Asymmetric Architextures

Lectures in the Postwar History of the Kunstverein 

Roy Arden, Ilka Becker, Peter Brüning, Robert Burghardt, Natalie Czech, Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr, Christina Irrgang, HobbypopMUSEUM, Aglaia Konrad, Sarah Kürten, David Lamelas, Katrin Mayer, Rita McBride / Christoph Westermeier, Vanessa Joan Müller, Marie-Luise Otten, Hedda Schattanik / Roman Szczesny, Mark von Schlegell, Arne Schmitt, Studio For Propositional Cinema, Sarah Szczesny, Alexander Jasch / Rita Kersting / Jens Ullrich, Jan Wagner, Alex Wissel et al. 

Friday, July 7th 2017, 7.30 p.m.



Delicate Instruments of Engagement

Ongoing performative action 

By Alexandra Pirici
With Paul Dunca, Paula Gherghe, Farid Fairuz, Maria Mora, Cristian Nanculescu

Saturday, June 24th, 2 – 6 pm

Sunday, June 25th, 11 am – 2 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm 

Thursday, June 29th, 4 – 8 pm 

Friday, June 30th, 4 – 8 pm 

Saturday, July 1st, 11 am – 2 pm & 3 pm – 6 pm

Guided Tour 

Sunday, June 18th 2017, 2 p.m. 

Free admission for members.


Gestures of the Political 

Claire Bishop and Alexandra Pirici

Monday, June 5th 2017, 7 p.m. 

Artist talk

Johannes Paul Raether

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 8.30 p.m.


Johannes Paul Raether

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 4 p.m.

Stars and Tribes - A collaborative lecture. Daniel Falb (Poet & Geophilosopher, Berlin) & Alicia Frankovich

Thursday, March 23rd 2017 at 7 pm

Alicia Frankovich - Performance

on Saturday, March 25th at 9 pm

Young Girl Reading Group 140 - Dorota Gawęda und Eglė Kulbokaitė

on Sunday, March 26th at 3 pm

On March 26, 2017, 3 pm YGRG invites to participate in a reading group session at the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande and Westfalen Düsseldorf. On this occasion you are invited to jointly read a chapter of Preciado’s text Gender, Sexuality, and the Biopolitics of Architecture: Form the Secret Museum to Playboy (2013). 

Twins & Lovers - Performance by Alicia Frankovich

on Friday, April 7th at 9.30 pm

Scenes at an Inauguration by Keren Cytter & Studio for Propositional Cinema

on Friday, 28th of October at 8 p.m. 

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK: the performance Scenes at an Inauguration by Keren Cytter & Studio for Propositional Cinema will be presented.

Lecture by Saim Demircan

on Tuesday, Dezember 13th at 7.00 p.m.

Curator and art critic Saim Demircan will adress the overlapping interests of the activities by Studio for Propositional Cinema on the one hand, and Canadian Conceptualism of the 60s and 80s on the other. The lecture will be in English.

Entrance 3 Euro. Members are free.

Paul Sharits: Prescription and Collapsed Temporality by Tony Conrad

on Tuesday, 6th December at 7 p.m.

On the occasion of the exhibition IN ADVANCE OF A SHIPWRECK:  the presenation of Paul Sharits: Prescription and Collapsed Temporality by Tony Conrad takes place. Activated by Phillip Schulze.


Lecture / Reading by Aaron Peck

on Sunday, 8th January 2017 at 6 p.m.

The Canadian writer Aaron Peck will present the reading EXCEPT PERHAPS A CONSTELLATION: The Temporal Poetics of The Studio For Propositional Cinema.

Aaron Peck is the author of The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis (2008). Moreover he wrote Letters to the Pacific (2010), an art book in collaboration with Adam Harrison and Dominic Osterried, and more recently a critical monograph, Jeff Wall: North & West (2015). In 2012, Peck was invited to participate, as a “writer-in-residence” in the art exhibition Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. As an art critic, he frequently contributes to Artforum Canadian Art and has written a number of exhibition catalog essays on artists such as Jeff Wall, Corin Sworn, and Wei-li-Yeh. He has given talks at numerous museums, such as the Serpentine Galleries, Dia:Beacon, the Julia Stoschek Collection, and the Western Front. Aaron Peck is currently a lecturer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC, where he received the Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.

Entrance is free.

Catalogue presentation and talk with Dietmar Lutz und Kathleen Rahn (Director Kunstverein Hannover)

on Sunday, September 4th at 3.00 p.m. in the Foyer of the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf

On the occasion of the publication we like to kindly invite you to the catalogue presentation and talk with Dietmar Lutz and Kathleen Rahn, director of the Kunstverein Hannover. This catalogue appeared on the occasion of the group exhibition »Mental Diary« (6.6.–23.8.2015) in the Kunstverein Hannover and was published together with the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf.

Along with an interview by Catherine Wood (Curator for Performance, Tate Modern) with the artist the book - that is being realised with the generous support from the Stiftung Zukunft NRW - contains essays by Ute Stuffer (Curator, Kunstverein Hannover) und Prof. Dr. Robert Fleck (Kunstakademie Düsseldorf).