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50 Jahre Kölner Architekturpreis (kap) 2017

KAP-2017

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

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

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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:
Logos_A&V_3_16

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