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

Aus- & Vortragen
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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

Aus- & Vortragen
Merchants Freely Enter Screening and artist talk with Ani Schulze

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7 pm
Merchants Freely Enter Screening and artist talk with Ani Schulze

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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Image: Ani Schulze, Finding the fawn, 50 x 30 cm, paper collage, courtesy the artist
© Ani Schulze

Sam Anderson:
Big Bird
1.7. – 10.9.2017

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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.