For the third time, new talents - biennale cologne is presenting artistic positions of young graduates from the fields of arts/media, film, music/dance and design.

For nine days, the cultural quarter Cologne at Neumarkt will be transformed into an all-encompassing interdisciplinary arts parcours. 

Alongside the exhibition of selected works from the fields of fine and media arts, alumni from the field of design will offer insights into their creative concepts through presentations and lectures. Filmclub 813 will screen outstanding thesis and selected debut films, followed by Q&A's with the film makers in attendance. Ten musical talents have been commissioned with composition works in cooperation with the city of Cologne, and the newly created works will premiere at the KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum and Kunst-Station Sankt Peter. For the third edition of the festival, we will also feature dance as an art form for the first time.


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A word of welcome to the 3rd edition of new talents – biennale cologne

Ladies and gentlemen, dear visitors,

It fills me with great joy that the third edition of new talents – biennale cologne from May 12 to May 20, 2012 is again taking place at the cultural quarter at Neumarkt. This year new talents is again providing a presentational and therefore promotional platform for graduates from arts academies, predominantly from Cologne. This genre-crossing festival has by now been fully established in the cultural life in Cologne and will again prove its significance in May.

I'm excited about the extensive support that new talents is receiving from patrons and sponsors. The fact that numerous institutions at Neumarkt and at further locations in Cologne and Bonn - amongst others three Cologne museums – are acting as hosts is to be viewed as a token of appreciation.

My wish for the festival is that it will again inspire numerous visitors, and conveys perspective towards the active creation of arts in our region. Trained art experts and art enthusiasts are both acting as exhibition guides for new talents, and I'm sure that this new modul will provide an extensive contribution. I wish all visitors an enthralling arts experience in the arts parcours.  

Prof. Georg Quander

Departmental Head of the Arts, City of Cologne


Saturday, 12th May, 16:00
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Cultural quarter Cologne (at Neumarkt):

Kunst-Station Sankt Peter // Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum // Museum Schnütgen //  haus der architektur köln // Belgisches Haus // HOPE-Gallery Cologne // DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH // Portiere (GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH Hauptverwaltung) // Vitrine (GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH Hauptverwaltung) // Panoramadach FWG // cecilian con[temporary] 

further guest venues:
KOLUMBA Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln // Filmclub 813 // ampersand // Colonia Prima // ARAL // kunstgaleriebonn // Bonner Kunstverein u.a.

    More than 50 graduates of

    Academy of Media Arts Cologne, ifs internationale filmschule köln, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Köln International School of Design, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Kunstakademie Münster and Fontys Dansacademie Tilburg 



    designed & built by Radikant & Ruhmesmeile