KHM Exhibitions at ART COLOGNE
"What Subject Can We Sensibly Discuss"
Special exhibition at the
49. ART COLOGNE
16 – 19 April 2015
Hall 11.3, Stand A-049
The Academy of Media Arts Cologne, a regular guest since 1997 with a special show in the context of ART COLOGNE, will in 2015, under the title “What Subject Can We Sensibly Discuss”, present an exhibition with works from students and graduates who focus on how contemporary, existential challenges can be encountered artistically, whether in individual narrations or through surveys of conditions insociety as a whole. The guiding theme of the exhibition is inspired by a couplet of the American composer and poet Louis Hardin, alias Moondog (1916 –1999): “The Swordof Damocles is hanging over all of us. In view of that, what subject can we sensibly discuss?”
In 2015 the KHM is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its founding. It was founded in 1989/90 as a reaction to developments in the arts and media since the 1960s. In this anniversary year, the focus is on a thorough debate on current conditions, hazards, chances and tendencies of the global media society from the perspective of the arts, which are forced to prove their critical potential again and again. For this reason, the 25th station of the artistic longterm project REMOTEWORDS (Uta Kopp/Achim Mohné) came into being at the KHM in January. It distributes news in the form of monumental lettering conceived of for viewing from the air and outer space, e.g. through satellite photography and virtual globes.
The exhibition is curated by Heike Ander; it is accompanied by issue #3 of the KHM-Journal.
"My Eyes Hurt"
Special exhibition at the 47th ART COLOGNE 2013
19 – 22 April 2013
Hall 11.3, Stand E-052
Henning Frederik Malz
Lena Ditte Nissen
Benjamin Ramírez Pérez
Nico Joana Weber
The focus of this year’s special show at the 47th ART COLOGNE 2013, exhibiting work by students and graduates of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) under the title “My Eyes Hurt”, is the moving image. Contemporary video art, experimental film work and other time-based media often don’t have an easy time of it with the public, as they can hardly be accessed or read by means of a quick glance. On the other hand, our current everyday viewing habits are much more strongly influenced by moving than by static images. “My Eyes Hurt” encourages overtaxing, negates exhaustion and demands complete attention.
The spectrum of the exhibited work ranges from the performance-based investigation of the process of crossing boundaries (Eka Bibileishvili), the collection, compilation and processing of found footage (Henning Frederik Malz, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Lia Sudermann) via video tutorials (Bastian Hoffmann) and suggestive narratives (Lena Ditte Nissen) to conceptual works (Michael Heym) and documentary approaches (Heidi Pfohl, Nico Joana Weber). The show is curated by Heike Ander.
The Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) has been a regular guest exhibitor at ART COLOGNE since 1997.
"Densification" – KHM special show
46. International Art Market
18th – 22nd April 2012
South entrance, Passage 3/11
Céline Berger, Maribel Chávez,
Minjung Cho, Fabian Driehorst &
Frédéric Schuld, Vera Drebusch
& Allan Gretzki, Soso Dumbadze,
Karen Elliot, Verena Friedrich,
Jan Goldfuß, Sunjha Kim,
Alfons Knogl, Henning Frederik Malz,
Laura Popplow & Tine Tillmann,
Johannes Post, Gerald Schauder,
Since 1997 the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) has been a regular exhibiting guest of the ART COLOGNE art fair. In 2012 the focus of the exhibition turns to aspects and methods of “Densification”. The artistic positions in the exhibition, curated by Prof. Ute Hörner,
Prof. Mathias Antlfinger and Heike Ander, with current works by students and graduates of the KHM, range from conceptual approaches to bio-poetic artistic research.
The term “Densification” currently plays a central role in a wide variety of social and scientific contexts: from urbanism, media and image technologies, physics or information technology to psychology, philosophy and agricultural economy. “High Density” (HD) – a term introduced by urban planning in the 1920s to describe spatial, visual and social density – now also denotes the highest data-recording rate of the latest data carriers.
A book, designed by students of the IN.D – Institute of Design, Düsseldorf and supervised by Bettina Erzgräber, will be published by KHM publishing house to accompany the exhibition.