Musical accompaniment: Pre-College Cologne
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 to SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2020
SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS, HOLIDAYS, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
And one hour before the start of each performance
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2019
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2019
1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month at 11:15 AM
Exhibition organized in cooperation with Priska Pasquer Gallery in Cologne and Galerie Burster in Berlin
Equal rights and diversity are shaping today’s public debate. After a time of hope that they might be attainable, a common understanding of these ideals is now more relevant than ever. The exhibition “Identities” is a presentation of artistic perspectives that deal conceptually with the questions of role models and identities.
The jumping-off point and the heart of the exhibition is the work of Ulrike Rosenbach (*1943), one of the most important feminist artists and a pioneer of performance art and multimedia installations, as well as the winner of the Rheinische Kunstpreis, the art prize of North Rhine-Westphalia, in 2012. Rosenbach was introduced to happenings and the Fluxus scene through her studies with Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. In the early 1970s, she discovered her perfect medium, the video camera. Rosenbach’s style is experimental and process-driven. The result is thematic works combining illustrations, photography, performance, video, and multimedia installations. Both formally and in her attitude and the themes of her work, Ulrike Rosenbach is a major influence for younger artists.
Artist duo Mwangi Hutter met in Rosenbach’s class at HBK Saarbrücken, the fine arts academy in Saarbrücken, Germany. Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter (both *1975) may have roots in different cultures themselves (Kenya and Germany), but their work examines the complex relationships of people of different cultures, nationalities, religions and genders through performances, photographic works, paintings and installations.
Johanna Reich (*1977), too, combines new visual media with painting and sculpture. Her performative video works are characterized by strong painterly and media-reflexive components and a recurring theme of female role models and the image of the female artist.