Grand Opening Reception at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein

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Artists: Peter Friedl, Dena Yago, Stewart Uoo, Christian Von Borries, George Rippon, Renaud Jerez, Carey Young, Julien Ceccaldi, Kaspar Müller, Cooper Jacoby

Exhibition title: Grand Opening Reception

Curated by: Elisa R Linn and Lennart Wolff

Exhibition design by: Aziz Al Qatami

Venue: Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

Date: July 19 – September 13, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein

Grand Opening Reception is a project by *Lennart Wolff and Elisa R. Linn at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, questioning the role of artistic positions in contemporary institutional marketing and the eventisation of cultural pro- duction in the form of local identity creation.

The project is conceived in collaboration with Kuwaiti architect and artist **Aziz Al Qatami, who was commissioned to create the exhibition design.

*The project km temporaer was initiated by curators Elisa R. Linn and Lennart Wolff and investigates the potential of thematic group exhibitions through ever changing formats. Every exhibition is developed in collabora- tion with a third party (curator, artist, journalist, poet, architect etc.) and at different locations, taking the specifc conditions of each site into considera- tion.

**Aziz Al Qatami is an architect and artist, who lives in Kuwait City. He is the founder of the architecture frm Atelier Aziz Al Qatami, and also a member of the artist collective GCC.

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Cooper Jacoby, Deposits (leaking valley), 2015

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Carey Young, Cautionary Statement, 2007

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Peter Friedl, Liberty City, 2007

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Julien Ceccaldi, Untitled, 2015

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Stewart Uoo, Out Here, 2014

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George Rippon, Close To You, 2015

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Kaspar Müller, Untitled, 2015

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Kaspar Müller, Untitled, 2015 (detail)

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George Rippon, Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear, 2015

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George Rippon, Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear, 2015

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George Rippon, To Create A Dream Come True, 2015

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Renaud Jerez, E1, 2015

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Renaud Jerez, E1, 2015

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Dena Yago, Abisselfa (Pioneertown, 2015)

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Dena Yago, Across Lots (Pioneertown, 2015)

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Christian von Borries, Mocracy – Neverland in me, 2012

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