Ornament and Obsession

Building Bridges Art Exchange (L.A.), in partnership with KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, will be screening Ornament & Obsession, on December 14, 2017. A film developed through the interdisciplinary programme Neues Rheinland, and initiated by the Goethe-Institut Paris.

Contemporary Ruins

June 23, 2017 to October 1, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7 pm


Monika Schnetkamp, Chairwoman Arthena Foundation

Dr. Barbara Könches, Kunststiftung NRW

About the exhibition
Julia Höner, Curator

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 7 pm

Ruins in Reverse
Round Table accompanying the exhibition

Eva Schmidt, director Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Katya Gardea Browne, Clemens Botho Goldbach, artists of the exhibition
Julia Höner, Ludwig Seyfarth, curators

A discussion of the relationship between historic and modern-day ruins, based on Robert Smithson’s idea of Ruins in Reverse and his famous project, Hotel Palenque, located on the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7 pm

The Ruins of the Future
Talk in English

Brian Dillon, Autor, writer, critic, curator
Royal College of Art, London

Since at least the eighteenth century, the ruin has been a decayed but eloquent presence in art and aesthetics. Ruins remind us of the past but are really oriented towards the future; this talk will describe some of the ways contemporary art looks to the future through ruins.


March 4, 2017 to May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 3pm

FINISSAGE with catalogue presentation and screening of Mein Name ist Felix
3 p.m.: Guided tour with curator, Zdenek Felix, (in German language) and presentation of the catalogue METAMORPHOSIS, published by Distanz.
4–5 p.m.: Mein Name ist Felix, Film portrait of Zdenek Felix, 60 Min., Germany 2015, a production by eiskellerberg.tv, Thom de Bock und C.F. Schröer.
Followed by conversation over coffee and cake.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7pm

Mary-Audrey Ramirez CRINGE
Mary-Audrey Ramirez (*1990 in Luxembourg City, lives in Berlin) studied multi-media with Thomas Zipp at the Universität der bildenden Künste in Berlin. CRINGE is a performance of the artist with various performers and music by Jane Garbert.

Saturday March 25, 2017, 7pm-1am

7, 8, 11, 12 pm: Short guided tours through the exhibition
8.30-9 & 10-10.30 pm:

In her music performances Anna Lena Meisenberg (*1989; student at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, class of Marcel Odenbach since 2010) acts under the pseudonym Nikki Sharp. While singing and performing in front of her own video projection, she decontructs mechanisms of identity formation and consumer culture.
9 pm: Short lecture on hybrid creatures in the work of Habima Fuchs (in German)

LESS IS A BORE. Reflections on Memphis

October 29, 2016 to February 11, 2017

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 3 pm

Guided tour with the curator, followed by drinks

Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5, 2017

Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
With extended opening hours and special programme

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7 pm

Mendini und Sottsass: Von Alchimia und Memphis, von Protest und Sinnlichkeit im italienischen Design
Dr. Peter Weiß (Münster), lecture
The focus is on the changing design principles at the end of the 1970s from the re-design of existing objects to the playful and kitschy designs of Memphis