Erik van Lieshout, Ohne Titel (The Island), 2015, Dauerleihgabe Sammlung KiCo


The “Space for Democracy” is both an exhibition and a workshop space . Here, perspectives from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bonn are combined with those of the visitors.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the German Basic Law, the Kunstmuseum Bonn is dedicating a room in its collection to the theme of democracy. Works of art from the past 75 years take a look at German history, society and democratic values from different periods. From May to December, regular workshops are held in the Space for Democracy, which culminate in the participatory design of the museum’s DigitalGuide. Accessible via QR codes, the DigitalGuide in the Space for Democracy acts as a platform for a polyphonic art education. Visitors have their say, share and reflect on their associations and impressions. Additional text ideas in the exhibition space encourage writing, reading and conversations.

The list of artists includes Benjamin Bergmann, Joseph Beuys, Harry Fränkel, Andreas Gursky, Paul Klee, Barbara Klemm, Erik van Lieshout, Sigmar Polke, Anys Reimann, Ulrike Rosenbach and Klaus Staeck.



Saturday,  May 25
12 Uhr Curator’s tour
12:30-16 Uhr: Poster-Collage-Workshop
14-18 Uhr Dialogue in the exhibition



Text and image impulses on the topic of democracy

Democracy is on everyone’s lips. Nevertheless, it is not established practice everywhere and is constantly under threat, even where it has long been considered established.

But what does democracy mean in concrete terms in our everyday lives, in our biographies? What historical events and social circumstances have strengthened our belief in it? How could our coexistence become more democratic? What scenarios do we imagine when we think of democracy in the future?

Based on the exhibits in the “Space for Democracy” and the fundamental rights in the German Basic Law, we explore the abstract concept of “democracy” and try to anchor it in our lives. Various writing impulses give us the opportunity to fill it with our memories, thoughts and feelings.

The resulting texts form the basis for  dialogue on site. With the option of transferring them to the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s DigitalGuide, they serve as  ideas for future visitors to the museum.

Sunday, June 2, 3 p.m.
with Dania D’Eramo
Sunday, July 7, 3 p.m.
with Dania D‘Eramo
Sunday, September 8, 3 p.m.
Basic Rights
with Dania D‘Eramo
Sunday, October 13, 3 p.m.
Silent Conversations
with Dania D’Eramo
Sunday, November 24, 3 p.m.
Future Scenarios
with Dania D’Eramo



Ihr Browser unterstützt diese Webseite nicht.

Liebe Besucher:innen des Kunsemuseums Bonn, Sie versuchen unsere Website über den Internet Explorer zu besuchen. Der Support für diesen Browser wurde durch den Hersteller eingestellt, weshalb er moderne Webseiten nicht mehr richtig darstellen kann. Um die Inhalte dieser Website korrekt anzeigen zu können, benötigen Sie einen modernen Browser.

Unter folgenden Links finden Sie Browser, für die unsere Webseite optimiert wurde:

Google Chrome Browser herunterladen Mozilla Firefox Browser herunterladen

Sie können diese Website trotzdem anzeigen lassen, müssen aber mit erheblichen Einschränkungen rechnen.

Diese Website trotzdem anzeigen.