9 Exciting Exhibitions You Won’t Want to Miss in Cologne and Düsseldorf This Spring
The rival cities both have A-list shows on view.
When it comes to Germany’s arts hubs, Cologne and Düsseldorf may not spring to mind as readily as Berlin, but the two cities—which are less than an hour apart, and have been fierce rivals for centuries in everything from ice hockey to carnival parades—both have flourishing gallery scenes that are quickly catching the attention of the international art world.
This spring, gallery shows are popping up in each town featuring artists such as Mark Dion, Katherine Bernhardt, Antoni Tàpies, and others. But before you choose a side, here are nine exhibitions to check out.
Exhibition: “New Acquisitions 2019”
When: Through November 1, 2019
Where: Galerie Ludorff, Königsallee 22 III, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Oliver Abraham: Freedom Of Speech”
When: Through June 15, 2019
Where: Galerie Julian Sander, Cäcilienstraße 48, Cologne
Exhibition: “Otto Piene: Lichtballett”
When: Through April 14, 2019
Where: Martina Kaiser, Bismarckstraße 50, Cologne
Exhibition: “Girl Meets Girl: Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Caroline Wells Chandler, Rose Wylie”
When: Through April 28, 2019
Where: Choi & Lager Gallery, Wormserstrasse 23, Cologne
When: April 12–June 28, 2019
Where: Galerie Christian Lethert, Antwerpener Straße 52, Cologne
Exhibition: “Mark Dion: To Watch, to Cut, to Capture, to Kill, to Collect”
When: Through June 29, 2019
Where: Nagel Draxler, Elisenstraße 4-6, Cologne
Exhibition: “25 Years Of Passion”
When: Through May 11, 2019
Where: Beck & Eggeling, Bilker Straße 5 and 4-6, Düsseldorf
Exhibition: “Antoni Tàpies: Hommage An Die Materie”
When: Through May 4, 2019
Where: Galerie Boisseree, Drususgasse 7-11, Cologne
Exhibition: “Monstera: I’m Sitting On The Edge Of My Eye”
When: Through April 27, 2019
Where: Setareh Gallery, Königsallee 27-31, Düsseldorf
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