We're pleased to announce that as of May 31, 2021, museums, galleries and other art institutions reopen! Please check the institution's websites for detailed information on how to access.
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Founded in 2015, Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a 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 2019/2020 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.

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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]

CO³ / Contemporary Middle East e.V.


Contemporary Middle East e.V.
Contemporary Middle East. e.V. is a Cologne-based association, founded in 2019. Its aim is to support artists, impart cultural education and promote exchange, specifically between Western and Middle Eastern cultures. [read more]