Very Contemporary

Exhibitions and venues in contemporary art in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion

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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 EXHIBITIONS (BE) CURRENT EXHIBITIONS (NL) CURRENT EXHIBITIONS (DE)
CIAP - Vereniging voor Actuele kunst
DiverCITY
21—6—2014 → 5—10—2014

THE CABINET: CHRISTOPHE DE CLERCQ
21—6—2014 → 27—7—2014

Espace 251 Nord
HET KANAAL / LE CANALE (@Extra City, Antwerp)
14—6—2014 → 10—8—2014

ikob - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst
GLORIOUS BODIES - SOPHIE LANGOHR, JACQUES CHARLIER
20—4—2014 → 13—7—2014

La Châtaigneraie
ROLAND CASTRO
24—5—2014 → 13—7—2014

Z33 - House for Contemporary art
PAPER - SCISSORS - STONE: LEON VRANKEN
11—5—2014 → 31—8—2014

CIRCUIT 03 - JEROEN VANDESANDE
21—6—2014 → 5—10—2014

DE UNIE HASSELT-GENK
21—6—2014 → 5—10—2014
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
BEATING AROUND THE BUSH EPISODE #3
STARRING VLADIMIR ARKHIPOV, DAVID HAMMONS, DUAN JIANYU, JOZÉF ROBAKOWSKI
4—7—2014 → 7—9—2014

SOUTHAFTERNOON
REBECCA MORRIS
24—4—2014 → 7—9—2014

GHOST KEEPING
ISTVÁN CSÁKÁNY
31—1—2014 → 7—9—2014

JAPANSE OUTSIDERS
17—6—2014 → 19—10—2014

Bureau Europa
COMING SOON: REAL IMAGINARY FUTURES
24—5—2014 → 2—8—2014

Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture
UNDERTONES
29—6—2014 → 24—8—2014

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

SCHUNCK*
TUSSENBEELDEN
PAUL VAN DER EERDEN
7—6—2014 → 7—9—2014
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum Düren
ICI
SAÂDANE AFIF
29—5—2014 → 23—11—2014

CONCEPTS OF LANDSCAPES
6—4—2014 → 24—8—2014

ENTFERNT
KLAUS DAUVEN
4—4—2014 → 24—8—2014

MODERNE. WELTKRIEG. IRRENHAUS
1—5—2014 → 6—8—2014

SCHWARZE VÖGEL – WEIßE FRAUEN
MARIANNE PITZEN
6—4—2014 → 24—8—2014

Ludwig Forum Aachen
A CHILDREN'S KINGDOM
PAWEL ALTHAMER
1—6—2014 → 21—9—2014

MODERN ICONS
& ELEKTRONISCHE BILDER MALEN
13—4—2014 →

NAK - Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
BEYOND ARCHITECTURE
(1950 - 2014)
15—6—2014 → 3—8—2014
APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER
2—4—2014, 7 pm
guided tour Fata Morgana
ikob

3—4—2014, 6 pm
Opening Duckworks – drawings of the Disney drawers Ulrich Schröder and Daan Jippes
Additional exhibition to the Comiciade
Ludwig Forum Aachen

4—4—2014, 6.30 pm
Opening Michaël DANS - Michel LEONARDI - Maaike LEYN - Pierre PETRY - Emilia UKKONEN - Nicoline VAN STAPELE
La Châtaigneraie

4+5—4—2014
Comiciade
Comic festival Aachen
Ludwig Forum Aachen

5+6—4—2014
Museumweekend
Free entrance
Bonnefantenmuseum Museum
Het Domein Sittard
SCHUNCK*

6—4—2014, 12 noon
GUIDED TOUR
(exhibition Seasons in Hell, Brandon Ballengée) with curator Roel Arkesteijn
Museum Het Domein Sittard

6—4—2014, 12 noon
Opening Concepts of Landscape
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

6—4—2014, 12 → 6 pm
Family Day, Topic Comics
Free Entrance for families with children
Ludwig Forum Aachen

6—4—2014, 3 pm
Finissage, performances and Catalog launch
exhibition Fata Morgana
ikob

8—4—2014, 11.30 am
Bonnefanten ontvangt: Free guided tour Beating around the bush Episode # 1 Starring István Csákány, Mark Manders, Camille Henrot
by curator contemporary art Paula van den Bosch
Bonnefantenmuseum

9—4—2014, 7 pm
Release of Publication “Inszenierung / Performance”
ArtCologne, Cologne

13—4—2014, 10.30 am
ArtCologne VIP Tour to NAK Aachen
NAK

13—4—2014, 12 noon
ArtCologne VIP Tour to ludwig forum aachen
13—4—2014, 10.30 am → 12 noon
Kids (& parents) discover the museum!
Meeting point Museum Café Ipanema
Bonnefantenmuseum

13—4—2014, 12 noon
Opening Watchever Ellen Gronemeyer – paintings
Modern Icons – paintings from the collection Ludwig Aachen Videoarchiv: Painting electronic pictures
Ludwig Forum Aachen

16—4—2014
Art & Music
Ensembles of the Philharmonic Orchestra zuidnederland perform in the museum
Bonnefantenmuseum

20—4—2014, 4 pm
Opening Glorious Bodies - Sophie Langohr | Jacques Charlier
ikob

24—4—2014, 11.30 am
Bonnefanten ontvangt: Free guided tour Weltsichten The landscape represented in six centuries of art by junior curator old art Monique Rakhorst
Bonnefantenmuseum

24—4—2014, 6 → 8 pm
Opening Beating Around the Bush Episode # 2
Starring Johan Creten, Rebecca Morris, Ien Lucas
Bonnefantenmuseum

27—4—2014, 1 pm
Guided tour exhibition Corporeal
SCHUNCK* Heerlen

1—5—2014, 2 pm
Opening Modernism. World War. Lunatic Asylum. 1900 – 1930
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

1+4—5—2014, 2 → 4 pm
Family workshops & guided tours
Create your own landscape!!
Bonnefantenmuseum

4—5—2014, 12 noon
GUIDED TOUR
(exhibition Seasons in Hell, Brandon Ballengée) with curator Roel Arkesteijn
Museum Het Domein Sittard

7—5—2014, 7 pm
guided tour Glorious Bodies - Sophie Langohr | Jacques Charlier
ikob

8—5—2014, 7 pm
Artist Talk Klaus Dauven in Dialogue
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

9—5—2014, 7 pm
Opening Karlsjahr Project V.I.C.C.E.A.
NAK

10—5—2014, 7.30 pm
Opening Leon Vranken
Z33

10—5—2014, 12 noon
Hans-Peter Feldmann Sparda Art Prize 2014
12 → 6 pm Celebration for dogs and men
Ludwig Forum Aachen

11—5—2014, 10.30am → 12 noon
Kids (& parents) discover the museum!
Meeting point Museum Café Ipanema
Bonnefantenmuseum

11—5—2014, 11 am
Fieldtrip with Brandon Ballengée
Museum Het Domein Sittard

13—5—2014, 11.30 am → 13.30 pm
Lunch & guided tour Beating Around the Bush Episode # 2
with curator contemporary art Paula van den Bosch
Bonnefantenmuseum

18—5—2014
International Museum’s Day
All Houses

18—5—2014, 11 am
Fieldtrip with Brandon Ballengée
Museum Het Domein Sittard

18—5—2014, 2 pm
Free Guided tour Weltsichten The landscape represented in six centuries of art
By Ko van Dun
Bonnefantenmuseum

23—5—2014, 6.30 pm
Opening Roland CASTRO
La Châtaigneraie

24+25—5—2014
Graphic-arts sale
Bonnefantenmuseum

25—5—2014, 11 am
Fieldtrip with Brandon Ballengée
Museum Het Domein Sittard
1—6—2014, 12 noon
Opening and Family day The Children’s Kingdom of Paweł Althamer
Ludwig Forum Aachen

1—6—2014, 12 noon
Free Lecture Weltsichten The landscape represented in six centuries of art
By Ko van Dun
Bonnefantenmuseum

4—6—2014, 7 pm
guided tour Glorious Bodies - Sophie Langohr | Jacques Charlier
ikob

5—6—2014
Portfolio Party
Bonnefantenmuseum

5—6—2014, 7 pm
Experts Talk Dr Erhard Knauer and Eusebius Wirdeier about “Modernism. World War. Lunatic Asylum.”
Leopold-Hoesch-Museum

14—6—2014, 7 pm
Opening Beyond Architecture (1950–2014)
NAK

20—6—2014, 8 pm
“Welt vor der Schwelle” by Andreas Bunte
Filmscreening and Artist Talk
NAK

21—6—2014
Opening De Unie Hasselt-Genk
Hasselt / Genk

2—7—2014, 7 pm
guided tour Glorious Bodies - Sophie Langohr | Jacques Charlier
ikob

3—7—2014, 6 → 8 pm
Opening Beating Around the Bush Episode # 3
Bonnefantenmuseum

6—7—2014, 5 pm
Opening Paul van der Eerden: Tussenbeelden
SCHUNCK* Heerlen

31—8—2014, 4 pm
Opening Les 12 travaux d’Adrien Tirtiaux - Adrien Tirtiaux | Leon Vranken
ikob

3—9—2014, 7 pm
guided tour Adrien Tirtiaux, Les 12 travaux d’Adrien Tirtiaux
ikob

11—9—2014
Opening Jean Glibert
Espace 251 Nord

12—9—2014, 6.30 pm
Opening 8th Young Sculpture Award
La Châtaigneraie

14—9—2014
Parade and street festival with Paweł Althamer and friends
Jülicher Straße, Ludwig Forum Aachen

Regular Events

EVERY DAY

Every dayy
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,
7 pm → 8 pm
guided tour
ikob


THURSDAY

Every Thursday (March – June), 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 pm + 4 pm
Free guided minitour
Z33

Every Sunday, 12 noon
+ 3 pm
guided tour
on demand in English, French and Dutch
Ludwig Forum Aachen

Every Sunday, 1 pm → 5 pm
workshop
Making paper for children, youth and grown ups
Papiermuseum Düren

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

Every first Sunday of the month
Free entrance for everyone!
Museum Het Domein



Bus Tours 2014
Bus Tours 2014
Art Cologne 2014
Art Cologne 2014
Bus Tours 2013
Bus Tours 2013

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—Bus—Tours

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October 2014, you can discover the interesting Meuse-Rhine Euregion visual arts scene by coach. The contemporary-art-bus takes you from art spot to art spot across the border. More info and registration will follow after the summer.

Contemporary—Art—Bus—Tours 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

Graphic design — Niek Kosten