Very Contemporary

Supported by the Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia

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 thirteen 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*

Ludwig Forum Aachen

NAK

Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren

Current Events

BELGIUM THE NETHERLANDS GERMANY
CIAP - Vereniging voor Actuele kunst
KAREL - RONNY DELRUE
25—10—2014 → 4—01—2015

HET KABINET: SARAH SMOLDERS
25—10—2014 → 30—11—2014

Espace 251 Nord
HET KANAAL/LE CANAL
25—10—2014 → 29—11—2014

ikob - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst
LES 12 TRAVAUX D'ADRIEN TIRTIAUX
31—8—2014 → 16—11—2014

La Châtaigneraie
ANONYMAGE
25—10—2014 → 13—12—2014

Z33 - House for Contemporary art
FUTURE FICTIONS
5—10—2014 → 4—1—2015

TOEGEPAST #19
23—11—2014 → 1—3—2015
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
THE FIFTH FLOOR
LAURA LIMA
27—9—2014 → 11—1—2014

BEATING AROUND THE BUSH EPISODE #4
STARRING ZACKARY DRUCKER & RHYS ERNST, JUTTA KOETHER, MAHA MAAMOUN, ED TEMPLETON, ALINE THOMASSEN
7—11—2014 → 8—2—2015

BONNEFANTEN HEDGE HOUSE
THE MYSTIC GARDENER
11—9—2014 → 2—11—2014

Bureau Europa
WAS GETEKEND, JO COENEN
27—9—2014 → 9—11—2014

WISH WE WERE HERE
CEDRIC PRICE
29—11—2014 → 1—3—2015

Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture
THE UNWRITTEN
7—9—2014 → 2—11—2014

Museum Het Domein Sittard
OUT-SMARTING CAPITALISM
THE YES MEN
13—7—2014 → 30—11—2014

SCHUNCK*
UNBUILT HEERLEN
27—9—2014 → 18—1—2015

DRIVER'S SEAT
ZO HELDER ALS M'N ERWTENSOEP
27—9—2014 → 18—1—2015

HET FEEST DER VERBEELDING
MARIT TÖRNQUIST
20—9—2014 → 18—1—2015

DAVID BADE TEKENT HEERLEN ONDER DE TAFEL
27—9—2014 → 30—11—2014
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren
ICI
SAÂDANE AFIF
29—5—2014 → 23—11—2014

CONTAINERS & ACOUSTICS
VAAST COLSON
7—9—2014 → 23—11—2014

BREAKING BAD BY BAKING BREAD
ANDREAS FISCHER
7—9—2014 → 23—11—2014

LILI DUJOURIE
7—9—2014 → 23—11—2014

SCHWARZE VÖGEL – WEIßE FRAUEN
MARIANNE PITZEN
6—4—2014 → 31—12—2014

Ludwig Forum Aachen
EASTWARDS:
FREEDOM, BORDERS, PROJECTIONS
16—11—2014 → 22—2—2015

VIDEOZONE: TRANSOXIANA DREAMS
ALMAGUL MENLIBAYEVA
16—11—2014 → 22—2—2015

MICHAEL DEAN
16—11—2014 → 31—1—2015

MODERN ICONS
13—4—2014 → 22—2—2015

NAK - Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
PAINTINGS SWEET PAINTINGS
BILLY CHILDISH & MATTHIAS DORNFELD
28—9—2014 → 2—11—2014

PRIZE FOR YOUNG ART
ANDREAS GREINER, KARL PHILIPS, ARJAN STOCKHAUSEN
9—11—2014 → 2—11—2014
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH
1—10—2014, 7 pm
Guided tour LES DOUZE TRAVAUX D’ADRIEN TIRTIAUX
ikob

2—10—2014, 10.30 am
Notes & Notations.
An evening lecture on the relationship between dance and architecture.
Bureau Europa

4—10—2014, 7.30 pm
Opening FUTURE FICTIONS
Z33

5—10—2014, 4 pm
Performance “Het geluid van Hasselt-Genk”
Tuikabelbrug, Albert Channel

7 → 10—10—2014
FoAM: The Future of Doing Nothing, scenario en prehearsal workshop (Futures Lab)
Z33

19—10—2014, 2 pm
Guided tour Kiss the curator: Karen Verschooren
Z33

23—10—2014, 7 pm
Platform Aachen, Critical Discotheque
Ludwig Forum Aachen

24—10—2014, 8 pm
Opening "ANONYMAGE #001"
Centre wallon d'art contemporain - La Châtaigneraie

25 + 26—10—2014
CONTEMPORARY ART BUS TOURS
all houses

25—10—2014, 6 pm
Opening – Het Kanaal / Le Canal
Espace 251 Nord

25—10—2014, 7 pm
OPENING RONNY DELRUE
CIAP

30—10—2014, 6.30 pm
Modern Icons, Curator's choice: Guided tour with Benjamin Dodenhoff
Ludwig Forum Aachen
2—11—2014, 3 pm
Contemporary Art curator Roel Arkesteijn will give a free tour of the exhibition Out-Smarting Capitalism by The Yes Men
Museum Het Domein Sittard

5—11—2014, 7 pm
Guided tour LES DOUZE TRAVAUX D’ADRIEN TIRTIAUX
ikob

6—11—2014 , 6 pm
Opening Beating around the bush Episode #4
Bonnefanten Museum

8—11—2014, 6 pm → 0 am
Long Night of Museums
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum & Papiermuseum Düren

8—11—2014
Opening NAK//STAWAG Price for Young Art
NAK

16—11—2014, 12 noon
Opening Eastwards, Almagul Menlibayeva, Michael Dean
Ludwig Forum Aachen

16—11—2014, 2 pm
guided tour Kiss the artist: Pantopicon
Z33

19 + 20—11—2014
Workshop The Extrapolation Factory (Futures Lab)
Z33

22—11—2014, 7.30 pm
Opening Toegepast 19
Z33

25—11—2014, 8 pm
Lecture A-Z Lezing: Jan Boelen on the z33 extra muros projects
Z33
7—12—2014, 12 noon
Opening Sam Lewitt. Verbrannte Erde. Second Salvage, FRAC, Hoesch Talents
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

7—12—2014, 3 pm
Opening SYNAPSEN – Benoit Plateus & Isa Melsheimer
ikob

7—12—2014, 8 pm
Opening Model Kunstverein I: Benefizauktion
NAK

9 → 12—12—2014
Workshop Pre-enactment Godsheide (Oswald Devisch, Sarah Martens & FoAM) (Futures Lab)
Z33

10—12—2014
Opening MARRES CURRENTS#2
Marres

12—12—2014, 6 pm
Opening – Positions
Espace 251 Nord

13—12—2014, 3.30 pm
Opening The Salon
Museum Het Domein Sittard

13—12—2014, 6 pm
"Fête de La Lumière" Family event
Centre wallon d'art contemporain - La Châtaigneraie

14—12—2014, 2 pm
Guided tour Kiss the artist
Z33

16—12—2014, 8 pm
Lecture A-Z Lezing: FoAM
Z33
7—1—2015, 7 pm
Guided tour SYNAPSEN – Benoit Plateus & Isa Melsheimer
ikob

17—1—2015, 5 pm
Opening Koen Vanmechelen
Museum Het Domein Sittard

18—1—2015, 8 pm
Opening Model Kunstverein II
NAK

31—1—2015, 7.30 pm
Opening Konstantin Grcic - Panorama
Z33
1—2—2015, 12 noon
Opening 'PUR' Peter Lacroix
Ludwig Forum Aachen

4—2—2015, 7 pm
Guided tour SYNAPSEN – Benoit Plateus & Isa Melsheimer
ikob

13—2—2014, 6.30 pm
Opening 'Feminism[s]'
Centre wallon d'art contemporain - La Châtaigneraie

17—2—2015, 8 pm
Lecture A-Z Lezing: Konstantin Grcic (tbc)
Z33
1—3—2015, 3 pm
Opening RETROSPEcTIVE – Gert & Uwe Tobias
ikob

4—3—2015, 7 pm
Guided tour RETROSPEcTIVE – Gert & Uwe Tobias
ikob

7—3—2015, 5 pm
Opening Oét d'r Sjtub, Aad de Haas: Social Rebel and Frank Bruggeman
SCHUNCK*

22—3—2015, 12 noon
Opening "Le Souffleur"
Ludwig Forum Aachen

22—3—2015, 8 pm
Opening David Lieske
NAK

Regular Events

EVERY DAY

Every day
audio tours and free treasure trails for children
Bonnefantenmuseum


WEDNESDAY

Every first Wednesday
events and activities
Visit www.marres.org for announcements. Marres

Every first Wednesday of the month,
7 pm
guided tour
ikob


THURSDAY

Every Thursday, 11.30 am
free guided tour
Bonnefantenmuseum

Every Thursday, 6.30 pm
→ 8 pm
Extended Thursday
with guided tours, lectures, artists talks etc.
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every 3rd Thursday, 7pm
Movie Night
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

WEEKEND

Every Saturday and Sunday, 11.30 am
FREE GUIDED TOUR
Bonnefantenmuseum

Every Saturday and Sunday, 3 + 4 pm
Free guided minitour
Z33

Every Sunday, 3 pm
guided tour
on demand in English, French and Dutch
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every Sunday, 3 → 5 pm
child care and open creative program for children and young people
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every first Sunday, 3 pm
guided tour
on demand in English
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren

Every first Sunday of the month
Free admission
Museum Het Domein

Every last Sunday of the month, 1 → 2 pm
Guided tour
SCHUNCK*



Bus Tours 2014
Contemporary-Art-Bustours 2014
Art Cologne 2014
Art Cologne 2014
Bus Tours 2013
Contemporary-Art-Bustours 2013
Brochures
Brochures

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.

Photos and video report soon on this page and on facebook: www.facebook.com/verycontemporaryart

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 2014 / 2




Brochure 2014 / 1




Brochure 2013 / 2




Brochure 2013 / 1




Brochure Summer 2012


Graphic design — Niek Kosten