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

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
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

Carte Blanche for Stephen Prina

Workshop with Stephen Prina on his work (in English)
Institut für Neue Musik an der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Mon 30.5.11 (all day) und Tue 31.5.11 (morning),
Begins 10 am

The internationally renowned conceptual artist and musician Stephen Prina gives a public workshop as part of the cooperation between Kölnischer Kunstverein and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (School of Music and Dance Cologne). In his artistic work Prina taps into a widely differentiated esthetic reference system including pop and new music, painting and architecture. He also works as a composer and for many years has been a member of the avant-garde rock band The Red Krayola.

In the workshop Prina will present his two films Vinyl II andThe Way He Always Wanted It II. He will also speak about strategies of composition and his interdisciplinary ways of working. Part of the seminar will be dedicated to the preparation of the music performance together with students of the School of Music and Dance Cologne which is to take place as part of his solo show He was but a bad translation. at Kölnischer Kunstverein.

Programme
Monday, 30.5.2011
10 h start of the seminar, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, room 315
12 h lunch break and transfer to Kölnischer Kunstverein
1 h   Kölnischer Kunstverein, cinema at Die Brücke
Stephen Prina presents his films Vinyl II, 2000 and The Way He Always Wanted It II, 2009, followed by discussion.

Tuesday 31.5.2011
10 h start of the seminar, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, room 315

Prina will speak about ways of composition.
11.30 h coffee break
12 – 14 h discussion of the performance The Way He Always Wanted It VIII, 2011 at Kölnischer Kunstverein with participating musicians

Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Institut für Neue Musik, room 315
Unter Krahnenbäumen 87
50668 Cologne

Free admission
No booking required