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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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: [read more]

Fotoraum Köln e.V.

Fotoraum Köln e.V. in Lindenthal is both an atelier and an exhibition platform. Whether it be documentary photography, photo journalism or landscape, experimental, staged or conceptual photography, Fotoraum Köln e.V.’s interdisciplinary exhibition series “Wir haben Gäste” presents international contemporary photography and links it with music, performance or moving images, sometimes also with images the audience has brought with them. The association thus opens up a space for dialogue between artists from various fields as well as between artists and the audience. It shows, in particular, artistic positions that push the boundaries of the medium or subtly place an issue in a new light and question common perceptions. Fotoraum’s began exhibiting in 2001, out of which a charitable association was founded in 2015. The members are themselves all artists and as well as organising the “Wir haben Gäste” series, are involved in projects, exhibitions, book presentations, and portfolio viewings. [read more]