MKM MUSEUM KÜPPERSMÜHLE
OF MODERN ART, DUISBURG

+++ From July 13: THE MKM STRÖHER COLLECTION RE-OPENS FOR VISITORS +++

At last!: Following the re-opening of the temporary exhibition space, the rooms housing the permanent collections in the existing museum complex of the MKM are now once again accessible to the public.

Awaiting visitors to the Ströher Collection is the customary outstanding survey of German post-war art, ranging from Anselm Kiefer to Gerhard Richter. In addition, the presentation of the collections has undergone several innovative changes: first and foremost, an entire room featuring large-format cityscapes by Ralph Fleck: In their subtle interplay of proximity and distance, “Essen”, “Berlin”, “Hamburg” and “Leipzig” challenge the viewers’ visual perception. Furthermore, the rooms hosting works by Markus Lüpertz and Gerhard Richter have been redesigned, with the MKM’s Informel gallery also augmented by an additional work from Gerhard Hoehme.

The temporary closure of the museum from February 2018 onwards became necessary in order to connect the new wing to the existing building, taking place as part of the MKM’s expansion plans. The completion of the extension is scheduled for autumn 2019. (See below for further details).

Current Exhibition

Jannis Kounellis, Installation view MKM 2018, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, Photo: Henning Krause, Köln

ART & COAL
HOMAGE TO JANNIS KOUNELLIS

Ayşe Erkmen – Anselm Kiefer – Michael Sailstorfer – Sun Xun – Timm Ulrichs – Bernar Venet

June 8 – October 28, 2018

The oeuvre of Jannis Kounellis, a pioneer of the Arte Povera movement, takes centre stage in this exhibition at the MKM, which forms part of the inter-city project “Art & Coal”, mounted by the RuhrKunstMuseen. In addition to steel, stone or textile, coal is one the fundamental materials from which Kounellis crafted his expansive installations.

This forms the conceptual basis of the exhibition in the MKM, which showcases further artistic positions in a kind of homage to Jannis Kounellis himself, all of which incorporate the use of coal as a working material, a motif or a theme. On view are installations and even entire rooms fashioned by Ayşe Erkmen, Anselm Kiefer, Michael Sailstorfer, Sun Xun, Timm Ulrichs and Bernar Venet.

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Exhibition Preview

EMIL SCHUMACHER
Inspiration and Resistance

November 15, 2018 – March 10, 2019

Modern art is inconceivable without him: Emil Schumacher (1912–1999) ranks among the most celebrated protagonists of post-war German abstraction, which after WWII undertook a radical new beginning in art. The liberation of colour from form, of lines from motif, the spontaneity of the act of painting, the prepared canvases, the penetration of painting into the third dimension and the application of additional materials such as sand, tin, tar and hair all came to define his artistic practice.

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Emil Schumacher, Rot I, 1963, Ströher Collection, Darmstadt © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

THE MKM MUSEUM KÜPPERSMÜHLE AND THE STRÖHER COLLECTION

Several thousand square metres of exhibition space, a glittering array of featured artists ranging from Anselm Kiefer to Gerhard Richter, a diverse programme of exhibitions and a stunning architecture straddling the boundary between industrial culture and the White Cube – Welcome to the MKM Museum Küppersmühle! Located in the heart of Duisburg’s vibrant Inner Harbour district, and celebrated as one of Germany’s largest, privately-run museums, the MKM has since its opening in 1999 become a cultural beacon across the Ruhr metropolis. The world-renowned team of Basle-based architects Herzog & de Meuron has transformed the former mill and grain storage silo into an art museum, providing currently some 3,600 sq.m. of exhibition space.

With the Ströher Collection, the MKM houses one of the most extensive collections of German post-war art, showcasing primarily paintings by the most influential artists dating from the 1950s to the present day. Among the artists featured in the MKM are: Georg Baselitz, Peter Brüning, Ralph Fleck, K.O. Götz, Candida Höfer, Gerhard Hoehme, Anselm Kiefer, Norbert Kricke, Markus Lüpertz, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, A.R. Penck, Otto Piene, Gerhard Richter, Hans-Christian Schink, Bernard Schultze, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann and Günther Uecker.

Times

Opening Hours

Wed: 2 – 6 pm
Thu – Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
Public holidays: 11 am – 6 pm

Mondays and Tuesdays closed

Contact

MKM Museum Küppersmühle
für Moderne Kunst
Philosophenweg 55
D- 47051 Duisburg

T +49 (0)203 – 30 19 48 -10/ -11
F +49 (0)203 – 30 18 48 -21
office@museum-kueppersmuehle.de
www.museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Prices

Admission Prices

Collection: 6 €
Entire museum: 9 €
Concession: 4,50 €
Groups over 10 people: 4,50 €
Children over 6 years: 2,- €

Children under 6 years: free of charge

Duisburger citizens: Free admission every Thursday (on presentation of identiy card)

Press

PRESS CONTACT

Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V.

Viktoriastr. 26, 53173 Bonn
presse@stiftungkunst.de
www.stiftungkunst.de/kultur/presse

Kerstin Weinhold

PR / Media Relations

T +49 (0)228 934 55 18
k.weinhold@stiftungkunst.de

Tina Rudolph

PR / Communications

T +49 (0)228 934 55 15
t.rudolph@stiftungkunst.de

Getting here

Public Transport
From central station Duisburg, take bus line 934 to “Hansegracht” stop.

From the direction of Düsseldorf, A 59
Exit Duisburg-Duissern, left on Oranienstrasse, left on Falkstrasse, left on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

From the direction of Köln (Cologne) / Düsseldorf, A 3
To interchange Duisburg Kaiserberg, A 40 in the direction of Duisburg-Venlo, A 59 in the direction of Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, right on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

From the direction of Essen / Dortmund, A 40
To interchange Duisburg, A 59 in the direction of Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, right on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

After leaving the autobahn, follow the signs reading “Innenhafen” and/or “Museum Küppersmühle”.

Parking

For visitors of the MKM parking is free of charge for 3 hours on the parking ground directly opposite the museum. Please devaluate the parking ticket at the museum’s reception for this purpose. After 3 hours the fee is 3,50 EUR/hour.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours for Individuals and Groups

The MKM art education team offers a well-founded and interesting art appreciation programme.

Tours in English 90 EUR / hour
German language tours 60 EUR / hour

Bookings at the museum under
fon ++49 / (0)203 / 30 19 48 -11
or at office[at]museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Public guided tours are conducted every Sunday at 3 pm (German language!).
The tours themselves are free of charge, only the standard admission price must be paid.

MKM Extension Building

by Herzog & de Meuron
Completion planned for Autumn 2019

The new extension will enable one of the seminal collections of post-war German art, the Ströher Collection, to be housed in an additional 2,500 sq.m. of exhibition space. Leading exponents of the Informel movement including K.O. Götz, Bernard Schultze, Gerhard Hoehme or Fred Thieler , world-acclaimed artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer or Gerhard Richter, together with the photographs of Candida Höfer or Hans-Christian Schink will in future be presented across some 5000 sq.m. of exhibition space.

As with the original conversion of the historic grain mill, the design for the extension by Herzog & de Meuron is oriented on the existing architectural fabric of the MKM and the Inner Harbour. Three structures of varying height extend the existing museum and combine to form a new main building which harmoniously and systematically closes the row of buildings flanking the harbour basin. The new structural element will be linked to the existing museum complex via the silos, which run in an easterly direction along the inner-harbour basin towards the A59 Autobahn. Bridges on the first and second floors of the silos will form a connection between the new and existing exhibition rooms. Both in terms of outer appearance and materiality, the silos themselves are to be preserved as an industrial monument. Serving as an access element and connecting exhibition space, they will, however, be endowed with a new purpose. Furthermore, the silos will be equipped with a viewing terrace to grant visitors access for the first time.

The project has been made possible by the commitment of the privately-funded MKM Foundation, which was set up by the collectors Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher.

EXHIBITIONS / ARCHIVE