April 11, 2007 - European Kunsthalle - …what will be told of today tomorrow: KölnShow2
April 11, 2007

…what will be told of today tomorrow: KölnShow2

…what will be told of today tomorrow: KölnShow2
Exhibition of the European Kunsthalle
with 22 international artists
in 18 Cologne galleries
April 19-May 26, 2007

Opening on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

curated by founding director Nicolaus Schafhausen and Florian Waldvogel


Only a few weeks after the opening of its first exhibition Models for Tomorrow: Cologne the European Kunsthalle puts a new event on the agenda KölnShow2: 18 selected galleries will make space available for the programme of founding director Nicolas Schafhausen who is also director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam and curator of the German pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennial and guest curator Florian Waldvogel, Witte de With. 22 young artists from 12 different nations, whose work has to date rarely been shown in Germany, take up the challenge of meeting the full title of the exhibition: what will be told of today tomorrow: KölnShow2.

The fundamental idea behind this project is to follow up by now legendary The Köln Show, a joint project by Cologne galleries, staged in their showrooms in 1990, presenting until then undiscovered young artists. On its way to establishing an up-to-date institution for contemporary art in Cologne, European Kunsthalle revisits this historic event in order to test the, at that time, highly successful model within the framework of todays debates about decentralised exhibition concepts and collaborative organisational structures. Against the background of discussing possible operative and spatial models for a Kunsthalle, Nicolaus Schafhausen, together with his team augmented by Florian Waldvogel, focuses on the current relationship between cultural production and culture market in the Rhine metropolis.

BQ Kostis Velonis (GR)
Galerie Daniel Buchholz Gareth Moore (CAN)
Luis Campaña Chris Lipomi (USA), Keegan McHargue (USA)
Galerie Gisela Capitain Margaret Salmon (USA)
Fiebach & Minninger Fernando Sánchez Castillo (E)
Frehrking Wiesehöfer Aïda Ruilova (USA)
Galerie Vera Gliem David Blandy (UK)
Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens Kwang-Ju Son (ROK)
Galerie Michael Janssen Hannah Rickards (UK)
Johnen Schöttle Jesper Just (DK)
Linn Lühn Andrew Schoultz (USA)
Galerie Mirko Mayer Germaine Kruip (NL)
Galerie Christian Nagel Karen Sargsyan (ARM)
Thomas Rehbein Galerie Tuan Andrew Nguyen (VN)
Sabine Schmidt Galerie Marijn van Kreij (NL)
Galerie Schmidt Maczollek Maya Hayuk (USA)
Otto Schweins Tris Vonna-Michell (UK)
Galerie Monika Sprüth / Philomene Magers Simon Denny (NZ), Pere Llobera (E), João Onofre (P)
Performance during the opening William Hunt (UK)

Duration April 19 to May 26, 2007
Opening Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 7 pm in the respective galleries

KölnShow2-Party Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 10 pm, at Gewölbe im Westbahnhof, Hans-Böckler-Platz 2, Cologne, with DJs Thomas Meinecke and Fritz Ostermayer and a performance by William Hunt

KölnShow2-Lounge April 14 to 22, 2007 at Salon Schmitz, Aachener Strasse 28, Cologne, www.salonschmitz.com
Talk KölnShow2 Plötzlich diese Übersicht with Jörg Heiser and Uta Grosenick, chaired by Vanessa Joan Müller (in German language), on Sunday, April 22, 2007, 3 pm at KölnShow2-Lounge

For further information see www.koelnshow2.com or contact

Julia Moritz, European Kunsthalle
P.O. Box 10 11 16, 50451 Cologne
T +49 221 5696 140, F +49 221 5696 142
moritz@kunsthalle.eu, www.kunsthalle.eu

Eike Dürrfeld, Neumann Luz Communication
Lübecker Strasse 11, 50668 Cologne
T +49 221 9235 987, F +49 221 9235 988

project partner ART COLOGNE

funded by Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Mittelstand und Energie des Landes Nordhein-Westfalen, NRW., Botschaft von Kanada, Botschaft von Spanien, Mondriaan Stichting

sponsored by AXA art, 235 Media, QVEST

European Kunsthalle is a project by Das Loch e.V.

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