NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is one of the youngest institutions of it’s kind in Germany; a private non-profit association for contemporary art in the tradition of the German Kunstverein model. NAK was founded in 1986 as a late echo of the 1964 Fluxus festival, with Joseph Beuys and Wolf Vostell as center protagonists at the local university in Aachen. The spirit of this moment has since been source of commitment to contemporary art.

Current Exhibitions

  • 28.10.2018

    Julia Scher - Delta

    As an artist, Julia Scher has been investigating a public desire for security and public control. For her exhibition at NAK Scher will revive plans for a never-realized work in the park surrounding the Kunstverein dating back to the early 1990s, combining this effort with the inclusion of contemporary technical devices emitting an aura of surveillance as well as consent.

  • 09.12.2018

    NAK Benefit Auction 2018

    The end of the year is marked by NAK's benefit auction. New and emerging artists are presented along with established positions, their works auctioned off on Saturday, the 15th of December by Prof. Henrik Hanstein of Auktionshaus Lempertz, Cologne.

  • 17.03.2019

    Egan Frantz

    New York-based artist Egan Frantz presents an exhibition of paintings devoted to the stripe in all its deviations at NAK. The stripe is both a part of nature and seemingly against it, resisting enclosure within systems. Its frame is infinite and stretches in all directions; but Frantz stripes are broken, simultanously hinting at larger ideas of clarifictation and confusion.

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