaction is most critical for the contemporary painting discourse as it not only unfolds a dialogue between two generations and their strategies, furthermore it forces the viewer to rethink the solidified notion of the exhibition and the experience of painting.