This exhibition will gather important happenings, actions, moments, and gestures to outline a history of performance art that is still largely unknown. 100 Years will then travel to other venues, with content varying and developing over time. For each version, works can be added to or detracted from, or include a greater local emphasis, depending on where the exhibition takes place.

This collaborative exhibition is a product of discussions between both institutions and is presented on the occasion of Performa 09, the third visual art performance biennial happening November 1-22, 2009. Performa 09 is inspired by the 100 years that have passed since The Futurist Manifesto was published in 1909. Last February, Performa hosted a Futurist banquet to acknowledge this momentous anniversary.

The exhibition 100 Years (version #1, Düsseldorf) will be open to visitors from October 17th 2009 on until July 31st 2010 saturdays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Admission free, ONLY after registration by name in situ at the counter.

Closed December 26 2009 and January 02 2010 due to christmas holidays.

Guided tours with a maximum of 25 participants are available for 5 € saturdays every two weeks starting October 17th at 11 a.m or 2 p.m. For registrations of guided tours please contact: [email protected]

Schanzenstrasse 54, D 40549 Düsseldorf
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From the airport:
From the airport follow the signs Autobahnen – alle Richtungen (motorways – all directions) and then take the A44 in the direction of Düsseldorf / Mönchengladbach.
From the north via the A44 from the airport:
From the airport, leave the A44 at the Stockum exit. The sliproad goes uphill for a short distance. Keep to the left and turn left at the traffic lights. Drive straight on and you will find yourself in Danziger Strasse, which you follow for a while (3.36 km). Keep right and then take a soft right turn into Uerdinger Strasse, which you follow for approximately 3 km before turning into Lanker Strasse. Drive ahead (270 m) then take a soft left turn onto Belsenplatz and continue straight ahead (100 m).
From the south via the A57 from the direction of Cologne:
From the direction of Cologne, leave the A57 at the Neuss-Hafen junction in the direction of Düsseldorf and join the B1. Follow the road for 6.65 km, and continue into Völklinger Strasse, which, after 800 m, takes you over the Rheinkniebrücke bridge. Leaving the bridge, follow Düsseldorfer Strasse for the next 1.4 km. Then turn left into Belsenstrasse, and then take an almost immediate right turn into Siegfriedstrasse. Follow this road for another 200 m and then turn right into Schanzenstrasse.
From the west via the A 52 from the direction of Mönchengladbach:
From the direction of Mönchengladbach, the A52 leads onto Brüsseler Strasse. After 500 m this road takes you straight ahead onto Heerdter Landstrasse. Follow the road for 550 m and drive straight ahead to Nikolaus-Knopp Platz. Follow the road for 1.75 km. Then turn left into Siegfriedstrasse and after 200 m, a soft right turn takes you into Schanzenstrasse.

From the airport:
Any of the following trains will take you to Düsseldorf main station:
S1 to the main station (Hauptbahnhof)
S7 in the direction of Solingen
RE1 in the direction of Aachen Hbf
RE3 to the main station (Hauptbahnhof)
RE5 in the direction of Koblenz Hbf
RE6 to the main station (Hauptbahnhof)
From the main station:
From the main station, any of the following underground trains will take you almost straight to our doorstep:
U74 in the direction of Düsseldorf-Lörick
U75 in the direction of Neuss Hauptbahnhof
U76 in the direction of Krefeld Rheinstrasse
U77 in the direction of Düsseldorf-Am Seestern
Get off the subway at Belsenplatz. A five-minute walk will take you to Schanzenstrasse 54.