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Guest: Lecture by Heinrich Miess
Die Freiheit der Dinge
Ergänzungen zu Gerhard Richters Werkserie
“48 Portraits”

February 18, 2019

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Monday, Februar 18, 2019, 7 pm

Lecture by Heinrich Miess
Die Freiheit der Dinge – Ergänzungen zu Gerhard Richters Werkserie “48 Portraits”
Moderation: Melanie Weidemüller

Heinrich Miess reads from his recently published book: Die Freiheit der Dinge. Ergänzungen zu Gerhard Richters Werkserie “48 Portraits” (StrzeleckiBooks, Köln 2018). To the book there is launched a signed edition of a graphic by Gerhard Richter at Provinz Editionen.

The event takes place in German.
Moderation: Melanie Weidemüller

Free admission

Cut-Up
and Wolfgang Tillmans
November 23rd – December 19th, 2018

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Opening on November 22nd, 7 pm

Cut-Up is a four-week program of exhibitions, lectures, music, performance, screenings, and a magazine launch. Artists, musicians, writers, publishers and an international project space were all invited to transform the various spaces of the Kunstverein (exhibition halls, theaters, and studios) with a wide array of activities and diverse programming. Cut-Up is a method of collage imagined first by Brian Gysin and William S. Burroughs as a strategy that implements the cutting and re-arranging of text, images and sound as a means of liberating them of their (pre-)designated meanings and categories and (re-)assigning them to new systems of readings and understanding. The invited guests all have their own unique approaches to this kind of strategy. Together, this cacophony of mediums and tactics creates a unique kind of “living-structure” that privileges the dynamic over the static – one that is constantly changing, shifting and adapting according to its own conditions and needs. With this fluid structure of exhibitions and events, the Kunstverein becomes a site for a diversity of international and regional interactions that champion new avenues of engagement and collaboration.

Together with the participants:
Michael Amstad, Marie Angeletti, Bonnie Camplin, Eric D. Clark, Kerstin Cmelka, Marte Eknæs, Helene Hegemann, Karl Holmqvist, Ellen Yeon Kim, Mario Mentrup, Luzie Meyer, Johanna Odersky, Deborah Schamoni, Mark von Schlegell, Starship, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nicolau Vergueiro, Adrian Williams

Sorry I’m Late. XOXO Echo
Upon the invitation of the Kunstverein, the formely Zurich-based exhibition space, Taylor Macklin, will organize an exhibition addressing the nature and possible interpretations of spaces and their conditions.
With: Der Alltag (Sensationen des Gewöhnlichen), Andrea Büttner, Nicolas Buzzi, Brice Dellsperger, Maya Deren, Ayasha Guerin, Eva Meyer & Eran Schaerf, Carissa Rodriguez, Ben Rosenthal & Flavio Merlo, Li Tavor, Miriam Yammad, Constantina Zavitsanos

Wolfgang Tillmans
On the occasion of his 2018 Members Edition, Wolfgang Tillmans will build a Playback-Room in the studio space of the Kunstverein, giving visitors the unique possibility to sit and listen to his music under near-perfect conditions on the original vinyl pressing. The Members Editions itself stems from his on-going interest in music and became a special limited edition LP with a specially designed cover and sleeve. The recording is a “Kehrschaufel” (Dustbin)-Concert for the A-Side with a musical collage of edited radio-recordings from the 80s and 90s and the original song, “The Future is Unwritten” from 1985 on the B-Side. Tillmans conceived of the 3-part exhibition series Playback-Room at his non-profit space Between Bridges in 2014, the same year that the space opened at its new location in Berlin after having operated in London since 2006. In 2016, Playback-Room took up residency at the Lenbachhaus in Munich, and was re-animated again as part of his solo exhibition at London’s Tate Modern in 2017.

PROGRAM
Thursday, Nov. 22nd

7pm 
Opening of the exhibition with introduction by Nikola Dietrich

Friday, Nov. 23rd
3-5 pm
 Workshop with Ayasha Guerin

7 pm 
Film screening with Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Karl’s Perfect Day, 2017, 94 min

with an Artists Talk and reading from Karl Holmqvist

Friday, Nov. 30th
7 pm
 Opening of the 2018 Member’s Edition Exhibition
9 pm 
Mark von Schlegell and Ellen Yeon Kim, MUFA (Museum of Unfinished Art) Radio Play / Performance, 40 min

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 7 pm
Im Trailerpark der Angreifbaren: A Sideshow-Varieté to the film Die Angreifbaren (Release Anfang 2019)
with Kerstin Cmelka & Mario Mentrup
Guests: Rainer Knepperges and Sven Heuchert

Friday, December 7th, 2018, 7 pm
Lecture and filmcreening: Helene Hegemann & Deborah Schamoni

Thursday, December 13th, 2018, 7 pm
Filmscreenings:
Marte Eknaes & Michael Amstad, A People Mover Evening
& Artist Talk with Nikola Dietrich (in English)

Sunday, December 16th, 2018, 7 pm
Magazine launch: 20 years of Starship, Berlin, 18th edition
Filmscreening and Talk with Bonnie Camplin;
Record Release Musix’ lost its colour with Eric D.Clark

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, 7 pm
Filmscreening: Luzie Meyer, The Flute, 2018
Exhibition and Performance: Johanna Odersky,
organised by Juliane Duft

All events will be regularly announced on the website and via our newsletter.

Graphic by Karl Holmqvist, 2018

Cut-Up 11/23
Politics and Space workshop with Ayasha Guerin

Part of Sorry I’m Late. XOXO Echo, organised by Taylor Macklin

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Program of the exhibition Cut-Up

Friday 11/23, 7 pm

Workshop
Politics and Space with Ayasha Guerin
organised by Taylor Macklin , in English

Within the framework of the exhibition Cut-Up the formely Zurich-based exhibition space Taylor Macklin, will organize the exhibition Sorry I’m Late. XOXO Echo addressing the nature and possible interpretations of spaces and their conditions.

In the workshop “Politics and Space”, Ayasha Guerin will invite the participants by means of social and communicative methods and with the help of possible scenarios – ie. Shared Socioeconomic Pathway Narratives – to create collaborative spaces for interventions in our imaginary future.
Ayasha Guerin is an artist and scholar in social science based in New York. Her work explores themes of urban ecology, community and security in public and private space. She is currently a Fellow of Urban Practice at the Urban Democracy Lab at New York University.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of Gaffel

Image: from Der Alltag (Sensationen des Gewöhnlichen), Nr. 4/82, Thema: Warten!

Cut-Up 11/23
Rirkrit Tiravanija Karl’s Perfect Day & Karl Holmqvist

Filmscreening, reading and Artist Talk

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Program of the exhibition Cut-Up

Friday 11/23, 7 pm

Film screening, reading and Artist Talk
Rirkrit Tiravanija, Karl’s Perfect Day, 2017, 94 min
Reading by Karl Holmqvist and Artist Talk with Nikola Dietrich
in English

The reading can be seen HERE
The Artists Talk can be seen HERE

In the film “Karl’s Perfect Day” the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija portrays the artist and poet Karl Holmqvist through his idea of a perfect day, following him from the moment he wakes up until going to sleep. Since the 1990′s Holmqvist has worked with text and its visual representation in posters, wall drawings, installations, videos and readings. He converges fragments of songs, political pamphlets, literature and single letters as the smallest entity of text to shift meanings and create ambiguities. Similar to his artistic works, the film is a collage of people, places, sounds, images and texts – a day without extravagant aspirations but with moments of contentedness and small pleasures.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of Gaffel

Image: Still from Rirkrit Tiravanija, Karl’s Perfect Day, 2017

Public program
Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda. The Auratic Narrative

The Auratic Narrative

Public program:

April 11, 2019, 9 pm
Moulting (2019), slideshow with Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda

May 14, 2019, 11 am – 6 pm
Moulting (2019), slideshow by Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda

May 28, 2019, 7 pm
Show and Tell # 1
Scalalogia and The Wheel of Life (2019), Book Launch with Jasmin Werner and a lecture by Philipp Kleinmichel in conjunction with a concert by pogendroblem

Show and Tell is an ongoing, autonomous series of events with shifting formats. Various guests are invited to participate, among these artists, writers, and musicians.

June 6, 2019, 7 pm
Letters (2019) and Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda x Teruo Nishiyama (2017), Double Book Launch with Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda

June 19, 2019, 7 pm
Screening of a film by the directors Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn

Public guided tours on Thursdays

April 25, 2019, 5 pm with Miriam Bettin
May 23, 2019, 5 pm with Lukas Flygare (in English)
June 6, 2019, 5 pm with Nikola Dietrich

Public guided tours on Sundays

May 19, 2019, 3 pm with Jasmin Werner
June 23, 2019, 3 pm with Jasmin Werner

Cut-Up 4/12
Kerstin Cmelka and
Mario Mentrup
Im Trailerpark der Angreifbaren

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Program of the exhibition
Cut-Up

Wednesday 12/4, 7 pm

Im Trailerpark der Angreifbaren
A Sideshow Variéte to the film “Die Angreifbaren”
by Kerstin Cmelka und Mario Mentrup

The event can be seen HERE

For their film Die Angreifbaren (The Attackables, release: beginning of 2019), the directors Kerstin Cmelka and Mario Mentrup present a CHALLENGE, a TRAILERPARK, GIFTS and a MICRODRAMA suiting the the pre-Christmas season. Bets can be made! Guests are Rainer Knepperges („Die Quereinsteigerinnen“) and Sven Heuchert („Dunkles Gesetz“). We are looking forward to your visit!
Blog to the film „Die Angreifbaren“

Please note that the event will take place in German language and will be filmed.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of Gaffel

Image: Kerstin Cmelka & Mario Mentrup, The Attackables, production photo: Eric Bell, © Kerstin Cmelka, 2018

Julien Ceccaldi Solito
September 8 –
November 11, 2018

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Julien Ceccaldi Solito
September 8 – November 11 2018

Opening on Friday, September 7, 2018, 6 pm
Reading from the comic Solito by Julien Ceccaldi (in Engl.), 9 pm
followed by snacks und drinks in collaboration with Okey Dokey II

Produced on site at the Kölnischer Kunstverein over the course of two months, Julien Ceccaldi’s Solito is a large-scale exhibition in which a fairy tale unfolds around a character of the same name, a concupiscent and boyish 30-year-old virgin willing to give himself to anybody. The plot is inspired by stories such as “Beauty and the Beast“, “Bluebeard“, and “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King“, in which the female protagonists end up in love with ugly men, and sexuality manifests itself through power and violence. However, all Solito gets out of his unsightly, quickly aborted love story, is a fading souvenir of happiness.
Misery is all the more evident in the comic book published by Ceccaldi for this exhibition. In what could be interpreted as a dream of his own doing, the titular character goes so far as to make advances to death itself. He follows Oscar, a soldier from a magical land who is nothing more than “a cadaver, an empty shell [he] projects on” (J. Ceccaldi). Solito is presented as ambivalent: Desperate for partnership and security, he also acts masochistically in that he orchestrates a self-fulfilling destiny of being forever rejected. He plays with the dead like one does with dolls, and dreams of an eternal tea party with skeletons, all the while unconsciously wishing they would turn on him. Betraying their trust ultimately gets him thrown back onto the cold sidewalk of the real world – an allusion to “The Little Match Girl” by Hans-Christian Andersen, one of the most prominent fairy tale writers.
Ceccaldi took descriptions of the author’s life as a template for Solito’s character traits. Andersen never engaged in sexual relations with women nor men, indulging in intense masturbation after each encounter instead. Described as childish and love-obsessed in equal measures, he was considered an outsider and a loner within the Copenhagen elite of the 19th century, and he died alone at the end of his days. His original tales were perverse and morbid; his suffering heroines often dying a painful death. Later adaptations of his more tragic stories have been rewritten with a happy ending.
Further aesthetic and conceptual references can be found in the animation TV-series “Revolutionary Girl Utena” (1997) by Kunihiko Ikuhara, and the manga “The Rose of Versailles” (1972) and “Oniisama E” (1975) by Riyoko Ikeda, which weave together fairytale symbols, androgyny, and inescapable fates along with modern backdrops and contemporary preoccupations. The exhibition also borrows from these works the liberty to blend myths from different places across history from the Middle Ages, to 19th century Europe and our present time.
These different starting points establish the framework for the figures and setting in Solito, which are transferred onto various surfaces both inside and outside the exhibition spaces: animated video loops, sculptures, digital drawings, and paintings on plastic. The works no longer follow a consistently linear narrative as on the pages of the book. Inspired by cel art, a technique used in animation to separate backgrounds from foregrounds, images of different moods manifest themselves through overlays, off-sets, and trompe l’œil effects. They circulate around the figure of Solito, with whom visitors get closer to as they walk through the exhibition hall. Like the fragmented pieces that come together to form identity itself, repeated variations of the same figure elicit feelings of vanity and confinement, but also moments of emancipatory liberation.

Julien Ceccaldi created the comic book Solito especially for the exhibition [36 pages, edited by Nikola Dietrich, September 2018]. It can be purchased at a price of €12 (members €8).

Julien Ceccaldi was born in 1987 in Montreal, Canada and lives in New York. Solo exhibitions include Gay, Lomex, New York, NY (2017); and King and Slave, Jenny’s, Los Angeles, CA. He has recently participated in group exhibitions such as Painting Now and Forever 3, Greene Naftali, New York, NY; An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, Ontario, Canada; and The Present in Drag, 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin.

With kind support of
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And further help by Gaga, Mexico City / Los Angeles & Jenny’s, Los Angeles

Program:

SEPTEMBER
Fr 9/7, 9 pm
Reading from the comic Solito
by Julien Ceccaldi (in Engl.)

Sat 9/8, 4 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Juliane Duft (in German)

Sun 9/9, 7 pm
Artist Talk with Julien Ceccaldi
with the presentation of Japanese Animes (in Engl.)

Thu 9/13, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Jasmin Werner (in German)

Thu 9/20, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Nikola Dietrich (in German)

Thu 9720, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Kunihiko Ikuhara, La Fillette Revolutionnaire Utena, 1999 (in the original with German subtitles)

Tue 9/25, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Catherine Breillat, Barbe Bleue, 2009 (in the original with Engl. subtitles)

Sun 9/30, 3 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition (in German)

OKTOBER
Thu 10/11, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Juliane Duft (in German)

Thu 10/11, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Catherine Breillat: La Belle Endormie, 2011 (in the original with Engl. subtitles)

Thu 10/18, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Mori Masaki, The Door into Summer, 1975 (in the original with Engl. subtitles)

Sun 10/21, 3 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition (in German)

Thu 10/25, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition (in German)

Thu 10/25, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Catherine Breillat, 36 Fillette, 1988 (in the original with Engl. subtitles)

NOVEMBER
Sat 11/3, 7 pm – 2 pm
Museumsnacht 2018
Guided tours through the exhibition and SOLITO BAR:
Anime film screenings, karaoke & Japanese snacks
with Bistro Kombu (Düsseldorf-Benrath)

Wed 11/7, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Nikola Dietrich (in German)

Wed 11/7, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Chantal Akerman, Golden Eighties, 1986 (35mm, in the original with German subtitles)
with an introduction by Juliane Duft

With kind support of the Filmclub 813

Guest:
4. The Cologne Art Book Fair (TCABF)
6 – 8 July 2018

6 – 8 July 2018

Opening: Friday, 6 July, 7pm

Friday, 6 July: 7 – 10 pm
Saturday, 7 July: 3 – 9 pm
Sunday, 8 July: 12 am – 6 pm

From July 6–8, the 4th edition of The Cologne Art Book Fair (TCABF), the unique platform for artists’ books, zines, and artists’ magazines in the Rhineland, will be held at Kölnischer Kunstverein.
TCABF will take place in the galleries, the cinema, and the Riphahn-Hall of the Kunstverein and will invite the public to take part in a broad program of talks, book presentations, readings, and film screenings accompanying the fair on three days.
More than 60 exhibitors will take part in this year’s fair, amongst them local and regional participants as well as exhibitors from Antwerp, Basel, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Paris or Venice.

Further information on exhibitors and program: www.thecologneartbookfair.com

Walter Price
Pearl Lines
04/20 – 06/17/2018

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Walter Price
Pearl Lines
20. April – 17. June 2018

Opening: Thursday, February 19th 2018, 7.00 pm

Walter Price was born in 1989 in Macon, in the US state of Georgia, and currently lives in the multicultural metropolis of New York. The artist’s predominately small-format work can be broken down into paintings and drawings in which he deals with personal experiences, social conventions, as well as historical developments. His works usually depict interiors or exteriors that are occupied by objects, creatures, signs, symbols, and forms. They contain references to limbs, figures, palm trees, huts, sofas, urinals, and cars as well as the outlines of architecture or vegetation. At the same time, these visual elements – which are sometimes more easily deciphered than others – are not always brought into a clear relationship with each other, making a form of narration palpable, yet intangible. This is supported not least by the fact that the American artist forgoes traditional patterns of order in his compositions, subverts hierarchies, and does away with perspective, all of which lends his paintings and drawings an unusual appearance that occasionally refers to the beautiful simplicity and purism of drawings by children.

Occasionally letters and writing can be made out in Price’s works, although they are mostly only visible when truncated and partially hidden and therefore seem to be more like an echo of a verbalized thought rather than designed for instant readability. Another characteristic feature of many of Price’s works is an intense, vivid use of color that can be put down to a superb handling of the pallet. In addition, a large number of works are characterized by a heightened interest in the materiality of the raw materials he uses, which can be traced to both a strongly gestural and therefore palpably tactile application of paint as well as to leaving the painting and drawing foundations visible. In doing so, a conscious confrontation with representatives of classical modernism in Europe and the last outliers of American post-war art can be seen in the strong and expressive use of color as well as the specific handling of materials, one in which the artist authoritatively formulates his own language despite any references.

This exhibition at Kölnischer Kunstverein marks the first time Price’s work will be comprehensively presented and recognized in Germany. The aim is to focus on both older and newer works, complemented by site-specific wall paintings and drawings. In addition, the work is explained in a comprehensive, bilingual catalogue that accompanies and documents the presentation in Cologne.

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Accompanying program
Julien Ceccaldi Solito
in September

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Fr 9/7, 6 pm
Opening of the exhibition
Reading from the comic Solito by Julien Ceccaldi
(in Engl.), 9 pm
followed by snacks und drinks in collaboration with Okey Dokey II

Sat 9/8., 4 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Juliane Duft (in German)

Sun 9/9, 7 pm
Artist Talk with Julien Ceccaldi
with the presentation of Japanese Animes (in Engl.)

Thu 9/13, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Jasmin Werner (in German)

Thu 9/20, 5 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Nikola Dietrich (in German)

Thu 9/20, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Kunihiko Ikuhara, Revolutionary Girl Utena, 1999 (in the original with German subtitles)

Tue 9/25, 6 pm
Screening in the cinema
Catherine Breillat, Barbe Bleue, 2009 (in the original with Engl. subtitles)

Sun 9/30, 3 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Jasmin Werner (in German)

With kind support of the Filmclub 813
Image: Julien Ceccaldi, Solito, 2018, page 14 of the comic

Alex Da Corte
THE SUPƎRMAN
04/20 – 06/17/2018

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Alex Da Corte
THE SUPƎRMAN
20. April – 17. June 2018

Exhibition opening: Thursday, April 19th, 2018, 7pm

Alex Da Corte (*1980 Camden, New Jersey, USA) uses painting, sculpture, installation, and film to explore the conditions and intricacies of human perception and the reactions associated with it. Special attention is paid to the complexity of today’s consumer world and how it intertwines with social, cultural, and political spheres. And thus, concepts like desire, hope, and longing account for just as much of his work as the examination of terms like dependence, alienation, and a sense of being lost. The starting point for his artistic works is mostly found in objects and scenarios from his personal and more general social environment which he then transforms into works of art through modifications, changes of perspective, or contrasting juxtapositions that appeal powerfully to all the senses.

Four cinematic works come together at the center of Alex Da Corte’s presentation to form a haunting installation in the large hall of the Kölnischer Kunstverein. These works include TRUƎ LIFƎ, which was made in 2013, as well as the three-part work BAD LAND, which was created in 2017. Despite being created at different times, both pieces share a point of origin that is closely connected to a personal experience of the artist. A friend sent him a photograph a few years ago that seemed to show him in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the Musee du Louvre in Paris, although the photograph was actually of the American rapper Eminem. This confusion was based on a certain similarity between the two and prompted Alex Da Corte to begin working with the idea of the world-famous musician, who had been repeatedly criticized in the past for glorifying violence and being hostile towards homosexuals and women, and his Slim Shady alter ego. He was interested in the question of what makes up Eminem as a person, what psychology is involved, and how he would behave in a private environment. His interest finally culminated in the work TRUƎ LIFƎ, for which he took on the role of the rapper by dyeing his hair blond, putting on the appropriate clothing, and adopting his persona. In reference to the documentary 66 Scenes from America by Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth in which Pop Art artist Andy Warhol eats a hamburger, TRUƎ LIFƎ depicts Eminem as played by Alex Da Corte eating a North American breakfast cereal called Life. Despite a compositional sophistication that recalls the simple actions of artists like Bas Jan Ader, Gilbert & George, and Bruce Nauman, the plainness of the scene forms a contrast to the glamor and fame – not to mention the drive and drastic behavior – that the rapper embodies. Eminem is portrayed by Alex Da Corte more as a human being than as an inaccessible and invincible celebrity, whereby the casual but nevertheless noticeable placement of a package of Cinnamon Life with the image of an African American boy on it also expands on socio-political aspects.
The three Bad Land films, the title of which refers to an underprivileged district of Philadelphia where the artist’s studio is located known as the “Badlands,” were conceived by Alex Da Corte as a cohesive work and are a continuation of the ideas addressed in TRUƎ LIFƎ. The first film shows the musician in a setting divided into two areas: Its clear-cut, uniformly red and yellow tones is reminiscent of a pop version of Ellsworth Kelly or Blinky Palermo. In the almost eleven-minute sequence, the protagonist is busy untangling a chaotic bunch of old Playstation controllers and then arranging them neatly on a table-like base. For Alex Da Corte, the action functions as an allegory of fear, power, and control, whereby the banality of the scene once again breaks away from the general image of Eminem.
In contrast, the second film in the BAD LAND series makes significantly clearer reference to the practices of a rapper. Accompanied by atmospheric sounds, the film shows how the musician smokes cannabis with homemade pipes and bongs. It is surprising how perfectly, artistically, and humorously the smoking devices are made from various everyday objects, and without losing their functionality. In the course of the consumption, the smoker appears to fall into a trance-like state that is accompanied by a deep laugh and intense cough that seems to trace back to a lack of routine.
Finally, the third and last film in the BAD LAND series shows the rapper performing probably the most unusual action. Eminem, as depicted by Da Corte, stands in front of a grey background and is busy coloring his hair by rubbing yellow mustard into it while accompanied by ambiguous sounds and tones. As the film progresses, he puts on a paper crown from a fast-food restaurant, which is then repeatedly rubbed with the condiment although it already shows clear traces of the treatment. This symbol of power, which is particularly popular in hip hop culture, is thus not only associated with the excesses of consumer society, but is also questioned with palpable humor. It can hardly come as a surprise in this context that the rapper seems to increasingly lose his mind towards the end of the sequence. After all, a symbol of power like a crown is always associated with the fear of losing power, while fast-food chains often stand for seductive illusions.

The examination of psychological parameters as they are revealed both in the BAD LAND films as well as in TRUƎ LIFƎ represents a significant driving force for Alex Da Corte’s work in which the traditional boundaries between the different genres seem to dissolve. It can also be seen in the exhibition THE SUPƎRMAN, in which the films are embedded in a complex architecture that plays with the viewer’s perception and emotions with remarkable intensity. It is not just the sculptural presence of the films that becomes overwhelming, but also the picturesque installation that melts somewhere between Pop Art and Surrealism into an intoxicating gesamtkunstwerk that evokes memories of nightmares just as much as those of Disneyland.

Alex Da Corte has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum in New York (2017), the Secession in Vienna (2017), the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2017), the Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam (2015), and the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (2015). He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2017), the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk (2016), and the Biennale in Lyon (2015).

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2018

Exhibition: Cut-Up and Wolfgang Tillmans, 23.11. – 19.12.2018
Event: Film, exhibition and performance: Luzie Meyer, The Flute, 2018 / Johanna Odersky, Iku (live), organised by Juliane Duft, 19.12.2018
Event: Filmscreening and Talk with Bonnie Camplin / Starship magazine / Record Release “Musix’ Lost Its Colour” with Eric D. Clark, 16.12.2018
Event: Filmscreenings and talk: Marte Eknaes & Michael Amstad. A People Mover Evening, 13.12.2018
Event: Reading and films: Helene Hegemann and Deborah Schamoni, 7.12.2018
Event: Im Trailerpark der Angreifbaren. A Sideshow Varieté to the film “Die Angreifbaren” by Kerstin Cmelka nd Mario Mentrup, 4.12.2018
Event: Radio Play/Performance. Ellen Yeon Kim and Mark von Schlegell, MUFA (Museum of Unfinished Art), 30.11.2018
Event: Workshop. Politics and Space with Ayasha Guerin; organised by Taylor Macklin, 23.11.2018
Event: Film screening, reading and Artist Talk. Rirkrit Tiravanija, Karl’s Perfect Day, 2017; Reading by Karl Holmqvist and Artist Talk with Nikola Dietrich, 23.11.2018
Exhibition: Julien Ceccaldi: Solito, 8.9. – 11.11.2018
Event and exhibition: Albrecht Fuchs: 31 Portraits, 27.6. – 01.7.2018
Event: Roy & Siegfried. Performance by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, 20.6.2018
Exhibition: Walter Price: Pearl Lines, 20.4. – 17.6.2018
Exhibition: Alex Da Corte: THE SUPƎRMAN, 20.4. – 17.6.2018
Event: The Boomerang Effect. Performance by Isabella Fürnkäs, 13.6.2018
Event: Are we entertainment? A presentation of Alexey Vanushkin, 9.5.2018
Event: The Flute. Performance by Luzie Meyer, 28.3.2018
Exhibition: Adriano Costa: wetANDsomeOLDstuffVANDALIZEDbyTHEartist, 17.2. – 25.3.2018
Exhibition: Talia Chetrit: Showcaller, 17.2. – 25.3.2018
Event: Studio Visit. Performative Screening by Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, 7.3.2018

Adriano Costa
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17.02. – 25.03.2018

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Adriano Costa
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21.10. – 10.12.2017

Opening: Friday, 16. February 2018, 7pm
17. February – 25. March 2018

In the space of almost ten years Adriano Costa has created a body of work that establishes a bridge between South American and European art, updates artistic movements like “Neoconcretismo” or “Arte Povera” and provides them with a new dimension. Born in 1975 this Brazilian artist makes assemblages, sculptures, paintings and films on the basis of found materials and everyday objects; in his exhibitions he combines them together into expansive installations in such a way that they result in stage-like scenes comparable with “environments”. At the same time, his works are usually the result of extensive and time-consuming research, which Costa carries out wherever he is staying at the moment. Like a curious and open-minded tourist he thus explores his various “research areas” and, in doing so, he follows not just the well-known main paths, but also and particularly those routes within urban as well as rural contexts which receive less attention or are overlooked. He is interested in ethnological, sociological and historical developments and phenomena, and he makes these the subject matter of his works, but without employing the precise practices of scholars. For Costa the different themes and lines of enquiry serve, to a certain extent, as a vehicle for his poetic and not infrequently humorous articulations, which he forms out of the found pieces, mementoes and objects from the given explorations and investigations. The boundaries between art and “non-art” are occasionally undermined within this context, testifying to his efforts to more closely intertwine art and life.

With the support of
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The exhibition is kindly supported by Andra Lauffs-Wegner & KAT_A

Talia Chetrit
Showcaller
17.02. – 25.03.2018

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Talia Chetrit
Showcaller
17. February – 25. March 2018

Opening: Friday, 16. February 2018, 7pm

The photographic work of Talia Chetrit (B. 1982, Washington D.C.) is characterized by a remarkable compositional sophistication and visual power, accompanied by a stringent programmatic objective. Her work includes self-portraits, portraits of family members, lovers, and friends, nudes, still lifes, and cityscapes that continuously reveal various intentional references to art history. Chetrit occasionally draws from photographs taken during her youth and re-contextualizes these images by inserting them into her current practice through a selective editing process.
Regardless of the respective subject matter or approach to the development of each image, her interest resides in researching and disclosing the basic social, conceptual, and technical conditions of the genre of photography. As a result, her work is imbued with the desire to control the physical and historical limitations of the camera, to follow its manipulative potential, and to call the relationship between the photographer and the image into question.

The exhibition Showcaller, which Chetrit conceived especially for the Kölnischer Kunstverein, comprises a group of predominately new and revisited works that give exemplary insight into her practice. The presentation includes an extensive series of pictures titled Streets, which depict lively and inhabited views of New York City. Through the use of tight cropping of grainy negatives, the city and its people become an unknowing and abstracted network of bodies over which Chetrit can command her own manipulated narratives. Taken from afar and through the windows of various buildings, the distance between Chetrit’s pervasive lens and her unwitting subjects’ anonymity is further emphasized.
In the context of the exhibition, this series of works is juxtaposed with photographs that convey an alternative perspective, and instead instill a pronounced sense of intimacy through the conspicuous disclosure of private moments. A large-format diptych, for example, depicts the artist and her partner having sex. Imaged against a blooming landscape, neither of the subjects seem aware of the camera’s austere gaze. The viewer is tethered to the scene by the twisting cord of the camera’s cable release, in such a way that we are reminded, once again, of our own position in the construction of images.

Talia Chetrit was born in Washington D.C. in 1982 and now lives in New York. She has recently participated in solo and group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2016), Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto (2016), LAXART in Los Angeles (2014), Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2013), Studio Voltaire in London (2013), and the SculptureCenter in New York (2012). In 2018, she will be presented to a wider public in Italy for the first time at the MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome.

With the support of
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The exhibition is kindly supported by Andra Lauffs-Wegner & KAT_A

Walter Price
Pearl Lines
04/20 – 06/17/2018

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Walter Price
Pearl Lines
20. April – 17. June 2018

Opening: Thursday, February 19th 2018, 7.00 pm

Walter Price was born in 1989 in Macon, in the US state of Georgia, and currently lives in the multicultural metropolis of New York. The artist’s predominately small-format work can be broken down into paintings and drawings in which he deals with personal experiences, social conventions, as well as historical developments. His works usually depict interiors or exteriors that are occupied by objects, creatures, signs, symbols, and forms. They contain references to limbs, figures, palm trees, huts, sofas, urinals, and cars as well as the outlines of architecture or vegetation. At the same time, these visual elements – which are sometimes more easily deciphered than others – are not always brought into a clear relationship with each other, making a form of narration palpable, yet intangible. This is supported not least by the fact that the American artist forgoes traditional patterns of order in his compositions, subverts hierarchies, and does away with perspective, all of which lends his paintings and drawings an unusual appearance that occasionally refers to the beautiful simplicity and purism of drawings by children.

Occasionally letters and writing can be made out in Price’s works, although they are mostly only visible when truncated and partially hidden and therefore seem to be more like an echo of a verbalized thought rather than designed for instant readability. Another characteristic feature of many of Price’s works is an intense, vivid use of color that can be put down to a superb handling of the pallet. In addition, a large number of works are characterized by a heightened interest in the materiality of the raw materials he uses, which can be traced to both a strongly gestural and therefore palpably tactile application of paint as well as to leaving the painting and drawing foundations visible. In doing so, a conscious confrontation with representatives of classical modernism in Europe and the last outliers of American post-war art can be seen in the strong and expressive use of color as well as the specific handling of materials, one in which the artist authoritatively formulates his own language despite any references.

This exhibition at Kölnischer Kunstverein marks the first time Price’s work will be comprehensively presented and recognized in Germany. The aim is to focus on both older and newer works, complemented by site-specific wall paintings and drawings. In addition, the work is explained in a comprehensive, bilingual catalogue that accompanies and documents the presentation in Cologne.

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Aus- & Vortragen
The Boomerang Effect
Performance by Isabella Fürnkäs

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Wednesday June 13, 2018, 7pm

The Boomerang Effect
Performance by Isabella Fürnkäs

With her art, Isabella Fürnkäs (*1988, Tokyo) attempts to build a bridge between the manifestations of the digital age and that of the supposedly old world in which physicality still plays a role. In drawings, collages, performances, video works, and installations, she exposes the present day as a confusing thicket of surfaces that can hardly be penetrated as ever more layers open up. In her delicate coffee stain watercolors, for example, skin-colored faces appear like masks behind which is something unclear – Hide & Seek. Ultimately, what’s often concealed behind all of these layers is nothingness.

In the two-part performance The Boomerang Effect (2018), which she presents as part of the series Aus- & Vortragen curated by Juliane Duft, communication sounds as if it were echoing back from the facades of words. One can sense human desire and emotional fragility behind them in the same way they are also revealed in Fürnkäs’ other works.

Performers: Nikolas Brummer, Jan Seevetal, Christiana Cott Negoesco and Isabella Fürnkäs

The performance will take place in English. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Image: Isabella Fürnkäs: Hide and seek, 2010-2018.

Aus- & Vortragen
Roy & Siegfried
Performance by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

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Wednesday June 20, 2018, 7pm

Roy & Siegfried
Performance by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann

In his works, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann (*1990) investigates the history of mankind through the culture of entertainment. His installations, sculptures, and performances trace attractions, shows, and popular performance formats by using their outward look, effects, and mechanisms while undermining them at the same time. His interest here lies in the immediate entertainment value that he extracts from illusion, magic, and film as well as the natural sciences and carries over into the visual arts. One of his installations, for example, borrowed mummies from a film prop house that appeared almost animated and defenseless in an art space, but also revealed their extreme artificiality upon closer inspection.

For this installment in the Aus- & Vortragen event series, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann has developed a performance titled Roy & Siegfried that follows the biography of the magic duo known for their tiger shows. Personal memories and public images of the two entertainers meld together in a performance that allows their self-constructed myth to be experienced on another unreliable narrative level. The magic of appearance and being – always a component of art as an imitation of reality – is multiplied as it is revealed in Frohne-Brinkmann’s performance.

The performance will take place in German. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Image: Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Roy & Siegfried (Detail), 2018

Aus- & Vortragen
31 Portraits
Book launch and exhibition by Albrecht Fuchs

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Wednesday June 27, 2018, 7pm

31 Portraits
Book launch and exhibition by Albrecht Fuchs

With 31 Portraits, the Kölnischer Kunstverein presents a new publication and exhibition by Cologne-based photographer Albrecht Fuchs. The photographs at the center of the exhibition depict artists who exhibited and performed at the Kölnischer Kunstverein between 2014 and 2018. The series of images offers a partial documentation of the institution’s various activities over the last few years on one hand while giving an impression of the people who have been responsible for the works and presentations on the other. The project represents Moritz Wesseler’s last at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, which he has successfully led in his role as director over the past five years.

Exhibition run-time: 28 June bis 1 July 2018
Admission free

With the kind support of:
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Image: Bild: Albrecht Fuchs, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Düsseldorf 2018

Aus- & Vortragen
The Flute
Performance by Luzie Meyer

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7pm

The Flute

Performer: Lisa Gutscher (souffleuse), Emma LaMorte (camera person), Luzie Meyer (Narrator), Theresa Patzschke (flutist)

The performance will take place in English. Please note that the event will be filmed.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Aus- & Vortragen
Are we entertainment?
A presentation by Alexey Vanushkin

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Wednesday May 11, 2008, 7pm

Are we entertainment?
A presentation by Alexey Vanushkin

Starting with images and texts gleaned from pop culture, advertising, and literature as well as personal materials, Alexey Vanushkin explores existential themes such as the pursuit of meaning and happiness in his film works and installations. In the work W. (2018), for example, enticing advertising images meet lines of songs by the band Joy Division. The film Alphabet (2017), in contrast, uses found visual material to illustrate a sequence of ideas and seems to catalogue the tragedy of human coexistence. The works oscillate between touching, almost kitschy moments and a dry, detached confrontation with the shallows and absurdity of life. They are, at first glance, as seductive as the media environment. Having said that, they continually return viewers to their own privileged points of view that have been shaped by societally ideal images.

Born in Russia in 1988, Vanushkin will give a general introduction to his practice based on his film works. Aus- & Vortragen is curated by Juliane Duft.

The presentation will take place in English. Please note that the event will be filmed.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Image: Still from Alexey Vanushkin, Alphabet, 2017.

Aus- & Vortragen
February—March 2018

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WED 28.02., 5 pm Guided tour through the exhibitions with Moritz Wesseler
WED 28.02., 7 pm Performance by Eliza Douglas — cancelled —
WED 07.03., 7 pm Screening by and with Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr
WED 21.03., 7 pm Guided tour through the exhibitions with Juliane Duft
WED 28.03., 7 pm Performance by Luzie Meyer

4,00 € / 2,00 €, for members free

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Aus- & Vortragen
Studio Visit
Performative screening with Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7pm

Studio Visit Performative Screening with Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr

Henning Fehr (b. 1985, Erlangen) and Philipp Rühr (b. 1986, Brühl) work on films that appear to be documentaries in which they simultaneously act as both the observers and the protagonists. In them, they investigate the places and spheres that constitute social identities and with which utopian promises connect on the margins of our capitalist world: the art market, cultural institutions such as museums, or even techno clubs and music festivals. Engaging in the slow rhythm of the films, one perceives the nuanced complexity of the social constructs that are associated with the different phenomena. Fehr and Rühr appear to be in search of the original and the primordial in western culture. Through sculptures, paintings, and texts, their exhibitions expand their films into an interplay of different “voices” in the space.

In a performance prepared for the Kölnischer Kunstverein, the former Kölnischer Kunstverein studio scholarship recipients will present excerpts from the films Studio Visit (2016) and Empty Village (2017). An live audio commentary will accompany the moving images so that Fehr and Rühr undermine the form of a classic film presentation.
Aus- & Vortragen is curated by Juliane Duft.

The performance will take place in German and English. Please note that the event will be filmed.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Image: Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, Studio Visit, 2017, Digital video (colour, sound), 24:41 min, Film still
Courtesy the artists

Sparda-Tag
25.03.2018

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Sparda-Tag at the Kölnischer Kunstverein
Sunday, 25. March 2018
11am until 6pm

A day organised together with our supporter Stiftung Kunst, Kultur, und Soziales der Sparda-Bank West on the 25th of March.

The programm:

11.00-18.00 Uhr
Free entry

11.30-13.30 Uhr
Workshop for children (recommended age 5 to 12 years)

12.00 Uhr
Guided tour with a curator

14.30-16.30 Uhr
Workshop für children (recommended age 5 to 12 years)

15.00 Uhr
Kunst-Tombola

15.15 Uhr
Guided tour with a curator

16.30 Uhr
Guided tour with a curator

Image: Adriano Costa, Dead Sea / Wien, 2013, Courtesy Adriano Costa and Sadie Coles HQ, London

Aus- & Vortragen
Merchants Freely Enter Screening and artist talk with Ani Schulze

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7pm
Merchants Freely Enter Screening and artist talk with Ani Schulze

In her installations, films, and drawings, Ani Schulze (*1982) creates visual worlds in which history and stories are not told in a conventional manner, but rather encircled in dreamlike images. For example, abandoned architectural structures or cultivated landscapes are scanned by means of a camera and then slowly revealed in her films in the form of rhythmic sequences. With the places she shows, Schulze explores the (failed) utopias of modernism as well as the relationship between man and nature. She examines social developments both past and present using the latest media technology, such as drones, as well as visual formulas and pictorial traditions drawn from landscape painting or comics.

As part of the lecture series AUS- & VORTRAGEN, Ani Schulze will show the work Aerial Vortices (2015) and her latest film Merchants Freely Enter (2017), which was created during her artist residency at Schloss Ringenberg. Within this context, she will speak about forces of gravity, bird’s-eye views, camouflage, Robobirds, picnics, cornfields, and surveillance panoramas.

The lecture will take place in German. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Image: Ani Schulze, Finding the fawn, 2017, 50 x 30 cm, paper collage, courtesy the artist
© Ani Schulze

Aus- & Vortragen
high-density
Lecture by the artist Thomas Wachholz

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7pm
high-density Lecture of the artist Thomas Wachholz

Thomas Wachholz (* 1984, lives and works in Cologne) examines the general conditions of industrial, handicraft, and artistic production in his formally reduced works. His works are imbued with conceptual thought and particularly emphasize both the significance and necessity of personal choice and social interaction. Wachholz’ practice is reminiscent of the efficient structuring of everyday work, the functionality and monotony of which fascinates him. For each of his groups of works, he defines a set of rules that describes processes within which materials, substances, or participants respond to each other. For example, he rubs off the color of a printed banner, creates a drawing by means of lighting matches, or has a billboard continuously rehung. Even though the linear production processes may seem unromantic, it is precisely in this that the poetry of the works lies. There is no going back in its process – Wachholz, however, sounds out the depths within the conditions that have been imposed upon it. In this way, the subjective is absorbed into the works and becomes perceptible in details and nuances.

Thomas Wachholz will introduce his practice at the event and also show an installation that was developed in cooperation with Juliane Duft and realized especially for the Kölnischer Kunstverein.

The lecture will take place in German. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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Photo: Thomas Wachholz, CMYK, 2012, 02:03 min (film still); © Thomas Wachholz

2017

Event: Studio Visit. Performative Screening by Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, 7.3.2018
Event: Ein Licht im Dunkeln. Weihnachtsaufführung mit Claus Richter, 6.12.2017
Exhibition: Cameron Jamie: Bodies. Faces. Heads, 21.10. – 10.12.2017
Event: Merchants Freely Enter. Screening und Künstlergespräch mit Ani Schulze, 29.11.2017
Event: high-density. Vortrag des Künstlers Thomas Wachholz, 15.11.2017
Event: One Year. Vortrag des Künstlers Jonathan Monk, 8.11.2017
Event: Installation und Künstlergespräch von und mit Matthias Sohr, 25.10.2017
Event: 50 Jahre Kölner Architekturpreis (kap) 2017, 23.9. – 27.9.2017
Event: OG Open2017 , 10.9.2017
Exhibition: Sam Anderson: Big Bird , 1.7. – 10.9.2017
Exhibition: Danny McDonald: The Beads & Other Objects , 27.4. – 11.6.2017
Exhibition: Avery Singer: Sailor, 27.4. – 11.6.2017
Event: Lecture by artist Honza Zamojski, 7.7.2017
Event: Artist talk with Eva Kotátková and Noemi Smolik, 24.5.2017
Veranstaltung: Performative artist talk with Mary-Audrey Ramirez and Vince Tillotson, 17.5.2017
Event: Screening: Rheingold. A cinematographic Project by Jan Bonny and Alex Wissel, 27.4.2017
Event: Lecture by Michael Sailstorfer, 15.3.2017
Event: Performance by Timo Seber, 8.3.2017
Event: “Show personality not personal items” a Performance by Nora Turato (in english), in cooperation with Neuen Aachener Kunstverein, 22.2.2017
Event: Artist talk with Kapser Bosmans (in english), 15.2.2017
Exhibition: Leidy Churchman: Free Delivery>/em>, 11.2.-26.3.2017
Exhibition: ars viva 2017 – Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane & Jumana Manna, 11.2.-26.3.2017
Event: Artist talk with Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane, Jumana Manna & Gesine Borcherdt, 8.2.2017
Event: Book launch by Jan Hoeft, 25.1.2017

Aus- & Vortragen
Lecture by the artist Jonathan Monk

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Wednesday, November 11, 2017, 7pm
One Year Lecture by artist Jonathan Monk

Jonathan Monk (*1969, Leicester, UK) became known through his appropriation and restructuring of works of Minimal and Conceptual Art, or also Postmodernism. His artistic work – now an integral part of the international scene – has been characterized since the beginning by an analytical acumen that is generally broken by a humorous tone. In his wall works, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and films, he explores the concept of the original as well as the cult of the personality that dominates the art world, or aspects of homage and reference. Monk’s works are always associated with the objective of paying respectful tribute to the person quoted, while demystifying their practices in the same way. Time and time again, he shows in the gaps opened up by his rewritings, transformations and shifts that the personal is also a motor of artistic production.

In the lecture One Year, the British artist will speak about his work with a special focus given to works produced over the last twelve months.

The lecture will take place in English. Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

In cooperation with Mélange:
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With the kind support of:
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Photo: Jonathan Monk

Aus- & Vortragen
Installation and artist talk by and with Matthias Sohr

Aus- und Vortragen. Matthias Sohr

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, 7pm
Installation and artist talk by and with Matthias Sohr

Matthias Sohr (* 1980) appropriates frequently overlooked objects and signs from everyday spaces. In his installations, he liberates stair lifts, handrails, circuit boards, and language from their intended use so that they appear technically cool and “uncannily” autonomous without a reference to the human body. Their forms appear aesthetically reduced in the context of an art space, perhaps even elegant. Since the objects point to their surroundings, they deliver formal references to minimal art. As post-minimalist implementations, however, they cast shadows back to their places of use. The relationship between object and viewer, the human body and technology, is re-experienced through its psychological, emotional dimension.

Matthias Sohr will guide visitors through his installation as part of the Aus- und Vortragen event, which is curated by Juliane Duft.

Please note that the event will be filmed. We would also like to point out that the event space is not barrier-free. Please let us know in advance if we can support you in your visit in this respect.

Admission €4 / concessions €2. Free for members.

With the kind support of:
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This event is also supported by:
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Image: Matthias Sohr, Generational 2016, Courtesy the artist and ACUD gallery, Berlin
Photo: Eric Bell

50 Jahre Kölner Architekturpreis (kap) 2017

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2017 feiert der Kölner Architekturpreis sein 50-jähriges Bestehen und wird zum dreizehnten Mal verliehen. Der kap gehört damit zu den ältesten deutschen Architekturpreisen. Er wird für vorbildliche Bauwerke (Neubau, Umbau, Ausbau), städtebauliche Anlagen, Freianlagen und Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum in Köln und Umgebung verliehen. Diese finden sich nicht nur bei den prominenten Projekten, sondern in gleicher Weise bei den alltäglichen Bauaufgaben, die das Gesicht unserer Städte und Landschaften prägen. Sowohl die Leistung der beteiligten Planern/innen als auch der verantwortungsvolle Part der Bauherren/innen wird gewürdigt. Die Auszeichnung soll dazu beitragen, das öffentliche Bewusstsein für Baukultur zu schärfen und die kulturelle Relevanz des Planens und Bauens zu verdeutlichen.

Erstmals wurde der Kölner Architekturpreis 1967 vergeben. In jenem Jahr konnten sich Architekten und ihre Bauherren mit Gebäuden aus der Zeit des Wiederaufbaus, also seit 1945 bewerben. Seitdem umfaßt der Bewerbungszeitraum drei bis fünf Jahre.

In der jüngeren Vergangenheit konnten ausgezeichnete Bauwerke Qualitätsmaßstäbe in der zeitgenössischen Architektur Kölns sowie weit über die Stadtgrenzen hinaus setzen. Genannt sei hier Kolumba, das von Peter Zumthor fertiggestellte Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln. Es wurde nachfolgend mit dem BDA-Architekturpreis Nordrhein-Westfalen und der Großen Nike des BDA-Bundesverbands ausgezeichnet.

Eine Besonderheit des kap ist sein Teilnehmerkreis. Auch Planer anderer Professionen können Arbeiten einreichen – selbst ausserhalb der Architektenschaft.

Der Kölner Architekturpreis wird getragen vom BDA Köln, dem Kölnischen Kunstverein, dem Deutschen Werkbund NW sowie dem Architektur Forum Rheinland..

Für den kap 2017 hat die Kölner Oberbürgermeisterin Henriette Reker die Schirmherrschaft übernommen.

Zur Ausstellung aller Arbeiten möchten wir Sie herzlich einladen.
23. – 27. 09. 2017 täglich von 11-18 Uhr, Eintritt frei.
im Kölnischen Kunstverein
Hahnenstr. 6
50667 Köln

www.koelnerarchitekturpreis.de

Cameron Jamie
Bodies, Faces, Heads
21. 10 – 10. 12 2017

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Cameron Jamie: Bodies, Faces, Heads 
21. October – 10. December 2017

Opening: Friday, 20. October 2017, 6-8pm

With Bodies, Faces, Heads, the Kölnischer Kunstverein presents Cameron Jamie’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. Born in Los Angeles in 1969 and currently based in Paris, Jamie has built a body of work over a good 25 years using an enormous variety of media: It comprises wood sculptures, ceramics, drawings, prints, photographs, films, artist’s books, and musical productions.

One of his central themes is identity as the existential foundation of the individual, which is generated by social and anti-social codes. Jamie’s view of marginalized realities and magically obscure rituals that embody the hidden side of our society is both analytical and immersive at the same time: Jamie himself is partly shaped by the subcultures that he transforms artistically. His creative process is, therefore, anything but scientific or coolly calculated – Jamie follows a spontaneous, psychologically inspired search for form, the result of which is deeply personal while giving off an archaic, primitive atmosphere at the same time. It is about states of being and consciousness instead of concrete connections of meaning.

The Kölnischer Kunstverein is presenting five groups of works revolving around the topic of the body and nature, all produced between 2008 and 2017. The group Smiling Disease (2008) consists of large-format wooden masks in the tradition of the Austrian Alpine region of Bad Gastein. Jamie produced them in collaboration with a professional wood carver who re-interpreted Jamie’s drawings and lent them a grotesque, deformed countenance. Ceramics on metal pedestals are shown in the second room, ghostly figures hand-produced by the artist that intertwine with the organic flow of the plinth forms in the third room. The direct, powerful treatment of the clay, the pulsating variety of form, and the elaborate glazing all allow the figures to lead a life of their own like alien beings in the room.

A series of ceramic masks hangs on the walls, their interiors presenting as peculiar, hollow faces, like monotypes that evoke a variety of floral and figurative associations. Each work on paper is unique and contains several layers of drawings and colors – a characteristic that reflects Jamie’s creative process in general: erasing, overwriting, destroying, and restoring are fundamental features inherent in each of his works.

Cameron Jamie’s previous solo exhibitions have included the Kunsthalle Zürich in Zürich (2013), the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2010), the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes (2009), and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2006). He has also been part of group exhibitions like The Absent Museum at Wiels Center of Contemporary Art in Brussels (2017), the Lyon Biennale (2015), the Berlin Biennale (2010 and 2008), and the Venice Biennale (2005). His work was first shown at Kölnischer Kunstverein within the framework of the exhibition Keine Donau: Cameron Jamie, Peter Kogler, Kurt Kren (2006).

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Das Ausstellungsprojekt wird mit großem Engagement begleitet und unterstützt von
Andra Lauffs-Wegner & KAT_A

Picture: Cameron Jamie, 2017, 111 x 86 cm. Photo: David Regen

OG OPEN 2017
10.09.2017

Monopol-Wissel

10th of Sept, 2017
12 – 6pm

The Kölnische Kunstverein, in cooperation with both DC Open 2017 as well as the Open Studios of the city of Cologne, is pleased to present its ten resident artists.

On September 10th from 12:00 noon until 6pm the following artists will exhibit works in their studios:

Albrecht Fuchs, Erika Hock, Jan Hoeft, Cameron Jamie, Stefanie Klingemann, Alwin Lay, Peter Miller, Ralph Schuster, Thomas Wachholz und Alex Wissel.

Entrance is free of cost and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.

 

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Sam Anderson:
Big Bird
1.7. – 10.9.2017

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Sam Anderson – Big Bird
1 July – 10 September 2017

Sam Anderson was born in Los Angeles in 1982. In the recent past she has developed a body of work in which she examines the existential conditions of human life on the basis of her own biography and stories from her social milieu. Her artistic practice is focused on sculpture and installation, although she also makes films at regular intervals. The works of the artist, who now lives in New York, additionally range from narrative visual creations to almost indecipherable (and therefore seemingly abstract) formulations. Thus, in Anderson’s art, figures formed out of epoxy clay – such as a kneeling girl, a rider or a fishing teenager – meet with material collages that are based on a variety of sometimes found materials and objects – such as broken glass, feathers, pieces of wood, grape steams, flowers or grasses – and are structured according to definite but now always comprehensible criteria. The found animal skeletons, which are also a part of her repertoire and transfer another dimension of reality into her work, are to be situated between these two extremes: the unambiguously narrative sculptures and the scarcely interpretable arrangements.

Independently of the sculptures’ formal appearance, special importance is to be assigned to the relationship between object and space. The works are designed to play with proportions and, in this context, the surrounding architecture serves to indicate scale. Every form of monumentality is subjected to a negation in the process, as is particularly underscored through the fragility of many of the pieces. For viewers, this situation means a continuous bird’s-eye view of the works, which Anderson joins into complex installations in their presentations. The interplay between the pieces causes the American artist’s presentations to behave like staged landscapes. It is precisely through her combination and intertwining of dissimilar works that she evokes the distinctive interactions and charged relationships which breathe life into the artworks and arrangements and substantially contribute to their fascinating effect. The artist creates pictures that not only appear no less lifelike than remote from life, but also mean an expansion of sculpture’s range of possibilities.

A similar potential is connected with Anderson’s films, which once again reveal her occupation with collage techniques. To create them she combines her own or found footage, accompanied by music and speech, into new narratives. Dream-like scenarios are also composed in these works; however, in contrast to the sculptures and installations, they are substantially more strongly anchored in the here and now.

The unique nature of Anderson’s work has brought her considerable renown in recent years, and she has already been included in several important exhibitions. The artist has had solo exhibitions at Rowhouse Project in Baltimore (2016), Tanya Leighton in Berlin (2015), Mother´s Tankstation in Dublin (2015), Between Arrival and Departure in Düsseldorf (2015), Off Vendome in Düsseldorf (2014) and Chapter NY in New York (2013). She has additionally participated in group exhibitions, including “ICHTS” at the Dortmunder Kunstverein (2016) and “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 (2015).
For the Kölnischer Kunstverein Anderson has developed a complex survey of her work that encompasses both older and new pieces, in order to enable visitors to gain extensive insight into her practice. In addition to the central exhibition hall and the cinema, the neighbouring cabinet of the Kölnischer Kunstverein will also be used to enable visitors to tour through Sam Anderson’s various narratives and formulations.

The artist’s first catalogue as well as an edition of unique works will appear in connection with the exhibition, which is presented in cooperation with the SculptureCenter in New York.

This project is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW as well as the Leinemann Stiftung.

Aus- & Vortragen
Performative artist talk with Mary-Audrey Ramirez and Vince Tillotson,
Wednesday, 17.5., 7 pm

Mary Audrey Ramirez - PinkelPelikan 2016 Foto Julie Wieland 72dpi
Wednesday, 17.05., 7 pm Uhr
Performative artist talk with Mary-Audrey Ramirez and Vince Tillotson

Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission 4,00 € / reduced 2,00 €, members free.

With kind support by:
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Motiv: Mary-Audrey Ramirez, PinkelPelikan, 2016 (Photo: Julie Wieland)

Aus- & Vortragen
Aritst talk with Eva Kotátková and Noemi Smolik (in english)
Wednesday, 24.5., 7 pm

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Wednesday, 24.05., 7 pm
Artist talk with Eva Kotátková and Noemi Smolik with screening

The Judicial Murder of Jakob Mohr (CZ, 2016, Czech with English subtitles, 63 min) recounts the story of the psychiatric patient and artist Jakob Mohr, who was convinced that his actions were being controlled by his doctor with the aid of a mysterious machine. Mohr depicted this machine in many of his drawings as a wooden box that transmitted beams or waves that passed through his body and took control of him. The drawing Justizmord (Judicial Murder) from 1909–1910 is of a trial depicted from self-contradictory perspectives. The victimised Mohr appears in the role of the accused and his doctor is shown to be an eavesdropper and manipulator influencing the machine and the institution of the court. Mohr identifies many disguised patients and doctors who support his theory of the monstrous conspiracy against him. The drawing becomes the scene for a staged session of the court where Mohr is presented as artist, patient and criminal and in which not only his visions but also other motifs and figures associated with art brut lay claim to their own right to exist. Mohr offers us a report on the details of the legal trial that takes place in his head and into which fragments appear from the outside world of his medical records, criminal records, and an analysis of his drawing from the point of view of its aesthetic qualities.

The film and performance were created and produced in collaboration with Are | are-events.org and supported by the Czech-German Fund for the Future, the City of Prague, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and its Culture Fund, and PLATO – platform (for contemporary art) Ostrava / City Gallery Ostrava and Trojhalí Karolina, association of legal entities.

Please note that the event will be filmed.
Admission 4,00 € / reduced 2,00 €, members free.

With kind support by:
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Andro Wekua – Anruf

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2016

Event: Christmas lecture with Claus Richter, 7.12.2016
Event: The John Tilbury Tribute, 23.11.2016
Exhibition: Christiana Soulou – Sonnet to the Nile, 28.10.-18.12.2016
Event: Lecture by Anne Speier, 2.11.2016
Event: Museumsnacht im Kölnischen Kunstverein, 28.10.2016
Event: Lecture by Sven Johne, 12.10.2016
Event: Lecture by Peter Wächtler, 28.9.2016
Event: Talk with Johannes Wohnseifer and Susanne Zander, 7.9.2016
Event: Open Studios, 2.9.-4.9.2016
Exhibition: Catharine Czudej: SHHHHH, 9.7.-4.9.2016
Event:“Hi” a lecture by Anna Virnich, 1.6.2016
Event: Lecture by Anders Clausen, 25.5.2016
Event: Guided tours on the occasion of Kölner Museumsfest, 22.5.2016
Event: “Mäusebunker”. A Film by Lothar Hempel, 4.5.2016
Event: Performance by Tobias Spichtig: “Die böse Farbe für den Kölnischen Kunstverein”, 27.4.2016
Event: Cannibal, 16.4.2016
Exhibition: Andro Wekua – Anruf, 15.4.-19.6.2016
Event: Rhineland-Premiere of Alex Wissel and Jan Bonny’s film “Single”, 30.3.2016
Event: Lecture by Kalin Lindena: “Weltpremiere”, 16.3.2016
Guided Tour: Guided tour with Patrick C. Haas, 9.3.2016
Guided Tour: Kinder-Workshop in der aktuellen Ausstellung von Uri Aran, 28.2.2016
Event: Perfromance by Alvaro Urbano: “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, 24.2.2016
Guided Tour: Guided tour with Moritz Wesseler
Exhibition: Uri Aran – Mice, 13.2.-27.3.2016
Event: Lecture by Uri Aran, 10.2.2016

2016

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Event: Christmas lecture with Claus Richter, 7.12.2016
Event: The John Tilbury Tribute, 23.11.2016
Exhibition: Christiana Soulou – Sonnet to the Nile, 28.10.-18.12.2016
Event: Lecture by Anne Speier, 2.11.2016
Event: Museumsnacht im Kölnischen Kunstverein, 28.10.2016
Event: Lecture by Sven Johne, 12.10.2016
Event: Lecture by Peter Wächtler, 28.9.2016
Event: Talk with Johannes Wohnseifer and Susanne Zander, 7.9.2016
Event: Open Studios, 2.9.-4.9.2016
Exhibition: Catharine Czudej: SHHHHH, 9.7.-4.9.2016
Event:“Hi” a lecture by Anna Virnich, 1.6.2016
Event: Lecture by Anders Clausen, 25.5.2016
Event: Guided tours on the occasion of Kölner Museumsfest, 22.5.2016
Event: “Mäusebunker”. A Film by Lothar Hempel, 4.5.2016
Event: Performance by Tobias Spichtig: “Die böse Farbe für den Kölnischen Kunstverein”, 27.4.2016
Event: Cannibal, 16.4.2016
Exhibition: Andro Wekua – Anruf, 15.4.-19.6.2016
Event: Rhineland-Premiere of Alex Wissel and Jan Bonny’s film “Single”, 30.3.2016
Event: Lecture by Kalin Lindena: “Weltpremiere”, 16.3.2016
Guided Tour: Guided tour with Patrick C. Haas, 9.3.2016
Guided Tour: Kinder-Workshop in der aktuellen Ausstellung von Uri Aran, 28.2.2016
Event: Performance by Alvaro Urbano: “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, 24.2.2016
Guided Tour: Guided tour with Moritz Wesseler
Exhibition: Uri Aran – Mice, 13.2.-27.3.2016
Event: Lecture by Uri Aran, 10.2.2016

Petrit Halilaj – ABETARE

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2015

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Event: Guided tour with the artist Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, 2.12.2015
Exhibition: Jahresgaben 2015, 2.12.-20.12.2015
Guided Tour: Children-workshop within the exhibitions, 29.11.2015
Guided Tour: Guided tour with Patrick C. Haas through the exhibition by Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili and Stephen G. Rhodes 25.11.2015
Exhibition: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili – Hollow Body, 15.11. – 20.12.2015
Exhibition: Stephen G. Rhodes – Or the Unpreparedness Promteheus and Pals, 15.11. – 20.12.2015
Event: Luke Fowler & Marcus Schmickler. Performance for Synthesis and Organic Oscillators, 28.10.2015
Event: Museumsnacht Köln, 24.10.2015
Guided Tour: Guided Tour and Workshop for children within the exhibition João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, 11.10.2015
Event: Artist Talk with Andreas Schmitten and Helmut Leder, University of Vienna, 07.10.2015
Guided Tour: Guided Tour and Workshop for children within the exhibition João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, 13.09.2015
Event: Artist talk with Gesine Borcherdt and Matias Faldbakken (in English), 02.09.2015
Exhibition: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, The Missing Hippopotamus, 29.08.-25.10.2015
Event: Artist talk with Ryan McLaughlin, 24.06.2015
Event: Lecture by Studio for Propositional Cinema, 03.06.2015
Guided Tour: Tour by Moritz Wesseler & Rein Wolfs through the exhibition of Petrit Halilaj at Koelnischer Kunstverein, 20.05.2015
Event: Museums Day 2015, Workshop for children within the exhibition Petrit Halilaj ABETARE with Markus Saile, 17.05.2015
Event: Lecture by Nina Beier, 13.05.2015
Guided Tour: Tour by Moritz Wesseler & Rein Wolfs through the exhibition of Petrit Halilaj at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 10.05.2015
Event: Lecture by Petrit Halilaj, 29.04.2015
Event: Concert John Bock & Aydo Abay, Abay hoch Bock hoch zwei ist gleich Wurzel aus Eierschale tangiert Kaugummikurve, 18.04.2015
Exhibition: Petrit Halilaj, ABETARE, 17.04.-07.06./18.06.-02.08.2015
Event: Performance by Florian Meisenberg, Furthermore, all the windows looked onto the courtyard and – from scarcely any distance – onto other windows
of the same style, behind which could be glimpsed the stately outline of new
windows opening onto a second courtyard, 25.03.2015
Event: Lecture by Johannes Bendzulla, 11.03.2015
Event: Lecture by Tiril Hasselknippe, 25.02.2015
Event: Lecture by Ariel Schlesinger, 11.02.2015
Exhibition: Darren Bader, The World as Will and Representation, 06.02.-22.03.2015
Exhibition: Ryan McLaughlin, Lacus PM, 06.02.-22.03.2015
Event: Lecture by Aude Pariset, 14.01.2015
Event: Musical Performance Errors hit Orient by Chris Evans and Will Holder, 29.01.2015

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2015

Event: Guided tour with the artist Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, 2.12.2015
Exhibition: Jahresgaben 2015, 2.12.-20.12.2015
Guided Tour: Children-workshop within the exhibitions, 29.11.2015
Guided Tour: Guided tour with Patrick C. Haas through the exhibition by Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili and Stephen G. Rhodes 25.11.2015
Exhibition: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili – Hollow Body, 15.11. – 20.12.2015
Exhibition: Stephen G. Rhodes – Or the Unpreparedness Promteheus and Pals, 15.11. – 20.12.2015
Event: Luke Fowler & Marcus Schmickler. Performance for Synthesis and Organic Oscillators, 28.10.2015
Event: Museumsnacht Köln, 24.10.2015
Guided Tour: Guided Tour and Workshop for children within the exhibition João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, 11.10.2015
Event: Artist Talk with Andreas Schmitten and Helmut Leder, University of Vienna, 07.10.2015
Guided Tour: Guided Tour and Workshop for children within the exhibition João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, 13.09.2015
Event: Artist talk with Gesine Borcherdt and Matias Faldbakken (in English), 02.09.2015
Exhibition: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, The Missing Hippopotamus, 29.08.-25.10.2015
Event: Artist talk with Ryan McLaughlin, 24.06.2015
Event: Lecture by Studio for Propositional Cinema, 03.06.2015
Guided Tour: Tour by Moritz Wesseler & Rein Wolfs through the exhibition of Petrit Halilaj at Koelnischer Kunstverein, 20.05.2015
Event: Museums Day 2015, Workshop for children within the exhibition Petrit Halilaj ABETARE with Markus Saile, 17.05.2015
Event: Lecture by Nina Beier, 13.05.2015
Guided Tour: Tour by Moritz Wesseler & Rein Wolfs through the exhibition of Petrit Halilaj at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 10.05.2015
Event: Lecture by Petrit Halilaj, 29.04.2015
Event: Concert John Bock & Aydo Abay, Abay hoch Bock hoch zwei ist gleich Wurzel aus Eierschale tangiert Kaugummikurve, 18.04.2015
Exhibition: Petrit Halilaj, ABETARE, 17.04.-07.06./18.06.-02.08.2015
Event: Performance by Florian Meisenberg, Furthermore, all the windows looked onto the courtyard and – from scarcely any distance – onto other windows
of the same style, behind which could be glimpsed the stately outline of new
windows opening onto a second courtyard, 25.03.2015
Event: Lecture by Johannes Bendzulla, 11.03.2015
Event: Lecture by Tiril Hasselknippe, 25.02.2015
Event: Lecture by Ariel Schlesinger, 11.02.2015
Exhibition: Darren Bader, The World as Will and Representation, 06.02.-22.03.2015
Exhibition: Ryan McLaughlin, Lacus PM, 06.02.-22.03.2015
Event: Lecture by Aude Pariset, 14.01.2015
Event: Musical Performance Errors hit Orient by Chris Evans and Will Holder, 29.01.2015

Lecture Jason Dodge

Wednesday, 8 Oktober 2014, 7 pm

The artist Jason Dodge (*1969 in Newton, PA) lives and works in Berlin

Exhibitions (selection):

Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (2013); 55th Venice Biennale, Lithuanian Pavilion, curated by Raimundas Malasauskas, Venice, Italy (2013); Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany (2012), Project Space, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany (2009); Casey Kaplan, New York; Lüttkenmeyer, Berlin; Yvon Lambert, Paris, and many more.

Andra Ursuta – Scytheseeing

Andra Ursuta – Scytheseeing

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Lecture by Andreas Fischer – Ghost in the machine

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2014

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Members gift 2014: Lawrence Weiner
Event: Lecture by Kasia Fudakowski, 10.12.2014
Event: Coming Soon – A Talk with Alwin Lay, 03.12.2014
Event: Lecture by David Claerbout, 26.11.2014
Event: Reading by Juliette Blightman with contributions by Pablo Larios, Pippin Wigglesworth-Weider, Skye Chamberlain, 12.11.2014
Exhibition: Annette Kelm, Staub, 07.11.- 21.12.2014
Event: Lecture by Dr. Dieter Schwarz (Director Kunstmuseum Winterthur) to mark the presentation of the 2014 members`gift Vereinsgabe by Lawrence Weiner, 29.10.2014
Event: Lecture by Maria Loboda, 22.10.2014
Event: Lecture by Jason Dodge, 08.10.2014
Exhibition: Claus Richter, Höchst seltsame Chronologie verschiedenster Ereignisse des Kölnischen Kunstvereins der Jahre 1839 bis 1914, 30.08.-30.09.2014
Exhibition: Uri Aran, Sensitivo, 28.08.-30.09.2014
Exhibition: Andra Ursuta, Syctheseeing, 28.06.-30.09.2014
Event: Lecture by Andreas Fischer, 11.06.2014
Event: An evening with artist Paul Czerlitzki, 28.05.2014
Event: Bookpresentation Johannes Wohnseifer, Plakate 1994-2014, 07.05.- 21.05.2014
Event: Museums Day 2014, Workshop for children within the exhibition Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Maybe This is a Dream with Katharina Jahnke, 18.05.2014
Event: David Ostrowski interviews Cornelius Tittel, Lieber nackt als Gefühlsleben zeigen, 23.04.2014
Performance: Keren Cytter`s Show Real Drama, 11.04.2014
Exhibition: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: Maybe This is a Dream, 09.04.-01.06.2014
Event: Lecture within lit.COLOGNE: 500places, with Dorothea Lasky and Jason Dodge, 21.03.2014
Event: Lecture by Mark Soo (in English), 12.03.2014
Event: Concert by Kristina Buch, untitled (holes), 26.02.2014
Event: Lumpenball, 21.02.2014
Event: Lecture by Haris Epaminonda, 12.02.2014
Exhibition: Pietro Roccasalva, F.E.S.T.A., 07.02.-23.03.2014

Claus Richter: Höchst seltsame Chronologie verschiedenster Ereignisse des Kölnischen Kunstvereins der Jahre 1839 bis 1914

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Opening: Friday, 29 August 2014, 7 pm
On view: 30 August – 30 September 2014

What did the members of the Kölnischer Kunstverein smell like in the 19th century? Was one of the institution’s chairmen of the board featured in a puppet theatre? What is the story behind the flag of the Kunstverein? –

To mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Kölnischer Kunstverein, the Cologne artist Claus Richter (b.1971 in Lippstadt) has developed a unique project: based on ingeniously spun tall tales, it presents a humorous and unpredictable homage both to the institution and to the local region and customs of the Rhineland. Under the title Höchst seltsame Chronologie (Thoroughly Peculiar Chronicle), the project brings together diverse events from the history of the Kölnischer Kunstverein during the years 1839 to 1914 in the form of a total of ten objects designed specifically for the occasion and ranging from a Kunstverein flask of the renowned Eau de Cologne to a puppet figure caricaturing the chairman of the board from around the turn of the century to the art association’s flag, which has been preserved in the Church of the Apostles for decades. In keeping with the multi-layered nature of the themes dealt with, the pieces designed by Claus Richter can be seen at various public places around the city, with the exhibition thus becoming a kind of stroll through Cologne and its history. As a part of the exhibition, a special artist’s book and regularly scheduled tours will serve to present the project, which indubitably represents one of the most charming highlights of the 175th anniversary celebration of the Kölnischer Kunstverein.

Guided Tours:
Sunday, 14 September 2014, 3 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, 28 September 2014, 3 – 4.30 pm

The video of the lecture performance of Claus Richter from the opening night on 29 August 2014: HERE

Special Thanks to:
Museum Ludwig Köln
Kölnisches Stadtmuseum
MAKK
Duftmuseum des Farina Hauses
St. Aposteln
Karnevalsmuseum Köln

This project is supported by:

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2014

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Members gift 2014: Lawrence Weiner
Event: Lecture by Kasia Fudakowski, 10.12.2014
Event: Coming Soon – A Talk with Alwin Lay, 03.12.2014
Event: Lecture by David Claerbout, 26.11.2014
Event: Reading by Juliette Blightman with contributions by Pablo Larios, Pippin Wigglesworth-Weider, Skye Chamberlain, 12.11.2014
Exhibition: Annette Kelm, Staub, 07.11.- 21.12.2014
Event: Lecture by Dr. Dieter Schwarz (Director Kunstmuseum Winterthur) to mark the presentation of the 2014 members`gift Vereinsgabe by Lawrence Weiner, 29.10.2014
Event: Lecture by Maria Loboda, 22.10.2014
Event: Lecture by Jason Dodge, 08.10.2014
Exhibition: Claus Richter, Höchst seltsame Chronologie verschiedenster Ereignisse des Kölnischen Kunstvereins der Jahre 1839 bis 1914, 30.08.-30.09.2014
Exhibition: Uri Aran, Sensitivo, 28.08.-30.09.2014
Exhibition: Andra Ursuta, Syctheseeing, 28.06.-30.09.2014
Event: Lecture by Andreas Fischer, 11.06.2014
Event: An evening with artist Paul Czerlitzki, 28.05.2014
Event: Bookpresentation Johannes Wohnseifer, Plakate 1994-2014, 07.05.- 21.05.2014
Event: Museums Day 2014, Workshop for children within the exhibition Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Maybe This is a Dream with Katharina Jahnke, 18.05.2014
Event: David Ostrowski interviews Cornelius Tittel, Lieber nackt als Gefühlsleben zeigen, 23.04.2014
Performance: Keren Cytter`s Show Real Drama, 11.04.2014
Exhibition: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg: Maybe This is a Dream, 09.04.-01.06.2014
Event: Lecture within lit.COLOGNE: 500places, with Dorothea Lasky and Jason Dodge, 21.03.2014
Event: Lecture by Mark Soo (in English), 12.03.2014
Event: Concert by Kristina Buch, untitled (holes), 26.02.2014
Event: Lumpenball, 21.02.2014
Event: Lecture by Haris Epaminonda, 12.02.2014
Exhibition: Pietro Roccasalva, F.E.S.T.A., 07.02.-23.03.2014

Pietro Roccasala, F.E.S.T.A.

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Pietro Roccasalva

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Sean Snyder: No Apokalypse. Not Now, 2013

Das Begleitheft zur Ausstellung von Sean Snyder. No Apocalypse. Not Now, die von 09.11.2013 – 22.12.2013 im Kunstverein zu sehen ist.

Texts by Moritz Wesseler, Sven Lütticken
Übersetzung: Dr. Jeremy Gaines (Englisch/Deutsch), Michael Wetzel (Deutsch/Englisch)
Gestaltung: Heller & C GmbH
Heft, 36 Seiten, Ringösenheftung

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Ceal Floyer, 2013

Das Begleitheft zur Ausstellung von Ceal Floyer, die von 06.09.2013 – 20.10.2013 im Kunstverein zu sehen war.

Texte: Moritz Wesseler, Caoimhìn Mac Giolla Léith
Übersetzung: Klaus Roth (Englisch/Deutsch), Michael Wetzel (Deutsch/Englisch)
Gestaltung: Heller & C GmbH
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2013

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Film screening: Lukas Moodyssons’ Film Container in context to the exhibition of Sean Snyder, 18.12.2013
Event: Lectureby Claus Richter on the Beauty of Christmas, 11.12.2013
Event: Sven Lütticken on Sean Snyder, 04.12.2013
Open Ateliers: Kölnischer Kunstverein and Schokoladenmuseum, 30.11.2013
Event: Artist Talk with Jan Paul Evers, 27.11.2013
Exhibition: Sean Snyder, No Apocalypse. Not Now, 09.11.-22.12.2013
Event: Artist Talk with Jacob Kassay, 13.11.2013
Exhibition: Ceal Floyer, 06.09.-20.10.2013
Exhibition: Stefan Müller. Allerliebste Tante Polly, 18.04.-30.06.2013
Exhibition: Thea Djordjadze. november, 16.02.-31.03.2013
Concert: Alfons Knogl mit Daniel Ansorge & Holger Otten, The World In Pieces, 15.02.2013

2013

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Film screening: Lukas Moodyssons’ Film Container in context to the exhibition of Sean Snyder, 18.12.2013
Event: Lectureby Claus Richter on the Beauty of Christmas, 11.12.2013
Event: Sven Lütticken on Sean Snyder, 04.12.2013
Open Ateliers: Kölnischer Kunstverein and Schokoladenmuseum, 30.11.2013
Event: Artist Talk with Jan Paul Evers, 27.11.2013
Exhibition: Sean Snyder, No Apocalypse. Not Now, 09.11.-22.12.2013
Event: Artist Talk with Jacob Kassay, 13.11.2013
Exhibition: Ceal Floyer, 06.09.-20.10.2013
Exhibition: Stefan Müller. Allerliebste Tante Polly, 18.04.-30.06.2013
Exhibition: Thea Djordjadze. november, 16.02.-31.03.2013
Concert: Alfons Knogl mit Daniel Ansorge & Holger Otten, The World In Pieces, 15.02.2013

Thea Djordjadze: november, 2013

Das Begleitheft zur Ausstellung von Thea Djordjadze. november, die vom 16.02.2013 – 30.03.2013 im Kunstverein zu sehen war.

Texte: Søren Grammel, Jan Verwoert
Gestaltung: Christoph Steinegger/Interkool
Heft, 46 Seiten, Ringösenheftung
(Das Booklet ist das vierte der neu begonnenen Reihe, die ab sofort in einem hochwertigen Sammelband zusammengefasst werden kann.)

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