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Exhibitions

Exhibition rooms at »Bilker Bunker«

FORTRESS FOR INNOVATIVE ART AND CULTURAL FORMATS

Changing contemporary art formats and an experimental cultural program are launched on two floors of the bunker. Here, disciplines, positions and cultural actors are linked with each other in innovative ways. A lively, open exchange can arise, which emotionalizes, opens spaces and releases thoughts.

Artistic positions, questions and answers form a dialogue with the architecture and history of the site, which is special in every respect.

Information

Opening hours

Wed & Fri: 5 pm - 9 pm
Sat & Sun: 12 pm - 6 pm
Closed on public holidays

Admission: EUR 4.00
Reduced (pupils, trainees, students, seniors): EUR 3.00
Severely disabled people including accompanying person: free 
Children and young people up to 18 years: free

Address:

Bilker Bunker
Aachener Straße 39
40223 Düsseldorf
Location on GoogleMaps

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Fiktion der Wirklichkeit

FICTION OF REALITY - EXHIBITION AS PART OF PHOTO+

WITH WORKS BY JAN ALBERS, JULIUS VON BISMARCK AND SINTA WERNER
In the exhibition "Fiction of Reality", the "Bilker Bunker" invites you to take a walk on the fine line between the imaginary and the real. The artistic positions of Jan Albers, Julius von Bismarck and Sinta Werner play with our perception.
We need to get closer, to get involved in order to distinguish appearance from reality and to track down the fiction of reality.
Where does fiction end and reality begin?
Duration: 17 May - 14 July 2024  

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Öffentliche Führungen

PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS

We offer public guided tours (in german) through the exhibition "Fiction of Reality" with our art mediators. On the following dates:

Saturday 01 June at 1 pm
Sunday 16 June at 1 pm
Saturday 29 June at 1 pm
Sunday 07 July at 1 pm
Participation in the guided tour costs €12 including admission, reduced €8, there are 15 places, duration approx. one hour. Remaining tickets will be sold at the box office on the day of the event until 1 pm.

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Naegeli in Bilk

HARALD NAEGELI IN DÜSSELDORF BILK

They have always adorned the Düsseldorf city centre: running stick figures, strutting flamingos, triangular double eyes. Unfortunately, many of Harald Naegeli's famous spray drawings have been removed. However, they can still be found in the Bilk district, where Naegeli lived for almost thirty years. They can now be rediscovered here as well as in the »Bilker Bunker«: through an audio tour, on the concrete walls of the bunker, as a new edition in dialogue with sprayer "Magic" from Düsseldorf and in two exclusive editions.

The work "Magic vs. Naegeli '96", which is complemented by two selected screen prints and photo editions with Naegeli's motifs, can be seen from the 30th of November as part of the exhibition »From shelter to free space«.

Further works by Naegeli can be discovered at any time on your own and with your own ears: through the digital map and in the audio tour through the Düsseldorf district of Bilk.

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Bilker Bunker Ausstellung

THE »BILKER BUNKER« IN THE COURSE OF TIME

As »air-raid shelter No. 25« the »Bilker Hochbunker« was built in 1942 at the corner of Aachener Strasse and Karolingerstrasse. Responsible for the planning was the architect Carl Krieger (1875-1957). With the conversion into an art and cultural space by Bilker Bunker gGmbH and in the context of the opening year, the history of the building can be experienced in a special way: digitally and emotionally.

Reports by contemporary witnesses, historical documents and video installations invite visitors to follow the eventful history and learn more about what being in the bunker actually meant and what the situation was like for those seeking protection. During this process, values such as freedom, democracy, pluralism and tolerance are to be consolidated in the consciousness of the visitors.

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Wed & Fr 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

First art, then drinks: Wednesday Every and Friday evening there is the opportunity to combine a visit to the exhibition with a subsequent drink with live music in our music bar “Schleuse Zwei”. The artists will also be present on dates from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be selected for discussion.

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Archive

Past exhibitions and events in the Bilker Bunker

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Bilker Bunker Shop

»BILKER BUNKER« SHOP

SHOPPING FOR A GOOD CAUSE

In our small but nice shop at the main entrance you can buy artists' catalogues, architecture books, limited art prints, editions and our
»Bilker Bunker« merchandise consisting of posters, shoppers, T-shirts and sweaters. And best of all: the generated funds go to charitable causes and support our art and cultural formats! 
The shop is open during the exhibition hours (Wed & Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm and Sat & Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm).

Press

All press releases

An overview of all past press releases including the corresponding downloads can be found on the overview page:

FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS

Together with our friends and supporters, we have made it our goal to establish the »Bilker Bunker« as a relevant place and enrichment of the art and culture scene. Special thanks go to:

Kunststiftung NRW

kunststiftungnrw.de

Kulturförderung des Landes NRW

mkw.nrw

City of Düsseldorf

duesseldorf.de

Creative.NRW

creative.nrw.de

National urban development projects

nationale-staedtebauprojekte.de

Harald Naegeli Stiftung

haraldnaegelistiftung.ch

BECOME A SUPPORTER!

Anyone who would like to support the »Bilker Bunker« is welcome to contact:
Christina von Plate
info@bilkerbunker.de

The »Bilker Bunker« stands for high quality and innovative cultural formats. It is a model for progressive urban development, retells history and promotes social cohesion.

Whether through donations, sponsorship in the »Freundeskreis« or as a network partner: support the »Bilker Bunker« and be part of the change! Contribute to the realization of high-quality, innovative art formats, to the reinterpretation of cultural work and enable an open access to art for all.

Simply donate here via PayPal and receive a donation receipt on request. Thank you very much for your support!