Johanna Reich in SUBJECT and OBJECT. PHOTO RHINE RUHR at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf


March 21 – June 14, 2020

Opening on Friday, March 20, 2020, 7 pm

Curated by Ralph Goertz with Gregor Jansen and Dana Bergmann

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Grabbeplatz 4, 40213 Düsseldorf

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Grabbeplatz 4
40213 Düsseldorf
+49 (0)211 89 962 43

Opening Hours
Tue–Sun 11am-18pm
Holidays 11am-18pm

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with Julia Scher, Freddy Paul Grunert and Warren Neidich
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 5 pm (MET)

We will be live streaming the talk on the channels listed below. 
Questions and comments are welcome. Please join us!


Warren Neidich in SOMETHING BETWEEN US at KAI 10

March 6 – May 31, 2020
Opening on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7 pm
Curators: Ludwig Seyfarth, Harriet Zilch
KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation, Kaistraße 10, 40221 Düsseldorf, Germany
The exhibition will travel to Kunsthalle Nürnberg (June 19 – September 13, 2020)

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Warren Neidich in the framework Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

The premier of Pizzagate – From Rumor to Delusion will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 6 pm
Louvre Auditorium Rue de Rivoli – 75001 Paris

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The Guardian | The big picture: Pieter Hugo turns his camera on Mexico

The extraordinary and the everyday jostle for attention in the South African photographer’s examination of Mexican

The Wedding Gift, Juchitán de Zaragoza, 2018 by Pieter Hugo. Photograph: Pieter Hugo

By Sean O´Hagan

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Pieter Hugo’s new series, La Cucaracha (The Cockroach), named after a traditional song made popular during the Mexican revolution, grew out of a visit to the country in 2018. He was invited there by a curator whose stipulation was that he make work on the theme of sex and mortality.

“Mexico’s anarchic, visceral energy got under my skin and sucked me in,” he recalls. “There is an acceptance that life has no glorious victory, no happy ending. Humour, ritual, a strong sense of community and an embrace of the inevitable make it possible to live with tragic and often unacceptable situations.”

Hugo’s approach shifted accordingly to reflect the flamboyance and gritty ordinariness of life there, his images filled with vibrant colours and often mysterious symbolism. This portrait is a case in point. Entitled The Wedding Gift, it shows a young bride in Juchitán de Zaragoza cradling an iguana, a creature considered a symbol of patience, understanding and kindness in Mexico. Conversely, the elaborately competitive mating rituals performed by the male of the species – head-bobbing, nudging, biting and even changing colour – have been mimicked in local song and dance, including a famous traditional ballet, La Iguana de Guerrero.

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Vernissage On Equal Terms II

David Zink Yi, Rechts, Links, Vorne, Hinten, 2018 

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen zur Vernissage der Ausstellung


Charlotte Triebus, Astrid Klein und Rudolf Bonvie,
Albrecht Schäfer, Warren Neidich, David Zink Yi, 
Johanna Reich, Radenko Milak, Mirjam Baker

Freitag, 7. Februar, 2020, 18 – 21 Uhr

You are cordially invited to the Vernissage of the exhibition


Charlotte Triebus, Astrid Klein und Rudolf Bonvie,        
Albrecht Schäfer, Warren Neidich, David Zink Yi, 
Johanna Reich, Radenko Milak, Mirjam Baker

Friday, February 7, 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm

PRISKA PASQUER, Albertusstr. 18, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Johanna Reich – ALL THE WORLD´S A FRAME at Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich e.V.


Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 23. Januar 2020 um 19.30 Uhr

Vera Pues, Stiftung Kunst, Kultur und Soziales der Sparda-Bank West
Ingrid Müller-Ost, Vorsitzende Kunstverein Leverkusen
Susanne Wedewer-Pampus, Kuratorin
Einführung: Susanne Wedewer-Pampus

26. Januar – 1. März 2020

Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich e.V.
Gustav-Heinemann-Straße 80
51377 Leverkusen

Fr 13-17 Uhr, Sa+So 11-17 Uhr
und nach Vereinbarung unter: 0160 – 553 22 25
Achtung: über Karneval geschlossen!

Sparda-Tag am 1. März 2020: 11 Uhr Gespräch mit Johanna Reich

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Pieter Hugo in New York Times

‘I’m Finished When I Start Looking at the World in a Different Way’

The photographer Pieter Hugo, who has captured scenes from Nigeria to Mexico, takes T inside his studio.

The artist Pieter Hugo, photographed in his studio in Cape Town, South Africa, alongside a human anatomy model. Credit Stephanie Veldman

By Osman Can Yerebakan

Jan. 9, 2020

In 2018, the curator Francisco Berzunza invited the South African artist Pieter Hugo to Mexico to create a body of work that would engage with themes of sexuality and death for an exhibition at the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo. During his monthlong stay, Hugo searched for a response to this prompt, and inspiration came when he chanced upon a platter of desiccated fruits in Oaxaca. “Making Pigments. San Agustin Etla” (2018), which shows a spread of dying crops in bold hues, was the first image Hugo captured in Mexico. But “something shifted” during that first visit, Hugo says. “I don’t know why, but I’m not done here,” he remembers thinking; he has since visited Mexico four more times, traveling between the bustling border city of Tijuana in the north, the colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas in the Central Highlands and the indigenous Zapotec town of Juchitán in the southern state of Oaxaca. “From the Day of the Dead to narco-politics, death is strongly felt there,” he says of the country, but it was its people’s day-to-day understanding of life’s fragility that inspired his new photography series, “La Cucaracha,” which will go on display at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York this month. Hugo named the series after the popular folk song about an injured cockroach whose lyrics are often rewritten in Mexico as political satire.

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Julia König – Looking At The Sun Is A Little Harder On The Eyes

On Equal Terms I, Jane Benson, Julia König und Hanno Otten, exhibition view, courtesy PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne


 Freitag, den 31. Januar 2020, um 19 Uhr

Julia König – Looking At The Sun Is A Little Harder On The Eyes

PRISKA PASQUER, Albertusstr. 18, 50667 Cologne, Germany

“Virgins Land” Gesprächsabend mit Johanna Reich



Donnerstag, Dezember 12 2019, um 19 Uhr
ZERO Foundation, Hüttenstraße 104, 40215 Düsseldorf

„Virgins Land“ – Gesprächsabend mit Johanna Reich

Die Medienkünstlerin Johanna Reich spricht mit Thekla Zell (ZERO foundation) über ihre künstlerische Arbeit, das Verhältnis von Kunst und Öffentlichkeit und den Aspekt digitaler Vernetzungs- und Verbreitungsmöglichkeiten. Außerdem stellt Johanna Reich ihre aktuelle Videoarbeit „Virgins Land“ (2019) vor, die von Heinz Macks „Sahara-Projekt“ inspiriert ist.

Johanna Reich

Johanna Reich beschäftigt sich in ihren Arbeiten mit der Frage nach dem Verhältnis von Realität, Bild und Abbild und untersucht den Einfluss neuer Medien auf unsere Wahrnehmung und unser Denken und Handeln. Dabei bedient sie sich verschiedener Reproduktionstechniken und verwendet häufig den öffentlichen Raum als Projektionsfläche.

Johanna Reich (*1977) lebt und arbeitet in Köln. Sie studierte an der Kunstakademie in Münster, an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg und an der Kunsthochschule der Medien (KHM) in Köln. Die Arbeiten von Johanna Reich waren in zahlreichen internationalen Ausstellungen vertreten und wurden mehrfach ausgezeichnet, u.a. mit dem Nam June Paik Advancement Award (2006), dem japanischer Excellence Prize for Media Art (2007), dem Förderpreis des Landes NRW für Medienkunst (2009), dem Konrad-von-Soest-Preis (2011) und dem Frauenkulturpreis des LVR (2017).

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