February 16, 2007 - European Kunsthalle - Models for Tomorrow: Cologne
February 16, 2007

Models for Tomorrow: Cologne

Models for Tomorrow: Cologne
The European Kunsthalles first exhibition
2 March to 28 April 2007

Cologne, Germany

Models for Tomorrow: Cologne, the European Kunsthalles first exhibition, will be presented from 2 March to 28 April 2007. Twenty-one artists will show their designs for a new exhibition hall at both extraordinary and ordinary cultural sites in downtown Cologne. The sketches, planes, and models produced especially for this exhibition by international artists deal with two themes: the architecture for the new exhibition space and concepts for its possible use. Artists pragmatic approaches are shown alongside works with utopian potential.

During the phase of its foundation, the European Kunsthalle does not have its own exhibition space. For Models for Tomorrow: Cologne, the institution will use the urban space with its range of publicly accessible sites. For the exhibition, a ring-shaped parcours has been set up in downtown Cologne that invites the art audience to walk along its path. The exhibition venues offer various spatial concepts with varying opening times, represent commercial or public interests, and are highly popular or exist on the citys periphery. They show that answers to the question regarding the future profile of the European Kunsthalle might already be there in one of the citys resources: its spaces. moving toward the end of this two-year founding stage, the European Kunsthalle will use this exhibition to direct special attention to its specific location and starting point.

Artists: Vito Acconci, Michael Beutler, Bik van der Pol, Andreas Fogarasi, Luca Frei, Liam Gillick, Tue Greenfort, Karl Holmqvist, International Festival, Erik van Lieshout, An Te Liu, Alex Morrison, Olaf Nicolai, Tobias Rehberger, Pia Rønicke, Silke Schatz, Sean Snyder, Superflex, Lawrence Weiner, Axel John Wieder & Jesko Fezer und Haegue Yang.

Examplary exhibition sites: Subway Station Dom / Hbf, Hilton Cologne, Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Archive of the Cologne archbishopric, Vic Coctailbar, Private fitness studio Michael Janson, Walther Koenig bookstore, Neumarkt-Galerie mall, Aral gas station, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, St. Kolumba, Deutsche Bank SB-Banking Center

Curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Vanessa Joan Mueller, Julia Hoener
Spatial concept by Nikolaus Hirsch, Phil Misselwitz, Markus Miessen, Matthias Goerlich

Exhibition dates
2 March to 28 April 2007
Opening, 1 March 2007, 6 pm, Galeria Kaufhof, Hohe Strasse 41-53, Cologne

The exhibition is funded by Stiftung Kunstfonds and Sparkasse KoelnBonn.
Other sponsors in alphabetical order: Austrian Embassy Berlin, Canadian Embassy Berlin, Hotel Chelsea, City of Cologne Department for Arts and Culture, Danish Arts Councils Committee for International Visual Art, Galeria Kaufhof Cologne, Mondriaan Foundation, IASPIS, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Suenner Koelsch, Vic Coctailbar, 235 Media

For more information please contact:
European Kunsthalle
P.O. Box 10 11 16
50451 Cologne
T: 49 (0)221 56 96 140
F: 49 (0)221 56 96 142


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