Current exhibitions

Artist Meets Archive – Rosângela Rennó

Museum of Applied Arts.
May 22, 2021 to July 4, 2021

(DE) Die Ausstellung der brasilianischen Künstlerin Rosângela Rennó findet im Rahmen des „Artist Meets Archive“ Residency-Programms der Internationalen Photoszene Köln statt. Als eingeladene Künstlerin setzte sich Rosângela Rennó mit der Stiftung Rheinisch-Westfälisches Wirtschaftsarchiv zu Köln auseinander. Sie folgt der Erfolgsgeschichte des Kölner Originals Eau de Cologne und stellt dabei Fragen nach den Leerstellen der konventionellen Geschichtsschreibung.

Danish Jewelery Box

Contemporary Jewelery Design

Museum of Applied Arts.
March 13, 2021 to August 1, 2021

The about 200 selected pieces will provide an impressive panorama of contemporary jewellery design from Denmark. The presentation will play with thematic juxtapositions such as ‘Body and Jewellery’ or ‘Identity and Diversity’, thus creating an intriguing and extraordinary perspective of the complexity of jewellery art. The exhibition will also feature some The exhibition will be part of the 2020 German-Danish Cultural Year of Friendship.

Hélène Binet – Echoes and Reveries

To Gottfried Böhm's centenary

Museum of Applied Arts.
October 23, 2020 to June 27, 2021

On the occasion of Gottfried Böhm’s centenary, the MAKK has invited the internationally renowned London-based photographer Hélène Binet to create ‘portraits’ of selected religious buildings by the Cologne architect. Using compositions of light and shadow, architectural expert Binet reflects and highlights both the sculptural qualities and the materiality of the structures. The photos have been created exclusively for this exhibition.