Alexandra Bircken

Parallel Societies, 2016

With her stage-style installations and idiosyncratic object language, Alexandra Bircken (*1967) has achieved international recognition in recent years. The Cologne- and London-based artist works with coarse materials such as metal, rubber tubing and wood, but also wool, leather, and transparent substances. For her arrangements, she slices apart motorcycles and devises coverings for fashion mannequins.


Bertold Stallmach, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani

The Rule of Three of Identity

This installation consists of two parts: the object Concrete Castle, created by Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, and a joint film project by the same artistic duo with Bertold Stallmach.


Diango Hernández


The conceptual artist Diango Hernández was born at Cuba in 1970. He left his Caribbean birthplace in 2003 – yet up to the present, Cuban society and culture remain the central themes of his drawings,  objects, and installations.


Ibrahim Mahama

Ibrahim Mahama, Post No Bill, 2015, Installation view at the K21, photo: Isabel Hernandez © IKS 2016


Through his monumental installations, consisting of coarse jute bags, Ibrahim Mahama (* 1987) focuses attention on the flow of commodities and conditions of production in his homeland of Ghana.


Thomas Hirschhorn

Photo: Achim Kukulies

In Thomas Hirschhorn’s intallation, the ›patients‹ are work of art. Five large sculptures are found in this ›intensive care unit‹. One has belonged to the Kunstsammlung since 2004, namely Two Families (2004). They form the point of departure for Hirschhorn’s expanding installation, which he arranged especially for the K21.


Hans-Peter Feldmann

Installation view Künstlerraum Hans-Peter Feldmann, Photo: Achim Kukulies, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

With his newly designed artist’s room, Hans-Peter Feldmann brings back to life images that have been stored in our visual memory. The artist has been recently working with old paintings, and here landscapes acquired at art auctions in the style of our grandparents’ living room are aligned according to their horizon lines to form a frieze.