The Kunsthalle, a concrete block built in 1967, is one of the most concise buildings in Düsseldorf, a now rare example of raw architecture. Architects Beckmann and Brockes used prefabricated blocks of concrete, developed in the 1950s for purely economic reasons, and thus were faced with more than just a formal challenge. This is the background against which the Kunsthalle’s architecture must be regarded today.
The Kunsthalle Düsseldorf is a place for the entire spectrum of international contemporary art and related contemporary discourses. This tradition has continued since its reopening in 2002 with innovative formats for exhibiting and communicating.
The wide range of exhibitions focusing on a variety of topics and periods. Furthermore, the exhibition series Seitenlichtsaal and the presentation of recipients of the Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Scholarship have featured and continue to showcase younger and less well-known artists.
Since January 2010, Gregor Jansen has been director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Under his direction, international currents and Düsseldorf positions, new talents and “big” names will continue to find their place in this out-of-the-ordinary venue.