In an area that had once been destroyed to make way for an opencast mine, Haus Mödrath is a 19th century villa opened in April 2017 as a centre for contemporary art. The classicist mansion and the surrounding park are both part of the project that aims to bring together nature and culture.
The inaugural exhibition curated by Veit Loers extends across the building’s four floors with a total area of 1000 square metres and will be on display until November 2018. Instead of putting on a static group exhibition, the curator invited a number of contemporary artists to move in as temporary subtenants, or “Aftermieter” as they used to be called in German. While the usual furniture is missing, the pictures and objects that can be found both inside and outside are arranged in a way that offers surprising perspectives on the contemporary art scene.