Reference – In context to Mies van der Rohe / 24 Halbwahrheiten

Opening: 29th of October, 7 pm
Greeting: Dr. Werner Dohmen, Chairman
Introduction: Ben Kaufmann
Discussion: Dr. Birgit Hammers in conversation with Joachim Brohm and Kathrin Sonntag

The NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is pleased to present the exhibitions ‚Reference – In context to Mies van der Rohe‘ and Kathrin Sonntag ‚24 Halbwahrheiten‘.

The exhibition ‚Reference – In context to Mies van der Rohe‘ is dedicated to a contemporary generation of artists reception of Mies van der Rohe’s oeuvre, including Joachim BrohmKoenraad Dedobbeleer and Johannes Wohnseifer. Furthermore by lectures and discussions the possibilities and challenges of architecture in the context to its commemorative culture and functionality will be put under consideration. At the same time the exhibition ‚Mies van der Rohe. The MoMA Collages‘ is shown at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, hence presenting for the first time a vast convolute of the collages and photomontages of the renowned architect on a large scale from the 28th of October 2016 until the 12th of February 2017.

In another exhibition the NAK displays this year’s Twodo project ‚24 Halbwahrheiten‘ by artist Kathrin Sonntag. The series ‚24 Halbwahrheiten’ correlates to the concept of the Twodo Collection ‚The whole being more than the sums of its parts’ and drafts the idea of a dialog and transfer between the shown artist’s workshop and the exhibition space. Within ‚24 Halbwahrheiten’ Kathrin Sonntag compresses the space and time of two places by the means of integrated reflecting surfaces, deconstructing en detail and at the same time rearranging the artist’s studio in consistently newly formed constellations.

NAK accompanying program:

18.11.16, 7 pm: lecture by Stefan Kobel about the art market and investigative strategies

23.11.16, 7 pm: lecture by Daniel Wendler (David Chipperfield Architects) about the reinstatement works at the Neue Nationalgalerie; followed by a conversation between Meyer Voggenreiter and Prof. Dr. Alexander Markschies