Rediscovered heritage

Revived art of cultural heritage from all over the world.

"Rediscovered heritage" presents revived art of cultural heritage from all over the world. Historical sites, archaeological finds ... and restorations of significant masterpieces of art and handcraft will be presented in their own historical context. The aim of this format is to give the audience a new focus and a different perspective on such forgotten artworks from different eras and cultures. Through this visual experience ikono offers a contribution towards preserving cultural heritage in a contemporary context.

Museums of the World

Museum Für Lackkunst | Neues Museum

ikono works with directors or department heads from internationally renowned art institutions to feature curated selections of works ... from their permanent collections or exhibitions. Pergamon Museum The Pergamon Museum accommodates three separate museums: the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Museum of Islamic Art. The monumental reconstructions of archaeological building ensembles - such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus and the Ishtar Gate including the Processional Way of Babylon and the Mshatta Façade - made the Pergamonmuseum world-famous.
Pergamon Museum
Museum Für Lackkunst The Museum of Lacquer Art, established in 1993 by BASF Coatings GmbH Münster, is of its kind an institution unique in the whole world. It houses an extensive collection of lacquer-work from East and South-east Asia, Europe and the Islamic world, with items from over two thousand years of history. Regular special exhibitions go more deeply into aspects of traditional and contemporary lacquer-work.
Museum Für Lackkunst
Neues Museum This key work in the history of the art, the museum and technology in the 19th century was designed by the architect Friedrich August Stüler. After being badly damaged in the Second World War, the building has been elaborately restored and recreated under the direction of the British star architect David Chipperfield. The building now provides a new home for the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection and the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, together with artefacts from the Collection of Classical Antiquities.
Pergamon Museum

Curator:

Christian Ganzenberg

Christian Ganzenberg is a curator and art critic. He studied Cultural Studies in Stuttgart and Pittsburgh. He presently works for ... the Daimler Kunst Sammlung in Berlin, where he runs the project space 5x6x9. His current PhD studies are on the development of artist books and writing since the 1960s.
Luca Trevisani is one of the most promising Italian artists of his generation. Born 1979 in Verona, Trevisani studied art history in Bologna and attended a number of art classes with renowned teachers such as Tobias Rehberger and Alfredo Jaar. He has received awards such as the Premio Furla per l’Arte in 2007 and the New York Prize of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in 2010. Trevisani has showed in galleries such as Giò Marconi, Mailand, pinksummer, Genua, or Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, as well as in solo shows in Athens, Bergamo, Amsterdam and Rome. Recently, he was nominated for the Premio Italia Arte Contemporanea 2012. In his work, the artist deals with the basic physical connections and philosophical topics. He creates fragile sculptures, abstract drawings as well as experimental films, which exemplarily focus on terms such as equation and balance, variability and fluctuation. About his work, Trevisani says: "Vodorosli can be beautiful, but, and this is what matters to me, the search for beauty is an ancient mistake. Beauty cannot be programmed, because it is always only a side-effect of other investigations. (...) It is better to forget about the boundaries between different art work as well as about the boundaries between different thoughts. There are no longer images, just sequences of images. A rythm, a song." (Luca Trevisani) Christian Ganzenberg a curator and art critic. He studied Cultural Studies in Stuttgart and Pittsburgh. He presently works for the Daimler Kunst Sammlung in Berlin, where he runs the project space 5x6x9. His current PhD studies are on the development of artist books and writing since the 1960s.