Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin, Untitled #5, 1998, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen © 2015 Agnes Martin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

Agnes Martin

07 November, 2015 – 06 March, 2016

This retrospective of the artistic achievement of the American painter Agnes Martin (1912 - 2004) is the first to be held after her death, and represents an opportunity to rediscover her extraordinary work in all of its facets. Martin's artistic career is outlined by means of paintings, drawings, and prints, all the way from the early pictures, to the experimental works and assemblages produced in New York in the 1950s, and to the consummate late works.


Wiebke Siem

Wiebke Siem – What Things Dream

February 4 – June 19, 2016
K20 Grabbeplatz, Labor

The sculptress Wiebke Siem investigates artistic modernity by refracting it ironically. Over the past 10 years, she has staged her sculptures in interiors with using items of furniture; more recently, she has constructed figurines from objects of everyday use which she collects in large numbers, processes, and alters formally. Especially for the "Labor" of the K20, this artist – who received the prestigious Goslar Kaiserring in 2014 – has created her latest work What Things Dream, which incorporates the visitor directly into the work.


Cyprien Gaillard

Image: Cyprien Gaillard, Nightlife (film still), 2015; see website for entire copyright


January 29 – March 20, 2016

Rodin’s famous bronze sculpture The Thinker, standing in front of the Cleveland Museum; exotic Hollywood Juniper trees in the urban milieu of Los Angeles, blown by the wind; fire­-works above Berlin‘s Olympiastadion; a bare oak tree caught in the search-light of a helicopter – these nocturnal outdoor shots from the film Nightlife (2015) feature places that are devoid of people, yet teeming with life. 


Tomás Saraceno

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

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.