Gerhard Richter. Die Kunst im Plural
Gerhard Richter – Art in the Plural
February 15, 2014 to March 9, 2014
A surprise start to the exhibition program in the New Year will be a presentation of a selection of editions by Gerhard Richter in the Grabbehalle of the K20. Limited editions of print works, photos, and artist’s books have allowed this major artist to reach a wider public, while also providing him with a field of artistic experimentation. The impetus for this exhibition was the planned release in early February of an up-to-date catalog raisonné of all of Richter's editions since 1965 (Hatje Cantz Verlag).
The Missing String
November 09, 2013 – April 06, 2014
For the first time, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is devoting an exhibition to Susan Philipsz, renowned Scottish artist and Turner Prize winner. The Missing String is based on the artist’s wide-ranging investigation into the war-damaged stringed musical instruments found today in numerous collections throughout Germany. These objects constitute a striking emblem of the destructive forces of war, and they mirror the often tragic fates suffered by artists during World War II.
Tomás Saraceno - in orbit
From June 22, 2013 until autumn 2014 (estimated)
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.