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Exhibitions and Projects of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2015

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K21 Ständehaus

Artists’ Rooms in the K21

An almost unique situation on the international art scene: selected contemporary artists have the opportunity to configure their own separate room within the museum. Displays alternate regularly, and each offers the visitor an intense encounter with  contemporary art.

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F3 Schmela Haus
Every Thursday
at 7 pm

(except summer holidays and Christmas holidays)

Futur 3: Approaching an unknown Future:

A Program in the Schmela Haus

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THE PROBLEM OF GOD

K21 Ständehaus
26 September, 2015 – 24 January, 2016

The exhibition explores the multifaceted and ambivalent ways used by contemporary artists to incorporate elements of
Christian iconography, which are omnipresent in our collective visual and textual memory. A remarkable number of these  artworks resist a straightforward reading of Christian signs and symbols through complex narratives and images in which the  artists engage with Christian motifs and themes in a  differentiated and profound manner.

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Agnes Martin.
A Retrospective

K20 Grabbeplatz
07 November, 2015 – 06 March, 2016

With the retrospective of paintings and drawings by Agnes Martin (1912 - 2004), the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen pays tribute to an extraordinary painter whose achievement has been greatly esteemed internationally since the 1960s. With its commitment to abstraction and its prevailling muted tonalities, her oeuvre evolved in the milieu of abstract expressionism and minimalist tendencies. Her artistic vocabulary is based on horizontal and vertical lines that structure the picture plane in grid configurations or in striped patterns, and on matte, vibrating surfaces in delicate colors. In this presentation, works from all creative periods offer profound insights into Agnes Martin's art, which rewards the concentrated beholder with extraordinary visual experiences.

The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.