Current Exhibition and Archive of the Q18 Space

  • Thomas Musehold

  • Thomas Musehold is a sculptor and develops among others small-scale objects out of casted and modified foundries. Often those artefacts remind of nature forms, which visually establish as stylized, varnished and highly aestheticized sculptures – shaping and materiality do not appear in any natural relation. Rather, the conformity of their surface eludes 3D-prints or computer […]

  • curator 2017: Jari Ortwig

  • She studied art history and Romance studies in Erlangen-Nuremberg and at the Universitá degli Studi di Torino, Italy. After an internship at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, she was awarded the curator’s scholarship smax at Schloß Ringenberg. From 2012-15 she managed the exhibition space VITRINEN in Cologne and travelled to Brazil/Colombia with a grant from the Goethe-Institut […]

  • Vanja Smiljanić & Lukas Marxt – Echos from the SKY

  • Following an invitation to develop a duo work for the exhibition series in the Quartier, the artists Vanja Smiljani? & Lukas Marxt conceived a scenery from some of the works that already existed, transforming the space into an almost scientific research laboratory and confronting the visitor with visual and acoustic impressions in equal measure. In […]

  • Tanja Goethe & Christian Odzuck

  • The artists Tanja Goethe and Christian Odzuck combined their common interest in the processes of the city in the conception of a work for the public outdoor space of the Quartier am Hafen. The starting point for Terrassino Poll is very concrete. Plastic stools, as they are ubiquitously found in non-European countries as loose arrangements […]

  • Sabine Bokelberg & Bert Didillion – Ideal X

  • In decision theory, there is a decision logic that can be used in situations of uncertainty. It is called effectuation. Instead of acting in a goal- and future-oriented way, the actors start from the given circumstances, the available means and their own possibilities. Coincidences and the unexpected are considered as a possibility and can flow […]

  • Jessica Twitchell & Thomas Straub – The assembling white smoke

  • The Assembling White Smoke is the title of the first joint exhibition by Jessica Twitchell and Thomas Straub. For the exhibition at Q 18,Twitchell and Straub jointly developed an expansive work. Using an architectural approach, they erected a shamanistic structure that subverts its illusionistic existence all by itself. In doing so, the artists referenced two […]

  • curator 2016: Linda Nadji

  • Linda Nadji (*1972 in Tehran, Iran) lives and works as a freelance artist in Cologne. After studying design at the Fachhochschule Aachen and acting at the Zentrum für Schauspiel und Tanz in Cologne, she studied fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 2006 to 2011. She completed her studies as a master student of Prof. […]

  • curator 2015: Katharina Maderthaner

  • Katharina Maderthaner (*1982) studied at the Academy of Art Düsseldorf until 2014. The sculptor and painter has also been active as a curator since 2010 (e.g. “raum für vollendete tatsachen”, Düsseldorf and “Vitrine” im Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf). Her curatorial interest is in singular artist positions that meet as unexpectedly and elementarily as possible in group […]

  • katerina kuznetcowa & alexander edisherov – des illus ion

  • In the context of their exhibition Des Illus Ion, Katerina Kuznetcowa and Alexander Edisherov realize a three-dimensional triptych that extends from the interior exhibition space to the exterior of the Atelierhaus. In terms of content, they set out with three sculptures in search of a pictorial answer to existing riddles of the cultural and natural […]