Very Contemporary

Very Contemporary is a network of contemporary art venues in the Meuse-Rhine Euregio. The project is supported by the 14 associated institutions, the Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Province of Limburg.







Projectmanagement:
Marie-Claire Krell - info@verycontemporary.org

Graphic Design:
Niek Kosten

Editor Brochures:
Julia Zeh, Ludwig Forum Aachen

Financial Administration:
Katrin Hoppe, Museumsverein Düren

Exhibitions and venues in Contemporary Art in the Meuse-Rhine Euregio

Art does not need a common language,
it is international by itself.


The association of fourteen institutions in the Meuse-Rhine Region is therefore as contemporary as the art they present. Within a radius of 100 km, the border region of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany offers a large diversity of exhibitions and events many of which can be visited in one day. The locations each have a very individual approach and present art in the most appealing way: direct and inspirational, reflective and in a special atmosphere. By giving an overview of exhibitions and events, this initiative wants to increase the awareness of what this region has to offer in terms of visual arts.


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CIAP

Espace 251 Nord

ikob

La Châtaigneraie

Z33 - house for contemporary art

Bonnefantenmuseum

Bureau Europa

Marres

Museum Het Domein

SCHUNCK*

Van Eyck

Ludwig Forum Aachen

NAK

Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren

Current Events

BELGIUM THE NETHERLANDS GERMANY
CIAP - Vereniging voor Actuele kunst
HORTUS ALTHEA
30—8—2015 → 29—11—2015

HET KABINET: SARA BOMANS
7—8—2015 → 30—8—2015

HET KABINET: BERTEN JAEKENS
4—9—2015 → 27—9—2015

Espace 251 Nord
ART BERBERE:
REGARDS SUR UNE COLLECTION
18—9—2015 → 31—10—2015

ikob - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst
CATALYST: MARCEL BERLANGER
27—9—2015 → 13—12—2015

La Châtaigneraie
MICHEL LEONARDI – LUC VAISER
19—9—2015 → 18—10—2015

Z33 - House for Contemporary art
CAN YOU FEEL IT? TACTILITY AND/IN PRINT:
COPRODUCTION WITH FRANS MASEREEL CENTRUM
20—6—2014 → 11—10—2015

WAYS OF THE FOLDING. RECONSTRUCTING THE PRINTED BOOK: GEOFFREY BRUSATTO
20—6—2014 → 11—10—2015

Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
HET VENSTER VAN DE DICHTER:
ALDO ROSSI
26—6—2015 → 15—11—2015

BLACK DRAWINGS:
CEDAR LEWISOHN
9—6—2015 → 28—7—2015

GÈR BOOSTEN: ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP
PETER BUGGENHOUT
HAN VAN WETERING: THE FLOOR IS YOURS
3—4—2015 → 20—9—2015

Bureau Europa
THE GREAT INDOORS
2—6—2015→ 31—10—2015

De Domijnen
STILL TICKIN':
BETYE SAAR
28—6—2015 → 15—11—2015

SCHILDER IN DE SCHADUW:
FRANS TIMMERS
2—7—2015 → 15—11—2015

Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture
INTIMACY:
CHAMBRES D'AMIS
27—6—2015 → 6—9—2015

SCHUNCK*
SUPERNOVA:
EEN BIZARRE VERZAMELING VAN RARE GEBEURTENISSEN
27—6—2015 → 6—9—2015

Van Eyck
SUMMER DESIGN ACADEMY DIGITAL CAMPFIRE:
THE DIGITAL VS. THE ARCHAIC
24—8—2015 → 30—8—2015

Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren
COLOUR, SPACE & PAPER:
VOLKER SAUL. SHAPES – WORK IN PROGRESS
ULRICH RÜCKRIEM. TEILUNG ZUM QUADRAT
MARTIN GERWERS. MOTION
JORINDE VOIGT. THE EDGE OF SENSATION
SAMMLUNG HANGEN. EIN BLATT FÜR GISELA
HANS SALENTIN. PAPIER ALS EXPERIMENT
14—6—2015 → 22—11—2015

Ludwig Forum Aachen
LE SOUFFLEUR:
SCHÜRMANN MEETS LUDWIG
22—3—2015 → 31—1—2016


NEEDLE/NADEL:
PAULINA OLOWSKA
31—5—2015 → 20—9—2015

LE MUSÉE IMAGINAIRE:
DAS BUCH ALS AUSSTELLUNGSORT
16—7—2015 → 30—8—2015

NAK - Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
GRAND OPENING RECEPTION
19—7—2015 → 13—9—2015

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH
1—10—2015, 6.30 pm
Opening THE CABINET - Ritsaert Gobyn
CIAP

4—10—2015, 11 am
Family Sunday
Ludwig Forum Aachen

5—10—2015
Opening Push and Pull #8 – Numen / For Use
SCHUNCK*

7—10—2015, 7 pm
Guided tour Fig. 2 – Marcel Berlanger
ikob

8—10—2015, 6 pm
Student's Day
Ludwig Forum Aachen

9—10—2015
Opening Aad de Haas – Vroege periode
SCHUNCK*

10—10—2015, 5 pm
Opening DESIGN BY CHOICE and RECIPROCITIES
Bureau Europa

10—10—2015, 7.30 pm
Opening Jasper Rigole - 81 things I thought I had forgotten
Z33

15—10—2015, 6 pm
Opening CERAMIX
Bonnefantenmuseum

22—10—2015, 6.30 pm
Wilhelm Schürmann talks to Alice Creischer
Ludwig Forum Aachen

25—10—2015, 12 pm
Opening Tim Berresheim
Ludwig Forum Aachen

29—10—2015, 6.30 pm
Lecture with Wolfgang Brauneis
Ludwig Forum Aachen

31—10—2015
Festival INTER/sound (ikob, NAK, Les Brasseurs)
Les Brasseurs, Rue du pont, 26/28, Liège
4—11—2015, 7 pm
Guided tour Fig. 2 – Marcel Berlanger
ikob

5—11—2015, 6 pm
Curators guided tour with Wilhelm Schürmann
Ludwig Forum Aachen

5—11—2015, 6.30 pm
Opening THE CABINET: Joris Perdieus
CIAP

7—11—2015, 6 pm
Live Concert of Jazz musician Richie Beirach In collaboration with artist Volker Saul and music producer Kurt Renker.
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

14+15—11—2015
Contemporary Art Bus Tour
All houses

14—11—2015
Birthday Party
Bonnefantenmuseum

15—11—2015, 11 am
Opening 25 Years EAP
SCHUNCK* Collectors House

19—11—2015, 6.30 pm
Lecture with Tim Berresheim
Ludwig Forum Aachen

21—11—2015, 7.30 pm
Opening Toegepast 20
Z33

26—11—2015, 6 pm
Opening Toon Teeken
Bonnefantenmuseum

26—11—2015, 6.30 pm
Lecture with Yilmaz Dziewior
Ludwig Forum Aachen

27—11—2015, 5 pm
Opening Visual Vinyl & Thomas Raat
SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis

28—11—2015, 5 pm
Opening, Basia Irland
Museum De Domijnen 03

30—11—2015, 6.30 pm
Opening C.A.P. (Cercle d'Art Prospectif)
La Châtaigneraie

2—12—2015, 7 pm
Guided tour Fig. 2 – Marcel Berlanger
ikob

3—12—2015, 6.30 pm
Opening THE CABINET: Kunstpodium T
CIAP

4—12—2015, 12 pm
Opening Magazines
Ludwig Forum Aachen

6—12—2015, 12 pm
Opening, Figure on Display. Stephan Balkenhol und Jeff Wall - Hubertus Schoeller Stiftung. Jan Kubíček
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

10—12—2015, 6.30 pm
Lecture with Christian Janecke
Ludwig Forum Aachen

12—12—2015, 4 pm
Family event "Fête de la Lumière"
La Châtaigneraie

12—12—2014, 7 pm
NAK Benefit Auction
NAK

7—1—2016, 6.30 pm
Opening THE CABINET
CIAP

27—1—2016, 7 pm
Opening: Jürgen Eulenberg / Roland Klick / Alex Wissel
NAK

4—2—2016, 6.30 pm
Opening THE CABINET
CIAP

5—2—2016
Opening Aad de Haas – Passie II
SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis

11—3—2016
Opening Solo Kasper Bosmans
CIAP

11—3—2016, 5 pm
Opening Open Studios
Van Eyck

12—3—2016, 10 am
Open Studios
Van Eyck

13—3—2016, 12 pm
Opening Konsortium Dystotal
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Regular Events

TUESDAYS

Every Tuesday, 8 PM
A-Z lectures - on design, architecture and art
Z33


WEDNESDAYS

Every first Wednesday of the month, 1 PM
Kidsday starting
ikob

Every Wednesday, 11.30 AM → 12.30 PM
Guided Tour (free admission)
Bonnefantenmuseum

Every Wednesday, 3.30 → 5.30 PM
Lufonauten, Museumsclubs for Kids
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every first Wednesday of the month, 7 PM
Public guided tour
ikob


THURSDAYS

Every Thursday, 3.30 → 5.30 PM
Lufonauten, Museumsclubs for Kids
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every Thursday, 5.30 PM
Presentations by Van Eyck participants
Van Eyck

Every Thursday, 6.30 → 8 PM
Extended Thursday, with free guided tours, Lectures, Artists talks etc.
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every first Thursday of the month, 6.30 PM
Opening THE CABINET hosted by the CIAP Young Art Club (CYAC)
CIAP

Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7.30 PM
Movie night
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum


SATURDAYS

Every Saturday, 11.30 AM → 12.30 PM
Guided Tour (free admission)
Bonnefantenmuseum

Every fourth Saturday of the month, 2 → 3.30 PM
Comiciade Workshop. Open Workshop with Comic artist (free admission)
Ludwig Forum Aachen


SUNDAYS

Every Sunday, 11.30 AM → 12.30 PM
Guided Tour (free admission)
Bonnefantenmuseum

Every Sunday, 3 PM
Guided Tour (on demand in English or Dutch)
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every Sunday, 3 → 4 PM
Child Care and open creative program for children and teens
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every first Sunday of the month, 3 → 4 PM
Guided Tour (on demand in English)
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

Every first Sunday of the month
Free admission
Museum De Domijnen 03

Every last Sunday of the month, 1 PM
Guided Tour (free admission)
SCHUNCK*



Brochures
Brochures
RHEINISCHER KULTURSOMMER 2015
Rheinischer Kultursommer 2015
DURING TEFAF 2015
DURING TEFAF 2015
Bus Tours 2014
Contemporary-Art-Bustours 2014
Art Cologne 2014
Art Cologne 2014
Bus Tours 2013
Contemporary-Art-Bustours 2013

RHEINISCHER KULTURSOMMER 2015

Very Contemporary is the most western partner of the Rheinischer Kultursommer. Throughout the summer the Rheinische Kultursommer bundles and informs about cultural formats and events during the period from 21 June to 23 September 2015.

Find us under 57 or check out what's going on in the Rhineland, Bergisches Land and Aachen:
www.rheinischer-kultursommer.de
www.facebook.com/kulturfreak

DURING TEFAF 2015

During the 28th edition of the world’s leading art and antiques fair, The European Fine Art Fair 'TEFAF', you were invited to the the Very Contemporary venues in Maastricht and the Euregio Meuse-Rhine from 9 March to 22 March with the DURING TEFAF PASS. The pass was available at every location of the Very Contemporary network.

On show During Tefaf were:

Bonnefantenmuseum – Maastricht (NL)
Henri de Fromantiou | 6 maart t/m 28 juni 2015
Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00 / €10
www.bonnefanten.nl

Bureau Europa – Maastricht (NL)
Cedric Price: The Dynamics of Time | 13 december t/m 22 maart 2015
Wed-Sun 11:00-18:00 / €5
www.bureau-europa.nl

De Domijnen – Sittard (NL)
Koen Vanmechelen: This is Not a Chicken | 18 January-7 June
Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00 / €6
www.hetdomein.nl

Marres – Maastricht (NL)
Adam, Eve & the Devil | 11 maart t/m 07 juni 2015
During Tefaf: Wed-Sun 12:00-19:00 (rest of the year: Wed-Sun 12:00-17:00) / €10
www.marres.org

SCHUNCK* – Heerlen (NL)
Oét d’r sjtub: Group show | 7 March-7 June
Tue-Sun 11:00-17:00 / €6
www.schunck.nl

CIAP – Hasselt (B)
Solo Vaast Colson | 24 January-19 April
Wed-Fri 11:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00 / Free admission
www.ciap.be

Espace 251 Nord – Liège (B)
Les mains libres: Group show | Preview: 11 March-21 March, 28 March - 27 June
Wed-Sat 14:00-18:00 / Free admission
www.e2n.be

ikob – Eupen (B)
IN/VISIBLE: In Search of the Invisible Masterpiece | 8 March-17 May
Tue-Sun 13:00-17:00 / €6
www.ikob.be

La Châtaigneraie – Flémalle (B)
Feminism(s) | 14 February-5 April
Tue 14:00-17:00, Wed,Fri-Sun 14:00-18:00 / Free admission
www.cwac.be

Z33 – Hasselt (B)
Konstantin Grcic: Panorama (ism VITRA Design Museum) | 8 February-24 May 2014
Tue-Sa 11:00-18:00, Sun 14:00-17:00 / Free admission
www.z33.be

Leopold-Hoesch-Museum – Düren (D)
Paper is part of the picture: Europäische Künstlerpapiere von Albrecht Dürer bis Gerhard Richter | 15 March-31 May
Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00, Thu 10:00-19:00 / €6
www.leopoldhoeschmuseum.de

Ludwig Forum – Aachen (D)
Pure: Peter Lacroix (1924-2010) | 1 February-19 April
Le Souffleur: Schürmann meets Ludwig | 22 March-31 January
Tue,Wed & Fri 12:00-18:00, Thu 12:00-20:00, Sat & Sun 11:00-18:00 / €5
www.ludwigforum.de

NAK – Aachen (D)
Klaus vom Bruch: Marquis de Sade & Monsieur Samedi | 21 March-10 May
Tue-Sun 14:00-18:00 / €2
www.neueraachenerkunstverein.de


Check for more details:
www.duringtefaf.com

Contemporary—Art—Bustours

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October 2014, the 'Contemporary-Art-Bus' let participants discover the interesting Meuse-Rhine Euregion visual arts scene by coach. A 'Contemporary-Art-Bus' started in every of the nine cities of the 'Very Contemporary' network and took the participants from art spot to art spot across the border. During this 'Very-Contemporary-Weekend' visitors could discover the rich variety of visual art institutions, meet those who are working behind the scene and learn about the current „state of art“ in the Euregion.

Video report


Video: Brenda Boutsen & Kristof Vrancken



Photos


Photos: Kristof Vrancken

Saturday, 25—10—2014
BUS START ROUTE RETURN
1 Aachen - 10:00 → Bureau Europa → Z33 → Museum Het Domein Aachen - 18:00 Register
2 Hasselt - 10:00 → SCHUNCK* → Ludwig Forum Aachen → NAK Hasselt - 17:45 Register
3 Maastricht - 10:00 → Z33 → CIAP → Espace 251 Nord → ikob Maastricht - 18:00 Register
4 Düren - 9:00 → ikob → Marres → Bureau Europa Düren - 16:30 Register
5 Eupen - 11:30 → Marres → Bureau Europa → Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Eupen - 19:00 Register
6 Sittard - 09:30 → Leopold-Hoesch-Museum → NAK → Bureau Europa Sittard - 17:45 Register
7 Heerlen - 10:00 → Leopold-Hoesch-Museum → NAK → Bureau Europa Heerlen - 18:15 Register
8 Flémalle - 10:00 → Bonnefantenmuseum → ikob → NAK Flémalle - 19:15 Register
9 Liège - 10:30 → Bonnefantenmuseum → ikob → NAK Liège - 18:45 Register
Sunday, 26—10—2014
BUS START ROUTE RETURN
10 Aachen - 09:30 → La Châtaigneraie → Bonnefantenmuseum → SCHUNCK* Aachen - 18:00 Register
11 Hasselt - 10:00 → Museum Het Domein → Marres → Espace 251 Nord Hasselt - 17:45 Register
12 Maastricht - 10:00 → Leopold-Hoesch-Museum → Ludwig Forum Aachen → La Châtaigneraie Maastricht - 18:30 Register
13 Düren - 10:00 → Espace 251 Nord → Bonnefantenmuseum → Museum Het Domein Düren - 19:00 Register
14 Eupen - 10:45 → Espace 251 Nord → Bonnefantenmuseum → Museum Het Domein Eupen - 19:00 Register
15 Sittard - 10:00 → Ludwig Forum Aachen → La Châtaigneraie → CIAP Sittard - 18:00 Register
16 Heerlen - 10:30 → Ludwig Forum Aachen → La Châtaigneraie → CIAP Heerlen - 18:30 Register
17 Flémalle - 09:30 → SCHUNCK* → CIAP → Z33 Flémalle - 18:00 Register
18 Liège - 10:00 → SCHUNCK* → CIAP → Z33 Liège - 17:30 Register

Art Cologne 2014

On Saturday 12 April 2014 Very Contemporary participated at the ART COLOGNE with a talk about: Grenzgänger. Die Kunstszenen im Länderdreieck Deutschland, Belgien und den Niederlanden.

With: Martin Germann, S.M.A.K. Gent; Renate Goldmann, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren; Brigitte Franzen, Ludwig Forum Aachen; Rein Wolfs, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; Ben Kaufmann, NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein Moderation: Noemi Smolik, art critic, Cologne (i.a. Frieze)

Photos


Contemporary—Art—Bustours 2013

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2013 the Contemporary-Art-Bus visited the 10 institutions of the Very Contemporary network: CIAP, ikob, Z33, Bonnefantenmuseum, Marres, Museum Het Domein, SCHUNCK*, Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren, Ludwig Forum Aachen and NAK

Video report


Video: Daniel van Hauten



Photos


Photos: Kristof Vrancken

Brochures

The Very Contemporary network wants to increase the awareness of what the Meuse-Rhine Euregion has to offer in terms of visual arts. For this reason a brochure is published twice per year, that gives an overview of exhibitions and events. Since 2012 five brochures have been published.

Brochure 2015 / 2




Brochure 2015 / 1




Brochure 2014 / 2




Brochure 2014 / 1




Brochure 2013 / 2




Brochure 2013 / 1




Brochure Summer 2012


Graphic design — Niek Kosten