Analog, digital, weiblich, männlich, fest, flüssig: Im Kunsthaus Rhenania zeigen Jana Manfroid und Hannah Kuhlmann auch in diesem Jahr junge Designtalente. Aggregatist nach der Ausstellung Homo Ludens (PASSAGEN Prize 2018) das zweite PASSAGEN-Projekt der beiden Kuratorinnen. DesignerInnen und KünstlerInnen erproben das Ausdehnen von Grenzen und das Strapazieren klarer Strukturen mit Exponaten an der Schnittstelle zwischen Mobiliar und Installation. Auch in diesem Jahr bieten die beiden Kuratorinnen Jana Manfroid und Hannah Kuhlmann jungen Talenten die Möglichkeit, sich in den Ausstellungsräumen des Kunsthaus Rhenania einem internationalen Publikum zu präsentieren. Aggregat ist nach der, mit dem Passagen Preis dotierten Ausstellung Homo Ludens, das zweite PASSAGEN Projekt der beiden Ausstellungsmacherinnen. 

Analogue, digital, female, male, solid, fluid: once again, Jana Manfroid and Hannah Kuhlmann will be presenting young design talents at Kunsthaus Rhenania. After its predecessor Homo Ludens (PASSAGEN Prize 2017), Aggregat is the curators’ second PASSAGEN project. Designers and artists explore the pushing of boundaries and test the resilience of clear structures with exhibits at the intersection of furniture andinstallation.

Rosanne Ahyi
Nils Ahrenberg & Sebastian Guzman Olmos
Anne Büscher
Clara Escalera
Willem van Hooff
Studio Kuhlmann
Clara Ormieres
Moreno Schweikle & Janne Schimmel

Kuration:          Jana Manfroid & Hannah Kuhlmann
Fotografie:        Marina Hoppmann
Grafik:              Martin Major

Kunsthaus Rhenania         14.01–20.01.2019
Vernissage                          14.01. 19h

                                     Music by DIANA Kollektive

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

Kunsthaus Rhenania         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 Desire2K16 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

Gallery Space

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:


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
Thomas Schneider
Karl Frederik Scholz
Chia Wie Wang
Meng Hsun Wu