AIC – Art Initiatives Cologne experienced an exciting first year of inspiring activities – especially the publication of its Index 2016, depicting participating art initiatives in Cologne, the joint weekend AIC ON (Oktober 21 to 23, 2016) including exhibitions, lectures, performances, concerts and other activites, as well as the joint presentation at COFA Contemporary from November 17 to 20, 2016, at the fair grounds of Koelnmesse.
Thanks to our funding partners, the cultural administration of the City of Cologne and Sparkasse KölnBonn, as well as all of our collaborators, participants and members of the initiative for their exceptional commitment and support. We're looking forward to further activities in 2017.

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The Cologne Art Book Fair (TCBAF)


The Cologne Art Book Fair (TCBAF)
The Cologne Art Book Fair (TCABF) was originated in 2015, providing a new and invaluable platform for friends, collectors, and makers of artists’ books, fanzines, limited editions and unique prints. [read more]

new talents – biennale cologne


new talents
new talents – biennale cologne is the platform for young graduates from the areas of art, film, composition, choreography and design. Every two years, over 50 artists from the region as well as national and international guests are presented in a two-week-long festival. new talents focuses on selected locations in the Agrippa cultural quarter at the Cologne Neumarkt: among them unusual exhibition-locations like shops, underground car parks, gardens or even offices, and also established cultural institutions in Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf. With exhibitions, screenings, performances and talks, new talents offers a platform to the artists and creatives to present themselves and their work to a wide audience. The fifth edition in May/ June 2016 was characterized by international exchange and altogether invited six visual artists from Marrakech, Havana and Shanghai to Cologne. Ten positions of fine arts from fith edition of the biennale were additionally invited to follow-up exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen (August to October 2016) as well as the Kunsthaus NRW in Aachen-Kornelimünster (spring 2017). [read more]