30 years of ZADIK – Highlights and Insights

25 May 2022 – 24 May 2023

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00

Free admission

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Travel Information

  • station: "Christophstraße/Mediapark" (line 12 and 15)
  • From "Cologne Central Station" with S-Bahn to the station "Hansaring" (S 6 direction Nippes, S 12 direction Horrem, S 19 direction Düren, S 11 direction Düsseldorf airport, S 13 direction Hansaring)
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On May 25, 1992, the founding meeting of ZADIK took place. 30 years later, we are now looking at the past, present and future. The anniversary exhibition 30 years of ZADIK - Highlights and Insights provides insights into ZADIK's fields of activities and archive holdings.


Let's zoom in: Spot on ZADIK: The exhibition reveals (art) stories about exhibits from ZADIK's archive holdings: from Picasso's "La Vie", which was traded through Galerie Thannhauser and gives insights into the work's provenance, to post-war developments around Art Informel, the ZERO movement to Concrete Art, Fluxus and Happenings. Facing the questions: How did Pop Art come to Germany? And how did the 1980/90s find their way into ZADIK? In its anniversary year, ZADIK focuses on its history, the contexts of art and the diversity in the art market.

Reflections on the Art Market – Writing Art Market History | In autumn 2022, the anniversary edition of ZADIK’s publication series sediment will be published in a sustained conceptual development: In addition to the section Documentation on ZADIK and its history, the peer-reviewed section Research with contributions from external authors will be introduced.

Let’s reflect: Diversity in the Art Market

  • Women in the Art Market │ As an interdisciplinary research and outreach project, the academic blog, which was already published in 2021, brings the diversity and complexity of the topic women in the art market into focus and will be continued and expanded in 2022/23.

Let’s talk: ZADIK Outreach 

SOFT OPENING | May 25, 2022 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Short guided tours at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS | Every 2nd Thursday of the month | 6 p.m.

OPENING HOURS | Monday – Friday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment | closed on holidays

FREE ENTRANCE (including the events around the exhibition)

Your health is important to us! The current regulations regarding Coronavirus apply to a visit to the exhibition. Your contact information will be collected for infection chain tracking. Please wear an FFP2 or surgical mask and keep your distance. 


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