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The exhibition program of the KUNSTHAUS NRW KORNELIMÜNSTER offers an insight into North Rhine-Westphalia’s current and future art scene. Since 1948, North Rhine-Westphalia has been purchasing works by young artists to support them. Today, the collection numbers 4000 works, documenting the history of North Rhine-Westphalia’s art to the immediate present day through works by artists such as Karl Otto Götz, Emil Schumacher, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Günther Uecker, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Katharina Sieverding, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Björn Dahlem, Cornelius Völker, Gereon Krebber, and Erika Hock. Through its focus on the early works of the individual artists, the collection mediates a unique overview of the changes and shifts in tendencies. The temporary exhibitions, on the other hand, highlight the current development of art in NRW and beyond. The Kunsthaus is hosted in the baroque palace building of the old Abbey of Kornelimünster.
Text: Dr. Marcel Schumacher