The gallery zone E is the newest exhibition space in Essen, the UNESCO-designated 2010 Cultural Capital of the World. Opened in November 2006 and located near the Folkwang Museum, zone E devotes itself entirely to perspectives in contemporary art. The gallery is lit throughout the night allowing passersby a view of the exhibitions around the clock. The paintings will certainly feel very much at home here: the space itself was formerly a snack bar before Dirk Ockhardt transformed it into a space for art. The space will continue as zone E under the direction of Knut Wolfgang Maron, curator, artist, and professor, Hochschule Wismar, and Marc Grümmert, curator and artist.