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13 Jan 2014

Bielefelder Kunstverein: Exhibitions 2014

Exhibitions 2014
Bielefelder Kunstverein


Thomas Thiel
+49-521-17 88 06
+49-521-17 88 10

Bielefelder Kunstverein
Welle 61
33602 Bielefeld

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With contributions by: Özlem Altin, Isabelle Cornaro, Jeremy Deller & Bruce Lacey and Simon Fujiwara

Until January 26, 2014 the Bielefelder Kunstverein presents the two-part exhibition »Museum Off Museum«. After contributions to the exhibition by Kader Attia, Camille Henrot as well as Slavs and Tatars, the second part further investigates the interest among artists in the »museum« as a concept for reflection. The two exhibition periods are accompanied and thematically contextualised by artistic and scientific lectures, workshops and an exhibition blog by artists, curators and scholars, which will culminate in a comprehensive publication in spring 2014.

Exhibition funded by: Stiftung Kunstfonds, Kunststiftung NRW, Stadtwerke Bielefeld Stiftung, Hörmann KG

Towards a Further Word
FEBRUARY 08 – APRIL 27, 2014

Katarina Zdjelar's artistic practice consists of videos, sound works, books as well as curated exhibitions. Her works involve embodied responses to historical and geo-political constraints placed on individual or collective desires. She explores the cultural abstraction of familiar codes, the effects of translation as well as the socio-political and economic overtone of a musical score. Furthermore Zdjelar investigates in the becoming physical of spoken words, the voice as an actant and the act of speaking within and without a defined group or community. The Bielefelder Kunstverein is mounting the artist´s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.

Exhibition funded by: Mondriaan Fund

Figures of Remembrance
FEBRUARY 08 – APRIL 27, 2014

In her photographic works, videos, publications and mediation formats Luise Schröder takes up the intrumentalisation of the past for the politics of the present as well as the continuation of historical myths and their meaning for identities and communities. Here, national cultures of remembering, together with their ritual character and iconography are central to her investigations. Through her own pictures, the artist sets up against political myths and their reproduction a critical stance on history and the culture of remembrance. The Bielefelder Kunstverein will present the artist´s first solo exhibition in an institutional context.

MAY 10 – JULY 27, 2014

The Bielefelder Kunstverein is devoting a comprehensive survey exhibition to the artwork of Michael Beutler, who has become internationally known for his expansive bricolage installations. In his works, Beutler reacts primarily to the social and architectural structures of the respective exhibition situation, which is used as a location for production and presentation at one and the same time. The Bielefeld exhibition offers the first insight since 2002 into the various contexts and development processes of his projects. And in addition to this, exhibiting sculpture, the possibilities of artistic documentation and the communication of ephemeral projects will be investigated.

An Art Project in Sennestadt
MAY 25 – OCTOBER 19, 2014

International artists will devise and implement new works in the public space of the Sennestadt district in Bielefeld. Sennestadt was an ambitious urban planning project of the 1950s and attracted worldwide attention. The plan by the architect, Prof. Bernhard Reichow, was based on ideas of a humane and an »organic art of urban planning«. The projects deal with both the history and the current situation of the urban district. The exhibition project uses the example of Sennestadt's urban development to pose questions about the current relationship of art, the city and the public sphere.

Exhibition in collaboration with: 800 Jahre Stadt Bielefeld, Sennestadtverein e.V.

Contemporary Art from Private Collections in Bielefeld

The exhibition »Bielefeld Contemporary« is a collection of collections, with its focus on an individual approach to art. It is opening up a temporary space of experience derived from cultural history and on showing hitherto unknown items while highlighting the display process itself. And equally, the project offers an exemplary insight into the great passion of collecting and into Bielefeld´s cultural resources.

Exhibition in collaboration with: 800 Jahre Bielefeld Stadt Bielefeld

NOVEMBER 30, 2014 – JANUARY 25, 2015

In 2014, the Bielefelder Kunstverein is, for the first time, exhibiting the winner of the GKW Förderpreis Kunst. The GKW – Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit e.V. (Society for the Support of Westphalian Cultural Production) promotes outstanding young artists from Westfalen-Lippe by awarding two art prizes which include an exhibition as well as a first monograph.

Exhibition in collaboration with: GKW – Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit e.V


Further information on the exhibitions and high-resolution press images can be downloaded from our website: For press requests, please contact via email or call us on +49-521-17 88 06.


BVA Bielefelder Verlag, Dr. Wolff Arzneimittel, Hörmann KG, JAB Josef Anstoetz KG, Loewe Logistics & Care, Sparkasse Bielefeld, TICK Internationale Möbel GmbH, Union Knopf, Architekten Wannemacher + Möller GmbH