a production agency emerged within the course mediated reality & performance on the occasion of the anniversary program 250 years of the Düsseldorf Art Academy (2023).



THEARTOFCELEBRATION (also the art of celebration / aoc / AOC / THEAOC..) presents OPENINGHAPPENING
zu Gast im NKR
a project for Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Zweihundertfünfzig

OPENINGHAPPENING is a production by THEARTOFCELEBRATION, an agency for artistic practice that explores the question What's to celebrate? Artistic work is to be celebrated (with us). With OPENINGHAPPENING THEARTOFCELEBRATION present their own way of working and invites (you) to participate. Turning strangers into the nearest, puzzling thoughts, acting and recording sounds, offering tasks, setting a platform, OPENINGHAPPENING is exhibition, opening, bar, happening, film.

OPENINGHAPPENING presents works and actions by Rabea Chatha, Liora Epstein, Nadine Karl, Yan Knobloch, Aljoscha Lahner, Matthias Neuenhofer, Lea Oreyzi, Susanna Schoenberg, Anne Schöne, Anne Schülke, Malin Speicher, Jessica Tille, Liuxizi Yang.

The camera team is formed by Taj Irzhavsky, Naiyun Yang with Ja Jess and Zihan Chen.

For THEARTOFCELEBRATION, Susanna Schoenberg thanks Sojeong Park, Haiqing Wang, Qijia You, Volker Hennes, Alec Crichton, Róbert Olawuyi, Aljosha Bassenhoff, Detlev Klepsch, Magdalena Netta, Robert Fleck, Jonas Müller, Selina Redeker, Katharina Halama, Tassilo Lantermann, Marlo Wulff, Jonas Maas, Leonard Schmidt-Dominé, Lara Condecuri, Benedikt Ansorge, NKR Neuer Kunstraum, Videowerkstatt and the administration of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

As part of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf Zweihundertfünfzig, OPENINGHAPPENING is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia.