Cloud & Crystal
"Cloud & Crystal".
The Dorothee and Konrad Fischer Collection
September 24, 2016 – January 08, 2017
With the exhibition "Cloud & Crystal". The Dorothee and Konrad Fischer Collection, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen celebrates the acquisition of the art collection formerly owned by the celebrated Düsseldorf gallerist couple Dorothee and Konrad Fischer.
These works of Conceptual Art and Minimalism represent a decisive complement to the collection of US postwar painting already owned by the Kunstsammlung. In 1967, Konrad Fischer – who had initially been active as an artist – opened a gallery in Düsseldorf‘s historic center together with his wife Dorothee. He was one of the first European art dealers to take a consistent interest in the latest art of his own time.
K21 Artist's Rooms
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.
New Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Videos and Installations at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen 2009 – 2016
September 11, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Over the past eight years, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen has acquired numerous important works by prominent German and international artists; these paintings, drawings, sculptures, video works, installations, and artists' rooms strengthen existing focuses while also augmenting the collection with new artists, media, themes, and perspectives.
Arpad Dobriban -
WAITING SYSTEM 7
September 11, 2016 – January 22, 2017
For a period of four months, the artist Arpad Dobriban (*1957 Komlo, Hungary) will be setting up his workshop in the former Pardo Bar, where he will prepare special dishes for museum visitors. Dobriban’s aim as an artist is to make visible the transformation of various living organisms into palatable food dishes and to allow us to experience the various forms of food processing. Offered in day-to-day operations will be a small selection of simple, regularly alternating culinary offerings.