AsBest as German Waves – Die Deutsche Welle – Soloshow artrmx e.V. Cologne (DE)

AsBest as German Waves – Die Deutsche Welle, Artrmx e.V. Cologne (DE)


Vernissage: 01. June 2018, 19:00

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Atelierzentrum Ehrenfeld
Hospeltstraße 69
50825 Cologne

Vernissage: 01.06.18 | 19:00 – 23:00
Exhibition: 02.06.18 – 17.06.18

Opening hours:
Thursday-Saturday: 16:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00

Extended opening hours as part of AIC.ON 2018:
Saturday, 16.06 .: 14:00 – 20:00

Guided Tour in Ehrenfeld with Claudia Saar (service complainants) – Saturday, 16.06., Start: 16:00
Starting point: DITIB Central Mosque, Venloer Str. 160

Artist talk: Jan Glisman and Claudia Saar, 16.06., 6:00 pm, AZE


„AsBest as German Waves – The German Wave“ is an art project by the artist Jan Glisman in cooperation with the Cologne Art Association artrmx e.V. The project addresses the removal of the former Asbestos polluted building of the radio station „Deutsche Welle“ from the cityscape of Cologne. Coring, safe removal of pollutants, dismantling of the facade elements or a controlled demolition, the construction site on the Raderthal belt in the south of Cologne has a long history. The demolition or as initially planned – the demolition of the building has been repeatedly delayed in recent years. Investors and project planners, residents and neighborhoods are discussing the correct way of erosion.

„AsBest as German Waves – Deutsche Welle“ addresses the dimensions and peculiarities of this architectural colossus by transforming the disaster of the history of this building into an artistic work. It is the first of two planned presentations of the art project. Jan Glisman shows the results of his research work on the basis of the collected video and photographic material, which he transfers in parts to large-format graphic studies.

The exhibition is supported by the Regional Cultural Fund of the Rhineland Regional Council, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the District Representation Cologne-Ehrenfeld. The exhibition is also supported by Inficon GmbH and WSK Köln.

„AsBest as German Waves – The German Wave“ is a part of AIC ON 2018 – the joint event of the free art initiatives of Cologne.

For the program of this year’s AIC ON placement offer, artrmx e.V. managed to win the passionate site lover and designer Claudia Saar (service fellows) as a guide for a walk in the Ehrenfeld district. The guided tours will take place on Saturday, June 16, from 16:00 to 18:00, meeting point: DITIB Central Mosque, Venloer Str. 160). Following the tour, Claudia Saar will be in conversation with the artist Jan Glisman at 6:00 pm in the Atelierzentrum Ehrenfeld (Hospeltstraße 69).