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10 Years International Visitors Programme: Networking Meeting and Visitors Programme for Alumni

Networking programme

The conference »SYNERGIZE! Culture in Democratic Action: The Socio-Political Impact of International Networks and Cultural Relations« was framed by a networking evening on 11th November that gave the alumni an opportunity to dialogue with each other and with the many representatives of important cultural institutions in NRW, and by an accompanying Visitors Programme on 13th November, that enabled the alumni to gain a deeper insight into the cultural scene in North Rhine-Westphalia.

In terms of the fields theatre, dance and performance, several of the alumni visited Forum Freies Theater (FFT) in Düsseldorf, where they had a discussion with the artistic director, Kathrin Tiedemann, and went on a tour through the exhibition »Artists & Agents« at Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) in Dortmund.

The other half of the alumni visited the joint exhibition »Maskulinitäten/Masculinities« by the arts associations Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischer Kunstverein and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen. In this context they visited the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne and the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen in Düsseldorf, where they learned about the background to the exhibition’s collaboration from director Eva Birkenstock. The programme was rounded off by a viewing of the K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf and a meeting there with curator, Dr Doris Krystof.