Off-spaces — as they are known in Germany — artist-run spaces, festivals, magazines, nomadic art projects, art associations: Cologne’s independent art initiatives are diverse and multifaceted. Some have been active for only a few years, others for many years or even decades offering fluid spaces for experimentation, transdisciplinary work and the development of new independent formats, in which artists, curators and cultural managers organise themselves independently from established institutional forms. Cologne’s Off-culture has developed, alongside the larger institutions and galleries, into a driving and shaping force and now celebrates already for the fourth time the formation of Kunstinitiativen Köln / Art Initiatives Cologne (AIC).

We invite you to join us for our collective weekend, AIC ON, on May 24 – 26, 2019, with exhibitions, actions, performances, concerts and public walks

Friday, 24.05. 17-ca. 21.30h AIC ON Kick-off
The Streets are Ours with (among others): Helle Habenicht/Unser Ebertplatz, Judith Levold/neuland, Jan Liesegang/raumlaborberlin, Nadine Müseler/Kulturamt Köln, Daniel Morsi/Initiative Niehler Freiheit, Krzysztof Nawratek, Prasanna Oommen, Benjamin Thele/Kulturamt Köln, X-SÜD AKTIVATOR

Saturday, 25.05. 15–19h, Sunday, 26.05. 12-16h AIC ON: joint opening hours of
ACADEMYSPACE, ARTOTHEK*, ARTRMX, BRUCH & DALLAS, CAT COLOGNE*, FOTORAUM KÖLN, GEMEINDE KÖLN, GLASMOOG, GOLD+BETON, KJUBH KUNSTVEREIN, KUNSTHAUS KAT18, LABOR, LA FELCE, LTK4, MÉLANGE, MOLTKEREI WERKSTATT, Q18*, RICHAS DIGEST, SIMULTANHALLE*, STRIZZI, TEMPORARY GALLERY, TYSON, UNG5

*Please check individual opening hours

Guided Tours

Artists and freelance curators will guide you through various districts of Cologne. In dialogue with exhibiting artists and curators, the guided tours offer personal insights into the exhibitions on show as well as into cultural and political issues and developments.

You will find information about the guided tours in the left column, prior registration for the guided tours is recommended:
touren@aic.cologne

Information and dates about openings, performances or more are displayed in the calendar on the homepage, in the following pdf: aic_flyer_2019 and here:

AIC ON 2019 Overview day programme of the different initiatives:

Friday, 24.05.

17–ca. 21:30h, AIC ON Kick-off: The Streets are Ours,
18h, opening: Advantage Book – Marijana Aradjanski, Sophia Schach, (Tim), Sammlung Strzodka > LA FELCE
19h, opening: Jule-Lena Lippoldt – The limbic phantasma poetic activism by stimulation the intimate apparatus > MOLTKEREI WERKSTATT
19:30h, opening: Emma Waltraud Howes – Scores for Daily Living > Q18, QUARTIER AM HAFEN

Saturday, 25.05.

15–19h, AIC ON: joint opening hours
12–19h, Performancereihe für den öffentlichen Raum | Performance series in public space: Joël Verwimp, Lindsey Drury, Astrid Collective > CAT COLOGNE
12–20h, One Day in Kalk: Open Houses > M.S. KALK nomadic: www.mskalk.de
14–18h, One Day in Kalk: Guided tour > M.S. KALK nomadic: www.mskalk.de
15–19h, film premiere, discussion: BorderlessTV > CAT COLOGNE@St. Gertrud
16h, panel discussion: Mapping the City – Digital Art Archives & Public Space > ARTRMX
17h, opening: Raumgefühl – Grigory Berstein, Ines Braun, Andrea Bryan, Ute Küppersbusch, Silke Mohrhoff, Ulrike Oeter, Dietmar Paetzold, Ute Vauk-Ogawa > BUNKER K101
18h, BBQ > SIMULTANHALLE
19h presentation + dinner party, mit | with PAErsche > CAT COLOGNE
19h, One Day in Kalk: Sizilien-Express > M.S. KALK

Sunday, 26.05.

12–16h, AIC ON: joint opening hours
11h, opening: In Memoriam – Kriemhild Becker, Heinz Breloh, Günther Förg, Raimund Girke, Dieter Krieg, André Philip Lemke, Otto Nemitz, Ansgar Nierhoff, James Reineking, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Norbert Tadeusz > FUHRWERKSWAAGE
11–18h, opening: Friedhelm Falke – Kontext > KUNSTRAUM K634
12–14h, Matinée: Infinites – Martin Plüddemann, Agnes Mrowiec, Shoko Matsuyama, Stefan Baumann, Tobias Becker, Stamatis Papazoglou > OPEKTA ATELIERS
12–16h, brunch + closing presentation: Ana Mendes + Ronit Porat > CAT COLOGNE
12–20h, Finissage: Anne Arndt – Von Tieren und Pflanzen with screening > GEMEINDE KÖLN
16h, artist talk: Regine Steenbock – schöne > RICHAS DIGEST