The exhibition house of JSC Düsseldorf was built in 1907 as a four-storey factory building for Die Bühne GmbH and acquired by the collector Julia Stoschek in 2005. The Berlin architectural office Kuehn Malvezzi was responsible for the conversion into an exhibition house. After several years of standstill, the factory building found a completely new purpose in 2007 as a cultural venue and private exhibition house for contemporary art.
Open Monument Day offers the opportunity to learn more about this early example of modern industrial architecture and its transformation into a private collection and exhibition house for contemporary art. In addition to visit the architecture and the current exhibitions, special architectural guided tours, and a video screening with works by Klara Lidén.
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SCREENING WITH WORKS BY KLARA LIDÉN
Through her work Klara Lidén, a trained architect, challenges the functions of private and public space. She often appears as a participant in front of the camera and oversteps both the implicit and explicit rules of the venues of her actions. In this way, the artist opposes traditional assumptions about architecture and public sphere through her work and calls for viewers to reconsider the possibilities of urban space and to exercise its freedoms.
The following works will be shown:
Klara Lidén, 550, 2004, video, 2′56″
Klara Lidén, Kasta Macka, 2009, video, 3′45″
Klara Lidén, Untitled (Trashcan), 2011, video, 2′56″
Klara Lidén, Karl Zwei Drei (with Karl Holmqvist), 2019, HD video, 1′50″ (on loan from Galerie Neu)
Klara Lidén, A Walk in the Park, 2019, HD video, 5′53″. Videography: Grant Watkins, soundtrack: Åskar Brickman (on loan from Galerie Neu)
Cinema of the JSC Düsseldorf (basement). Admission free.
2:00 & 3:00 p.m.
PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR IN GERMAN ABOUT THE ARCHITECTURE OF JSC DÜSSELDORF
Duration: 45 minutes each. Free of charge. Registration through our booking system.
Parallel, the current exhibitions will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.