28.01.2023, Einlass ab 18.00 Uhr, Konzertbeginn 19.45 Uhr Kirche St. Gertrud, Krefelder Straße 57, Köln
Szene mit Badewanne, Raumtrenner, Tauchsieder, Wasser, Schaum, Protagonist:innen & Mehrkanal-Tonsystem
Ingrid Kaufman ist die Hauptfigur einer Kurzgeschichte von Maria Wildeis, die 2021 im Rahmen der Publikation „anwesend“ von On Cologne e.V. entstanden ist. Zwischen Kunstdiskursen und Selbstzweifel bereitet sich Ingrid Kaufman auf die Aufführung eines neuen Stückes vor, in dessen Zentrum Badewannen stehen. Maria Wildeis interpretiert die Erzählung innerhalb ‚Ingrid Kaufman, op. 1 – Priamel: Allegorie der Träumenden‘ und verbindet den Klang einer Badewanne (Interpretiert von Fabian Jung) mit dem Kirchenraum und der dort installierten Orgel mit Elektronik und einem Mehrkanal-Tonsystem (8-Kanal Lautsprecherkonfiguration und Körperschallwandler). Die Aufführung ist als Szene konzipiert, deren visuelle Eingriffe von der Bildhauerin Katharina Maderthaner bestimmt wurden.
Künstlerische Leitung und Elektronik: Maria Wildeis Installation, visuelle Eingriffe: Katharina Maderthaner Instrumentalist, Performance: Fabian Jung Technische Assistenz und Orgel: Sebastian Fecke Dia Grafik, Design: Sebastian Wulff
28.01.2023 18.00 Uhr Einlass, Zugang zur Installation 19.45 Uhr Konzertbeginn
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Artists: DIGI-GXL / Eva House, Edie Jo Murray u.a. – DISONAVTION / Nicolas Maigret and Maria Roszkowska – Manja Ebert – Lars Eidinger – Karen Eliot – Heidi Hörsturz – Karl Heinz Jeron – Keiichi Matsuda – Jolene Mok – Duncan Poulton – Kelsey Brod – Yvonne Klasen – Valia Fertisov – Łukasz Horbów – Marta Revuelta – Julia Weißenberg – Cristiana Cott Negoescu – Florian Kuhlmann – Systaime – Sebastian Thewes – Liat Berdugo (durchgeführt von Ale Bachlechner) – Lenn Blaschke – Jan Hoeft – Dasha Ilina – Yunying Huang
NOISELAB~ A weekend dedicated to Noise and Sound Art on the former field station on Teufelsberg in Berlin Grunewald. www.noiselab.org
Tiefgarage stage on both days with Taka Kagitomi, Ketonge, Tzeshi Lei, Methlife – René Haustein & Philipp Höning, Kotaro Mitsune, Laura Not, OLEOS – Yarei Molina, Tintin Patrone, M’Shakti-La – Kenn Hartwig, Leonhard Huhn, Johannes Klingebiel, Christian Lorenzen & Andi Voelk, OhBoiNoBoi – Sad Ed & Peter Hanson, Bernd Schurer, Ulrich Steinbach, Maria Wildeis
2018 – ongoing founder together with Institut für alles Mögliche, Berlin Welcome the new project in town: Gemeinde Köln. Maria Wildeis, founder of „Tiefgarage Ebertplatz“ teamed up with Berlin/Leipzig based art project Insitut für alles Mögliche to open up the new space „Gemeinde Köln“. The aim of the space is to broaden the network and to think of art as a network in general.
Bild: Bergernissen, Awakening / Destruction, 26. Januar – 21. Februar 2019
FAR OFF took focus solely on performance, time based and media arts and was held at various locations in Cologne. 2018 it was presented at Cologne ́s most discussed open space, the Ebertplatz. Far Off was broadely discussed in the media, e.g. here:
2017 curator Group exhibitions in June 2017 at the CCA Center for Contermporary Art Tbilisi, Georgia and in September 2017 at the Museum Goch, NRW.
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On the occasion of the anniversary of the 200-year friendship between Georgia and Germany, Museum Goch, the CCA Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi and the curator Maria Wildeis will be taking part with Frauenkulturbür NRW e.V. in joint group exhibitions in Georgia and NRW in summer and autumn 2017.
Program: 15th June, 7.30 p.m .: Gallery Nectar (Project Space): „Soul-tracks“, butoh-dance by Wolfgang Schäfer June 16, 8 pm: Exhibition opening TAVIDAN: GE, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art & Medea Museum of Medicine
The directional meaning of the exhibition title points to the exchange between two different cultural spaces: Germany and Georgia, the geographic and cultural hub of Asia, Europe and Russia. In both places, artists work together on the concept of contemporary art and make use of a global and cross-cultural visual language.
The exhibition aims to stimulate the exploration of artistic practices in the contemporary art, while illuminating different approaches. The title also refers to works of art that are understood as time-based processes and atmospheric compositions and do not have an effect solely on an object. Questions within the artistic exchange are aimed at the manifold expressions in contemporary art, which create an aesthetic experience in the form of installation art or performance, but also in objects and their placement or the integration of the visitors into the work.
The selected artists work in almost all areas of visual arts, such as painting, new media, installation, film, photography, spatial object art, and they are also at home in other disciplines like music, fashion, bio-farming or education. Their working methods are often at an interface between art and society, architecture, education or music.
„Neither the receptive subject nor the solitary work of art within its limits constitute the reality of art.“ (Ludger Schwarte: Notate für eine künftige Kunst (Notate for a Future Art), Berlin, 2016, p. 11)
During their stay in Georgia workshops are held for art students from Georgia by the German artists.
An accompanying catalog documents the artistic exchange and will be presented during the exhibition in the Museum Goch in autumn 2017.
TAVIDAN is sponsored by the Ministry of Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia. Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V. (women’s cultural office) and the Museum Goch have been promoting the exchange of artists between Germany, Georgia and Armenia since 2013 and are thus in a personal, friendly proximity to the Caucasus.
Curator: Maria Wildeis Project Assitant: Leksi Sosela, Project Manager CCA
Artists: CAROLINE BAYER (Berlin, DE LARS BREUER (Köln, DE) ANA CHADUNELI (Rustavi, GE) TAMAR CHADUNELI (Rustavi, GE) NINO CHUBINISHVILI (Tbilisi, Ge) HÖRNER|ANTLFINGER (Köln, DE) MAMUKA JAPHARIDZE (Tbilisi, Ge) GVANTSA JISHKIRIANI (Rustavi, GE) NIKA MACHAIDZE (Tbilisi, Ge) MICHAEL POHL (Berlin, DE) KAI RHEINECK (Düsseldorf, DE) PATRICK RIEVE (Köln, DE) PETER SCHLOSS (Köln, DE) SCULPTRESS OF SOUND (JULIA BÜNNAGEL, PATRICIA KÖLLGES, TAMARA LORENZ) (Köln, DE) NINO SEKHNIASHVILI (Tbilisi, Ge) KOTE SULABERIDZE (Tbilisi, Ge) GIO SUMBADZE (Tbilisi, Ge) WATO TSERETELI (Tbilisi, Ge)
Frame Program: 15th June, 4 p.m .: Presentation Hörner|Antlfinger at Free University Tbilisi (tbc) 7.30 p.m .: Gallery Nectar (Project Space): „Soul-tracks“, butoh-dance by Wolfgang Schäfer June 16, 8 pm: Exhibition opening TAVIDAN: GE, CCA – Center for Contemporary Art & Medea Museum of Medicine
The Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V. started an international exchange program for female artists in 2013. Two artists from North Rhine-Westphalia visit Georgia and Armenia for two months. And in return, a Georgian and an Armenian artist will come to North Rhine-Westphalia for two months. The goal of the scholarship is to promote women artists to an international level, to expand their network and make them more visible on the art market for further international activities. Cooperation partners are WELTKUNSTZIMMER in Düsseldorf and Museum Goch.
Museum Goch: With its collection of late-Gothic sculptures of the Niederrhein up to the young present art, the museum unites 600 years of art history. Its fascinating collection rooms invite you to an interesting dialogue with history and art. Changing exhibitions, especially on contemporary art, enrich the museum.
Maria Wildeis (* 1984) studied art history, philosophy and classical literary studies in Cologne and has been a freelance curator and project manager in Cologne and NRW since her Master’s degree in 2010. Since 2015, she has been directing the International Exchange Program for female artists for Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V., and in the same year she founded the Kunstraum Tiefgarage at Ebertplatz in Cologne, where she is curating since then (www.tiefgarage.org). Other projects she managed amongst others: Heritage Heroes (a photography exhibition for the German Commission for UNESCO and the Office of Foreign Affairs Germany, 2015), the 3rd Kunstfestival Strom (Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne 2013), project management Videonale.13 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2011) and TAVIDAN:Düsseldorf (in the WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf, 2014). Www.mariawildeis.com
CCA – Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi Since October 2010, CCA has been an independent non-for-profit organization for contemporary art. In addition to the international exchange of exhibitions and artists, CCA focuses on its independent study program for Georgian art students.
Frauenkulturbüro NRW (FKB) facilitates two-months-residencies in Armenia and Georgia for women artists from Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany. In exchange female artists from Armenia and Georgia are given a two months residency scholarship in NRW, Germany. The residency partners are Museum Goch (Stadt Goch) and WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf who offer the space for living and working during the residencies in Germany.
The selection of two countries in eastern europe bases on the fact that there are no other exchange programs in NRW of this kind. Especially those countries are interesting to the program, where social, political, ethnic or religious situations challenge the on site working situation for female aritsts.
FKB comitts to the support of such an exchange program to raise cultural networks and to create an international bound between our nations. Due to peculiar sensitivity and perception especially young artists can become a promoter for social, political and of course cultural changes within societies. They are contributing to a cultural interchange and deepen our knowledge about the other.
The artists have free choice how they want to fill their time during the International Artist Exchange Program, depending on personal artistic interests and objectives. FKB is happy to support in networking and assists to make contacts who lead to exhibitions, lectures, performances or other art related reflections and presentations. Still, it depends on the interests of the grant holders to find best way to support their individual artistic carrer. Thus, the worth of the International Artist Exchange Program for Female Artists lies in itself.
It lies upon our conviction that art can only grow in freedom. By providing the artists with the greatest possible freedom and still offering a wide range of possibilities, we hope to give the necessary freedom to develop the individual artistic carreer.
It is also a political statement for FKB to support this program. This is due to the idea that only by posessing a deepened knowledge of the Central European culture and its neighbour countries we can guarantee a connection within europe. Culture is the key to face major social changes on the continent.
creative director & curator
together with Tatjana Krischik (creative director & designer)
„Heritage Heroes“ was inaugurated during the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee in the World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany (June 28th till July 8th 2015). In cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany and the German UNESCO-Commission e.V.
The photography exhibition „Heritage Heroes“ shows the stories of 12 individuals with a portrait photo and a short story each who have committed themselves in an exceptional way to the protection and conservation of world heritage sites – people who can tell us their personal story about their fight against the destruction of cultural sites or habitat.
„Heritage Heroes“ was inaugurated during the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee in the World Conference Centre Bonn, Germany (June 28th till July 8th 2015).
The „Heritage Heros“ have been interviewed and photographed at their designated heritage sites, during March 22 -June 22, 2015. We visited people from: Peru, Colombia, Brazil, Mali, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Croatia, Russia, Japan, Indonesia and Tasmania.
Project Management: Tatjana Krischik & Maria Wildeis
Photography: Bozica Babic, Albrecht Fuchs, Astrid Piethan, Michael Schaab
Research & Interviews: Tatjana Krischik, Djonam Saltani, Maria Wildeis, Ruth Wolter
Editorial Control / Curator: Maria Wildeis
Exhibition Design: Tatjana Krischik
2015 – 2018
Located at Cologne Ebertplatz in an intermediate leveled passage connecting two pedestrian areas between a very busy traffic roundabout. The 3 neighboring art spaces: Bruch&Dallas, Gold&Beton and Tiefgarage showing fine art and new music are funded by the cultural department of Cologne plus RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur.
The place forms an ongoing topic at the city council. Since years there is a desperate search going on for finding a solution for the 70s concrete architecture with dark corners and its escalators out of service. Weird and drunken people feel invited to trash the place. 2011 a former party in the council, FDP, deliberated the idea to transform this passage into an underground parking to gain the attractive number of 154 new lots for this area. Unless the excessive costs to make a central urban structure vanish for a couple of cars, 2014 the council initiated a feasibility study on this behalf.
Meanwhile feasibility phase, the art space Tiefgarage tries to bring 154 artists onto the lot, to exploit the maximum potential of this pearl of urban architecture, until some time after 2017 this unwanted home for the art may no longer exist.
(Contemporary Victims) An exhibition on the occasion of the jubilee of the first world war at the studio house of artrmx e.V. Cologne. With Alexander Edisherov (Gerogia/DE) & Katerina Kuznetcowa (Russia/DE), Robert Kunec (Slovakia/DE), Sharone Lifschitz (Israel/UK), Damir Radovic (Jugoslawia/FR) and Sharif Waked (Palestine). With a performance by Echo Ho (CHN/DE)
Unfortunately almost an entire generation lost their lifes during during the first world war. And now, 100 years ago, it doesn´t seem, anyone learned from this loss, as the last 100 years are said to be the bloodiest century of all time. And still, political and military violence, suppression and the limitation of freedom belongs to the daily life of so many. Within ‚Zeitzeugen‘, I am inviting contemporary artists who are dealing with this issue on a strong level, and some of them are victims of riot and armed defense.
Tavidan is the georgian expression for „from the mind“. The word introduces the book of Genesis and it describes the starting point of an idea, a project or a process. Tavidan forms the title of this upcoming exhibition, as it wants to describe the thematical frame within the event: to draw attention to the initial point of artistic contemporary practice and the many formal and conceptual ways it goes. Where does art begin? When does it end? In form of a dialogue between a vibrant art scene from georgia and artists from germany, Tavidan examines the origins of contemporary art and questions the significance of cultural, educational and spacial influence on art.
Ursprung und Entstehung
18 October – 29 November 2014
Group Exhibition with Tim Cierpiszewski, Maria Gamper, Marie Gerlach, Stefanie Klingemann, Katerina Kuznetcowa und Alexander Edisherov, Peter Schloss and Sebastian Walther.
October 19 – November 9, 2013 at Hongibrot Art Space.
In autumn 2013 Honigbrot organized a group project called FAST SENKRECHT. The artists presented new, space oriented works on two floors and the stair case of the gallery house.
They were all master students of Maik and Dirk Löbbert, by Kunstakademie Münster, and graduated in the last 5 to 10 years. Their common media, sculpture, is interpreted by them on a very individual way, but all of them come with a delightful sense of humor and a strong relation to the space.
curator, project manager
Collaboration with Andrés Krause.
(The Wispering Room) is a Sound Art project with Natascha Nikeprelevic, Holger Mertin, Joseph Suchy and ‚The Knob, The Finger & The It‘. The artists produce Sound Art and Experimental Space Music and have to deal with the very special acoustic conditions of the architecture of the chirch St. Gertrud, built by architect Gottfried Böhm in the 1960s.
The 3rd Art Festival Strom was devoted to the ephemeral in art. More than 40 artists working in the fields of installation art, sound art, noise, film, performance and dance were invited to show their work at Kunsthaus Rhenania in Cologne. The artists presented on more than 500 sqm in free artist studios, the outside space and the exhibition hall of the artist studio house. The shown works deal with the matter of time, either conceptionally or within the chosen material, as through light, digital image and sound. Furthermore the curator developed a stage program with around 15 concerts and performances with new forms of electronic and new music and a cinema in the upstairs roof space showed longplay films of the last two editions of Videonale e.V. Bonn. Plus parties and guided tours.
Almost 1000 visitors came and the festival enjoyed widespreaded reviews and announcements in the press with the local TV WDR live on site during the opening and several reports in the main newspaper of Cologne, like Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Stadtrevue and others.
Installation Artists: Eli Cortiñas, Dan Dryer, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Jan Glisman, Stef Heidhues, Lang/Baumann, molitor&kuzmin, Evangelos Papadopoulos, Pepper&Woll, Sören Siebel, Jens Standke
Sound Artists (selection): Waltraud Blischke, Echo Ho, FU ACUNE, Natascha Nikeprelevic & F.X. Randomiz, Ursula Nill, OSMOSIS, Gregor Schwellenbach, Sculptress of Sound, The Knob, The Finger & The It, TITANOBOA
Film (in Cooperation with Videonale e.V.) (selection): Michal Kosakowski: Zero Killed (80:50 min., 2011), Frances Scholz: Episodes of Starlite I-V (50 min., 2011-2012), Tobias Yves Zintel: Earthly Powers (38 min., 2011), Christian Jankowski: Casting Jesus (60 min., 2011), Anahita Razmi: Walking Drunk in High Shoes (47:22 min., 2010), Shezad Dawood: Feature (55 min., 2008), Mariola Brillowska: des Teufels Kinder (67 min., 2010)
Supported by: City of Cologne, RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur, Bezirksvertretung Innenstadt, HGK – Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln
Sponsors: Gaffel Kölsch, Finder TV, Entec, Kettler Druckverlag, Mice Portal, Colonia Spezialfahrzeuge, Steinzeug Keramo, Magtech, Kürten & Lechner
Kunsthaus Rhenania im Rheinauhafen, Bayenstraße 28, 50678 Köln, www.kunsthaus-rhenania.de
A group exhibition with Oliver Blumek, Andreas Gehlen, Gereon Krebber, Katharina Maderthaner, Claudia Mann, Lars Rosenbohm, Susanne Themlitz und Katharina Wackermann.
June 1 – 29, 2012. At WELTKUNSTZIMMER Düsseldorf. Curated together with Wolfgang Schäfer.
DYSSOMNIA – Spatial Interventions (latin “dyssomina“: “sleeping disorder“) is the result of a deep investigation of the space – a former baking factory, which is in urgent need of restoration. On two floors, attached to the event halls of the foundation, the artists provide access on over 500 sqm to old storage rooms, cooling chambers and a black painted, old rocker bar. The spacial appearance with its dirty, dark and historically charged architecture is both, fascinating and a challenge for a sculptural examination. These installations whithin the exhibition space are opening up a new sight on WELTKUNSTZIMMER.
In this project recognized artists and students of the academy of Fine Arts Düsseldorf are working together and react associatively on these raw, unrenovated rooms which were not yet used in the context of contemporary art. Especially the artists selection of material and the temporary limit within the works live make this an exciting project in current arts practice.
Friday, 1 June, 8 p.m.: OPENING RECEPTION with an artists tour through the exhibition
Friday, 29 June, 8 p.m.: FINISSAGE with Performance von Oliver Blumek
This event took place at the former storage rooms of HPZ.
2012 – 2013
In this exhibition series, every two months an installation artist was invited to build a work especially considered for the space on the upper floor of a gallery building. Concerning the matter that this room was also used as my private appartment, the works were set into a social context and gave the chance to discuss the idea of art and science in an intimate and non white-cubish atmosphere.
Artists: Julia Bünnagel, Susan Collis, Luka Fineisen & Yeondoo Jung, Andreas Gehlen, Clemens Botho Goldbach, Gereon Krebber, Ulrike Möschel, Christian Odzuck, Evangelos Papadopoulos.
Side events like lectures, performances and video screenings inspired to determine how and where art speaks and what influence it may take on the perception of the private sphere. These questions have been discussed with philosophers, critics, poets, physicians, the artists and all guests. The duration of each single exhibition was 4 weeks.
The project was supported by the city of Cologne and gained various sponsorship by: Kultursekretariat Wuppertal, Konrad Chorodinski programming, graphics by Julia Majewski affairen-gestaltung, Mühlenkölsch Beer, Veltins Beer, Lemonaid, Bauhaus Köln-Kalk, printer DeineStadtKlebt, and others.
A group exhibiton with installations by Julia Bünnagel, Anja Ciupka, Luka Fineisen, Manuel Franke, Gereon Krebber, Christine Rusche, Thomas Trinkl, Sonja Vordermaier and Lawrence Weiner in an old industrial warehouse at the docksite of Cologne Deutz which was previously a disount shop.
The event was included in the frame programme of the fair Art Cologne and was financed all alone. Including a book written by 4 philosophers: Prof. Dr. Jakob Steinbrenner, Dr. Henning Tegtmeyer, Dr. Bernadette Collenberg- Plotnikov and PD Dr. phil. Andreas Steffens. They wrote about their ideas on installation art and contemprary art practice, apart from classical art historian interpretation models.
Organisation of a night at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, in cooperation with jungekunstfreunde and Kunst:Dialoge, with guided tours and a party with EROBIQUE (International Pony) at the museum foyer. This night was one of the most succsessful art nights at Museum Ludwig, with 1500 visitors and more than 200 new memberships for the Friends of Museum Ludwig and Wallraf Richartz Museum.
Organisation together with Rebekka Meyer and Amadeus Peters. June 20, 2009, jungekunstfreunde