Young People Interpret Art

Award ceremony and exhibition opening:
February 17, 2016 | 7 pm
February 18 – 28, 2016

For the 15th time in the MKM: "Young People Interpret Art", Germany's most generously endowed art prize for young people. 20 school classes drawn from across the entire Federal Republic have once again been afforded the opportunity of demonstrating their creative and organisational potential. The three best entries will garner the coveted "Evonik Young People's Art Prize". And irrespective of the jury's decision, all the works submitted will be shown together in a museum exhibition – so everybody wins!

"Art that gets in the way”

March 18 – May 29, 2016

Markus Lüpertz (born 1941) ranks among the leading exponents of German post-war art. Many of the works of the former long-time director of the Düsseldorf Art Academy are also represented in the Ströher Collection in the MKM. The acclaimed painter and sculptor will be presenting a retrospective in the MKM Museum Küppersmühle.

My Poetry is Colour

June 24 – September 4, 2016

The painter Rolf-Gunter Dienst (born 1942) is best known for his “written” paintings, in which he combines colour with scriptive elements, inspired by art, literature and music. The MKM is devoting a comprehensive retrospective to the artist who is also an acclaimed author and art critic. Surveying Dienst's entire oeuvre, the show details his development from his early works, strongly influenced by the Informel movement, and his initial essays with his signature “Kürzel” or cipher, which was to become the organisational principle of his paintings, through to his more recent canvases, which reflect his continuing pre-occupation with the paintings' internal structure and the impact of colour.

This is Now

September 2016 – January 2017

With his unique and distinctive oeuvre, the US artist Alex Katz (born 1927) has firmly established himself within the canon of post-war American art and the contemporary international art scene. Focusing particularly on his landscape depictions, this show in the MKM traces the development of this seminal theme in his early works to becoming an essential element in Katz's oeuvre over the past 25 years.
The transfer of the exhibition from Guggenheim Museum Bilbao took place in cooperation with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.