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Zilkens' News Blog Archive

Zilkens' News Blog 39 2022

Voting is going out of fashion - as it is now in Italy, where just 64% of eligible voters went to the polls to exercise their democratic right (and, strictly speaking, their duty). The 36 % non-voters certainly have an opinion, only it won't matter in the next few years. Politicians usually think of their electoral chances and stare at poll numbers, and these are ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 38 2022

Only 12 weeks to go until Christmas and so much could still take place until then - but not in Cologne (with the exception of Art Cologne, which is taking place and is looking forward to a dynamic collector community that is not intimidated by the general howl of crisis).When Ms Reker took office as mayor in 2015 in the 2000-year-old city on the Rhine, ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 37 2022

It is worth fighting for one's own culture. Putin has cheekily claimed that Ukraine has no culture of its own. At the Venice Biennale, the team of the Pinchuk Art Center from Kyiv showed with the exhibition "we defend our freedom" that this is not true. We want to deepen this experience with the largest solo exhibition of current Ukrainian ... read more

Zilkens‘ News Blog 36 2022

It is worth fighting for our freedom and Ukraine! For the exhibition project Worth Fighting For, almost 3,000 EUR have already been collected via Betterplace (and every EUR helps), rent and insurance have already been paid and are more than 10,000 EUR. The government of NRW wants to support massively, people from Switzerland have contacted us and want to help and also insurers offer 5-digit ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 35 2022

Worth Fighting For - Artists for Ukraine, the exhibition we are trying to put together in November and which will give an overview of the creativity of Ukrainian artists on 3,000m², urgently needs your support. We have already cut our budget together with our colleagues from the Pinchuk Art Center. But we still need 300,000 EUR for energy costs, transport, architecture, construction, dismantling, supervision, lighting, ... read more

Zilkens' News Blog 34 2022

At the other end of the world, little is heard of the war that Russia has unleashed in Ukraine, which has been going on for six months now, because nationalistic bigotry coupled with the inferiority complexes of an entire people have allowed it to happen. In a way, this is reminiscent of the situation at the outbreak of the Second World War - except that ... read more