Katharina Sieverding

Katharina Sieverding, Stauffenberg-Block VI, 1969, C-Print, Acrylic, Steel, 190 x 125 cm, © Katharina Sieverding / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014, Foto: Klaus Mettig / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Katharina Sieverding
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May 10 - September 21, 2014
K21 STÄNDEHAUS
(Bel Etage)

Katharina Sieverding’s Stauffenberg-Block (I–XVI /1969), from the permanent collection of the  Kunstsammlung, forms the center of this exhibition in the Bel Etage of the K21. Due to its enormous dimensions, this ensemble – consisting of 16 large-format color photographs of the artist – can be shown only infrequently.

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Beneath the Ground.

Installation view, K21 Ständehaus, Christoph Büchel, Spider Hole, 2006, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth, photo: © Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

From Kafka to Kippenberger

Quadriennale Düsseldorf
April 05 - August 10, 2014
K21 Ständehaus

The K21 is dedicating its exhibition to both utopian and dystopian aspects of the subterranean realm. Earth as material plays a central role here. Being underground can mean protection, but also cramped surroundings and claustrophobic fear. These are the feelings the badger-like animal experiences in Franz Kafka’s short story “The Burrow”. It wants to build the perfect burrow as a shelter, but its obsessive monitoring of the labyrinthine system gradually causes the animal to grow paranoid. Kafka’s story remained unfinished –and the exhibition Beneath the Ground: From Kafka to Kippenberger attempts to continue the tale. 

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson, Test for Your museum primer, Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2014, © Olafur Eliasson

Dein Ausstellungsguide

Quadriennale Düsseldorf
April 05 - August 10, 2014
K20 Grabbeplatz

Orienting himself in relation to the exhibition Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian: The Infinite White Abyss, Olafur Eliasson – in collaboration with the Kunstsammlung – has developed the unorthodox project Dein Ausstellungsguide (Your Exhibtion Guide). This piece prepares visitors for the exhibition White Abyss in astonishing ways, sensitizing them to the complex qualities of the color white.

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Tomás Saraceno

Installation "Tomás Saraceno - in orbit", K21 Ständehaus, photo: Studio Saraceno, © Tomás Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno - in orbit

until autumn 2014 (estimated)
K21 Ständehaus

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.

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