Members Gift 2014 by Lawrence Weiner!

2014_Lawrence Weiner_Zeit ist zeitlich_Foto Simon Vogel

Lawrence Weiner

Zeit ist Zeitlich – Time is Temporal (2014 members’ gift), silkscreen in three colours on cardboard with punched holes, 35 x 35 cm, signed and dated on the reverse side

Following the great success of the “members’ gift” created by Rosemarie Trockel, the internationally acclaimed artist Lawrence Weiner has created this year’s edition to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Kölner Kunstverein: as in 2013, it will be given as a gift to our organisation’s members. The work Time is Temporal is a metaphor for the worldly and for the finite nature of time as well as being, and it is open to diverse interpretations. Weiner was born in 1942 and is considered one of the original founders of conceptual art. His works have been presented both at the Documenta in Kassel and at the Venice Biennale. In addition, they form an established part of international museum collections.

In the autumn of 2013 the Kölnischer Kunstverein initiated an unconventional project bridging the gap between the historical traditions of German artists’ associations and the present. Drawing on the Nietenblätter (roughly “consolation sheets”), a tradition that was widespread in the 19th century, a so-called Vereinsgabe (members’ gift) was published and is to be provided free of charge to the members of the Kölnischer Kunstverein. It consists of a hand-signed original in an edition corresponding to the number of members. This gesture is intended as a reminder that the members of our artists’ association form the core foundation for its activities and that our organisation has been linked to a clear, democratic concept since its founding in the 19th century. The 2013 members’ gift was provided by Rosemarie Trockel.

If you become a member for the year 2014 before 31 December 2014, you will be given this members’ gift.

Members can pick up their gift at the Kölnischer Kunstverein beginning on 11 November 2014.

Membership: 52 € / each additional family member: 13 € / school and university students: 20 €