April 5, 2014 - Quadriennale Düsseldorf - 2014 program highlights
April 5, 2014

2014 program highlights

Quadriennale 2014
Beyond Tomorrow

April 5–August 10, 2014


Quadriennale 2014, from April 5 to August 10, is the Düsseldorf city-wide arts festival that happens every four years. This year’s theme is Beyond Tomorrow and now some of the festival’s highlights have been announced. 

Beyond Tomorrow is the theme of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014, Düsseldorf’s major fine arts festival that will connect 13 of the city’s most important art venues for four months this year. It will feature many events all over the city, with many opportunities for visitors to explore the “future” and make one of Europe’s art capitals an even bigger destination for art enthusiasts from around the world. 

Highlights of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014 at some of the city’s biggest art venues include:  

Art and Alchemy—The Mystery of Transformation (Kunst und Alchemie—Das Geheimnis der Verwandlung) at the Museum Kunstpalast, an exhibit about the electrifying relationship between art and alchemy, with a variety of works from antiquity to the modern age. Artists shown include Joseph Beuys, Jan Brueghel d.Ä., Lucas Cranach, Hendrick Goltzius, Max Ernst, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Yves Klein, Sigmar Polke, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Peter Paul Rubens.  

K20 Museum, which houses the collection of the State North Rhine-Westphalia, will show Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian—The Infinite White Abyss (Kandinsky, Malewitsch, Mondrian – Der weiße Abgrund Unendlichkeit), an exploration of white parts in the works of the title’s three artists.  

Utopic and anti-utopic aspects of life below ground is the focus of an exhibit at K21 Museum, titled Beneath the Ground: From Kafka to Kippenberger (Unter der Erde: Von Kafka bis Kippenberger).  

Smart New World is the name of the exhibit at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, which examines “data capitalism” and its effects on everyday life, such as permanent surveillance and the shifting of lives from private to public.  

For a full program of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014, visit www.quadriennale-duesseldorf.de.

For downloading pictorial material of Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014, visit www.quadriennale-duesseldorf.de/pressematerial/#601.

The Quadriennale GmbH
The Quadriennale Düsseldorf is a fine arts festival that has taken place every four years since 2006, in each case for a period of several months. Since 2008 it has been under the responsibility of the Quadriennale GmbH, whose sole shareholder is the State Capital of Düsseldorf. The management team of the Quadriennale GmbH comprises Hans-Georg Lohe and Angela Eckert-Schweizer. Under a jointly developed guiding theme, the city’s foremost art museums, exhibition spaces and galleries conceive unique exhibitions, presentations and an extensive supporting programme. Partners from other sectors are invited to participate in the festival. The first Quadriennale took place in 2006 under the theme The Body in Art (attracting 380,000 visitors), followed in 2010 by Presence in Art (250,000 visitors). The guiding theme for the Quadriennale in 2014 is Beyond Tomorrow, for the realization of which the State Capital of Düsseldorf has set aside a budget of more than four million Euros.

Press contact
Christina Böhm, Viviana Kleinert
T +49 (0) 211 89 999 15 / presse [​at​] quadriennale-duesseldorf.de


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