"new talents – young art from North Rhine-Westphalia"

Ten emergings artists from North Rhine-Westphalia are exhibited in the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and in the Kunsthaus NRW.

„new talents: destination Kunsthaus NRW“: February 11th - April 23th, 2017, Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster

Opening: Saturday, February 11th, 4 pm
Abteigarten 6, 52076 Aachen-Kornelimünster

Vera Drebusch (in cooperation with Timothy Shearer): Texting while driving, 2016

A special format of artist support is visiting Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster: ten selected artists of 'new talents – biennale cologne'. After the successful stop at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen the two-part exhibition project 'new talents – young art from North Rhine-Westphalia' is making its final appearance at Kornelimünster in the spring of 2017.

Following the fifth edition of the multidisciplinary festival 'new talents – biennale cologne' (Mai 21st – June 5th, 2016), ten participating artists from the field of fine arts were selected for two follow-up exhibitions at the renowned exhibition houses in Recklinghausen and Aachen-Kornelimünster.

Space is always a challenge for artists, and the exhibition locations selected for the project couldn't be more different: at the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen a modern hall architecture - at Kornelimünster intimate rooms with baroque furnishings. The ten young artistic positions range from classical paintings over video- and sound-works to site-specific installations that have been specifically developed for the exhibition situation at the Kunsthaus NRW. All artists have graduated in the last four years and live and work mainly in North Rhine-Westphalia.

This sustainable exhibition initiative is made possible by the new support programme 'Individual Support of Artists and Creatives' (IKF) of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the Country of North Rhine-Westphalia and is realized by ecce, the european centre for creative economy in Dortmund. Ten selected 'new talents' artists therefore receive individual support by means of the two follow-up exhibitions. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Ullrich (Director Kunsthalle Recklinghausen) and Dr. Marcel Schumacher (Director Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster) selected the following from 'new talents – biennale cologne':

Dragutin Banic, Louisa Clement, Vera Drebusch, Julia Gruner, Bastian Hoffmann, Roman Kochanski, Claudia Mann, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Sebastian Thewes and Elisabeth Windisch

Impressions of the exhibition at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen:

August 21st – Oktober 30th, 2016

Photos: Bozica Babic