Artist's Rooms

New Artist's Room at K21: Matthias Bitzer, Der Zerfall der Eigenschaften (Detail), 2014, Acryl und Tusche auf Baumwolle, Sprühlack auf Holz, 103 x 156 cm, Courtesy Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf, Foto: Simon Vogel / Köln.

New Artist's Rooms


Artist’s rooms are located on three levels of the K21. Each room accommodates a single work. On view are paintings, drawings, sculpture, and film. The ways in which these works mirror contemporary life is as diverse as reality itself. Every room offers an intensive encounter, showcasing an independent, artificial world that prompts visitors to engage in reflection, engulfs them in a multisensory environment, or leaves them with questions raised by the project’s enigmatic character. Some works may be familiar to viewers from earlier visits; others are new or were created especially for the K21.

The selection of artists follows is designed to provide a forum for the richness and density of contemporary capacities for expression. One principle of the concept is that all rooms are configured by the artists themselves.