Schüler in der Kunstwelt Ein Projekt der van der Koelen Stiftung und des Rabanus-Maurus-Gymnasiums

29 April 2021
Video auf YouTube

The van der Koelen Foundation for Art and Science has set itself the mission of introducing the young generation to the challenges of the art world. After the successful launch project Experimente I · 4 + 8 + 2 in 2015, in which young artists, art historians and designers conceived and realized an exhibition together, in 2021 the students of the course 13bk of the Rabanus-Maurus-Gymnasium in Mainz invited to enter the present-day art world.

On the initiative of Dr. Christopher Naumann, head of the van der Koelen Foundation for Art and Science and in close cooperation with Alfonso Mannella, art educator at the Rabanus-Maurus-Gymnasium and himself an artist, the young people interested in art enjoyed the works shown in the Cadoro – Center for Art and Science up close.

They screened literature about the artists, approached their ideas and positions and where possible visited them in their studios. Through the intensive examination of the artists and the works of art presented in the Cadoro, the students were able to gain first insights into a wide range of artistic concepts and gain first-hand experience in an international art business. With all the newly acquired knowledge of the students, however, it must not be forgotten that the understanding of an individual work of art cannot be generalized. Everyone understands and interprets a work differently, depending on their own life story.

So it is fascinating to see how the students reacted to the works of art. In addition to the exhibition they realized in the bazaar area of the Cadoro, ten videos and podcasts were created in which they formulate their highly personal approaches to an artist of their choice.

An overview of this innovative project along with impressions of the exhibition structure, the curatorial idea, the realized exhibition and of course the artist videos can be found in our detailed video. Have fun watching!

You want find out more about the activities of the van der Koelen Foundation for Art and Science? Then you should check out the foundation homepage to learn more! New videos from our series are released regularly on our YouTube channel.


Reinhard Roy - P – 1607
Reinhard Roy
P – 1607 ‧ 2003
Mischtechnik auf Lwd., 60 x 60 cm



Mohammed Kazem - CADORO Directions
Mohammed Kazem
CADORO Directions ‧ 2019
Siebdruck als VA zum Katalog »Collecting Light« (rot), 29 x 21 cm, Aufl. 50 Ex.
Heinz Gappmayr - Wahrnehmung Erinnerung
Heinz Gappmayr
Wahrnehmung Erinnerung ‧ 2020
Originaldruck, 46 x 33 cm, Aufl. 30 Ex.

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coronabedingt können wir derzeit keine Veranstaltungen machen, laden Sie jedoch sehr herzlich ein, mit uns einen individuellen Besichtigungs-Termin zu vereinbaren um die wunderbaren Ausstellungen in der CADORO anzusehen. Die übliche Öffnungszeit am Mittwoch entfällt aufgrund des Lockdowns.

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Now that our website has served our customers and us loyally for many years, it is time to take a step towards the future. That is why we have been working on a modernized website over the past few months that breathes the spirit of Gallery van der Koelen.

In the course of today's Thursday, April 29th, 2021, the new page should be made available to the public. We therefore cordially invite you to take a look at our new digital premises if a physical visit is not possible due to the pandemic situation.

On the main page there is an overview of the different areas of activity. Here you will find links to our gallery pages, the van der Koelen Foundation, the Chorus publishing house as well as the van der Koelen Consulting and our beloved Italian branch La Galleria.

Following the gallery link you will find our new website at that will inspire you with its fresh design and optimization for mobile devices as well.

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4 + 8 + 2

4 + 8 + 2

Experimente – Band 1


22,— €
Punkt – Linie – Fläche

Reinhard Roy Punkt – Linie – Fläche

Dokumente unserer Zeit – Band 52


22,– €
Collecting Light

Mohammed Kazem Collecting Light

Dokumente unserer Zeit – Band 54


25,– €

Dr.  Dorothea  van der Koelen