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UNLOCK Art by ZEITmagazin

For the first time, the »UNLOCK Art by ZEITmagazin« gathers international decision-makers from the art scene, curators, gallerists, institutional and private collectors, critics and artists as part of the world’s oldest art fair – the ART COLOGNE – to discuss the relevance and responsibility of the institutions of the art world and their future challenges.

The new »UNLOCK« conference format of ZEITmagazin decodes the future of the creative industry in the fields of art, design, fashion and music. After the »UNLOCK Style by ZEITmagazin« within the scope of the Berlin Fashion Week, the »UNLOCK Art by ZEITmagazin« will be a door opener to new spaces of art.

The hashtag for the event is #ZEITmagazinUnlock.

Speakers

Christoph Amend

Christoph Amend

Christoph Amend

Editor-in-Chief, ZEITmagazin

Christoph Amend, born in 1974, is the editor-in-chief of ZEITmagazin and publisher of ZEIT’s art magazine “Weltkunst”. ZEITmagazin’s international issue, a bi-annual in English, was launched in 2013. In 2016 he launched ZEITmagazin MANN, a stand-alone men’s magazine for the German market.
Before joining DIE ZEIT Amend was the editor of the sunday supplement of Berlin’s daily “Der Tagesspiegel” and deputy editor of “Süddeutsche Zeitung jetzt-Magazin”. For his book “Morgen tanzt die ganze Welt“ (“Tomorrow the whole world will dance”) he won the Hermann Hesse Junior book award in 2004. He’s the co-publisher of the book “Die Grünen – Das Buch” (“The Green Party – The Book”) which was published in 2011. In 2012 he wrote a memoir with German actress Iris Berben (“Ein Jahr – ein Leben”).

Foto: Eckardt

Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior

Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior

Dr. Yilmaz Dziewior

Director, Museum Ludwig

Foto: Albrecht Fuchs

Matthias Ehlert

Matthias Ehlert

Matthias Ehlert

Stellvertretender Chefredakteur, WELTKUNST

Matthias Ehlert ist seit 2012 stellvertretender Chefredakteur der Weltkunst. Zuvor arbeitete er u.a. als Textchef bei „AD-Architectural Digest“, Feuilleton-Redakteur bei der „Welt am Sonntag“ und „Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung“ sowie TV-Kulturreporter für verschiedene ARD-Anstalten.

Katja Flint

Katja Flint

Katja Flint

Actress and photographer

After a private education in acting Katja Flint worked at the Bavarian State Theatre Munich as well as at several independent stages.
Her first lead-role in a feature film was in Kolp (Roland Suso Richter). Over one hundred (mainly lead-) roles in TV productions and motion pictures followed. In Vergeßt Mozart
(Miroslav Luther) she played alongside Armin Mueller-Stahl,
in the cult film Die Sieger (Dominik Graf) the female lead.  Marlene (Joseph Vilsmaier) in whom she embodies the  protagonist Marlene Dietrich, was awarded the Hollywood Film Award. Her performance of a desperate mother of an Islamist in Der verlorene Sohn (Nina Grosse) touched millions. Together with Friedrich Ani she developed the character
of hobby-detective Franziska Luginsland. In 2018 Katja Flint starred in the drama Frankfurt, Dezember 17 as well as in the comedy Die Freundin meiner Mutter and in the episode Der Turm of classic german crime-series Tatort. Since 2014 Katja Flint intensifies her occupation with artistic photography. Within the scope of her first solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Rostock and her current exhibition at the Berlin-based Galerie Semjon Contemporary a monograph was published by fine art publisher DISTANZ in march.

Foto: Gunnar Fuß

Daniel Hug

Daniel Hug

Daniel Hug

Director, ART COLOGNE

Daniel Hug, geb. 1968 in Zürich, war nach seinem Studium der Kunstgeschichte in Chicago selbst viele Jahre Galerist, bevor er in verschiedenen Funktionen die Art Chicago und die Art Los Angeles beriet. Seit 2008 ist er Direktor der ART COLOGNE in Köln.

Daniel Hug ist ein Enkel des bekannten ungarischen Konstruktivisten und Bauhauskünstlers László Moholy-Nagy und Aufsichtsratmitglied der Moholy-Nagy Stiftung und -nachlass. Außerdem ist er Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirats der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau.

Foto: Maike Cruse

Johann Koenig

Johann König

Johann König

Gründer, König Galerie

Johann König wurde 1981 in Köln geboren. Bei einem Unfall verlor er im Alter von 11 Jahren einen Großteil seines Augenlichts und schloss daraufhin seine Schulzeit an der Blindenstudienanstalt in Marburg mit Abitur ab. 2002 gründete er seine Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin. Deutlich vor dem Boom Berlins als einer der weltweit wichtigsten und progressivsten Galeriestandorte realisierte er Ausstellungen von später international etablierten Künstlern wie z.B. Tue Greenfort, Jeppe Hein, Annette Kelm, Michael Sailstorfer, David Zink Yi oder Tatiana Trouvé, die heute noch zu den Künstlern seiner Galerie zählen, neben vielen weiteren. Die Galerie zog 2006 in eine ehemalige Industriehalle in der Nähe des Martin-Gropius-Baus und der Neuen Nationalgalerie. 2012 pachtete König vom Erzbistum Berlin das Gemeindezentrum St. Agnes in Berlin-Kreuzberg für 99 Jahre, sanierte es und nutzt das Gebäude für Ausstellungen. Der Schwerpunkt der Galerie liegt auf medienübergreifenden, konzeptorientierten und raumbezogenen Ansätzen. Das mediale Spektrum umfasst Skulptur, Video, Sound, Malerei, Grafik, Fotografie und Performance. Die Galerie nimmt kontinuierlich an internationalen Kunstmessen und vermittelt zudem erfolgreich Arbeiten an eine Vielzahl privater und öffentlicher Sammlungen, darunter etwa jene des Museum of Modern Art in New York sowie der Guggenheim Foundation.

Foto: Lukas Gansterer

Grazyna Kulczyk

Grażyna Kulczyk

Grażyna Kulczyk

Unternehmerin und Kunstmäzenin

Grażyna Kulczyk ist die erfolgreichste Unternehmerin Polens und die größte private Kunstförderin des Landes. In ihrer bedeutenden Sammlung begegnen sich die polnischen und internationalen Avantgarden der Nachkriegszeit. Anfang des Jahres hat Grażyna Kulczyk im Engadin in der Schweiz das spektakuläre Muzeum Susch eröffnet: ein Kunstzentrum, das weit mehr ist als ein Domizil ihrer Sammlung.

Foto: Anoush Abrar

Vincent Mank

Vincent Mank

Vincent Mank

ZEITmagazin

Foto: Volker Conradus

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London

Hans Ulrich Obrist born 1968, Zürich, Switzerland) is the Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London, and co-founder of 89plus. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show ‘World Soup (The Kitchen Show)’ in 1991, he has curated more than 300 exhibitions. Obrist has lectured internationally at academic and art institutions, and is a contributing editor to the magazines Artforum, AnOther Magazine, 032C, a regular contributor to Mousse and Kaleidoscope and he writes columns for Das Magazin and Weltkunst. In 2011 he received the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, and in 2015 he was awarded the International Folkwang Prize for his commitment to the arts. His recent publications include Mondialité, Conversations in Mexico,Ways of Curating, The Age of Earthquakes with Douglas Coupland and Shumon.

Foto: Kate Berry

Dr. Sebastian Preuss

Dr. Sebastian Preuss

Dr. Sebastian Preuss

Deputy Editor in Chief, WELTKUNST

Beatrix Ruf

Beatrix Ruf

Beatrix Ruf

Curator and former Director, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Beatrix Ruf served as the Director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from November 2014 to January 2018, where she initiated and realized a reorganisation of the exhibition and collection programming and the spatial use of the museum’s building titled BASE; TURNS and NOW, including a continued program of research-based exhibitions and activations of the collection and a reinterpretation of the permanent collection hang with a wall display developed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas, opening in December 2017.

From September 2001 to October 2014 Ruf headed the Kunsthalle Zürich as Director and Chief Curator, overseeing a substantial expansion project launched in 2003 and concluded in 2012. Former occupations include: Curator at Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth from 1994-1998, Director of the Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus from 1998-2001. In 2006 Ruf curated the third edition of the Tate Triennial in London, she was Co-Curator of the Yokohama Triennial in 2008. From 1995 to 2014 Ruf has been the curator of the Ringier Collection and since 2010 she is a member of the think tank Core group of LUMA Foundation in Arles. Since 2010 she is involved in the Estate of the artist Mark Morrisroe, which is placed at Fotomuseum Winterthur as permanent deposit. In 2013 Ruf co-founded POOL, a postgraduate curatorial program in Zürich.

Ruf is a member of several Advisory and Programme Committees amongst others: the Istanbul Modern, Garage Moskow, MAXXI, Rome, the Samdani Foundation, Bangladesh, the Acquisition Committee of La Caixa, Barcelona and the Scientific Committee, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, Turin. She serves frequently as a jury member and

has curated exhibitions, written essays and published catalogues on numerous artists.

Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff

Fotokünstler

Thomas Ruff, Jahrgang 1958, studierte von 1977 bis 1985 an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Fotografie bei Bernd und Hilla Becher. 1982 wurde er dort zum Meisterschüler ernannt. 1999 erhielt er die Professur für Photographie an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf und leitete dort von 2000 bis 2006 die Klasse für Fotografie, die ehemalige „Becher-Klasse“, die unter der Bezeichnung Düsseldorfer Fotoschule als eine bedeutende Gruppe der Fotokunst aufgefasst wird.

Prof. Dr. Benedicte Savoy

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy

Professor of Modern Art History, Technische Universität Berlin / Collège de France

Foto: David Ausserhofer

Wilhelm Schürmann

Prof. Wilhelm Schürmann

Prof. Wilhelm Schürmann

Photographer

Foto: Carl Brunn

Christian Kaspar Schwarm

Christian Kaspar Schwarm

Christian Kaspar Schwarm

Founder, Independent Collectors

Foto: Jana Gerberding

Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal

Tino Sehgal

Artist

Tino Sehgal was born 1976 in London, United Kingdom. He studied political economy and dance in Berlin and Essen. The artist lives and works in Berlin.
In 2013 Tino Sehgal was awarded the Golden Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as representing Germany in the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. He participated in dOCUMENTA 13 in 2012. In 2016 the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart foundation awarded Tino Sehgal the Hans Molfenter Prize. In 2013 he was also nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2006 for the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum New York.
The artist has exhibited extensively. Among his institutional solo exhibitions are: This Success/This Failure, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (2018); This You, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2018), Tino Sehgal, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2018); Tino Sehgal, OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin (2018); V-A-C LIVE: TINO SEHGAL, New Tretyakov Gallery and Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow (2017) and many more.
Tino Sehgal has also participated in numerous biennales and group exhibitions and his work is held in several collections worldwide.

Foto: Asad Reza

Monika Sprueth

Monika Sprüth

Monika Sprüth

Gallerist and Co-Founder, Gallery Sprüth Magers

Since founding her first gallery in 1983 in Cologne, Germany, Monika Sprüth, a former architect, has been a leading gallerist in the field of modern and contemporary art worldwide. Sprüth Magers (photo: on the right), which she runs with Philomene Magers, maintains galleries and outposts in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Cologne and Hong Kong. It currently represents more than 60 artists and estates that count some of the most internationally renowned practitioners working today, such as John Baldessari, Peter Fischli / David Weiss, Andreas Gursky, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, and Rosemarie Trockel.

Sprüth’s reputation as a groundbreaking figure in the contemporary art world dates to one of her earliest curatorial enterprises: Eau de Cologne, a publication and exhibition series that ran from 1985 to 1993 and focused on a group of pioneering feminist artists, including Holzer, Kruger, Lawler, Sherman and Trockel. Sprüth’s project catapulted their careers and reshaped the global discourse surrounding women artists. Since joining forces with Philomene Magers in 1998, she has continued to bring attention to new lines of artistic inquiry and to present exhibitions across mediums and approaches, including by younger generations of artists such as Cyprien Gaillard, Pamela Rosenkranz, Analia Saban, and Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin.

In 2003, Sprüth and Magers expanded to include a gallery in London, in 2008 opened their space in Berlin and yet another in Los Angeles in 2016, selecting historically and architecturally significant venues to complement their artists’ international standing. Under the guidance of Sprüth and Magers, the gallery artists’ careers have thrived: they regularly receive solo exhibitions at prominent cultural institutions globally, contribute to biennials and triennials worldwide, and receive the art world’s most prestigious fellowships and awards.

Foto: Till Janz

Dr. Lisa Zeitz

Dr. Lisa Zeitz

Dr. Lisa Zeitz

Chefredakteurin, WELTKUNST

Lisa Zeitz hat in Freiburg, Florenz und München Kunstgeschichte studiert. Anschließend lebte sie für zehn Jahre in New York, wo sie unter anderem als Kunstmarktkorrespondentin der FAZ gearbeitet hat. 2013 erschien im Berlin Verlag ihre Biographie des Psychoanalytikers und Sammlers afrikanischer Kunst, Werner Muensterberger: „Der Mann mit den Masken.“ Sie lebt mit ihrer Familie in Berlin und ist Chefredakteurin der WELTKUNST und von KUNST UND AUKTIONEN.

Foto: Ivo von Renner

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Location

Koelnmesse
Hall 11.3 (Entrance South)
50679 Köln

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