Must-See Art Guide: Cologne

This week’s guide includes Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, and others.

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Frances Stark, Cluck! Cluk! Cluck! (a summary) (2008). Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz.
Claire Kerr, Impressionist Paintings (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Stefan Röpke.
Ralph Fleck, Stilleben 5/VI (Salò) (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH.
Clegg & Guttmann, The Collector and his son. Courtesy of Galerie Mirko Mayer.
Walker Evans, Main St., Ossining, New York (1932). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Zander.
Lee Friedlander, Las Vegas, Nevada (2007). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Zander.
Maya Hayuk, o.T.. Courtesy of Die Kunstagentin.
Robert Polidori, Petra Hotel #5, Beirut (2010). Courtesy of Galerie Karsten Greve.
Andrea Büttner, Tent (pink) (2010). Courtesy of Museum Ludwig. Copyright Andrea Büttner / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.
Kirstin Arndt, o.T. (2013). Courtesy of Daimler Art Collection, Stutgart/Berlin.
Hanno Otten, Lichtbild Nr. 103 (2002). Courtesy of Hanno Otten.
Anonymous, Members of the Korean Yangban-Aristocracy (c.1880s). Courtesy of Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln.

If you want to enjoy the last days of summer in Germany, spend them in the cultural metropolis of Cologne. More than 100 galleries and art dealers are located in this city on the Rhine, which is known for being a carnival hot spot, as well as for hosting the world’s oldest art fair, Art Cologne. Among the famous cultural institutions located here is Museum Ludwig, which is exhibiting the latest video installation by Andrea Büttner. For a slice of history, the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst (Museum of East Asian Art) is hosting “Von Istanbul bis Yokohama,” a show featuring rare photographs of Asia taken between 1839 and 1900. Or, visit the opening reception at Galerie Boisserée, showing representational paintings by Ralph Fleck. Galerie Boisserée is one of the galleries participating in the DC Open. During the first weekend of September, numerous galleries in Cologne and Düsseldorf open their doors with unique shows. A comprehensive solo exhibition by Robert Polidori, “Exteriors and Interiors,” at Galerie Karsten Greve presents photographs by the artist. Or, see works by Hanno Otten at PRISKA PASQUER. New York- and Cologne-based artist Maya Hayuk has transformed the gallery Die Kunstagentin into an artist studio in her solo show “ALLES KLAR.” Whatever you prefer, enjoy your late summer in Germany, and viel Spaß mit der Kölner Kunst!


Exhibition: “Frances Stark ‘CLEVERSTUPID’

When: September 5–11, 2014

Where: Galerie Buchholz, Neven-DuMont-Straße 17, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Claire Kerr: Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?

When: September 5–October 11, 2014

Where: Galerie Stefan Röpke, Sankt-Apern-Straße 17, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Ralph Fleck: Farbe—Arbeiten aus den letzten Jahren

When: September 5–October 18, 2014

Where: Galerie Boisserée, J. & W. Boisserée GmbH, Drususgasse 7–11, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “CLEGG & GUTTMANN

When: September 5–November 1, 2014

Where: Gallery Mirko Mayer, Erftstraße 29, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Double Elephant 1973–74

When: September 5–November 1, 2014

Where: Galerie Thomas Zander, Schönhauser Straße 8, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Lee Friedlander Photographs & Pierre Bonnard Drawings

When: September 5–November 1, 2014

Where: Galerie Thomas Zander, Schönhauser Straße 8, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “ALLES KLAR | Maya Hayuk solo show”

When: September 5–November 15, 2014

Where: Die Kunstagentin, Maastrichter Straße 26, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Robert Polidori: Exteriors and Interiors”

When: September 5–December 8, 2014

Where: Galerie Karsten Greve, Drususgasse 1–5, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Andrea Büttner. 2

When: September 5, 2014–March 15, 2015

Where: Museum Ludwig, Heinrich-Böll-Platz, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Schwarz

When: September 6–October 18, 2014

Where: Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Aachener Straße 5, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “HANNO OTTEN | Farbe

When: September 6–October 31, 2014

Where: PRISKA PASQUER, Albertusstraße 9–11, Cologne, Germany


Exhibition: “Von Istanbul bis Yokohama”

When: May 17–September 7, 2014 (last call)

Where: Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst (Museum of East Asian Art), Universitätsstraße 100, Cologne, Germany


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