Highlights of the month

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY Performing landscapes 2024: Ali Glover & Carole Louis

Artists talk: Friday 17.05, 19h at Greylight Projects (NL)


Very Contemporary is pleased to announce the chosen artists for the 2024 Performing Landscapes residency hosted by Greylight Projects: Ali Glover & Carole Louis. Both artists will work at Greylight Projects in Heerlen (NL) between May and June 2024, developing a new project to be publicly presented at the Performing Landscapes festival on 7th September 2024, taking place at Art au Centre in Liège (BE).

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International Museum Day 2024

Sunday 19.05.24, 10–17:00 at Ludwig Forum Aachen, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster (DE)


Admission to the museums is free all day. International Museum Day is organised annually by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the German Museums Association. The aim of the day of action is to draw attention to the thematic diversity of the more than 6500 museums in Germany and museums worldwide. With a broad spectrum, a diverse range of activities centred around the institution and innovative ideas, museums make a major contribution to the cultural and social life of cities and rural regions. Under a different motto each year, the day of action highlights the different focal points of museum work and makes them accessible to the public.

Artist Talk: David Claerbout

26.05.24, 15:00 at Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster (DE)


David Claerbout in conversation with Marcel Schumacher & Elke Kania.
David Claerbout (* 1969 in Kortrijk, BE) has been known worldwide with large-format multimedia installations, using computer technology to engage with sensual, time-based experiences. “I am interested in the digital because it can appear and disappear. It exists between the worlds.” (Claerbout). In view of the deception potential of virtual pictorial worlds and their deceptive manifestations, he reveals the opposition between perception and reality, appearance and being.

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Terrestrial Perspectives

26.05 ⟶ 27.10.24 at Ludwig Forum Aachen (DE)


An exhibition about land art, land use and ecology with works from the collections of the Ludwig Forum Aachen and beyond.
Curated by Lisa Oord, with works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Betty Beaumont, Boyle Family, Lucy Davis [Migrant Ecology Project], Danielle Dean, Rackstraw Downes, Paula Erstmann, Mónica Giron, Nancy Graves, Michael Heizer, Irmel Kamp, Richard Long, Algirdas Milleris, Wolfgang Nestler, Arjuna Neuman & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Jüri Okas, Silke Schatz, Transformella cinis lüzerathi et al.