The five galleries located at Ebertplatz—one of the most relevant hubs for independent contemporary art in Cologne—need your support. Please read and sign the following petition against closing them down: https://www.openpetition.de/petition/online/abschaffung-des-kunststandortes-ebertplatz-stoppen.

The current AIC-Index 2017/2018 with an overview map can be found in participating spaces and other locations. It is also available for download here. Enjoy discovering the big variety of Cologne's independent art scene.

Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a newly founded network of independent, non-commercial art and project spaces, art initiatives and festivals in Cologne. Subscribe to our newsletter (further down on the website) and receive regular information about the joint activities of the independent art scene in Cologne. Regarding opening dates in the different exhibition spaces, please check our website.

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Richas Digest


Richas Digest
Nach dem Start des Journals für Fotografie *RICHAS DIGEST* im Jahr 2013 eröffnete der Künstler Achim Riechers einen gleichnamigen Ausstellungsraum für Fotografie + Kunst + Publikationen. Mittlerweile befindet sich der Raum in einer ehemaligen Pförtnerloge des Parkplatzes an der Lothringer Straße 51-57 in der Südstadt. Regelmäßig stattfindende Veranstaltungen umfassen Ausstellungen, Buchpräsentationen und thematische „Artbooksales“. [read more]

Temporary Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art


Temporary Gallery
Temporary Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art shows exhibitions and provides discursive formats in the context of contemporary art. [read more]