SAVE THE DATE! AIC ON 2017: October 06/07
The week-end festival AIC ON is an annual joint event of Cologne-based art initiatives.

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.

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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]

Werft 5 – Raum für Kunst

Werft 5
Kunsthaus Rhenania’s 250m2 event space has been run under the name Werft 5 – Raum für Kunst since January 2017. The space, which is sponsored and rented out by the city of Cologne’s Cultural Department, offers an interdisciplinary cultural programme of contemporary visual art, music, theatre, performance and film. Werft 5 links programmes from the independent scene supported by the Cultural Department with already established cooperation partners—including Akademie der Künste der Welt, the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Film Fest Cologne, The Cologne Art Book Fair, new talents biennale—with the Kunsthaus Rhenania e.V.’s own series of exhibitions and events, such as e.g. Musikwochenende. [read more]