New Talents

new talents 2008 – die junge biennale köln
16 to 24 August 2008 in the Rheinauhafen Köln

From 16 to 24 August 2008 new talents – die junge biennale köln presents rising artists from the fields of media, art, film, music and design in the unique architectural ensemble of the Rheinauhafen in Cologne.

Due to its academies of outstanding reputation both at home and abroad and unlike other cities in Germany, Cologne has evolved into a stronghold of artistic and creative education. new talents sets an example, presenting for the first time jointly selected graduates of the following academies.

Kunsthochschule für Medien,
Hochschule für Musik Köln,
ifs internationale filmschule köln,
Köln International School of Design und der
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

A total of more than 50 graduates of the last four years have been selected. In this connection the Biennale senses an upwarding trend toward the crossover of fields where clear classifications disappear. The graduates concerned often completed a second interdisciplinary degree.

The newly designed Rheinauhafen provides a unique platform for the project, hosted by the FUHRWERKSWAAGE Kunstraum e.V. and the Media Kultur Köln GmbH. With an appealing mixture of heritage listed architecture and new urbanistic highlights, the Rheinauhafen evolves into a creative economic centre in Cologne. With its unprecedented exhibition concept new talents 2008 therefore represents a prelude to the inauguration of the Rheinauhafen, corresponding to the innovative character of the area.

Along the boulevard, the passages and interiors the area allows the visitor to discover new possibilities of artistic presentation and communication. Multifaceted accompanying events such as stage programmes, long film nights, live performances as well as symposia and technical discussions invite to a collective exchange.

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