Nel Aerts

„Haus der Wanderer“    

9 March–12 May 2019

OpeningFriday 8 March 2019 at 7 pm
VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening HoursTuesday-Sunday 11 am-7 pm
Admission4 € / concessions 2 € / members free

Nel Aerts (b. 1987 in Turnhout, lives and works in Antwerp) turns the Westfälischer Kunstverein into a “Haus der Wanderer”, a temporary home, a gathering place where wanderers and travelers encounter those other inhabitants and dwellers, who have been put up here by the artist. We see them in paintings and drawings: sometimes humorously absurd, sometimes emotionally appealing figures always competing with abstract two-dimensional patterns. This invite shows such a juxtaposition with a drowsily disoriented man underneath a poster of (a travelling) Matisse in Morocco. Travel is not limited simply to geographical measures and movements but may also describe internal developments and mental leaps. This belief feeds Nel Aerts’s practice when her reflections on her own identity and position as an artist form the backdrop of many of her works.


The exhibition at the Westfälischer Kunstverein can be regarded as one part of a diptych with another exhibition by Nel Aerts being simultaneously presented at the Kunsthalle Lingen – both shows have been developed in close collaboration and constitute the artist’s first institutional solo shows in Germany.


Curated by Kristina Scepanski

The exhibition is supported by

Public Programme

Exhibition Walkthrough with the artist
Saturday, 9 March at noon


Guided tours with curator Kristina Scepanski
Saturday, 30 March at noon (together with Meike Behm, director Kunsthalle Lingen)

Tuesday, 7 May at 6 pm    


Walkthrough the exhibition at Lingen (own arrival) with directors Meike Behm (Kunsthalle Lingen) and Kristina Scepanski (Westfälischer Kunstverein) at BARDO (Bar am Donnerstag) with drinks and snacks  
Thursday, 4 April at 6:30 pm


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