kunsthaus nrw
kornelimünster

Martin Pfeifle, Rinascente, 2010, installation, main staircase with a ceiling by an unkown painter of the 18th century: The fall of antique gods, Photo: Carl Brunn

The exhibition program of the Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster offers an insight into North Rhine-Westphalia’s current and future art scene. Since 1948, North Rhine-Westphalia has been purchasing works by young artists to support them. Today, the collection numbers 4000 works, documenting the history of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art to the immediate present day. Today, the collection numbers 4000 works, documenting the history of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art to the immediate present day through works by artists such as Karl Otto Götz, Emil Schumacher, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Günther Uecker, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Katharina Sieverding, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Björn Dahlem, Cornelius Völker, Gereon Krebber, and Erika Hock. Through its focus on the early works of the individual artists, the collection mediates a unique overview of the changes and shifts in tendencies. The temporary exhibitions, on the other hand, highlight the current development of art in North-Rhine Westphalia and beyond. The Kunsthaus is hosted in the baroque palace building of the old Abbey of Kornelimünster.

In the future, the Kunsthaus will act as a museum, warehouse and workshop, as well as a platform for information and discourse for the art scene in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Besides exhibitions by younger artists, the permanent collection of governmental purchases will also be on display, as will the tenders from the Office for Fine Arts.

I invite you to take the time and enjoy your visit in Kornelimünster.

Marcel Schumacher

Head of Kunsthaus NRW Korenlimünster