Today, today, just not tomorrow... How is our art heritage created?


How do we preserve the lives of contemporary visual artists? Who determines—in the face of full archives and depots—what stays? And who writes the algorithms for the selection process? In this specialist event, artists will take part in discussions with representatives from academia, trade and the exhibition business. The focus will be on the ideas and needs of the artists and on asking: shouldn’t it be the artists themselves who make the selection?

The conference offers impulse statements and invites you to a discussion: Artists talk about their ideas and practices for preparing their estate for the future. Art mediators reflect on how they influence and shape the selection process. The following initiators will start and accompany the discussion with the audience:

Monika Brandmeier (Artist and Board Stiftung Kunstfonds),
Karin Sander (Artist and Director, Fine Art Section, Akademie der Künste)

Lutz Dammbeck, Tatjana Doll, Else Gabriel, Katharina Grosse, Bjørn Melhus, Nanne Meyer, Christiane Möbus, Jörg Sasse, Georg Winter

Art mediators:
Klaus Gerrit Friese (Gallery),
Werner Heegewaldt (Archive, Akademie der Künste),
Sabrina Hohmann (Estate Andreas von Weizsäcker),
Karin Lingl (Stiftung Kunstfonds),
Susanne Titz (Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach)

Bogomir Ecker (Artist),
Julia Voss (Curator and Art Historian)

Cooperation with Stiftung Kunstfonds 

Stiftung Kunstfonds

Friday, 13 May 2022

5 pm


Studio Lobby

Conference & Discussion

With Lutz Dammbeck, Tatjana Doll, Klaus Gerrit Friese, Else Gabriel, Katharina Grosse, Werner Heegewaldt, Sabrina Hohmann, Karin Lingl, Bjørn Melhus, Nanne Meyer, Christiane Möbus, Jörg Sasse, Susanne Titz and Georg Winter

Welcoming: Monika Brandmeier and Karin Sander

Moderators: Bogomir Ecker and Julia Voss

Cooperation with Stiftung Kunstfonds

In German

Free admission


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