photo: Achim Kukulies


We invite you to take part in the »Open for Construction« project and sign up for one of the workshop series.

Participation is free of charge, but the number of participants is limited.

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»Open for Construction«
The Renegotiation of an Art Collection

January 2017 - August 2018
Opening: January 18, 2017

The »Open for Construction« project lets visitors and people interested in the museum engage with modernist artworks and explore the art historical canon. As focus groups, they can work within the exhibition architecture especially designed for this purpose and develop their own ways of accessing the works they have selected from the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen’s collection and from outside the Western canon. A series of workshops provides them with the opportunity to study and comment on artistic content as well as forms of presentation and mediation. In the end, they present their perspectives to the museum and the public in the form of an exhibition promoting further discussion.

»Open for Construction« is part of the museum global research project, which will continue for the next several years at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. The project’s goal is to question and reevaluate the museum’s collection of classical modernist works, which primarily represent European and North American art, using different perspectives.