Visitors at K21 Ständehaus, photo: Katja Illner

Tomás Saraceno - in orbit

Extended until presumably June 2016

Suspended more than 25 meters above the piazza of the K21 is Tomás Saraceno‘s gigantic installation in orbit. This steel wire construction spans the museum‘s vast glass cupola on three different levels. Positioned within this net structure, which encompasses altogether 2500 m², are half a dozen „spheres“ – inflated spheres having diameters up to 8.5 meters. Visitors have access to this transparent installation, and can move freely between the spheres on all three levels.


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



Henkel – The Art Collection

K20 Grabbeplatz
April 08 – August 14, 2016

For the first time, this exhibition offers deep insights into the art collection expertly compiled and curated by Gabriele Henkel over several decades. The focus of the presentation is a kind of abstract painting that can be found in works of modernism and American art, in paintings by Robert Delaunay, Ellsworth Kelly, Mary Heilmann, or Frank Stella as well as in works by Günther Uecker, Gerhard Richter or Imi Knoebel.


Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
1887 – 2058

K20 Grabbeplatz
April 23 – August 07, 2016

In the art of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (born in 1965 in Strasbourg, lives in Paris and Rio de Janeiro), everything revolves around experiences of and reflections on spaces and times. Using often minimal resources, she evokes places, people, and things that exist in one form or another in our collective memory. Her themes may be as diverse as the influence of hippiedom during the 1970s, the film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the urban utopia of Brasilia, King Ludwig II, psychoanalysis, a tropical rainstorm, or the prospects for the year 2066.


Andreas Gursky –
Not Abstract

K20 Grabbeplatz
July 02 – November 06, 2016

Beginning early in his career, the photo artist Andreas Gursky has labeled a number of his works with a special system of Roman numerals. In the Robert-Rademacher-Gallery of the K20, a series of these photos is  continued now with more recent images. They also enter into astonishing dialogues with works owned by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Christoph Büchel

K21 Ständehaus
September 09, 2016 – January 22, 2017

For Autumn of 2016, the Conceptual artist Christoph Büchel – who is known for his socially critical  installations, with their unfathomable visual impact – is preparing a major work for the K21.

Wolke und Kristall -
Die Sammlung Dorothee und Konrad Fischer


K20 Grabbeplatz
24.09.2016 – 08.01.2017

The renunciation of the image was one of the most momentous upheavals in the history of twentieth century art. Now, Conceptual Art supplanted the position formerly occupied by painting. This shift is highlighted by  more than 200 works from artists such as Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt, which are juxtaposed with works by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. The presentation also underscores the major role played by the Düsseldorf art dealer and collector Konrad Fischer within the international art scene of the 1960s.


Otto Dix –
The Evil Eye

K20 Grabbeplatz
February 11 – May 14, 2017

Beginning in 1922, Otto Dix spent several explosively creative years in Düsseldorf. During this period, he developed the critical handwriting that made him so unmistakable within twentieth century art. The exhibition is devoted to this artistically and personally decisive phase of his career. On view will be approximately 120  paintings, watercolors, and graphic works from German and international collections.