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Programm 2017

Event: 50 Jahre Kölner Architekturpreis (kap) 2017, 23.-27.9.2017
Event: OG Open2017 , 1.7. – 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).

Supported by

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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

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

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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