June 14, 2022


Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), 701 e.V. Kunstverein

Courtesy of 701 e.V.

Cătălina Bucos, Allegories From Another Space, 2022. Photo: A. Kopaz.

Dagmar Buchenthal, notionofanuncertainfuture, 2022. Photo: A.Kopaz.

Javkhlan Ariunbold, Erkhii Mergen, 2022. Photo: A. Kopaz.

Kurt Heuvens, Remote Control, 2022. Photo: A. Kopaz.

Lukas Schmid, Solid Bau, 2022. Photo: A. Kopaz.

Mayuko Kudo, Apollen, 2022. Photo: A. Kopaz.

Nikolay Ulyanov / Julia Vergazova, Floating Utopia Act 3, 2022. Photo: A. Kopaz.

With FALSE SPRING, 701 e.V. is presenting a cooperation project with students of Mischa Kuball’s "urban stage ff." seminar at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Until its demolition 23 artists will be given a "carte blanche" to present their works in the "Apollo-Hochhaus" located at Königsallee 106, an office building built in 1967 where the magnificent Apollo-Theatre once stood.

The rather inconspicuous skyscraper with its glass façade, height of 69 meters and 18 floors, will become an exciting stage for a wide variety of artistic interventions for a few weeks. The time-based and cross-media works not only reflect the eventful history of the site, but also negotiate—in dialogue with the ever-visible surrounding city—related social processes and questions of our present.

Based on the title of the exhibition FALSE SPRING, the artists from different backgrounds particularly pose questions about environment-related, consumer-society themes, both on a conceptual and material level. In their processes of developing ideas, they refer to personal associations with nature, desire or aversion.

The exhibition takes place on more than 2,500 square meters in the foyer and first floor. The exhibited works are being developed especially for this location.

"(...) the work with students from the seminar 'urban stage' follows the deep interest in dealing with urban voids and spaces outside the KHM, which pose questions about their socio-political use and cultural significance as well as their inscription in urban history!" —Mischa Kuball

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue including an essay by Nana Tazuke, Museum Ludwig Cologne.

With works by Javkhlan Ariunbold, Gina Bojahr, Dagmar Buchenthal, Cătălina Bucos, Bidisha Das, Tim Dönges, Corinna Duschl, Karen Fritz, Kurt Heuvens, Ada Kopaz, Polina Korovina, Mayuko Kudo, Tatsiana Licheuskaya, Yves Oh, Adéọlá Ọlágúnjú, Anastasia Osoianu, Kihuun Park, Julian Quentin, Lukas Schmidt, Hye Young Sin, Christi Knak Tschaikowskaja, Nikolay Ulyanov, Julia Vergazova

With the kind support: CATELLA, Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband, Kunst- und Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, WPV.

May 13–June 19, Fri–Sun, 12–6pm. Free entrance. Part of Düsseldorf photo+.

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