Since June 2021 I am artistic director of Gemeinde Köln. Please check their website for further information. www.gemeinde-koeln.org
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:
A project by Jonathan Haehn & Maria Wildeis.
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.