Unter the title "Waiting System 7", the artist Arpad Dobriban will be setting up his workshop from September 11, 2016 to January 22, 2017 in the former Pardo Bar (K21 Ständehaus), 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.
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 year will begin with Diango Hernández and Ibrahim Mahama, along with Bertold Stallmach / Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani. The artist’s rooms of the K21 will receive generous support from the Stiftung Kunst, Kultur und Soziales of the Sparda-Bank West.
A new project was launched with #32 by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in February 2014: A digital magazine, and ambitious platform for art, culture, and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Found in #32 starting will be texts, interviews, essays, photos, and videos on themes related to the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen – and beyond. “making of” provides readers with glimpses behind the scenes of our exhibitions and projects. “artists, live” is devoted to our creative personalities. But we are also on the move internationally for our readers: in “worldwide,” we visit museums and artists around the world. The section entitled “scouting” offers enthralling insights into the national and international art scenes. The website is avalaible in English language.