Oliver Kunkel
Bluecoast
2008
www.bluecoast.de.vu



Gesine Grundmann
Bastian
2007
Acrystal, Bronzepulver
50x35x30cm

Vernissage

The vernissage of the biennale new talents is at the same time the inauguration of the first completed part of the new Rheinauhafen. On Saturday, 16th August 2008, several speeches will be given on behalf of both occasions:

Franz Xaver Corneth Project manager of the Rheinauhafen
Fritz Schramma Lord Mayor of Cologne
Armin Laschet Minister for Generations, Family, Women and Integration, NRW
Hans Heinrich Grosse-Brockhoff State Secretary for Culture, NRW
Jochen Heufelder Artistic manager

Subsequent to the vernissage several open-air concerts will take place on different stages. The Media Kultur Köln GmbH and the Hochschule für Musik are organizing this musical inauguration program to celebrate, among others, the opening of the new harbour.

On Sunday, 17th August 2008, additional music groups will be presented.

For more information about the the music program see:www.mediakulturkoeln.de/newtalents

On both days the presentations of the areas art, media, and design will be opened at 4.00 pm. Please see as well the detailed movie program. Please note that the opening hours are different during working days.