NEW NOW festival for Digital Arts

27 August - 03 October 2021 | Zollverein Essen

The NEW NOW festival for Digital Arts will take place for the first time at Zollverein in Essen. For five weeks, the UNESCO World Heritage will transform into a temporary production centre for Digital Arts, connecting the physical with the digital realm. At the interface of art, technology and society, the active design of a NEW NOW will be the festival’s central topic: Using the possibilities of Digital Arts, NEW NOW will explore phenomena of our times and invite artists and the public to imagine and try out new visions of the present.

VR ART PRIZE by DKB in Cooperation with CAA Berlin

Awarding & Exhibition | 16th April – 04th July 2021 | Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin



The award-winning exhibition RESONANT REALITIES at the Haus am Lützowplatz runs until July 04, 2021.

The VR ART PRIZE awarded by Deutsche Kreditbank (DKB), in cooperation with the Contemporary Arts Alliance (CAA) Berlin, is the first art prize for virtual reality in the field of visual arts with an institutional exhibition in Germany.

8th Socle du Monde Biennale

12 June – 31 October 2021 | Denmark

Planned originally for last year, the 8th edition of the Socle du Monde Biennale 2021 “Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends” is finally opening this summer. The show’s title originally did not refer to a post-pandemic opening of art exhibitions but has since gained another significance. The central focus of this year´s edition is the integration and embedment of the City space. As a result, the three museums, a former high school, a church, parks, public and private buildings are transformed into showplaces for sight specific exhibitions.

Achenbach Hagemeier I Gallery Weekend I SUCCO / KIRKEBY

Berlin: 30 April – 12 June 2021 I Düsseldorf: 06 May - 20 June 2021

ACHENBACH HAGEMEIER is pleased to present the duo-exhibition SUCCO / KIRKEBY in Berlin and Düsseldorf. Recent works by Chris Succo (born 1979) are juxtaposed with paintings by Per Kirkeby (1938 – 2018) from a period of creative production lasting over forty years, resulting in a productive dialogue.

KEWENIG Galerie I Gallery Weekend I Boltanski

28 April – 23 June 2021

With an exhibition conceived as a Gesamtkunstwerk, Boltanski now occupies the entire gallery with examplesof his most famous groups of works in which the core themes of his artistic work – the transience of the individual and remembering – are present. Boltanski‘s iconic installation COEUR (2005) is the centre piece of the exhibition: throbbing bass tones penetrate all rooms through loud speakers. The recording of Boltanski‘s heartbeat,accompanied by the synchronous flickering of two light bulbs is‚ the artist‘s last self-portrait‘ and at the same time a symbol of the fragility of life and the passing of time.

KEWENIG Galerie I Gallery Weekend I Cabrita

28 April – 23 June 2021

Cabrita takes over the KEWENIG warehouse, situated in a historic substation in Moabit, with his exhibition „I (still) love the smell of oil color in the morning“ focused solely on painting. Painting is the basis of Cabrita’s formally versatile work. Its further development has led the Portuguese artist to sculptural works and installations and thus to a critical exchange with exhibition venues. His landscape paintings are thus always abstract, emotional landscapes, always reaching out for something deeper than the eye can possibly see when studying nature. The exhibition presents works from 2019 till date, both on paper and canvas.

The WERK.STOFF prize for painting

17.04. – 13.06.2021

The WERK.STOFF Prize for Painting, initiated by the Andreas Felger Kulturstiftung and the Heidelberger Kunstverein, goes into the second round. From 17.04. - 13.06.2021 the five nominated artists MOJÉ ASSEFJAH, BRADLEY DAVIES, ADA VAN HOOREBEKE, VERONIKA HILGER, and ANNA SLOBODNIK will be presented in a group exhibition.

Museum Tinguely AHOY!

17 July - 25 September 2021 | 12 Stops in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland

This summer Museum Tinguely will celebrate its 25th anniversary by weighing anchor and embarking on a very special journey. «Museum Tinguely AHOY!» is devoted to taking the art of Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of the greatest and most innovative Swiss artists of the twentieth century, to the people in a specially converted barge. Its travel stops will be places of relevance to Tinguely's artistic career, from Paris to Antwerp and Amsterdam, and from there upriver through the urban centres of the  Rhine-Ruhr region and back  to  Basel.

New museum revitalizes Hans Christian Andersen - designed by stararchitect Kengo Kuma

Opening 30 June 2021 , Odense/Denmark

In the summer of 2021, the new Hans Christian Andersen Museum will open in Odense. It will be abrand-new museum, which will rethink how the story of Andersen’s life and workis told. The museum will provide a unique artistic experience, which combines landscape, architecture and modern exhibition design. The new museum is designed by Japanese stararchitect Kengo Kuma and his team, who are also behind the new Olympic stadium in Tokyo.

Warhol und das schreckliche Kind

A publication by Jörg Johnen by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König | June 2021

In his autobiographical work, gallery owner Jörg Johnen tells his life story, which is closely interwoven with Andy Warhol - with his work, his artistic attitude and his way of life, beyond norms and social expectations. Johnen describes how his life would have been very bleak without art and without Warhol. The author never met the artist in person.

Excerpts from the private collection of Jörg Johnen will be on display at the Museum Ulm from 12 June to 3 October 2021.

It’s Not About The Money

A Steidl Verlag publication, Summer 2021

The Berlin art collector MANUELA ALEXEJEW talks abouther eventful life and offers a rare insight into the inner sanctuary of the international art world. Following countless one-on-one interviews, tv journalist and writer Thomas Kausch has captured the stories that connect Manuela with her acquisitions. The result is unexpected and refreshing: the biography of a collector as seen through the prism of her collection. Manuela’s fascinating story provides a rare and personal insight into the esoteric world of international art collectors.

Jana Hartmann | MASTERING THE ELEMENTS | Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung

May 29 to July 18, 2021

Artist-photographerJana Hartmann’s exhibition MASTERING THE ELEMENTS examines the intriguinghistory of alchemy. The photographs are captivating for their immense,aesthetic expressiveness. The beauty, colorful splendor, and enigmatic natureof her imagery arouse the curiosity, drawing us in like researchers striving tounderstand their very essence. Hartmann’s photographs are not to be understoodas documentations of scientific working methods, but as visual references ofconcepts of ancient natural philosophy, alchemy, and today’s natural sciences.

Beyond States – Über die Grenzen von Staatlichkeit | Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

05. February – 07. November 2021

The exhibition is dedicated to the socio-political significance of state borders and uses the three constituent features – national territory, citizenship and state power – to investigate the current and future significance of the state.

SEESTÜCKE – Fakten und Fiktion │ Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung

16 January – 25 May 2021

A group exhibition curated by Harald F. Theiss with works by twenty-three international artists. With its contemporary artistic positions, the exhibition moves beyond traditional representations of the sea, the artists instead explore current social concerns of facts and fiction.

debatorial® for the exhibition "Beyond States" | Zeppelin Museum

The digital prologue to the exhibition

The themes of the exhibition "BEYOND STATES. THE BOUNDARIES OF STATEHOOD" are more relevant than ever. Starting on September 24, the Zeppelin Museum invites visitors to actively participate in the debatorial® on its online platform.