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

LTK4


ltk4
Upon entering the Lutherturm from Volksgartenstrasse, we enter, acoustically, visually and climatically, into an entirely new spatial situation, independent of all ecclesiastical, artistic or communicative use of the location: the road noises appear subdued and yet clearer, the light is focused and yet more intimate, the walls cool and yet more protective. Despite the fact that, in its dimensions, the space can be considered small and traversing it takes but a few seconds, the broad prospect of artistic opportunities becomes immediately apparent. After this, we already find ourselves in the atrium of the Lutherkirche which leads on upwards: five neatly stacked rectangular blocks, accessible via a narrow staircase, at its top end rewarding us with a view of a belfry fit for a cathedral. We feel that we have reached the top of the tower, but we have in fact only just conquered half of it. Onwards we go, visually, acoustically, and artistically. Were the expression of a diamond in the rough not so very worn out, it would be a fitting description of the tower, albeit only if it remained uncut. A state of robust architectural functionality in the context of which sound and art would be able to unfold its credibility choreographically. And in fact does this in a rather particular fashion: For here it is not subject to any ecclesiastical or political intervention; the boundaries set are merely due to physical and structural considerations, never those concerning form or content. From 2017 onwards, LTK4 will offer a new home to sound-based arts at the Cologne Lutherturm. [read more]

Temporary Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art


Temporary Gallery
Temporary Gallery – Centre for Contemporary Art shows exhibitions and provides discursive formats in the context of contemporary art. [read more]