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Photo of a city. There’s a train station with a bridge going over the river. There’s also a cathedral and trees and contemporary buildings in the foreground and background. The colours have been heightened and the sky is cloudy.

Kaleidoscope: ONLINE City Dispatch: Köln/Düsseldorf

Thu 15th April 2021 Online

Members of the Kaleidoscope Network are invited to travel virtually to the Rhineland with Dennis Hochköppeler. During this dispatch Dennis will talk about the artistic history of Köln and Düsseldorf, key institutions, artists, current cultural dialogues along with some insider tips about unique experiences and opportunities for emerging artists.

This event has been organised by Spike Island for the Kaleidoscope Network. Open to members of the network organisations only.

Dennis Hochköppeler was born in 1985 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. While studying art history and German language and literature at the University of Cologne, he founded Galerie Drei in Cologne in 2013 with Jakob Pürling. The gallery currently represents eight artists from Europe and the United States, shows around five exhibitions a year in its Cologne gallery space and is regularly present at international fairs. In April 2021 they will launch a one-year exhibition project in Mönchengladbach in April 2021 where they will occupy an exhibition space on a timeshare basis with the Düsseldorf gallery Markus Lüttgen.

The Kaleidoscope Network is a collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Primary (Nottingham), Spike Island (Bristol) and The NewBridge Project (Newcastle). Formed in response to a need for mutual support, the network has come together as a way to share resources, increase what each partner is able to offer and create new connections between communities of artists. It also offers professional development for the associated partners learning from one another.