Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC) is a newly founded 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 2017/2018 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.

News

Save the Date – Photoszene-Festival 2019


Save the Date – Photoszene-Festival 2019

Das nächste Photoszene-Festival findet vom 3. - 12. Mai 2019 statt. Anmeldungen sind ab 01.12. über das Onlineformular möglich. Neben den Kunsträumen sind gezielt auch Künstlerateliers und Künstlergemeinschaften eingeladen, am Festival teilzunehmen.

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Neuerscheinung – AIC-Jahresdokumentation 2018


Neuerscheinung – AIC-Jahresdokumentation 2018

Mit Texten von Thorsten Krämer und Nadine Müseler (Kulturamt der Stadt Köln), einem Collectable von Arne Schmitt sowie Texten in eigener Sache, dem Index mit Übersichtsplan 2017/2018 sowie dem Veranstaltungsprogramm von AIC ON 2018.

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Initiatives

STRIZZI


STRIZZI
Renamed as Strizzi in 2018, the exhibition space formerly known as Brauchbarkeit has shown contemporary and emergent art in the areas of installation, photography, interactive art, performance art and painting since 2013. The space is in Kalk on the east side of the Rhine and, with its two large shop windows, represents a direct interface to the residents in this multicultural district. A charming backyard bar and terrace offers visitors the chance to chat and spend an interesting evening in Kalk. [read more]

artothek


artothek
artothek has been offering works of art on loan since 1973. At the same time, it presents an exhibition programme that features Cologne-based artists and international guests, and provides a space for experimentation. All fields of contemporary art are covered—from painting, drawing, sculpture and photography to space-related work or performances. artothek publishes information on the exhibiting artists and the art works available, which are catalogued in the “Kulturelles Erbe Köln” database: http://artothek.kulturelles-erbe-koeln.de [read more]