Artist's Rooms at K21

Visitors at K21, photo: Katja Illner

The K21 Ständehaus is a very special venue for young international artists and for the contemporary portions of the permanent collection. Traversing three levels, 22 rooms offer visitors intensive encounters with painting, sculpture, photography, film, and in particular with spatially-oriented art. Selected contemporary artists are invited to display works for a period of one year, thereby engaging in dialogue  with other works in the collection. The result is a succession of varied spatial impressions that are representative of the richness and density of contemporary art, and which inspire the senses and challenge our perceptions in perpetually fresh ways.

We are pleased to announce that beginning in 2016, the artist’s rooms of the K21 will receive generous support from the Sparda-Bank West, a confirmation of the extraordinary value of this exhibition format. The year will begin with Diango Hernández and Ibrahim Mahama, along with Bertold Stallmach / Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani.


On display

1st floor

  • Imi Knoebel
  • Christian Jankowski
  • Bill Viola
  • James Turrell

2nd floor

  • Ibrahim Mahama
  • Antonia Low [until end of October, 2016]
  • Alexandra Bircken [from end of November, 2016]
  • Hans-Peter Feldmann
  • Diango Hernández
  • Bertold Stallmach / Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani

3rd floor

  • Tomás Saraceno
  • Franz West [under construction]
  • Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller
  • Chiharu Shiota
  • Anna Oppermann [temporarily closed]
  • Christian Boltanski