OpenThursday → Saturday 14:00h → 18:00h
Sunday & Public Holidays 12:00h → 18:00h
The exhibition program of the KUNSTHAUS NRW KORNELIMÜNSTER offers an insight into North Rhine-Westphalia’s current and future art scene. Since 1948, North Rhine-Westphalia has been purchasing works by young artists to support them. Today, the collection numbers 4000 works, documenting the history of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art to the immediate present day. The collection is hosted in the baroque palace building of the old Abbey of Kornelimünster.
Artworks from the Kunsthaus’ 21st century collection will be on display throughout the entire building. The contemporary topic of "body politics" is explored by Maren Maurer’s object boxes as well as Claus Richter’s wall object "Reader's Digest". On the back of the books there are suggestions for self-optimization such as "how to succeed in life without really trying".
Within the context of the collection presentation three young artists question contemporary media. Sabrina Fritsch deals with sensual and technical irritations, with works looking like paintings. For Anna Vogel photography is the starting point for her investigations on our visual
behaviors. Matthias Wollgast presents an unkown artist of the 1970’s, who was addicted to the comparison of patterns on vases and patterns on swim suits.
During the summer the Kunsthaus is looking at the behaviour of a museum: „Who discovered it?“ is one of the scientific questions Pauline M'barek is posing. Tanja Goethe is presenting cups with motives from the Kunsthaus’ collection in a fake museum shop, where you as well can drink tea, grown in the cloister garden, on a sculpture by Selma Gültoprak.
Museumparty at the Kunsthaus, starting at 14h. At 16:00h opening of the new exhibition #likeamuseum. Performance and party all day long, until sunset.