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. 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.

News

LODGERS #15 – Baumusik zu Gast im MuHKA Antwerpen


LODGERS #15 – Baumusik zu Gast im MuHKA Antwerpen

baumusik, das Label der derzeit nomadisch agierenden Initiative Baustelle Kalk e.V., ist vom 7. Juli bis 2. September in Antwerpen zu Gast in der Reihe LODGERS, einem Kooperationsprojekt von AIR und MuHKA.

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Aufruf: Zeig uns Dein Bild von Lindenthal – Fotoraum Köln


Aufruf: Zeig uns Dein Bild von Lindenthal – Fotoraum Köln

Was ist Dein Lieblingort in Lindenthal?
Wo lebst oder arbeitest Du hier?
Was ist typisch?
Wer oder was ist Dir hier wichtig?
Zeige uns Deine Fotos von Lindenthal!

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Initiatives

GOLD+BETON


goldundbeton
The interdisciplinary project space GOLD+BETON was founded in August 2013 by Meryem Erkus, Vera Drebusch and Andreas Rohde. Alongside regular exhibitions, the focus of the project is on creating a social, communicative communality in a strongly artistic context. Concerts, readings and abstract actions are part of the project’s unpretentious monthly programme. GOLD+BETON’s distinctive unique selling point is its conception as a heterogeneous meeting place. The invited artists also draw on the extraordinary potential of the location, often seeing both the space, as well as the Ebertplatz as a whole, as a temporary laboratory. There is particular promotion of young artists at the beginning of their careers. The following artists, among others, have exhibited: Selma Gültoprak, Sina Seifee, Bernhard Holaschke, Jan Pleitner, Timothy Shearer, Eva-Maria Schaller, Vera Drebusch, Dejan Spasovski, Sebastian Thewes. [read more]

Ungefähr 5, UNG-5 , 5


Ungefähr 5
Originally intended for commercial use, but obviously no longer relevant as an advertising space nowadays, the empty display windows in the pedestrian underpass at the Turiner Str./Eigelstein exit of Ebertplatz underground station offer possibilities for reanimation and conversion through the exhibition of contemporary art in this public space. 5 presents current positions, in particular young and progressive art, in five-week cycles. The spatial limitation imposed by the exhibition space—which is an area of only five square metres—makes reduction a focus for exhibiting artists, as if it were itself a distillation apparatus. Its location in the closed off yet simultaneously public space of an underpass, offers possibilities for the artistic exploration of spatial concepts, as well as confrontations between the private and the public. Art here presents itself to its recipients in everyday life, through its public exhibition and production, becoming experienceable and affecting its own democratisation. [read more]