Upcoming exhibition

Collection Satellite #9
The Bar. Liora Epstein in Dialog with Jürgen Drescher and Reinhard Mucha. The Bar as Artwork and Social Space
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

Opening: May 23, 7 p.m.

Collection Satellite #9 takes the early collaborative work Verkaufen (Selling, 1981) by the artists Jürgen Drescher (b. 1955 in Karlsruhe, lives in Berlin) and Reinhard Mucha (b. 1950 in Düsseldorf, lives in Düsseldorf) as the starting point for an exhibition on artistic possibilities and forms of participation. Conceived as a bar and originally created on the occasion of the annual tour at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art, the unusual installation entitled Verkaufen, was donated to the Kunstmuseen Krefeld in 2022. The artist Liora Epstein (*1991 Vilnius, Lithuania, lives in Düsseldorf and Berlin), who works at the interface of fashion, visual art, and performance, will respond to the work with a staging that can also be activated and used. For her final project at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art in 2023, she created a room-filling bar embedded in a multi-layered narrative, which she will adapt and expand for the Collection Satellite at the KWM. The exhibition space will thus become a place of social interaction.

Curator: Dana Rostek

Since 2018 the Kunstmuseen Krefeld’s Collection Satellite series invites artists from various disciplines to engage in an innovative dialogue with the museum’s collections, its history, and the architecture of its three buildings: the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Haus Lange, and Haus Esters.

Liora Epstein, dispersed non-existence (Installation view), 2023  
© Liora Epstein, Ivo Faber  
Photo: Ivo Faber
Liora Epstein, dispersed non-existence (Installation view), 2023
© Liora Epstein, Ivo Faber
Photo: Ivo Faber
Jürgen Drescher, Reinhard Mucha, Verkaufen (Selling), 1981  
Installation view, KWM  
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024  
Photo: Dirk Rose
Jürgen Drescher, Reinhard Mucha, Verkaufen (Selling), 1981
Installation view, KWM
VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2024
Photo: Dirk Rose

Related past exhibitions