IKT Congress 2020

SAVE THE DATE! The IKT Congress 2020 will take place in the historical region of Westphalia|Germany with Osnabrück as headquarters, from 2 to 5 April 2020.
A Pre-Congress will take participants to the Ruhr district, from 31 March to 2 April 2020.


Dear IKT Members,

After more than 30 years, in 2020 the IKT Congress will take place in Germany again!
This year's IKT General Assembly, which was held in Miami in April, has approved the bit presented by Julia Draganovic, Friederike Fast, Elisabeth Lumme and Roland Nachtigäller to host the IKT members in the historical region of Westphalia including the vibrant international art scenes of Münster and Bielefeld from 2 to 5 April 2020.

The IKT Congress will be preceded by a Pre-Congress, which will take participants to the Ruhr district, Germany’s largest conurbation from 31 March to 2 April 2020 and will guide the IKT members to sites that have been subject to the structural transformation following the end of coal industry in Duisburg, Essen, Dortmund and Unna.

The Congress and Pre-Congress will be organized by IKT with the support of Kunsthalle Osnabrück, hase29 – Society for Contemporary Art Osnabrück and Marta Herford.
Kunsthalle Osnabrück, a former Dominican monastery, was not only the long-standing place of activity of IKT President Julia Draganovic, who is now Director of the Villa Massimo in Rome (since 1 July), but has also been the seat of the IKT office since 2014.

Founded in 2016, hase29 is a young art association located in a former supermarket in the City of Osnabrück. According to the Chairwoman and IKT member Elisabeth Lumme, the aim of the association is to make contemporary art more accessible to a wide audience and to open up the potential of artistic research for dealing with the present by means of current exhibition themes.

Marta Herford under director and IKT member Roland Nachtigäller is an internationally oriented museum for contemporary art with a special focus on architecture and interior design. With its flowing, tilting walls, by the American star architect Frank Gehry, it’s one of the most unusual museum buildings in the world.
Marta Herford will host next year's symposium on the topic „The world of pictures: Everyone is a producer“.

Please make a note of the date.
Registration will be opened by 10 November 2019.
Further details will follow.