Homo Ludens

Homo ludens – Eine Ausstellung zum spielenden Menschen
In die unvollkommene Welt und in das verworrene Leben bringt das Spiel eine zeitweilige begrenzte Vollkommenheit. Im Spiel entdeckt der Mensch seine individuellen Eigenschaften und entwickelt seine Persönlichkeit.
In der Ausstellung Homo ludens präsentieren junge Talente ihre persönliche Vision von einem spielerischen Umgang mit Produkten in einer humoristischen und multi-sensorischen Ausstellungsarchitektur.

Playing brings temporary wholeness into our imperfect world and our complicated lives. Playing, we discover our individual qualities and develope our personality. In the Homo ludens exhibition, young talents discover their personal vision of a playful use of products within the framework of a humorous and multi-sensory exhibition architecture.


Kami Blusch

Jessie Derogy

Fransje Gimbrere
Jennifer Hardel

Tim Hattrick & Matthew James Moore

Aleksandra Jakuc & Jonathan Kok Wai Ho

Elissa Lacoste

Sara Kadesch

Manon Ritaly


Studio Kuhlmann

Studio Mousse

Clara Sophia Uerlichs & Marit van Heumen

Im Kunsthaus Rhenania vom 15.01–21.01.2018

Montag, Vernissage:       19:00 – 01:00 supported by dublab.de
Donnerstag, Konzert:      ab 20:30 mit Chanson Trottoir
Samstag, Finnisage:       19:00 – 01:00

Spaces of Desire

Spaces of Desire

2K16 Future has Begun

Elixir of identity – bloody paradise, centre of the world, city of the sun* – the body.
Its forms, shapes and states transformed by nature, science and technology.
Who are we? Who are the others and who do we ally with?

The intimate body, turned into an imaginary space.
The body driven out of its world, losing its power of saving the self.
The »becoming« body, indeterminate, neutralised, floating, transformed,
in order to achieve various forms of life.

* Michel Foucault, The Utopian Body
with:Anke Huyben, born 1986, studied jewellry design at Academie Beeldende Kunsten in Maastricht, lives and works in Rotterdam

Michal Blutrich, born 1986, studied product design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, lives and works in Berlin

Mara Ploscaru, born 1987, studied visual communication at UNARTE Art University in Bucharest and Photography at Ostrkreutzschule in Berlin, lives and works in Berlin

16.06.2016 – 18:00h
16.06.2016 – 01.07.2016
30.06.2016 – 18:00h
by Julia Haenni – 'Rudeltiere'


Hartwichstraße 101
50733 Köln


PILOTPROJECTSPACE is a project space initiated by Eva Herrmann and Hannah Kuhlmann – 2016, based in Cologne, Germany.

We are mainly focused on working with good people to do good stuff, combining different fields and areas like art, design, craft, science, performance and film.

The exhibitions we show are based on project works of newly formed temporary collectives. The basis of our activities is the room itself. Our aim is to bring locals and internationals together and to create a platform for connection and exchange.


Hartwichstraße 101
50733 Köln

The Realm of Hypernova


Concept and Curration

An Exhibition that took place during the Passagen 2015. A project together with Eva Herrmann, Max Pietro Hoffmann, Karl Frederik Scholz, Ana Maria Merkel and Jan Buckenmayer.

There are a couple of old bunkers in Cologne. Left overs from the second world wa.r. Most of them are rotten unused and forgotten. We had the chance to transform and rearrange one of them into a new art space. Our Bunker is right in the middle of Cologne, next to a railway station. Back in the days it was built to protect the workers of the station.

Nine weeks before the Interior Design Week Cologne 2015 started, designers from various European cities gathered to explore the bunker. We used this special space as a starting point and a central element for the creation of an exhibition concept and its implementation. There were no rules, no limitations, only a common motivation for the creation of a new space. In a workshop we discussed the fresh sensaitions and experiences we had in the bunker. Gradually, the conversations formed a picture of a room, that should not function as an ordinary exhibition. We created conditions, developed forms, a language and finally a manifesto was composed – A manifesto of heterotopia.

Participants from Design Academy Eindhoven, Ecal – Ecole Cantonale d'art de Lausanne, Sandberg Instituut, Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and Köln International School of Design:

With: Jan Buckenmayer, Anne Buescher, Lukas Maria Cober, Adriaan De Man, Laura Ferriere, Julia Fischer, Chadia Hadda, Eva Herrmann, Max Pietro Hoffmann, Hannah Kuhlmann, Anna Maria Merkel, Bianca Quasebarth, Stanley Sagart, Simon Schmitz, Superlife, Thomas Schneider, Karl Frederik Scholz, Chia Wie Wang, Meng Hsun Wu

Studio Kuhlmann, Hartwichstraße 101, 50733 Köln