Tomás Saraceno - in orbit
From June 22, 2013
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 PVC 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.
The Child, the City and Art –
Aldo van Eyck, Yto Barrada, Nils Norman
April 19 - September 15, 2013
In the exhibition, The Child, the City, and Art, a historic overview of Van Eyck's Amsterdam playgrounds is supplemented by works by two contemporary artists. Nils Norman – who shows a site-specific work–and Yto Barrada examine urban space and its social implications.
March 02 - July 07, 2013
In cooperation with the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing the first – and long overdue – solo exhibition in western Germany of works by the internationally celebrated Turner prizewinner Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968 Remscheid).
Sculpture at the Düsseldorf Art Academy
from 1945 to the Present
February 20 – July 28, 2013
Since 1945, sculptors who have taught or studied at the renowned Düsseldorf Art Academy have been responsible for a series of decisive and influential artistic impulses. Professors such as Ewald Mataré, Erwin Heerich, Joseph Beuys, Klaus Rinke, Irmin Kamp, Fritz Schwegler, Rosemarie Trockel, Hubert Kiecol, Katharina Fritsch, and Rita McBride have influenced highly productive debates and discussions within the Academy and beyond.