After Cage // Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck // Art Cologne // art dialog // Art Frankfurt // Biennale Venedig 2001 // Berlin—Paris 2011 // BMW KulturKommunikation // BMW Art Car // Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht // Burg Vogelsang // Cahier // DaimlerChrysler Collection // Das Loch e.V. // DC Open // Deutscher Pavillon Biennale 2009 // EMSCHERKUNST.2010 // Europäisch Liberales Forum // European Kunsthalle—Die KölnShow2 // Frieze Art Fair 2007 // Lutz Fritsch—Bibliothek im Eis (“Library in the Ice”) // Lutz Fritsch—Standortmitte // Fröbus art + print award // Fuhrwerkswaage e.V.—Privatgrün (“Private Green”) // Galerie Thomas Modern // galerienkoeln // GMK—Hahn Preis // Grand Tour 2007 // Hamburger Bahnhof—“Dream Passage” // Hamburger Bahnhof – “Who Knows Tomorrow” // HangART-7 // IKEA artevent // Internationale Photoszene Köln 2008 // K21—Silent Revolution // K21—Ana Torfs ALBUM/TRACKS A // Kölner Kulturrat—WeltKultur Heute // KONSENS – EG 0 – Raum für junge Kunst // Mischa Kuball—Intervento // Mischa Kuball—pacemaker.2008 // KunstFilmBiennale 2007 // KunstFilmBiennale 2009 // Kunstmuseum Bonn // Kunstsammlung Grässlin // Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen // Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr Universität Bochum—MISCHA KUBALL: NEW POTT. 100 Lights—100 Faces // Nam June Paik Award 2008 // KVB—Art goes underground // Lab2010 // POP UP! Ludwig Forum // Marres Maastricht // MARTa Herford—Loss Of Control // MARTa Herford // Kunstmuseum Siegen—Rubenspreis // me Collectors Room Berlin // migros – Displaced Fractures // museum kunst palast // museum kunst palast—Caravaggio // museum kunst palast—Bonjour Russland // Museum Morsbroich // Museum Schloss Moyland // Mut zur Kultur // NAi Maastricht—Die essbare Stadt (“The Edible City”) // Neuer Berliner Kunstverein—Thomas Kilpper „State of Control“ // NRW KULTURsekretariat—Transfer // Kunstsaele Berlin—HOSTING… (1) // Oberlandesgericht Köln—Schweigen (“Silence”) // OPEN SPACE 2011 // Pinakothek der Moderne—Modern Night Concert // Plan // Projekt Migration // Provinzial // Quadriennale 06 // Quadriennale 2010 // Rheinschau // RischArt // Schloss Dyck—Sammlung Rheingold // Schirn Kunsthalle // SICHTWEISEN // skulptur projekte münster 07 // St. Moritz Art Masters // Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden—“Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?” // Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden—Entre deux actes // Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf // Steinzeichen Steinbergen // Strzelecki Books // Synagoge Stommeln—Maurizio Cattelan // Synagoge Stommeln—Olaf Metzel // tavolone // Temporary Gallery Cologne // Johannes Wohnseifer // Yanghyun Preis 2008 // Centre for International Light Art Unna—Light 21 // Zollverein School // 701
After Cage—24 Collections in Motion
24 institutions in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion are exchanging their collections and artworks from June to November 2006. Freely adapted from John Cage, coincidence rules and brings forth its own set of laws. A region grows closer together culturally as it forms its own networking structure.
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck—Remagen
Seen in a new light: The Arp Museum invites you to two new exhibitions in April 2008. “Licht auf Arp” [Light on Arp] focuses on a selection of works by the artist couple Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp from the collection of the state of Rhineland Palatinate. The exhibition will be followed by a symposium in the autumn organised with the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Bildhauermuseen und Skulptursammlungen e.V. (Consortium of Sculptor Museums and Sculptor Collections). Entitled “Posthumous Casting”, independent experts will discuss the heated issue of the originality of casts created after the death of the artist. The symposium is intended to generate new insights for the museum handling and casting process of plastics produced after the artist’s death. Another highlight at Bahnhof Rolandseck is the “Fremdenzimmer” by Isa Melsheimer. In her exhibition, the Berlin artist uses architectural structures to examine the tense relationship between home and the unfamiliar. Our agency is supporting the press and publicity work for the exhibitions.
The 43rd International Art Fair will be held in Cologne in April 2009. Daniel Hug was appointed as the new Director in March 2008. He will work to continue the artistic and strategic development of Art Cologne in future. Before coming to Cologne, he was a close adviser to Art LA as well as an Open Space Jury Member. He also participated in OPEN SPACE with his Los Angeles-based gallery. Neumann Luz will work closely with exhibition designer Meyer Voggenreiter to support the new Director of Art Cologne with their profound knowledge of art, the art market and trade fair organisation. The agency will cover all communication activities: galleries, media, visitors and VIPs, as well as on-site networking within the region.
art dialog / SK Stiftung / galerienkoeln / Bernd Fesel, Büro für Kulturpolitik und Kulturwirtschaft
In 2006, personalities of the international art world report on their experiences and develop new perspectives for Cologne. A communication forum—and a lively backdrop for encounters in the Cologne gallery scene.
Art Frankfurt 2002
An art fair focuses on its VIPs. VIP sponsorships and a school for collectors ensure that the slogan “buy art” becomes reality.
Venice Biennale 2001
The German pavilion created by Gregor Schneider—a work that “gnaws” at the very foundations of the Biennale as institution. And a true challenge for PR work on an international scale.
The third season of the Berlin and Paris gallery exchange kicks off the New Year with joint weekends on 14—15 January and 28—29 January in Berlin and Paris respectively. In 2011, the exchange will be augmented by two new protagonists from the art market; bookshops and publishers, in the shape of Motto and the Librairie Yvon Lambert, will take part for the first time. Further players include the Magazin Paradis and the Institute of Social Hypocrisy. The participating galleries and their partners are as follows: Isabella Bortolozzi and Natalie Seroussi, carlier | gebauer and TORRI, Chert and Gaudel de Stampa, Mehdi Chouakri and 1900—2000, Konrad Fischer and Nelson-Freeman, Ben Kaufmann and New Galerie, Klemm's and Chez Valentin, Johann König and Paradis Magazine, Motto and Librairie Yvon Lambert, PSM and Dohyang Lee, Sommer & Kohl and The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Florent Tosin and Michel Rein, Barbara Thumm and In situ—Fabienne Leclerc, Wentrup and Frank Elbaz. The project is an initiative promoted by the French Embassy in Germany and the Institut français d’Allemagne / Bureau de la création artistique—arts plastiques.
By means of targeted and sustained sponsorship within the field of culture, the BMW Group’s cultural communication strategy places particular weight on subject areas intended to be both challenging and thematically persuasive. For over thirty years now, the aim of this corporate engagement has been the exchange between the BMW group and the wider cultural landscape in all its diversity, both in a local context and on a broader global scale—an exchange in which both employees and an interested public worldwide can participate. The main thematic emphases include subject fields such as design/architecture, contemporary art, and classical music. Within this framework, the firm supports a broad spectrum of projects, from current open-air opera performances (“Staatsoper für alle”), via design talks and panel discussions (e.g. at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen on the occasion of the fifteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference), all the way to the sponsorship of the art award “Nationalgalerie Prize for Young Art 2009”. Since 2007, the Neumann Luz agency has been continuously providing press and public relations coverage for all sponsored projects on behalf of the BMW Group.
BMW Art Car
Following Olafur Eliasson’s 2008 “Your mobile expectations: BMW H2R project”, whose ice sheath oscillates thematically between natural phenomena and forward-looking technologies, the internationally renowned artist Jeff Koons will design the seventeenth BMW Art Car 2010 and thus deliver a unique artistic statement on the appearance and meaning of automobiles in our time. In so doing, he will be joining a thirty-five year tradition: since 1975, current BMW models have been designed by internationally renowned artists including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jenny Holzer. The Neumann Luz agency will provide press and public relations coverage for the project on behalf of the BMW Group.
B.A.C.A. 2006—Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
… and the winner is Bethan Huws! In September, the B.A.C.A. Biennale Award for Contemporary Art will be presented to the Welsh artist Bethan Huws. The €50,000 prize goes to artists whose work—according to the award’s statutes—makes a lasting contribution to the current discourse in contemporary art. A renowned jury, chaired by María de Corral, chose Bethan Huws for her “conspicuously individual and complex oeuvre”. The award will be presented to Bethan Huws on 23 September at Maastricht Town Hall. The speech will be given by Dr Peter Sloterdijk.—Neumann Luz is the official press contact for the German-speaking countries.
Burg Vogelsang – Eifel National Park
Vogelsang, the former Nazi-Ordensburg in the Eifel region, was originally built as a political training school by the fascist regime. After 60 years of use by the military, Vogelsang has been open to the public since 1 January 2006. While the former military training area is currently part of the Eifel National Park, the built-up area will be turned into an education and exhibition centre, intended to provide information, promote recreation and many facets of learning, and also establish itself as an international meeting point. Neumann Luz is involved in the conception and formulation of the overall concept, which will determine the further development of the project.
The compact art guide for people on the go. Since 2008, this overview of contemporary art exhibitions in Cologne, Düsseldorf and the surrounding areas has been released quarterly. Museums, gallery and art spaces present their events and exhibitions. Cahier also publishes an article about a current artistic topic in the Rhineland in each issue. The guide is available free of charge at the participating institutions. Neumann Luz provides ongoing support press and public relations support for the project.
One of Germany’s largest corporate collections on tour, accompanied to South Africa by Neumann Luz.
Das Loch e.V.
A civic initiative comprising important artists attending to undesirable urban and cultural developments in Cologne. Starting point: the demolition of the former Kunsthalle and the Kunstverein at Neumarkt and the appearance of the “construction hole” there. Following a major art auction, it was possible to use the money raised to found the European Kunsthalle.
DC Open Legendary Contemporary—
using this bold claim, the second round of the communal opening weekends of the salient Düsseldorf and Cologne Galleries will kick off between September 3—5, 2010. About sixty galleries will be participating in this successful project, which from now on will take place annually after the summer break. The gallery tours will take place at the same time in both cities over the whole weekend. The galleries will also be opening their doors for a summer festival again this year, with guests from home and abroad. Cologne will host the central collectors event this year in rotation from last year. In the run-up to the event, a high quality info pack will be issued ahead of all VIP communication and service. Kathrin Luz Communication will be in charge of press and overall VIP communication for the gallery weekend.
German Pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia 2009
Liam Gillick will be the artist presented at the German Pavilion during the 53rd Biennale in 2009. The curator, Nicolaus Schafhausen, has worked continuously with Liam Gillick over the last 20 years. Gillick did much of his early work in Germany, examining post-socialist systems and the theme of social change throughout Europe. Instead of offering solutions, his work raises important questions and focuses on the varied phenomena of social utopia. “Through his need to play with the complexity of the contemporary terrain, Gillick has provided models of thought that are not merely binary.” (Nicolaus Schafhausen). Gillick’s contribution to the German Pavilion is appropriately titled “Die Zukunft verhält sich immer anders” (“The future always acts differently”). The exhibition is commissioned by the German Foreign Ministry and will be held in cooperation with the Institute of Foreign Affairs (ifa). Neumann Luz will provide PR support for the presentation in Venice and all events leading up to the exhibition.
The cultural capital’s largest art project opens at the end of May 2010. From then on, for a period of one hundred days, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the eight exhibition spaces of the Emscher Islands. No fewer than forty artists, some of whom are working in pairs or in groups, will create twenty extremely diverse artworks especially for this occasion. Alongside internationally renowned artists, such as Rita McBride, Jeppe Hein, or Tadashi Kawamata, students from the Münster Art Academy will also participate in this project. Already, they have all thoroughly acquainted themselves with individual sites and the region in general, by means of several tours using various modes of transport, such as bicycle, boat, or car. The most unusual spaces, e.g. locks, former industrial plants, and urban brownfield sites, will provide the stage for EMSCHERKUNST.2010. Kathrin Luz Communication will be supervising the press and PR coverage.
Europäisch Liberales Forum—Alexander Graf Lambsdorff / Karin Resetarits (publishers): Grenzgänge. Reden über Europa (Border Crossings. Speeches about Europe) (May 2009)
Does a Europe without borders really mean more freedom for each individual? Twelve discussions featuring Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Friedrich Merz, Juli Zeh, Wolfgang Huber, Henryk M. Broder, Pascale Hugues, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Gottfried Langenstein, Seyran Ates, Kristiina Ojuland, Abt Gregor, Ulrich Henckel von Donnersmarck and Nellie Kroes. Kathrin Luz Communication was responsible for editing the interviews for publication.
... what one day will be told about Cologne: KoelnShow2
During the first KoelnShow, Nicolaus Schafhausen was one of the participating artists. Today, as founding director of the European Kunsthalle and commissioner of the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale in summer 2007, he was commissioned by the European Kunsthalle to be the curator of the second edition. The show of young, ambitious but not yet established artists will be held at 17 selected galleries in April and May 2007. Schafhausen will try to continue the success of the first show and reposition Cologne as a vital centre for showcasing and producing art. Neumann Luz provides press and public relations support for the project.
Frieze Art Fair 2007/2008
Frieze Art Fair: For one week, London is transformed into the hot spot of the international art trade. The major international art fair will celebrate its fifth and sixth years in October. Over 150 contemporary art galleries will be represented in Regent’s Park. The exciting programme includes the presentation of the Cartier Award to Mexican artist Mario Garcia Torres as well as the introduction of an installation by Richard Prince in the scope of the Frieze Project. Neumann Luz represents the Frieze Art Fair in Germany, especially in the area of VIP consulting for 2007 and 2008.
Lutz Fritsch: “Bibliothek im Eis” (“Library in the Ice”)
A container full of books was sent to provide entertaining reading materials for the staff of the German “Neumayer” research station in the Antarctic. The library was brought to the Antarctic in the winter of 2003/2004 on the German research vessel Polarstern and stocked with books during the winter of 2004/2005. This project by artist Lutz Fritsch received widespread publicity.
Lutz Fritsch: “Standortmitte” installation during Regionale 2010
Two cities, two sculptures, one connection. In future, two massive red pillars will form an axis on Germany’s oldest motorway, the BAB 555. Cologne-based artist Lutz Fritsch will build the modern obelisks in the middle of the roundabouts in the neighbouring cities of Cologne and Bonn for the Regionale 2010, a structural programme organised by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The highest freestanding sculptures in the state will symbolically connect the Roman “Colonia” with the legion camp on the Rhine and reflect their constant exchange throughout time. The two-piece sculpture will be dedicated in autumn 2008 during the lead up to the Regionale 2010. Neumann Luz is responsible for the press and PR work for the “Standortmitte” project.
Fröbus art + print award 2003
A prize for art exhibition catalogues conceived by Neumann Luz. And an interesting PR tool for a small company in the preprint business.
“Privatgrün” (“Private Green”), 2004
An exhibition project of Fuhrwerkswaage e.V. From private gardens to roof gardens to allotment gardens: artists working with installations in the open “green”.
Galerie Thomas Modern
Galerie Thomas is celebrating its own personal Oktoberfest this October 2009: The modern annex of the renowned Munich gallery has opened to honour its 45th anniversary. Located opposite the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Tuerkenturm and Sammlung Brandhorst, the large new rooms provide an appropriate setting for exhibiting contemporary and modern art. The works of major artists in the genres of pop art, abstract American art from the 1950s to the 1980s as well as minimalism will be on display as a reflection of the gallery’s history. Galerie Thomas Modern also presents distinctive individual works of famous contemporary German artists—Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke, as well as those of promising new international artists, including Peter Halley and Subodh Gupta. Neumann Luz is supporting Galerie Thomas in all areas of press and PR work surrounding the opening.
The alliance of Cologne’s leading art galleries publishes their newsletter announcing the latest openings with an original artist’s paper clip to arouse collectors’ passions. An editorial and strategic concept by Neumann Luz.
The Hahn Award Cologne 2008 goes to Peter Doig
The highly-coveted Hahn Award, presented to well-known artists such as Rosemarie Trockel, Raymond Pettibon, Mike Kelley and several others, is one of the highlights of the Art Cologne week. This year, the Edinburgh-born artist Peter Doig, who now lives and works in Trinidad, was chosen by the Jury. Doig has made a name for himself in the international art world with his comprehensive oeuvre. The presentation of the Hahn-Award is connected to the purchase of a major work by the artist. Each year, the award pays tribute to contemporary artists who have achieved international acclaim with their systematically developed work and who are not adequately represented by the Museum Ludwig. The purchase strengthens an important segment of the Museum Ludwig collection. Our agency supports the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst with press and public relations work for the Hahn Award ceremony.
Grand Tour 2007
Welcome to the Grand Tour of the 21st century! The 52nd Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte de La Biennale di Venezia, Art 38 Basel, documenta 12 and skulptur projekte münster 07 organised a major art journey throughout Europe. Three of the most important contemporary art exhibitions and the leading art fair all opened in June 2007. The idea of the Grand Tour was born out of the one-time collaboration between these four institutions. The concept was to provide hospitality for visitors, providing them with the best possible service in planning and organising their journeys. As a representative of skulptur projekte münster 07, Neumann Luz was involved in the initiation and realisation of the idea from the beginning.
Hamburger Bahnhof—Bruce Nauman: Dream Passage
Entitled “Dream Passage”, the Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof will stage a large retrospective exhibition of works by the American artist Bruce Nauman in the summer of 2010, in Berlin. In so doing, the museum will present, on the one hand, “architectures of experience” which investigate violence and cruelty, and on the other, the diversity of the sculptural works, as well as Nauman’s work with language and gesture. Kathrin Luz Communication will be in charge of press and publicity for the exhibition.
Hamburger Bahnhof—Who Knows Tomorrow?
The Nationalgalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin will be conducting an extraordinary exhibition project: five highly regarded international artists of African origin have been invited to present their works as a combined event, collectively entitled “Who Knows Tomorrow?” and located in four different buildings of the Nationalgalerie. The works by the artists El Anatsui, Yinka Shonibare, Pascale Marthine Tayou, António Ole, and Zarina Bhimji focus upon themes of, for example, identity, globalisation, and history. These questions take on a new explosive power in the context of the buildings and the Nationalgalerie Collection. Kathrin Luz Communication will be the press contact for this show.
HangART-7 Edition 4
New York Contemporary: Art Times Squared. The fourth edition at Hangar-7 in Salzburg exhibits excellent paintings from New York from 8—25 July 2006. This time, seven internationally renowned curators, including Dan Cameron and Alanna Heiss, had been invited to present one artist each living and working in the Big Apple. These include all-round artist John Lurie and shooting star Kehinde Wiley.—Press contact for the German-speaking media: Neumann Luz.
Art for everybody! For the first time the Swedish furniture store is offering limited edition artworks from six well-known contemporary Swedish artists. Art lovers can view and purchase the works at affordable prices at 22 selected IKEA stores starting in November 2006. Neumann Luz organised an opening in the heart of Cologne’s gallery district for the sale in Germany. Perfect showrooms with large windows invited art lovers passing by to stop and to see the strange opening, or “Schrägo-Vernissage” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung)—in line with the slogan “Are you just buying, or are you collecting”?.
19th Internationale Photoszene Köln 2008
Explore Cologne, one picture after another. Photography of all genres from around the world will be on display throughout the entire city during the “Internationale Photoszene Köln” festival, 1 September —1 October 2008. Exhibitors include major institutions like the Museum Ludwig, Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur and Forum für Fotografie, as well as more unconventional locations and galleries. A “Photographer’s Night” will be held once again this year, giving renowned photographers the opportunity to present their work personally. This event will be held at Cologne’s Spichernhöfe, which will also serve as the main headquarters for the festival. The “Internationale Photoszene Köln” usually coincides with the photokina trade fair. This more technical show will host one of the exhibition’s highlights, the “Visual Gallery”, featuring the work of famous professional photographers as well as upcoming talents. Neumann Luz is responsible for organising the festival, creating the catalogue and handling all PR and press activities.
Silent Revolution—A new presentation of the Collection at the K21.
Before the masterpieces from Pablo Picasso to Paul Klee, and Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol are reinstalled in the Kunstsammlung’s exhibitions rooms at the Grabbeplatz, a selection of classical modernist works from the in-house collection will be on show in the Ständehaus. The works will be set up to create a kind of dialogue between paintings, sculptures, and installations by contemporary artists. Characteristic of this dialogue between the past and present is a number of unexpected encounters, confrontations, and surprising relationships.
At the K21: Ana Torfs. ALBUM/TRACKS A.
K21 presents the first museum-based survey of works by the Belgian artist, Ana Torfs, comprising five large slide projections, several photographic series, and a singing project for the Internet. The cornerstones of Ana Torfs’s installations are representation and imagination, and reality and fiction. They consist of projected images—mostly black and white slides—and texts. Literary, historical, and political subject matter is refabulated and cogently visualised in tightly choreographed constellations of sound and image. In so doing, Ana Torfs works with actors who interpret their roles in a decidedly sober, objective manner. Ana Torfs has been practising and further developing the subtle dissection and layering of places, persons, voices, and atmospheres for over fifteen years now. Thus, she has recourse to a repertoire of theatrical, photographic, and cinematographic techniques.
WeltKultur Heute. International symposium in Cologne.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) is organising a cultural and political symposium in March 2009 to examine questions relevant to our society today. What does cultural identity mean in the context of globalisation? How do cultures which are still primarily national in character handle the changes caused by migration and the resulting cultural diversification? How do the cultural processes of change impact the arts? How welcoming are our cultural institutions when it comes to “global art”?
International academics, curators and artists come together for a series of fascinating discussions. Neumann Luz is responsible for the press and PR work for this cultural and political symposium.
EG 0—Raum für junge Kunst at Generali Deutschland Holding Cologne
The central offices of the Generali Deutschland Group in the Tunisstraße, Cologne, became a site for cultural exchange since the concern moved there in May 2009. EG 0—Raum für junge Kunst is a series of exhibitions organized by the curators Julia Höner and Georg Elben in conjunction with Professor Mischa Kuball for Generali Deutschland. The alternating exhibitions featuring works by emerging artists will be on show over the next two years in EG 0—Raum für junge Kunst and will be open once a month to interested members of the public. The first exhibition VIRTUAL AUTHENTIC started with works by the artist Johanna Reich (9.7.—9.10.2010). The second show KONSENS (26.11.2010—27.2.2011) is presenting works by Jan Hoeft and Jens Pecho. The exhibition has recourse to a variety of different media, ranging from sculpture via photography, all the way to video.
Kathrin Luz Communication is supporting the press and publicity work for the exhibition series at Generali Golding Deutschland.
Mischa Kuball will be contributing two site-specific installations to détournement 2009, a collateral event exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennale. These two installations address the exhibition’s theme “word, image, and memory”. As part of the show’s concept, the installations are located in normally hidden, historical spaces on the Venetian islands.
Mischa Kuball: pacemaker.2008—the power plant as artwork: Energy pulsates in beams of light.
The expanded light installation pacemaker.2008 from media artist Mischa Kuball in Düsseldorf-Flingern illuminates important architectural elements of the municipal utilities located there. The neighbouring refuse incineration plant was added to the expansive, dynamic lighting project, providing a conceptual and visual expansion to the pacemaker. installation designed in 2006. This permanent installation is a lasting artistic contribution to current debates about the future of our energy supply and the reclamation of important resources for our society. Neumann Luz provides PR support for the light installation.
The world of images has been put into motion. The constantly increasing significance of artists who transcend the borders between art and cinema, cinematic art and art films, museums and cinemas is the central theme of the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale (Art Film Biennial), a unique blend of festival and exhibition, taking place from 18—21 October 2007 in Cologne and Bonn. For the third time, short and feature length films by artists and about artists will be shown, illustrating the interaction of the arts and film, the so-called “seventh art”. Thanks to its programme, which features numerous premieres, as well as a competition for up-and-coming talents, the KunstFilmBiennale will yet again provide audiences with an international overview of present filmic currents in art, and artistic events in the world of film. Neumann Luz will support the festival’s press and public relations.
Boundaries are blurred—cinema as art and art as cinema. By including outstanding artistic films in the international competition, KunstFilmBiennale shows the latest developments in the cinematic arts as well as art film. Special highlights include an extensive series of works by New York director and cameraman Ed Lachman, a retrospective of director Gus van Sant’s work and a screening of “HUNGER” by Steve McQueen, who is representing Great Britain at the 53rd Venice Biennale. For the first time, two audience awards will be given out at the festival in addition to the Bildkunst Award for experimental film, worth 25,000 euros. Die KunstFilmBiennale is an initiative of the SK Stiftung Kultur, Kunststiftung NRW and the City of Cologne. It takes place in cooperation with the Filmstiftung NRW and VG Bild-Kunst and is supported with funds from the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. Kathrin Luz Communication and Barbarella Entertainment are responsible for the press work.
Kunstmuseum Bonn – The West lights up!
As the climax of 2010, and in an extensive show covering 3,500 sq m occupying almost the entire collection and exhibition surface of Axel Schulte’s pioneering building, the Kunstmuseum Bonn is presenting the exhibition “Der Westen leuchtet”, charting the artistic landscape in the Rhineland. On the one hand, the exhibition presents the most important artists of the older generation (from Gerhard Richter to Andreas Gursky), each with new works, and on the other, combines them with central works by the young generation of emerging artists, thereby providing a comprehensive survey boasting more than thirty individual positions. Kathrin Luz Communication will be in charge of press and publicity for the exhibition.
HOSTING . . . (1) Sammlung Majerus at the Kunstsaele Berlin
The KUNSTSAELE Berlin are pleased to present the new series of exhibitions entitled “HOSTING …”. Selected collections will be presented at regular intervals in the future. The series will open with a presentation of selected works from the Sammlung Majerus (Luxemburg). Works by Tim Berresheim, Sven Johne, Alicja Kwade, Alexej Meschtschanow and Lasse Schmidt Hansen provide an insight into this emerging, exciting collection. HOSTING (1) Sammlung Majerus at the KUNSTSAELE Berlin is sponsored by the Luxemburg Embassy. (Exhibition duration: 22 December 2010—29 January 2011)
The Grässlin Collection—St. Georgen
The art scene meets in the Black Forest once again in 2008. The open house of the Grässlin Art Collection, scheduled for 6 June, has become a tradition. This year, both the KUNSTRAUM GRÄSSLIN (Art Room Grässlin) and the RÄUME FÜR KUNST (Rooms for Art) are dedicated to artist Martin Kippenberger. He is not only considered as one of the most important post-war German artists, but is also closely linked to both the family and place. Kippenberger (1953—1979) lived with the family for several years, creating important key works in St. Georgen, which also form the basis of the Grässlin Art Collection. Neumann Luz is consulting and looking after this important German family of collectors in all matters relating to press and public relations work.
The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Art Collection North Rhine-Westphalia), which consists of the K20, K21 and the Schmela-Building, impresses with its unique collection. The focus of the institution lies on Western European Painting, American Modernism as well as on the collection of contemporary artists like Katharina Fritsch, Paul McCarthy, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Schütte and Jeff Wall. Beyond that, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen shows spectacular temporary exhibitions a.o. with Lawrence Weiner, Jorge Pardo or Ayse Erkmen. Neumann Luz supports the press and publicity intermittently.
Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB)
Campusmuseum. Sammlung Moderne:
MISCHA KUBALL: NEW POTT. 100 Lights—100 Faces
Realised for the Cultural Capital RUHR.2010, Mischa Kuball’s “NEW POTT. 100 Lights—100 Faces” is a work that addresses multicultural reality in the Ruhr metropolis. In which ways can this multicultural region be conveyed artistically? Mischa Kuball has decided upon a participatory project. People and their families from across the world who now live in the Ruhrgebiet become active participants in “NEW POTT. 100 Lights—100 Faces”. The artist has given each of them a lamp, which duly illuminates their individual private spheres and transforms them into a stage, a platform then upon which the artist and these people from 100 different countries are able to encounter one another. They relate tales of their emigration, their life stories, and their experiences in the twilight of different cultures. In so doing, the brightly lit floor lamps facilitate both the encounter and the exchange. Egbert Trogemann has documented the encounter in photographs and recorded it on video. His images are included in the overall artwork.
An international conference on the topic of “Relational Art” will take place in the Kunstsammlungen der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Campusmuseum) within the framework of the exhibition. This art project is also presented in a catalogue in a series of commentaries, photographs and 100 conversations. (Exhibition duration: 28 October 2010—30 April 2011)
The fourth Nam June Paik Award 2008 from Kunststiftung NRW
The prize is being hosted by Wallraf Richartz Museum in Cologne from 26 September to 16 November 2008. The works of the five shortlist candidates for the award are exhibited in the permanent collection of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud. The awarding jury Prof. Mischa Kuball, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Prof. Katharina Sieverding, Berlin University of the Arts and Dr Barbara Honrath, Director of the Visual Arts Department at the Goethe Institute in Munich chose artist Attila Csörgö from Budapest, Hungary. The award was given to the winner of the Nam June Paik Award 2008 as well as the recipients of the 2008 NRW Newcomer Prize, Adriane Wachholz, Academy of Fine Arts Münster, and Thorsten Hallscheidt, Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, in the presence of the President of Kunststiftung NRW, Dr Fritz Schaumann. Our agency is responsible for the press and PR work surrounding the exhibition and awards ceremony.
Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe—Art goes underground
Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG [Cologne Public Transport Authority]—Art goes Underground. Art takes the tube: as part of the extension of the Cologne underground network, four new stations on the north to south urban rail link in Cologne are to become sites for artistic projects. In 2007, a European competition was instigated to this end. The winners were announced in January 2010: Tue Greenfort, Heimo Zobernig, Werner Reiterer, and Katharina Grosse will provide designs for the new stations and their implementation will commence shortly after the construction of each station. By virtue of the outstanding artistic quality and originality, the panel opted for these formally and conceptually extremely diverse designs that utilise assorted media, such as video/light, sound, painting, and sculpture. The purpose of soliciting tenders for the competition was to elevate the appeal of the underground stations through the outstanding artistic quality of enterprise as a whole, and—by means of an internationally first-rate art project—to enrich Cologne at the same time as an arts and culture metropolis, for both its inhabitants and the numerous visitors to the city. Kathrin Luz Communication has been appointed by the Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG as the competition organiser.
Switch on—the start of a new development. Lab2010 is the digital part of the “Ruhr 2010— Kulturhauptstadt Europas” project. This title refers to the Ruhr area in 2010 and its presence as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. Lab2010 is an interactive platform for ideas, projects, programmes and products involving modern lifestyles, fashion, culture and creative industries. The digital channel also serves as a site for innovative media and art. This nationwide network will open up exciting new prospects for the Ruhr region. Neumann Luz is collaborating with Textschwester and id-Media on the Lab2010 project.
POP UP! Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen
Pop artists at Ludwig Forum: This museum, housed in an old umbrella factory, belongs to the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation. Today, the collection and potential of the Ludwig Forum present a kaleidoscopic view of a world which was grown increasingly smaller in the last 30 years. Its strength is the impartial access to important artworks from a variety of different cultures and eras. In the same way, “Pop Up” reflects the intellectual legacy of Peter Ludwig, who acquired major works from influential pop artists since the 1960s. It is the first exhibition to be curated by new museum director Brigitte Franzen and runs from 5 April to 23 August 2009. This exhibition compares some of the museum's key works with nine contemporary pieces which question the relevance of pop art in our time. It includes works by Haegue Yang, Sofia Hultén, Annette Wehrmann, Karoe Goldt, Gabriel Kuri, Nairy Baghramian, Susanne Paesler, Danica Dakic and Yael Bartana. Neumann Luz supports Ludwig Forum in press and public relations activities for this exhibition, especially in the Benelux region.
Founded in 1998 as “Centre for Visual Arts Maastricht”, the Marres got its current name in 2006 as a centre for contemporary culture. The small institution, which focuses on today’s art and design, is located in the heart of the Dutch metropolis. The exhibitions are all unique and approach the subjects from an anthropological perspective to examine art and design in a broader cultural context. In the international group exhibition, “Depression”, which opens 19 September 2009, the Marres recognises the urgency of the ongoing economic crisis by providing insights into the depression from a variety of different artists. They attempt to develop countermeasures to this crisis situation. The exhibition reflects the concept of the avantgarde as part of the entire Marres programme and typifies the 20th century as the beginning of a consumerist society. This 18th century building with its aristocratic flair is transformed into a space for discussion, work and relaxation with a diverse range of events and activities. Starting in autumn 2009, Neumann Luz will support the profile of Marres in the German-speaking region.
LOSS OF CONTROL MARTa Herford 1 November 2008—25 January 2009
One of the highlights of MARTa Herford's diverse exhibition programme is Jan Hoet’s farewell exhibition LOSS OF CONTROL. Obsession, sexuality, madness and death—the ongoing exchange between art and life is the theme of the exhibition, which consists of over 400 works. Pieces from the Belgian symbolist Félicien Rops, contemporary artist Jacques Charlier, Louise Bourgeoise, Hans Bellmer, Henri Michaux, Antonin Artaud, Jean Dubuffet, various Art Brut or “outsider” artists and René Magritte are on display, along with contemporary works from artists including Immendorff, Bjarne Melgaard and Marco den Breems. This exhibition tells the story of the artistic search for authentic expression beyond societal norms. This extraordinary range of works explores the wide variety of facets in losing control, blurring boundaries and mania. Neumann Luz is responsible for MARTa’s PR work for the LOSS OF CONTROL exhibition.
MARTa Herford, Museum for Contemporary Art and Design
MARTa Herford was opened on 7 May 2005. As a triad of design (M for the German word “Möbel”, meaning “furniture”), art (ART) and architecture or ambiance (a), the MARTa Herford project creates new inspirations for art, design, architecture and business. Jan Hoet, Artistic Director and founder of MARTa, sees the museum as a forum for young and contemporary creative work which focuses on the close and complex relationships between these disciplines. It is a place in which the relationship between art and life is redefined and complex questions are asked about today’s society. Neumann Luz has been responsible for the museum’s press and PR work from August 2008 to April 2009.
11th Rubens Prize to Sigmar Polke
The Rubens Prize was awarded for the first time in 1957/58, making it one of the oldest and most famous art prizes in Germany. Today, it is endowed with a prize of € 5,200 and is granted in accordance with an exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen. The 11th Rubens Prize of the City of Siegen will be awarded to Sigmar Polke, one of today’s most renowned painters, on 24 June 2007. He will show new works in his related exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen. The project is supported by public relations work from Neumann Luz.
me Collectors Room Berlin
From Art Space to Wunderkammer: me Collectors Room Berlin is the name of the Olbricht Collection’s new permanent home in Berlin, which is to be unveiled in May 2010. Situated in the Auguststrasse, it will add a further attractive destination to the range of art activity in Berlin: in terms of space, the new building represents one of the largest private initiatives in Berlin. For the future, it is envisaged that different curators will be invited to develop and present their individual view of the Olbricht Collection. The collector, who lives in Essen, has been compiling a host of artworks of international standing since 1985. Contradictions and surprises are embraced here, with existential themes, such as Eros, death, and transience forming the key programmatic emphases. Another core element is the Wunderkammer Olbricht, which forms a permanent installation in the collection. The objects exhibited here, from Renaissance and Baroque periods, transport the visitor back in time, down the centuries to distant epochs in art history, and generate their own expressive effect in juxtaposition with contemporary works. Kathrin Luz Communication is delighted to have been appointed by the Collection to supervise press liaison.
migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich
The term “Displaced Fractures”, which gives its name to the exhibition’s title, derives from the medical world and as such describes a phenomenon whereby bone fractures manifest themselves in places other than the major stress site. The migros museum für gegenwartskunst, Zurich presents a series of installations, spatial interventions and sculptures, which, by analogy, show a kind of displacement of symptoms of brittleness and porosity. The project features current art projects from across the globe, including artists such as Phyllida Barlow, Tacita Dean, Emilie Ding, Klara Lidén, Ulrich Rückriem, Kilian Rüthemann, Oscar Tuazon and Klaus Winichner. “Displaced Fractures”, curated by Heike Munder and Thomas D. Trummer, is a joint exhibition project of the Siemens Stiftung and migros museum für gegenwartskunst
(Exhibition duration: 11 December 2010—20 February 2011)
museum kunst palast
The museum that was reconstructed by the renown architect Oswald Matthias Ungers opened in September 2001. Its grand opening with the exhibition “Altäre” (Altars) was celebrated by notables of politics and celebrities of the arts world in Germany. The national feuilletons or feature pages responded with the opening of the discussion: Are museums like the museum kunst palast to be allowed to assign artists instead of scientists to curate their collections?
Caravaggio—a dazzling artist shrouded in legend, and a fascinating subject for an exhibition
Museum kunst palast’s contribution to the Düsseldorf art festival Quadriennale 06. Accompanied by a special publication, conceived and realized by Neumann Luz: international crime novelists like Henning Mankell, Ingrid Noll and Andrea Camilleri set off on the trail of the brilliant painter.
Bonjour Russland – museum kunst palast Düsseldorf
Tatlin meets Matisse. French and Russian masterpieces dating from 1870—1925 from Moscow and St. Petersburg will be on display at the museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf. The exhibition “Bonjour Russia” will start on 15 September 2007. The history of the mutual influences, boundaries and differences between the modern avantgarde movements in Russia and France is revealed in over 120 paintings by the most significant Russian and French artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ilja Repin, Mikhael Larionow, Natalja Gontscharowa, Kazimir Malevich and other famous artists are represented with their important key works in addition to Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse. Neumann Luz is providing press and PR support for the project, organising a series of press events in major German media centres together with the museum.
As Museum of the Year 2009, the Museum Morsbroich is dedicated to contemporary art. The range of important exhibitions by international artists, such as Yves Klein, Lucio Fontana, Louise Nevelson, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Gerhard Richter, and many others staged here over the years, is indicative of the remarkably high level of exhibition activity in Leverkusen. In tandem with its active exhibition programme, the museum constantly strives to extend its collection though acquisitions of exemplary works from the field of contemporary art and, during a fifty year period, has compiled a collection of over 400 paintings and sculptures as well as 5,000 items of print graphics. Despite such patent heterogeneity on offer, the divide between the in-house collection and the programme of exhibitions is skilfully bridged and thus the audience is introduced to the most current trends in art with great care and diligence. Kathrin Luz Communication provides advice and supervision for the museum in all aspects of communication.
Museum Schloss Moyland
Architecture, art and culture are fully interconnected. The permanent exhibition at the historic Schloss Moyland in Bedburg-Hau houses the unique art collection of the Van der Grinten brothers, which includes pieces from all areas of the visual and applied arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Schloss Moyland is also home to the world's largest Joseph Beuys archive. Beuys maintained a close relationship with the Van der Grinten brothers and inspired their various collections. The museum has nearly 5,000 of his works, with around one-third on permanent display. Special highlights include Beuys' early works, as well as numerous personal possessions and a private archive. The main task of the Joseph Beuys archive is to conduct academic research on issues surrounding the artist's life, works and contributions as well as their impact on contemporary art and translate these research projects into exhibitions and publications. Another aim of the foundation is to maintain the historic castle and gardens while promoting art and local studies. Visitors can enjoy concerts, readings and cultural events. Neumann Luz has handled the press and public relations matters for Schloss Moyland since February 2009.
Cultural Conviction—Content rather than Facade
This slogan was used for an initiative launched to preserve cultural diversity in Cologne, following the council’s decision to demolish the city’s landmark municipal theatre. Several prominent art connoisseurs and artists have added their voices to the groundswell of annoyance felt by the people of Cologne in response to this decision and have called for a more responsible attitude towards both the disbursement of public funds and the city’s architectural heritage. To this end and among a number of other ideas, the initiators came up with a novel ploy: using a Carnival Float for the famous Rose Monday Procession and the slogan “You are the artists, not us”, they intended to draw attention to the whole problem by placing it centre stage within the framework of the traditional Cologne Carnival celebrations. The float was designed by Merlin Bauer, Manu Burghart, and Owen Gump and showed a model of the theatre—held aloft by a coil spring—rotating on top of a fried egg. Kathrin Luz Communication is backing the project as a gesture of civic support for Cologne.
NAi M Maastricht—Die essbare Stadt (“The Edible City”)
Instead of an iced gingerbread house, visitors will encounter edible exhibition architecture by Hans Engelbrecht and Margriet Visser from De Groene Stap and the Dutch studio EventArchitectuur. The project addresses the controversial topic of the explosive growth in the world’s population and its major cities, and how to supply them with food. The exhibition (3 March—22 June 2007) offers a cross-section of the pragmatic proposals and utopian plans designed to help cities and their residents cover their own food requirements. It will be shown in the newly opened Maastricht branch of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, run by Guus Beumer. Neumann Luz has organised a press tour to Maastricht for German-speaking journalists.
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein—Thomas Kilpper “State of Control”
Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein is realizing a project with artist Thomas Kilpper at the former GDR Ministry for State Security (MfS), which is being made accessible to the public for the first time. Additional works by the artist will be shown at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein from 20 June to 26 July 2009. Artist Thomas Kilpper engages with German history in his floor cuttings. His large-scale intervention on 1,600 square meters offers a historical retrospective on various state concepts of surveillance and repression, from the Nazi period to the digital present. The divided history of Germany that can be read in this building and in the cut motifs and imprints in the floor is also one of resistance against systems of injustice. In this work, Klipper chronicles the history of both German states and the events from 1989/90 until today.
NRW KULTURsekretariat: Transfer France-NRW. 2008—2010
Since 1990, NRW KULTURsekretariat has organised an international artist and art exchange programme with different partner countries and their respective institutions called “Transfer”. The purpose of “Transfer” is to promote artistic development and create a dialogue and discourse between different art scenes. The exchange project aims to give the art scenes and artists themselves greater exposure to each other. The country for the eighth exchange year is France. Participating institutions include the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nantes, the Musée des Beaux Arts in Tourcoing as well as FRAC Bourgogne in Dijon. In North Rhine-Westphalia, involved institutions include the Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund, the Städtische Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach as well as the Kunstmuseum Mühlheim an der Ruhr. A total of 14 artists are involved in the exchange. Representing North Rhine-Westphalia: Ivan Bazak (Cologne), Freya Hattenberger (Cologne), Christian Jendreiko (Düsseldorf), Karolin Meunier (Berlin), Thomas Mohren (Aachen), Rosaline Rannoch (Berlin), Jürgen Stollhans (Cologne). Representing France: Julien Bismuth (New York), Cécile Desvignes (Nantes), Dominique Ghesquière (Paris), Guillaume Leblon (Paris), Régis Perray (Nantes), Mathilde Rosier (Berlin, Bourgogne) and Oscar Tuazon (Paris). Neumann Luz supports the project with press and public relations work and also organises press trips.
Oberlandesgericht Köln: Schweigen (“Silence”)
An exhibition project in the Oberlandesgericht Köln (Higher Regional Court of Cologne), co-curated by Ulrike Jagla-Blankenburg. Artistic representations of non-verbal communication are displayed around the impressive stairway. Featuring Leiko Ikemura, Horst Münch, Marcel Odenbach, Gregor Schneider, Rosemarie Trockel and other artists.
OPEN SPACE 2011 at the 45th Art Cologne
The 7th edition of OPEN SPACE (13–17 April 2011) will be transformed into a “Books’ P(a)lace”: the communicative centre of OPEN SPACE, the bar area, will be converted into a reading room. Art and its background are informed not only by sensory, but also intellectual engagement. The books themselves extend the interdisciplinary character of OPEN SPACE, which, transcending the commercial aspects of art fairs, is reinvented every year. A panel of notable experts is responsible for selecting the participating galleries. Once again, Heike Munder (migros museum, Zurich) and Matthias Mühling (Lenbachhaus, Munich) were instrumental in this task. Their team has been augmented this time by a third member, Ulrike Groos (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart). The artists and galleries participating in OPEN SPACE will be announced in January 2011. The idea for the project was originated by Neumann Luz. Kathrin Luz and Jana Strippel are responsible for the project development and overall management of OPEN SPACE.
Pinakothek der Moderne, München
Modern Night Concert
This winter witnesses the commencement of an eighth series of “Modern Night Concerts” in the Pinakothek der Moderne’s Rotunda. Once again, the Museum of Contemporary Art has placed its unique facilities at the disposal of the Munich Chamber Orchestra for a series of three concerts. Conducted by Alexander Liebreich, each of these three concerts will be devoted to outstanding contemporary composers respectively. The opening concert features a portrait of the late composer Iannis Xenakis, who died in 2001. The new season of concerts, sponsored by BMW since its inception and which has now become an established fixture in the cultural life of Munich, will take place on three evenings and focus upon the broad theme of “architecture”. The concerts will be preceded by an introduction featuring Alexander Liebreich at 9 pm in the Pinakothek der Moderne’s Ernst von Siemens Auditorium. Further dates: 22 January 2011 and 4 June 2011.
The large annual Cologne architectural event, organised by the Voggenreiter office, will present architectural designs and concepts at over 50 locations in the city—plans specifying directions for new ideas, and those which have already been realised.
“Projekt Migration” (“Project Migration”)
Without migration, Germany and Europe would not exist in their historical and contemporary forms. Yet few people are aware of just how much migration has influenced our society. The ambitious Cologne migration project set out to shed light on the phenomenon of migration in its most diverse cultural, historical, sociological and political dimensions—beyond a narrow focus on its problematic aspects. The research that was conducted came together in a large-scale exhibition in Cologne in autumn 2005.
Provinzial—Engagement im Rheinland (“Involvement in the Rhineland”)
Provinzial Insurance is taking a new approach to sponsoring by allowing ten museums in the Rhineland to select pieces from the company’s collection of around 200 modern artworks to display for a limited time. Provinzial will also fund a presentation or installation of a new work by a younger artist at each museum.
Düsseldorf celebrates art with an ambitious programme of exhibitions at all major art museums and institutions in the city. Topic: The Body. Starts September 2006.
In 2006, the city of Düsseldorf established a remarkable reputation both domestically and abroad with its “Festival of the Visual Arts.” In 2010, the focus of the event will be on the last 50 years of contemporary art in its regional and international context. Highlights include exhibitions such as “Nam June Paik: The Spirit of Avantgarde”, “Joseph Beuys” and “Blick zurück nach vorn” (“Looking Back into the Future”), with works by Katharina Grosse and Dirk Skreber. Participating institutions include museum kunst palast, Kunstsammlung NRW with its two museums K20 and K21, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft and Akademie-Galerie der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie. For the first time, Stiftung Schloss und Park Benrath as well as KIT-Kunst im Tunnel are also involved. In addition to an eclectic series of supporting events and the involvement of Düsseldorf galleries in the art festival, the symposium organised to kick off the Quadriennale is a special highlight. Neumann Luz is responsible for the press and public relations work surrounding the event.
Neumann Luz organizes its own art fair in 2004. International top galleries show their works in Cologne, birthplace of the international art show business. The venue: the former Royal Railway Office directly opposite the “parent art fair”, Art Cologne. A place with a very special atmosphere. The MS Strolch, an old Rhine ferry, connects both shows as a symbol of synergy in motion.
“Gute Fahrt”—an art action as part of Munich’s RischArt projects. Artists create auto shuttles. Full speed ahead for art—and for all Munich residents.
The Rheingold Collection at Schloss Dyck: “Paradies und zurück” (“To Paradise and Back”)
From May 18 to August 1, 2008, the Rheingold Collection will be presenting international contemporary art at the historic Castle Dyck (20 km southwest of Düsseldorf). In this dynamic space, established artists are juxtaposed with young artistic questions. The participating artists that curator Veit Loers has selected include Georg Baselitz, Alexandra Bircken, Mircea Cantor, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Eberhard Havekost, Christian Jankowski, William Kentridge, Jochen Lempert, Jonathan Meese, Boris Mikhailov, Albert Oehlen/Jonathan Meese, Peter Piller, Daniel Richter, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, Tal R and Cerith Wyn Evans. Our agency is responsible for the press and public relations work for the exhibition.
Impressionism: virtuoso paintings of light, of colours—by men. We frequently forget that women—beyond their stereotyped role as muses—also played a part. For this reason, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt has created an exceptional exhibition to show the lives and works of the four leading female impressionists, Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès and Marie Bracquemond in their true light. The exhibition (22 February—1 June 2008) provides an opportunity to build a bridge from art to literature. Women writers, whether young or internationally renowned, are commissioned to address the life and work of these four female impressionists. Neumann Luz is responsible for researching and editing this publication, scheduled for the autumn of 2007.
SICHT WEISEN—Kunst auf der Talachse
Tony Cragg, Robert Elfgen, Harald Klingelhöller, Cornelia Parker and Ina Weber present public art in the city of Wuppertal between March and September 2007. They have been commissioned by Ulrike Groos and Peter Gorschlüter to explore the topographic, architectural and social situation of Wuppertal and produce works that respond to it. Starting in December 2006, a series of artist presentations will be held leading up to the exhibition. Neumann Luz assists the project in public relations work.
skulptur projekte münster 07
The fourth skulptur projekte münster will be held in summer 2007, featuring artists from Rosemarie Trockel to Mike Kelley, from Thomas Schütte to Isa Genzken. Since 1977, the major exhibition has invited internationally renowned artists every ten years to explore the relationship between the art and the public, and to question and redefine the relevance of the public on the artistic production. A special highlight: Viewers are able to experience art where it is produced. The prelude to the exhibition is a series of panel discussions entitled “skulptur projekte münster 07... auf Reisen 06”. Curators Kasper König, Brigitte Franzen and Carina Plath debate with participating artists, art historians and theorists on the issues of art and public art in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, London and New York. Neumann Luz consults and assists skuptur projekte münster 07 in all areas of communications.
St. Moritz Art Masters
In August 2010, following the successful event last year, the St. Moritz Art Masters will once again transform the famous alpine destination and the surrounding Engadine region into a Mecca for art and culture: a comprehensive palette of contemporary art offers ‘exceptional discoveries’ to art lovers from all over the world. Nationally and internationally renowned artists exhibit their works in a variety of unusual locations—in churches, art galleries, public spaces, in the mountains, and by the lakeside. In addition, the high quality musical framework, which ranges from classical to jazz, turns St. Moritz into an exclusive stage for cultural events against the incomparable beauty of an alpine panorama. St. Moritz Art Masters has become established as a firm institution for art connoisseurs. Kathrin Luz Communication will again be supervising press this year for German speaking countries.
„Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue?—Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
“Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? Positions of Colour Field Painting”—this is the name of the first exhibition organised by Karola Grässlin, the new Director of the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Select works from “hardliners” of the first generation are presented along with artists from subsequent generations. Overall, this exhibition illustrates the development and the important role played by colour field painting during the second half of the 20th century. Featuring important works by Dan Flavin, Günther Förg, Ellsworth Kelly, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, Kenneth Noland, Palermo, Stephen Prina, Ad Reinhardt, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and Heimo Zobernig. From 21 July to 30 September 2007. Neumann Luz has organised a press trip for the exhibition opening followed by a summer festival.
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden—Entre deux actes—Loge de comédienne
Rediscovery of a forgotten designer: From 25 July to 11 October 2009, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden presents a group exhibition with the title: “Entre deux actes—Loge de comedienne”. It explores the life and work of the French interior designer Janette Laverrière (born 1909 in Lausanne), who is still unknown in Germany. Participating artists are Nairy Baghramian and Richard Artschwager, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Fischli & Weiss, Martin Kippenberger, Meuser, Claes Oldenburg, Cosima von Bonin, Franz West and Tobias Rehberger, who will redesign the Kunsthalle cafe.
From the Internet to Real Life and back again: The Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf continues to extend its culture of citizen participation. From current Twitter news, and the latest YouTube videos, to photographs on Flickr, and Facebook forums—the Stadtmuseum is the first institution in Düsseldorf to use social networking on the Internet to disseminate up-to-the-minute information with ease and, above all, to include citizens and visitors alike in its work. As part of the new design of the Stadtmuseum’s home page, which will be on line from March, it is possible to gain direct access to the most frequently used platforms. Kathrin Luz Communication will accompany the Museum on line and supervise editorial aspects.
Observation towers, an invention of the previous centuries, suggest transcendence in the experience of nature. The construction form finds its contemporary transformation in Weserbergland. The result: an observation tower, built by Zamp Kelp, invites a view of a rich cultural landscape – and also imparts a glance into its changing history.
Carmen Strzelecki founded her publishing company in January 2009. For several years, many major publishing houses and museums have worked with the artist and graphic designer due to her expertise in the area of book design. Her books reveal the special care and attention she devotes to her craft as well as her own distinctive signature. Her publishing company has already made its mark with two well-founded series on graphic design and film. The series “Grafische Sammlung/Museum Ludwig” (“Graphic Collection/Museum Ludwig") consists of brochures which record the new acquisitions to one of Europe’s most important collections of modern graphic design. “Avantgarde, Experiment & Underground” is a fine series of essays on film. With contributions on pure cinema, radical kinetic sculptor Len Lye and film maudit, it explores aspects of film history which have been covered only rarely or never before. Starting in October 2009, Kathrin Luz Communication will be responsible for the press and public relations work for Strzelecki Books.
Maurizio Cattelan at the Stommeln Synagogue
The Stommeln Synagogue project is being continued with a work by Maurizio Cattelan. Between June 1 and August 10, the Pulheim suburb will be home to a new, two-piece installation by the Italian artist, conceived especially for the former synagogue. With this work, Cattelan joins the ranks of such internationally-renowned artists as Richard Serra, Rosemarie Trockel and Santiago Sierra, who have all tackled the specific spatial and historical realities of the unusual art space provided by a synagogue in very unique ways. Neumann Luz is responsible for the press and public relations work.
Stommeln Synagogue: Olaf Metzel
This year, artist Olaf Metzel (born in 1952 in Berlin, instructor at the Munich Academy of Figurative Art since 1990) is devoting his time and creative efforts to the Stommeln Synagogue project. With his “Sprachgitter” (“Language Grid”) installation, he follows in the footsteps of artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Max Neuhaus, Santiago Sierra and pioneers Jannis Kounellis and Richard Serra, who transformed the synagogue into a forum for art in 1991/1992. All of them have tackled the specific spatial and historical realities of this extraordinary location in very unique ways. Neumann Luz is responsible for the press and public relations work.
A dinner-table discussion by international art critics and theorists on the topic of hospitality. Held at the Venice Biennale 2003—in cooperation with Meyer Voggenreiter.
Temporary Gallery Cologne
The first rental gallery in Europe opens its doors in the inner city of Cologne. In spring 2009, two international galleries—The Breeder from Athens and Galerist from Istanbul—will present their artists in the 270 m2 of space at Temporary Gallery Cologne. The aim of Temporary Gallery Cologne is to give foreign galleries the opportunity to temporarily show their pieces in the local art market, establish new contacts and strengthen existing ones. Thanks to its central location on Mauritiuswall Street, Temporary Gallery Cologne is very involved in the city’s artistic and cultural activities as well as the art scene in the Rhineland and beyond. In addition to the exhibitions, lectures and discussions with artists and curators are planned which should initiate inspiring discourse and an international cultural exchange. Temporary Gallery Cologne supports young artists from North Rhine-Westphalia by providing exhibition space during the months of July and August.
Johannes Wohnseifer at Vitrine Kathrin Luz Communication
Johannes Wohnseifer zeigt seine Spielzeugsammlung (“Johannes Wohnseifer shows his toy collection”): Kathrin Luz Communication and the Jagla Ausstellungsraum are displaying two projects by Johannes Wohnseifer during the Düsseldorf-Cologne Open Galleries ’09 event. As in so many other exhibitions, Johannes Wohnseifer picks up on the artistic practices of others in this show. The Cologne native, born in 1967, puts his own toy collection on display as well as the work of American artist Tom Simpson. Wohnseifer re-enacts the extensive matchbox collection of artist Hans-Peter Feldmann in the showcases at Kathrin Luz Communication. Through the seemingly direct identification with this relic and cult object of the 1970s and 1980s, he references people’s everyday lives and the ways in which they are influenced by mass media and brand strategies. Kathrin Luz Communication I Neumann Luz Cooperations celebrates its 10-year anniversary with this fourth exhibition in the showcase.
Yanghyun Award 2008 – Cameron Jamie
On 10 October 2008, Cameron Jamie became the winner of the very first Yanghyun Prize, awarded by the Yanghyun Foundation. The American artist currently lives and works in Paris. The judges included Kasper König (Director of Museum Ludwig, Cologne) and Kathy Halbreich (Associate Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York). The Yanghyun Prize is the first international art award in Korea given to one artist each year without any restrictions on the form of art, genre or nationality. The panel of judges consists of curators from the world’s most renowned museums and changes every three years. The newly established award is one of the most ambitious artistic development programmes in the world. The winner is awarded $100,000 as well as the opportunity to present an exhibition at a renowned museum within three years of receiving the prize. Neumann Luz supports public relations activities in Europe.
Centre for International Light Art Unna
Light 21 Light Art Visions for the 21st Century.
In the exhibition “Light 21. Light Art Visions for the 21st Century”, the Centre for International Light Art Unna presents three distinct positions in contemporary light art that focus thematically upon the dynamic relationship between the analysis of the present and projections for the future. On display are selected works by the Finnish light artist HC Berg, the Austrian artist Brigitte Kowanz, as well as the Swedish artist Christina Benz. The individual works combine in the exhibition space in the Centre for International Light Art Unna to form an exciting course, which winds its way through the subterranean vaults of the former Linden Brewery in Unna. The individual works explore the artistic possibilities of the medium of light by means of an aesthetic, analytical and media-critical approach. Kathrin Luz Communication will be in charge of the press for Light 21 (Exhibition duration: 4 December 2010—27 March 2011)
Zollverein School of Managementand Design
The new school model on the site of the former Zeche Zollverein in Essen is looking for new methods of synergetic training linking design and business. The imposing architecture of the Japanese Sanaa architect’s office, a monumental cube, provides the school with a radiant face, and cultivates a monument of successful future planning and restructuring.
An initiative by the citizens and businesses of Düsseldorf. Exhibition projects make their way through the city; vacant buildings are used as venues for young art. Düsseldorf once again proves to be a strong supporter of the arts.