COLOGNE Art Week 2018 \ GUIDE


The Misfits: Private Collection of Michelle Elie


@ Pop; 68


Bismarckstraße 68, 50672 Cologne, Germany

Get an inside look at the incredible archive of Haitian-born Cologne-based art collector and all-around bird of paradise Michelle Elie. Her countless avant-garde Comme des Garçons pieces are surely works of art in their own right.


MD Bar

Marsilstein 21-23, 50676 Cologne, Germany

When you're ready for a break from the fairs and in the mood to chat about some of the things you’ve seen, head over to MD Bar to have drinks with artists, gallerists, curators, and everyone else who's part of the art scene. This is the spot to be after nearly every gallery opening.


Bar Schmitz

Aachener Str. 34, 50674 Cologne, Germany               

One of our favorite spots to spend a long evening. Great mussels, and the best ice cream in town.



Spichernstraße 10, 50672 Cologne, Germany

In the midst of the Belgian quarter, take a break with a glass of wine on the terrace. One of the most extensive wine menus in town.



Brüsseler Straß 11, 50674 Cologne, Germany

A fusion cuisine of French and German, led by star-chef Maximilian Lorenz.


Museum Ludwig

Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Experience Pop Art, Abstract and Surrealism, while encountering one of the world’s largest Picasso collections.

If the weather's nice, spend the afternoon on the terrace overlooking the old city.

The museum is open until 10pm on Thursdays.


Neuer Aachener Kunstverein

Passstraße 29, 52070 Aachen, Germany

Just an hour's drive from Cologne is NAK, a non-profit institution for contemporary art in the tradition of the German Kunstverein model. 

Currently housing a solo exhibition by Fischerspooner. NAK is definitely worth taking the short road trip.


Heimat Boutique

Mauritiuswall 76-78, 50676 Cologne, Germany

This high-fashion boutique operates on the motto to dress like every day is a special occasion. One stop here will help you do just that.



Rudolfpl. 1, 50674 Cologne, Germany

After the Romans founded Cologne, they surrounded the city with a 5 mile wall and built 12 gates to enter the city. This incredible piece of history is a must-see.



59, Weyerstraße, 50676 Cologne, Germany

Featuring a collection of over a thousand records, this Jazz bar is a great way to wind down after a long day of walking and art seeing.


Jana Schröder: 

Kadlites and Kinkrustations 2/2 @ Natalia Hug

Jülicher Straße 14, 50674 Cologne, Germany

Jana Schröder's latest exhibition Kadlites and Kinkrustations 2/2 opens April 19th. Read about her process on Collecteurs, check out her Capsule Editions, then stop by and see her latest works.


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