With friendly support by Kunst- und Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf.

Lecture with Suhail Malik: How is Contemporary Art Contemporary?

on Thursday, January 28th 2016, at 7.30 p.m.

Suhail Malik is co-director of the MFA Fine Art Program at University of London's Goldsmiths College. He co-edited the book Realismus Materialismus Kunst published through Merve and is author of On the Necessity of Art's Exit From Contemporary Art, scheduled for release in early 2016. Here Malik claims the urgency of art's exit from the field of contemporary art as having expanded during the last decades. 


Lecture with Peter Osborne

on Saturday, January 30th 2016, at 7.30 p.m

Peter Osborne is professor for modern European philosophy at Kingston University in London and works as an editor of Radical Philosophy. His highly acclaimed book Anywhere of not at all: Philosophy of Contemporary Art (2013) diagnoses the concept of contemporaneity especially in connection to art as historic and establishes a philosophy of art re-framing the heterogeneity of and antinomies within contemporary artistic practices. For Osborne, the post-conceptual condition is a prerogative for contemporary art.

Warm up-Party

on Thuesday, September 15th at 7.00 p.m. at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

projection: Claus Föttinger, music: Max Mayer, organisation: Lilli von Bodman, Christina Irrgang and Claus Föttinger, with contributions by: Hans-Jürgen Hafner and Katharina Sieverding

Lecture by Hans-Christian Dany

On Tuesday, May 12th, at 7.30 p.m. 

Hans-Christian Dany's lecture is organised by the Junge Mitglieder.

Entry 3,- EUR. Members are free.

Lecture by Dr. Daniela Stöppel: Abstraction and routing. Traffic signs, colour control systems and pictograms 1910-1950

On Tuesday, April 28th, at 7.30 p.m. at the foyer of the Kunstverein (Entry at 7.00 p.m.)

Daniela Stöppel is art historian and curator at the Kunstraum Munich. She was assistent at the Institut for art history at the LML Munich from 2008 till 2014. Her dissertation „Visual symbolic systems of the Avant-garde “ was published by Silke Schreiber Verlag in 2014. 

Entry 3,- EUR. Members are free.

Party by the Junge Mitglieder

On Friday, April 24th, 10.00 p.m. at the Filmwerkstatt, Birkenstr. 47 -Im Hof- 40233 Düsseldorf

The Junge Mitglieder from the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen would like to invite you to dance. Besides to the Wednesday Meetings while visiting young artist from Düsseldorf, and besides lectures at the foyer of the Kunstverein the Junge Mitglieder like to invite you friendly to dance for the first time: one evening - with the Filmwerkstatt as host - with music, great DJs and enriching talks.

Entry: 4,- EUR. Members are free.

Wednesday Meeting #5

On May 18th, at 7.30 p.m. 

with Manuel Graf in the artist’s studio.

Lecture by Bernd Stiegler: Visual alphabetization. The photo book in the 1920s and 1930s

On Tuesday, March 3rd, 7.30 p.m.

Entry 3,- EUR. Members are free.

Wednesday Meeting #4

On December 3rd, at 7.30 p.m. 

with Stephan Machac in the Studio for Artist Research, Ackerstraße 33.

The artist will present the exhibition „NBDBKP – VOLUME ONE“ with the artists Marbara K. Prokop and Niels Betori Diehl (both from Berlin). Artist talk with Christina Irrgang.

Wednesday Meeting #3

On October 18th, at 7.30 p.m.

with Christine Moldrickx in the artist’s studio.

Christine Moldrickx has curated an exhibition with artworks by Dietmar Lutz and Johannes Moldrickx. With discussion about exhibition and wokrs.

Photographs: Installations view / studio of the artist. Paintings by Dietmar Lutz. Photographs by Johannes Moldrickx.

Lecture by Stefan Heidenreich: About the end of the media and the art to the network

On Monday, October the 16th, at 7.30 p.m.

Lecture under the exhibition Yesterday Paradise.

Stefan Heidenreich (*1965) lives and works as author in Berlin and searchs at the Center for Digital Culture at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.

Wednesday Meeting #2

On July 16th, at 7.30 p.m. 

with Giulia Bowinkel and Friedmann Banz in the artist’s studio.

The talk about selected art pieces will be followed a summer party.

Wednesday Meeting #1

On April 16th, at 7.30 p.m. 

with Alexander Wissel in Bistro Agi (basement) Ackerstraße 5.

The first Wednesday Meeting will be placed at the basement of the bistro Agi at the Worringer Platz where artist Alexander Wissel had run his Single Club. Also parts of his film were filmed there. The talk about Alexander Wissel’s artistic work will be followed by discussion with drinks at Agi’s Bar. 

Business Art - The artist as a businessman

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 7.30 p.m.

Business art is the step that comes after art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist. [...] Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. During the hippie era people put down the idea of business - they’d say “Money is bad” and “Working is bad”, but making money is art, and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol. From A to B and Back Again, 2007 (1975), p. 92

Art critics often like to compare contemporary artists with designers and architects. Neither architects nor designers, however, are expected to execute their designs themselves. Rather, the comparison between visual artists and other disciplines stems from some contemporary artists’ use of similar strategies. They procure assistance in order to realize their work. The utilization of such service providers has various reasons: greater independence, the possibility of realizing more extensive projects or simply satisfying a larger demand. Moreover, many artists often lack the technical mastery necessary to execute their works themselves. They are no longer experts but rather the managers of their own art.

Lavinia Neff, Junior Critics Award winner, studied science of art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe and graduated about “Business Art – The artist as business man”.

Introduction: Christina Irrgang

Entry 3,- EUR. Members are free.