14.–18.04.2021 #artcologne2021

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LBBW Art Talk @ Art Cologne

COLLABORATIONS. How today’s artists are developing new strategies

Farewell to the ivory tower: in times of artistic overproduction, the old principle of art for art’s sake has reached its limits. Artists are no longer free to work entirely for themselves – instead, they receive commissions and are challenged by new business models. Whether as creative forces in companies, as providers of a social service in municipalities or other collective bodies, or as artistic or critical designers of everyday functions: how do today’s artists make themselves “useful”? What directions are new collaborations taking?


  • Céline Berger, artist, VISIT artist in residence with the innogy Foundation
  • Gregor Jansen, Director of Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
  • Kathrin Jentjens, mediator with the “Neue Auftraggeber” (New Patrons) project
  • Thomas Locher, artist, Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

Host: Elke Buhr, Editor-in-Chief at Monopol magazine

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