Catharine Czudej



OG OPEN 2017


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.



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:

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

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 | 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:

Andro Wekua – Anruf


Ryan McLaughlin – Lacus PM









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


Lecture by Andreas Fischer – Ghost in the machine


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


Pietro Roccasalva

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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.

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