In 2008, Sarah Morris (* 1968) won a competition to install a project at Paul Klee Platz. The artist, who lives in New York City, used tiles in order to create an enormous image for the northern terminal wall of the plaza. With its complex geometric structures and luminous coloration, “Hornet” alludes to the vibrant textures of the metropolis.
Your natural yellow daylight
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (born in 1967) was invited to work specifically with the entry situation of the K20, a corridor with a dimly-lit light well and water basins. Through the application of monofrequency lighting and mist, Eliasson has developed a work for the K20 which illuminates this long-neglected space, singling it out as a transitional zone between street and museum.
For the light-flooded space of the former Café Zwey into the second upper story of the K20, the Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout (*1963) and his Rotterdam studio have provided a total interior design: kitchen furnishings, a bar that projects far into the room, tables, chairs, lamps, a bookcase, even tableware.