Museum DKM

The Museum DKM is distinguished by the variety and diversity of the artworks on display. The collection comprises works by Ai Weiwei, Ulrich Erben, Richard Long, Ernst Hermanns and many more contemporary artists as well as vessels from the ancient times of human civilization. 51 rooms on 5 levels full of Lines of quiet beauty.


We are pleased to announce that the piece When air is still around by Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino will premiere on November 13th at 7 p.m. at the Museum DKM.

When air is still around will be performed on two days at the Museum DKM. The audience is limited to 30 people per performance due to the current Corona requirements. We therefore ask for a binding registration:

Friday, November 13th, 2020 at 7 p.m. (Premiere of the Museum Version) and Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Admission: EUR 12,00 | reduced EUR 6,00


When Air Is Still Around, Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble, Photography: Sharon Zindany
When Air Is Still Around, Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble, Photography: Sharon Zindany


Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble
When air is still around

In January 2020, Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino began to work on a new piece, the premiere of which was scheduled for March this year. With the outbreak of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, they put the progress of the piece on hold. At the beginning of June, Kaiser / Antonino recommenced working on the choreography, but now with a look back and a perspective on the current global events. Some aspects, like the title itself, gained importance, the similarity between the original inspiration and the current reality became almost unbearable.

Is happiness still possible in a world that seems to be collapsing both physically and morally? In their new work “When Air Is Still Around”, Avi Kaiser and Sergio Antonino confront themselves with the body, with nature, the environment and their relationship. Their choreography contains original fragments and variations from the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is being celebrated worldwide in 2020. Beethoven’s works can be understood as a grandiose apotheosis and praise of the greatness of nature, but at the same time also its destructive power. The 6th Symphony, also known as the Pastorale, seems to have become a symbol of the transformation of our planet and of the struggle to save it. With fragments of the 6th, 7th and 9th symphonies and further musical material, Kaiser and Antonino dive into this conflict-ridden and complex field of sensations.


Choreography and dance: Avi Kaiser, Sergio Antonino
Musical director: Florian Walter
Artistic collaboration: Sally Anne Friedland
Music: L.V. Beethoven, Florian Walter, Marko Kassl, Gaetano Veloso, Sadhguru
Costumes & stage: Kaiser- Antonino / W.Lakaszus

A production of the Kaiser Antonino Dance Ensemble, The Roof-TanzRaum and 41 Duisburger Akzente Supported by the Federal State Office of North Rhine-Westphalia Free Performing Arts, Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Duisburg.

Visitor information

Opening hours:

Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays
noon – 6 pm

Every 1st Friday of the month
noon – 6 pm

Monday to Friday
by appointment

The museum remains closed on the following days:
24th – 26th December, 31st December and 1st January

Please contact us for date inquiries at or +49.203.93555470


12 Euro

6 Euro

Children (up to 7 years)

Group rate
10 Euro / Person (at least 10 people)

Guided tour (1st Friday of the month)
6 Euro / Person plus entrance fee

Guided group tour (by appointment)
90 Euro / hour plus admission

Annual Card
100 Euro per year
not transferable
allows for the visit of the permanent as well as the special exhibitions during opening hours free of charge

Extra opening (by appointment)
100 Euro up to 3 visitors
12 Euro each additional visitor

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