Álvaro de los Ángeles, Magalí Arriola, Lars Bang Larsen, BAR project, Ilka Becker, María Berríos, Stacy Boldrick, Daniela Castro, Mathieu Copeland (Team 404), Patrizia Dander, Guillaume Désanges, Alex Farquharson, Katharina Fichtner (The Office), Form Content (Am Nuden Da), Dora García, Katya García-Antón, Isabel García Pérez de Arce, Fanny Gonella, Eva González-Sancho, Lilian Haberer, Lisette Lagnado (Arto Lindsay, Rodrigo Cerviño), Pedro de Llano, Mihnea Mircan, Tania Pardo, Pas, Joseph del Pesco, Alberto Sánchez Balmisa, Manuel Segade, Leonas Seliukas, Francesco Stocchi, Huib Haye van der Werf
30 November 2013 – 16 February 2014


„Impossible Show“ is about impossible exhibitions and first took place in 2011 in Madrid taking Dora García’s list of „100 Works of Impossible Art“ as a starting point. Rather than presenting the works of artists, the show invites over 40 international curators to propose projects, that for one reason or the other, are ‚impossible’: be it because the discourse is forbidden or censored, the artworks have disappeared, been destroyed or stolen, because they cannot be moved, they have never existed, or the space itself didn’t allow for the exhibition. The exhibition is understood as an archive in progress that takes on different formats–from press releases to lectures and audio guide, etc.

Guest curators and collaboration: Sergio Rubira and Rocio García, RMS, La Asociación, Madrid, with Regina Barunke, Temporary Gallery, Cologne


29 November 2013
María Berríos: Conceptual Humour and Ecology. Cataclysm, Potentialism and the Future of Ex-Agriculture

30 November 2013
Guillaume Désanges: A history of performance in 20 minutes

14 December 2013
Patrizia Dander: „Nenn sie, wie du willst“. Ivan Kožaric’s unrealisierte Vorschläge für den öffentlichen Raum

18 January 2014
Dora García: The artist without works, a guided tour around nothing

25 January 2014
Huib Haye van der Werf: The Committee of Impossibility

1 February 2014
Eva González-Sancho: The Fear of Closure

15 February 2014
Francesco Stocchi and Martijn Hendriks: Some hunters resting by a ruin and a fountain, 1864–2014



Funding and Support

Academy of the Arts of the World
AC/E Acción Cultural Española
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur
Deltax contemporary, Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
Hotel Chelsea


1 — Impossible Show, 2013
2 — BAR project: A Hair, A Typhoon, Two Books and Some Beer, 2012, Pressemitteilung
3 — exhibition view
4 — Dora Garcia: 100 Impossible Artworks, 1995/2013
5 — exhibition view
Photo: Simon Vogel