Holly Antrum, Hervé Garcia, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Bea McMahon, Silke Schatz, Jürgen Stollhans, Zin Taylor and Mr & Mrs X
18 May – 4 August 2013


The title promises ambiguous, even mysterious situations and encounters: for the exhibition, Temporary Gallery will be converted into a constantly changing dwelling, temporarily handed over to its tenants and subtenants. Some of the new inhabitants will furnish their rooms for a longer term. Others again come and go. In their luggage they carry artworks as well as objects from everyday life–something personal, collected, found, eventually also borrowed. Seven rooms are occupied. Solely the door key to the empty room of Mr & Mrs X rotates independently among tenants, who are yet to be found. "In the House of Mr & Mrs X" is an exhibition regarded as process, as game with unknowns, where the temporary moment of exhibiting becomes more important than the permanent.

Curator: Regina Barunke


23 May 2013
Lilian Haberer and Silke Schatz: Haus Clandestine
Room of Mr & Mrs X

6 & 9 June 2013
Kristina Buch: Sole Marie Sits
Room of Mr & Mrs X

25 June 2013
Alexander Wissel: Meet and Greet
Room of Mr & Mrs X

11 July 2013
Jochen Weber: Das Am-Markt-Platzier-Werkzeug
Room of Mr & Mrs X

26 July 2013
Riccardo Paratore and Oliver Tepel: A Sense of Belonging
Room of Mr & Mrs X



Funding and Support

Culture Ireland
British Council
Kunsten en Erfgoed / Vlaamse overheid
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
RheinEnergie Stiftung Kultur
Deltax contemporary, Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
Hotel Chelsea


Gaffel Kölsch


1 — Zin Taylor: A collection of thoughts about a subject, made into forms about a subject, 2012
2 — Silke Schatz: Überblick, 2013, Roma, Via Calderini 63, 2004
3 — Holly Antrum: Movement in a minor Familiar (Schubert tape), 2010
4 — Mai Hofstad Gunnes: An everywhere of silver, 2009
5 — Jürgen Stollhans: Hühnchen und Hähnchen fahren mit dem Unimog nach Rigips, 2003, Erzählautomat, 2011
6 — Hervé Garcia: Dos au mur, 2012, La fausse monnaie, 2012
7 — Bea McMahon: Volume, 2012
Photo: Simon Vogel