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

Au revoir – Jagla Ausstellungsraum schließt zum Jahresende


Au revoir – Jagla Ausstellungsraum schließt zum Jahresende

Nach 10-jähriger erfolgreicher Tätigkeit mit mehr als 80 Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen von insgesamt 108 KünstlerInnen verabschiedet sich der Jagla Ausstellungsraum zum Ende des Jahres.

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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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Initiatives

GOLD+BETON


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The interdisciplinary project space GOLD+BETON was founded in August 2013 by Meryem Erkus, Vera Drebusch and Andreas Rohde. Alongside regular exhibitions, the focus of the project is on creating a social, communicative communality in a strongly artistic context. Concerts, readings and abstract actions are part of the project’s unpretentious monthly programme. GOLD+BETON’s distinctive unique selling point is its conception as a heterogeneous meeting place. The invited artists also draw on the extraordinary potential of the location, often seeing both the space, as well as the Ebertplatz as a whole, as a temporary laboratory. There is particular promotion of young artists at the beginning of their careers. The following artists, among others, have exhibited: Selma Gültoprak, Sina Seifee, Bernhard Holaschke, Jan Pleitner, Timothy Shearer, Eva-Maria Schaller, Vera Drebusch, Dejan Spasovski, Sebastian Thewes. [read more]

Richas Digest


Richas Digest
RICHAS DIGEST, the exhibition space for photography, art and publications, was opened in 2014, one year after the foundation of the eponymous journal for photography. In the meantime it is located in a former parking garage booth in Cologne Südstadt. Regular events include exhibitions, book presentations and thematic “art book sales”. [read more]