Grand Opening Reception, a new project at Aachen’s Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, opens at the German art space this week, running from July 18 to September 13.
The project—conceived in collaboration with Kuwaiti architect and artist Aziz Al Qatami, founder of the architecture firm Atelier Aziz Al Qatami and member of the artist collective GCC, who was commissioned to create the Grand Opening Reception exhibition design—questions the role of “artistic positions in contemporary institutional marketing and the eventisation of cultural production in the form of local identity creation”.
Curated by Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff, the project invites ten international artists to contribute work, including Dena Yago, Renaud Jerez, Christian von Borries, Stewart Uoo, Julien Ceccaldi, and Cooper Jacoby.
See the exhibition page for details. **