NKR Call #1

In Spring 2019 the NKR published an open call. 152 posters were entered by international artists, detailing a range of concepts and exhibition abstracts. The jury chose the project Nährboden (culture medium):

"Nährboden is fundamental research on what collaborative working and thinking can be – by an artist duo which has collaborated for some time. As we understand it, the project is an invitation to others to participate in this process. Therefore, Nährboden is an outwardly open undertaking which does not specifically address an art audience. Nährboden is more a theoretical construct than it is an exhibition concept. Nährboden is open and unbiased. We were convinced not least because of this courage to take risks.” Jury statement - Mathias Antlfinger, Ute Hörner, Detlef Klepsch, Anne Schülke, Roman Zheleznyak - 1. November 2019

Nähboden by gaethgens.hirsch will show at NKR next year, from 8. October to 8. November.

The NKR would like to extend a warm thank you to all artists that participated in NKR Call #1. All submitted posters will be hung at NKR in early December and can be viewed from 12. to 22. Dezember 2019 during the opening hours.

NKR Call #2 will be published in the spring of 2020. Interested parties can sign up for the Newsletter and will be informed of its release.

As of 2020 the project NKR Call will be sponsored by the Arts and Culture foundation of the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf.


Idea and organisation: Detlef Klepsch & Anne Schülke