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Regionale 19
Talk to me
23 November 2018 – 6 January 2019

stranger still, elia navarroElia Navarro, The Stranger and the white noise, Filmstill, 2016.

TALK TO ME. Whether in private or in public, dialogue is an essential component of interaction and knowledge transfer. Via identifiable semiotic systems, rhetoric devices, as well as other idiosyncratic dynamics and invisible indicators, a permanent transfer of information takes place. As part of the Regionale 19, the exhibition Talk to me displays works that engage with different forms of dialogue. In doing so, the collected works reflect on social structures and explore the interactive, sensual and digital possibilities of two-way communication. Handwriting takes on a life of its own as oversized objects, the pause oscillates between isolation and confrontation, emotions are transformed into digital signals, smells convey individual sensations and materials become resonating bodies for the soundscape of our everyday lives. Every artwork displayed represents a distinct examination of the possibilities of unconventional communication varieties.

Artists: Anja Braun, Liesel Burisch, Juliette deFrance, Fabio Luks, Elia Navarro, Frédéric Pagace, Maeva Rosset, Nicole Schmid, Anna Schwehr, Ambra Viviani, Michel Winterberg

Curators: Ann-Kathrin Harr & Maria Sitte

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The Kunstverein Freiburg is sponsored by:

Stadt Freiburg        Sparkasse Freiburg       BW Kultur


Thu, 29.11.2018, 19:00 Guided tour with the curators

Tue, 04.12.2018, 19:00
Discussion with the artists

Thu, 13.12.2018, 19:00 Performance by Juliette deFrance Sun,

16.12.2018 Regionale Bus Tour

Thu, 20.12.2018, 19:00 Guided tour with the curators

Sun, 06.01.2019, 14:00 -16:00
Children’s workshop (registration required)

Opening Night

Fri, 23.11.2018, 20:00
Introduction: curators Ann-Kathrin Harr and Maria Sitte

Opening Times

Tues–Sun 12:00 –18:00, Wed 12:00 –20:00.

Closed between 24.12 and 26.12. 2018, as well as 31.12.2018 and 01.01.2019

Entry: 2 € /1,50 €, free entry on Thursdays, members free.

Regionale 19 Bus Tours

Sat, 01.12.2018 From Basel to Strasbourg via Mulhouse Sun,

09.12.2018 From Freiburg to Weil am Rhein, Riehen, Hégenheim and Basel

Sat, 16.12.2018 From Basel to Freiburg


Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black
Exhibition with Louise Bozelec, Dominic Michel, Gerome Gadient, Till Langschied, Noemi Pfister und Fabio Sonego
Institut Kunst HGK FHNW Basel
Friday, 16.11. – Sunday, 18.11.2018, Finissage Sunday, 18.11.2018, 5 pm

walking through clear water in a  pool painted black





Fr, 16.11.2018, 7 pm

Reception: Heinrich Dietz
Introduction: Alice Wilke, Marion Ritzmann and Steven Schoch


Opening hours

Sa und Su, 12 – 6 pm
price: 2 €/1,50 €
members free


Su, 18.11.2018, 5 pm



Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho
陰府 (Shady Mansion)
14 September – 28 October 2018

“陰府” (shady mansion) is a Chinese term for hell. For their exhibition of that title at the Kunstverein, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho construct a subterranean park for an unlivable future. Their DIY rendition is based on The Lowline, a proposed project that would make spectacular use of solar technology in order to funnel sunlight underground to support plant life. It has been proposed to be built in New York’s Lower East Side, a neighbourhood that is currently undergoing drastic gentrification.

Lien & Camacho’s installation, which transforms the entire exhibition space, entwines heterogeneous cultural references and posits sustainability and development as competing claims on an imagined future. A scenario is sketched in which the progressive marketization of social spaces extends into the afterlife. In transferring the underground park from New York City to Freiburg, Lien & Camacho ask how these ideas might discourse with the desires of the “Green City”. The exhibition at Kunstverein Freiburg is their first institutional solo show in Germany.


The exhibition is promoted by:

BW      carl-schurz-haus


The Kunstverein Freiburg is sponsored by:

Stadt Freiburg      Sparkasse Freiburg     BW Kultur


Sat, 15 September 2018, 2 pm Artist Talk with Harry Burke, Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho

Thu, 20 September 2018, 7 pm Guided Tour with curator Heinrich Dietz

Fri, 28 September 2018, 6 pm Right to the City Symposium with Bertold Albrecht, Heinrich Dietz, Jürgen Reuß, Stefan Rost, Frauke Stablo, Klaus Theweleit

Sun, 30 September 2018, 2 – 4 pm Children’s Workshop (registration is required)

Thu, 18 October 2018, 7 pm Guided Tour


Fri, 14 September 2018, 7 pm Introduction, Heinrich Dietz, Director

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 am–6 pm
Wed, 12 am–8 pm, Mon closed
Wed, 3 October 2018 open
Entrance: 2 € /1,50 € Thursdays free, Members free


Aaron Angell
Heat-Haze Theatre
23 March – 6 May 2018

Caterpilla, Aaron Angell

Aaron Angell, Caterpillar Engine, 2017
Courtesy Rob Tufnell, Victoria and Albert Museum

Aaron Angell is known mainly for his ceramic sculpture. He is interested in the idiosyncrasies and the history of the medium, and its simulative and poetic qualities. He explores ceramics as a pragmatic method of image production, involving a large amount of material research and experimentation at his London studio, Troy Town Art Pottery. Angell is interested in hobbyist cultures, non-canonical histories, marginal methods of image-making, poetic thought, and utopian design. He describes the process by which he produces images in his work as ‘composting’.

Working more directly and instinctively than usual, all of the works in this exhibition were produced in the space of six weeks. In the lower gallery, six sculptures recall fantastic biotopic architecture, engine blocks, and underground systems. They are made from thrown and assembled parts, and glazed with a series of shino glazes. In the upper gallery, Angell presents new hinterglasmalerei pictures. Working half-blind, on the reverse of the picture plane, he allows composition and colours to be only estimated, drawing parallels with the somewhat unempirical method by which his ceramics are produced.

The exhibition is promoted by:

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Sat, 24 March 2018, 12 am
Artist Talk with Aaron Angell

Sun, 8 April 2018, 14–16 Uhr
Su, 8 April 2018, 2–4 pm
Children’s workshop
(registration is required)

Thu, 12 April 2018, 7 pm
Guided Tour with curator Heinrich Dietz

Thu, 26 April 2018, 7 pm
Guided Tour

Sat, 5 May 2018, 3 pm
Paradoxien des Öffentlichen
Lecture Hans-Jürgen Hafner


Fri, 23 March 2018, 7 pm
Introduction, Heinrich Dietz, Director

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 am–6 pm
We, 12 am–8 pm, Mon closed

Entrance: 2 € /1,50 € Thursdays free, Members free


Hans-Christian Lotz
26 January – 11 March 2018

The work of Hans-Christian Lotz addresses the supposed norms of everyday life. For all the familiarity of its elements and milieus – current technologies, information systems or generic objects – his installations are characterised by a calculated inaccessibility.

Lotz’s exhibition in Kunstverein Freiburg sketches the skeleton of a barren world of glass facades, fractals, ideologies and hallucinating source codes. At the centre of this is a video installation with an interactive mechanism, which is conversely employed to create an effect of concealment. Methods of encryption and abstraction become part of a reflexion on the specifically historical practice of exhibiting, and the possibility of its non-anthropocentric future. Consequently, the distance between the exhibited and the potential addressee is extended so far that the human observer is completely removed from this relationship.

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Thu, 15 February, 7 pm
Guided Tour with curator Heinrich Dietz

Thu, 22 February, 7 pm
Guided Tour

Sun, 4 March, 2 pm–4 pm
Children’s Workshop (registration is required)

Sun, 11 March, 3 pm
Reading with Hans-Christian Lotz



Fri, 26 January 2018, 19 pm Introduction: Heinrich Dietz, Director

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 am–6 pm
Wed, 12 am–8 pm, Mon closed

Entrance: 2 € /1,50 € Thursdays free, Members free


Regionale 18
Liquid Fertilizer
24 November 2017 – 07 January 2018

Liquid Fertilizer is formed through the decomposition, reprocessing and synthesis of organic components or mineral salts. The rich nutritional complex supports synergetic processes, change and growth. Different organisms, species, substances, forces work in conjunction, decay, transform, liquefy, shape and develop complex spatiotemporally situated habitats. Not only does Liquid Fertilizer serve to control, accelerate and optimise growth and productivity as the essential elixir of agricultural industry: it can create new structures, unleash potential or trigger devastating catastrophes.

Contributing artists: Angela Cerullo & Giorgio Bloch, Karin Borer, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Marie Matusz, Mia Sanchez, Yanik Soland, Lara Steinemann, Katinka Theis, Mona Zeiler

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Thu, 7 December 2017, 7 pm, Guided tour

Thu, 14 December 2017, 7 pm, Artists in Conversation, with Yanik Soland, Angela Cerullo & Giorgio Bloch

Sun, 17 December 2017, 1 pm Bus tour of the Regionale

Thu, 21 December 2017, 7 pm
Guided tour

Sun, 07 January 2018, 2–4 pm Children’s workshop (registration is required)

Opening Night

Fri, 24 November 2017, 7 pm
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz und
Ann-Kathrin Harr, curators

Performance: Yanik Soland

Opening hours

Tue –Sun 12–6 pm, We 12–8 pm,
closed 24–26 December 2017 ,
31 December 2017 and 1 January 2018

Entry: 2 € /1,50 €
Free entry on Thursdays, Members free


15 September – 29 October 2017

In 1922, under the slogan ‘immortalism and interplanetarism’ the Moscow bio-cosmists demanded nothing less than the immediate elimination of the temporal and spatial limits of human life. They follow in the footsteps of Russian philosopher Nikolai Fyodorov (1829–1903). He speculated about the abolition of mortality and the resurrection of all humans by the technology of art under the auspices of a state becoming a museum. Fyodorovs ideas influenced theorists, scientists and activists in pre- and early soviet times. The cosmists share the belief in a rational evolution of mankind, finding its completion in the overcoming of death and the conquest of space.

Today developments in artificial intelligence and biotechnology fuel transhumanist utopias of eliminating the temporal limits of human life. It comes as no surprise that Calico – the Califoria Life Company a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. – set itself the business objective to prolong human life. Yet, whereas Russian cosmists regarded the achievement of human immortality as a collective, ‘common task’ many current transhumanist aspirations are aimed at self-optimisation.

The exhibition Immortalismus (Immortalism) brings together works by contemporary artists that open up different perspectives on visions, technologies and ideologies to overcome death. It takes the utopian ideas of Nikolai Fyodorov and the Russian avant-garde movement of the cosmists as a historical starting point.

Artists: Ivana Bašić, Harm van den Dorpel, Cécile B. Evans, Pakui Hardware, Lina Hermsdorf, Kitty Kraus, Oliver Laric, Dominik Sittig, Anton Vidokle, Tchelet Weisstub

In the context of Russische Kulturtage
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promoted by Kulturstiftung des Bundes

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

coordinated by Zwetajewa Zentrum
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The exhibition is promoted by:

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Sat, 16 September, 3pm
Gutes Sterben – Falscher Tod / Immortalismus Guided tour with Heinrich Dietz and Finn Schütt, the tour begins at the Museum für Neue Kunst  

Wed, 20 September, 7pm
Werden wir irgendwann ewig leben? Lecture and discussion with Dr. Oliver Müller, Freiburg University, Philosophy Department, Excellence cluster BrainLinks-BrainTools, partner: Museum für Neue Kunst

Thu, 5 October, 7pm
Guided tour  

Wed, 11 October, 7pm
Artists talk with Lina Hermsdorf and neuroscientist Prof. Dr. Stefan Rotter, Bernstein Center Universität Freiburg, Exzellenzcluster BrainLinks-BrainTools  

Sun, 15 October, 2pm
Children's workshop (registration is required)  

Tue, 17 October, 7pm
„Sterbliche aller Länder, vereinigt euch!” – Russische Projekte zur Überwindung des Todes, 1900–1930. Lecture by Dr. Michael Hagemeister, Ruhr-University in Bochum, Institute of East European History  

Sun, 29 October, 3pm
Curator's tour with Heinrich Dietz


Fri, 15 September, 7 pm
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz, director

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 am–6 pm
Wed, 12 am–8 pm, Mon closed
Day of German Unity (open 03.10.)
Entrance: 2 € /1,50 € Thursdays free, Members free


Site Visit
24 March– 23 July 2017

site_visilt_Grundriss-KV_EG (click for http://sitevisit.site )

A site visit is usually part of an exhibition planning: An artist visits a location regarding a prospective exhibition. Based on this ritual the Kunstverein Freiburg invites guests and combines this with shifts of certain time and space parameters of its exhibition programmes. It is less a format of an inventory more of a futures draft: It asks what could be, and focuses on potentialities of artistic practices and presentations from a future perspective.

At present our view into the future seems concealed. Instead of an opening to the unknown evaluated forecasts and techniques to manage the hereafter only seem to extend the presence. The format Site Visit evolves in the charged relationship of a seemingly eternal presence tending to disaster and an open, desirable future. Regarding the activities of the Kunstverein Freiburg, the future could be planned and organized by using the limited budget to use the hall in a proven manner for exhibitions and accompanying programmes. Even on the background of pragmatic considerations and Excel sheet arithmetics Site Visit is an experiment to break the routines and to reshape the facts by exploring possibilities.

Artists and other guests are invited whose works could be relevant for the activities of the Kunstverein Freiburg both for future exhibitions and regarding the possibilities of presenting and discussing art. One focus lies on artistic practices which include cooperation and self-organisation or are (re-)connecting their own conditions and modes of circulation. Like a site visit the invitation focuses on the future concerning something that could be realized by the Kunstverein Freiburg up to something seemingly totally utopian or fictitious. During their usually multi-day visit the guests receive an impression of the institution and its circumstances. At the same time the format allows the visitors and members of the Kunstverein to get to know the guests and to gain an impression of their work, issues and ideas.

The guests are asked to bring along something. It could be a work in progress, a prototype, an uncompleted or an in situ work. The contribution can but must not relate to the Kunstverein or an aspect of it, it could also be a free speculation on the future. Every visit is connected with an event in an open form: performance, conversation, excursion, lecture, hiking ... Instead of realising an exhibition planned in advance with every visit, the events and materials can proliferate into the unknown.

Harm van den Dorpel develops the website http://sitevisit.site for Site Visit with online contributions of the individual guests. The artist duo It’s Our Playground creates the adaptable and extendible display unit Framework for the spatial presentation of the different contributions. During the life span of Site Visit the office of the Kunstverein will be transferred to the exhibition hall. Thereby the persons and the processes behind the planning of the exhibitions will become partly visible. Most importantly the visitors and the team of the Kunstverein team can come together in conversation. In this way the office that works on future projects after the opening of an exhibition will be relocated into the presence of the exhibition hall.


Louise Guerra
Further Futures, Chapter 20
Saturday, 22 July, 7 pm

stone_roses_3 further futures, chapter 20, louise guerra 2017 „I want to move" she said, and started twirling at the strings that tied their robe to the tree. „I don't", she said, and kept on staring at the stupid robo-screen. A sense of disappointment spreads similar to that of the small child that reaches for the flowing stream of water to grab it like a rope. They began to collect the water in small vessels and place them in rows on the edge of the bathtub...

Further Futures is a fictitious exhibition, which is yarned as a narration into the room during the evening. The artist collages and discusses some extracts of her chapters in her performative exhibition for Site visit.

Louise Guerra is an artist, curator and lecturing tutor. She was founded 2013 in Bale. A general survey is located here: www.louiseguerra.ch

The event occurs in the context of the Freiburger Museumsnacht.
Entrance Freiburger Museumsnacht:
Advance sale / with Museums-Pass-Musées 8 €
Box office 10 €

Free entrance for members of the Kunstverein Freiburg with a members card. Don´t forget Your members card.


Angela Jerardi & Antonia Lotz
Future activity, or how to compost an art institution
Sat, 8 July, 3pm

stone_roses_3 Christoph Westermeier, 30 May 2015 (Simone Nieweg, Wirsing, Steinhagen, 1990), 2015, © Christoph Westermeier / VG Bild-KunstPlease join us for a consideration of digestion and decay, and the potential therein for regeneration and transformation. Can we put something together and ask the worms to join us? Componere is simply to put together – so is compost simply an arrangement? But then, humble, that lowly word, comes from humus. It helps us remember that when we compost, we make with. It helps us see that we are always making with. What happens when we compost something? If a polyphony of microbes, fungi, and nightcrawlers eat potato peels and carrot tops, giving the gift of rich humus, cannot modernist art institutions compost themselves into something anew?

Angela Jerardi (* 1979, USA) is an independent curator and writer currently living in Amsterdam. Antonia Lotz (* 1979, Germany) is Generali Foundation Collection Curator at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Together they curated Neither here nor there, neither fish nor fowl at Schloss Ringenberg and at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen in 2015.

The event will be held in English.


Mirak Jamal & Santiago Taccetti
Stoneroses #7
Saturday, 1 July, 3 pm

stone_roses_3 Stoneroses #3, Grunewald, Berlin, 2015“Held at the Grunewald forest of Berlin, the first three iterations of Stoneroses (2014 and 2015) consisted of disseminated works by invited artists in an intervened public space. The project summoned pieces left hidden in covered and to-be-discovered shades, and bound by an orally-led tour facilitated by us. With each walk, sites were visited in altered states, making each relation a one-of-a-kind experience. These paths cut through unprecedented pastures, and each tour entailed new encounters in transformative seasons, and forecasted a set of works that were at times found removed, eaten, grown, or in slow decomposition of their material make-up.

It has been an ongoing project with updates of new invitees. The mapping of the public spaces spanned to include works left to evolve in parallel to each other – autonomous though under one eco-system. Artists mined the landscape over time, creating a project with no walled barriers, no temporal endings, and only to be experienced through our announced tours. After three iterations in Berlin's Grunewald, the project was then taken to outside hosts with new rosters; held in Stockholm, and hosted by Minibar; in Bern hosted by Riverside, and finally at Cabaret Voltaire through Manifesta in Zurich (all in 2016)..

For the seventh iteration of our collaborative project, and as part of Site Visit, we invite a local audience to Kunstverein Freiburg from where we will embark on a hike out of the confines of the exhibition space. After an initial introduction and gathering of our attendees, we will converge towards selected pit-stops. At each one, we will have a hanging of particular banners from each previous outtake of Stoneroses with their corresponding anecdotes; scanning over a spectrum of locations, and mirroring works under seasonal changes.” (Mirak Jamal & Santiago Taccetti)

Stoneroses is a project by Santiago Taccetti (* 1974, Argentina) and Mirak Jamal (* 1979, Iran). www.stoneroses.tk

The tour will be held in English.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada:
Botschaft Kanada


Dominik Sittig
Monkey Memoir
Thursday, 22 June , 7 pm

Sittig Monkey Memoir Dominik Sittig, Monkey Memoir, 2017 There is a crater on the planet Mercury that is named after the famous Spanish artist Dalí. Dalí also wandered into one of Federico Fellini's dreams and informed the director that the time had come for him, the dreamer, to exchange the Vatican's symbol to that of his own, that is Dalí's signature. Thereafter, the Spaniard began to sing with the voice of a little girl about how beautiful the life of a filmmaker actually is. That was 1975. How did it come about? And what could it mean, that as a child Freddie Mercury was called Farrokh Bulsara, but as a young man he wanted to be preferably Mark Sheridan, Elvis Presley und Marlene Dietrich all in one. What does Groucho Marx have to do with it all? And what about Casanova? And why are they all, already dead? Precisely this and other questions are traced by my talk at the Kunstverein Freiburg: „Monkey Memoir … I remember … the present … death, yes, and … love… yeeeah…“ (Dominik Sittig)

Following a long break – his last lecture performance being in 2012 – Dominik Sittig (* 1975, Germany) presents a new lecture. Alongside paintings his work is based on texts presented in lectures and books. Sittig's investigation is directed towards the past, personal impressions, memories, and the seemingly familiar continuing up until kitsch, but in the end it brings one to fundamental questions that address the production and viewing of art.


Susanne M. Winterling
Pandora’s Box
Conversation with Wolfram Burgard
Saturday, 17 June, 3 pm

Susanne Winterling © Susanne M. Winterling 2017 With Pandora's Box Susanne M. Winterling has created a forum that allows her to come into conversation with cultural professionals, activists, theorists and scientists; an intertwined metabolic system, that not only feeds Winterling's work but has become a part of her artistic practice. http://pandorasbox.susannewinterling.com/

The dialogues revolve around themes that deal with social communal living and forms of solidarity, as well as questions arising from current crises and technological developments. For her Site Visit, Winterling initiated a conversation with Wolfram Burgard about the development of autonomous robots, the social implications and the potential ethical consequences of such intelligent, technical systems.

Wolfram Burgard is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, where he leads the research lab for autonomous intelligence systems and is also the speaker for the Freiburg University Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools. He ranks highly amongst the prominent experts in mobile robots and has received many awards and distinctions for his research contributions in the field of autonomous robotic navigation. In the Freiburg Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools life sciences and engineering come together to work on the development of medical technologies that can be directly integrated with the nervous system.

The relationship between human subjectivity, technosciences and eco systems has consistently been the focus of Winterling's work. Technical appliances such as touch screens or interfaces are placed parallel to biological phenomenon such as the bioluminescence of particular types of plankton, thus questioning the supposed polar opposites of nature and technology or corporeality and virtuality.


Stephan Dillemuth
Corporate Rokoko
Saturday, 27 May, 3 pm

stephan dillemuth Stephan Dillemuth, The Hard Way to Enlightenment, installation view, Secession 2012 Photo: Oliver Ottenschläger The civil project is coming to an end and with it enlightenment ideals such as democracy and the public sphere: we are living in a corporate rococo. Does art appoint the jesters within it all, does it form the tip of the creative industry's armed forces or create tranquil habitats within the recesses?

For Stephan Dillemuth's (* 1954, Germany) Site Visit the Kunstverein will become an academy. An artist speaks about artistic research and a goat is sketched, it is the model and left in peace it eats and walks about. Perhaps it does not understand what is being said and is also not bothered by it.

Dillemuth questions the societal role and political potential of artistic works. Long before big-data analytics, Dillemuth tackled issues surrounding technological and societal surveillance, the exploitation of privacy, and the privatisation of the public sphere. He sets our economised society of control against the artistic practice of bohemian research. This type of subjective, improvised research is inquisitive, it has no fixed expectations and is unpredictable. It defies its framework, is self-organised and collaborative. Dillemuth describes it as “self-imposed research, research within life, into life and through life.”

Please bring pencils and paper for nude drawing.


Chus Martínez
Nicht in die ferne Zeit verliere dich,
Den Augenblick ergreife, er ist dein.

Wednesday, 17 May, 6 pm

Chus MartinezDirected towards the future, Site Visit breaks open and hybridises the exhibition programme of the Kunstverein Freiburg. But what could new rhythms and rituals that challenge our thinking, nourish us, and bring us together look like? What would it be like to become a machine or a turtle? Do we need to cut through the conceptions of a linear time that moves from the past into the future?

During her site visit Chus Martínez initiates a conversation about the need for new rituals, the role of fables, different words, and the meeting of many bodies. The music and the evening are designed and performed by Severine Christen, Desiree Nüesch, Yanik Soland, Inka te Haar and Adrian Eiserlo..

Martínez (* 1972, Spain) is the Head of the Institute of Art at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel. Previously she worked as the Chief Curator at El Museo del Barrio, New York (2012–2013), as the Head of the Curatorial Department of dOCUMENTA (13) (2012) and as the Director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2005–2008).


Aaron Angell
Roman Seal Matrix Forgery Demonstration
with poems by Lucy Mercer
Thursday, 11 May, 7 pm

Aron Angell Aaron Angell, 2017 Aaron Angell (* 1987, UK) works in numerous media, including reverse glass painting, ceramics, and other sculpture. With a great interest in the particularities of his material he creates maquette-like sculptures for larger environments, which will never be constructed. Angell turns his attention to non-canonical history, simulative or dishonest materials, and literary references including but not limited to the novels of Peter Vansittart and the poems of D.M. Black. His work brings together visual worlds from these diverse areas of interest and merges them into a new whole, a process he describes as composting. At the same time Angell is running Troy Town Art Pottery a radical, psychedelic ceramic workshop for artists.

During his site visit event Angell will demonstrate how to copy a Roman seal matrix used to seal a letter. The letter contains a poem by Lucy Mercer (* 1988, UK) that will be read during the performance. Angell’s demonstration serves to illustrate how an ancient method of authentication and encryption can be forged and circumvented. The demonstration is followed by a screening of the British science fiction thriller ‘The Final Programme’ (1973). A contemporary critic, cited on Wikipedia, describes the film as ‘an almost unmitigated disaster,’ with ‘an ending so inane that you will want your money back even if you wait and see it on television.’


Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho
Thursday, 4 May, 7 pm

Amy Lien und Enzo Camacho Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho Photo: Ilya Lipkin Amy Lien (* 1987, USA) & Enzo Camacho (* 1985, Philippines) have been collaborating since 2009, initially between New York and Manila, which has set the conditions for a practice that attempts to feed back certain fissures in globalized exchange. They maintain a restless flexibility with regards to material processes, less concerned with the interplay between established artistic mediums (sculpture, photography, painting, performance, etc.) than with the interplay between physical materials, living bodies, and information. 

During their site visit they will present a video project on which they have been working since 2012. It takes as its starting point the 1979 experimental melodrama 'Palermo oder Wolfsburg', directed by the German filmmaker Werner Schroeter. That film traces the story of an impoverished young Sicilian man who, after migrating to Germany, finds employment and a new life at the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, until a thwarted romance with a young German woman leads him to murder two German men. Lien and Camacho appropriated this film as a psychologically-loaded lens through which to investigate the themes of transnational movement, labour, trade, and cultural difference into the present day, suggesting also how artist bodies are moved and circulated by these broader economic forces. The rough cut includes footage shot in Palermo, Wolfsburg, Manila, Singapore, and recently Yiwu and Shanghai, and is edited to a looped audio sequence from the original film.


Pakui Hardware
Hesitant Hand. Automated Efficiency
Thursday, 27 April, 7 pm

Pakui Hardware Pakui Hardware, Hesitant Hand, 2017. Exhibition View at National Gallery of Art, Vilnius. Photo: Andrej Vasilenko Pakui Hardware is the label that Neringa Černiauskaitë (*1984, Lithuania) und Ugnius Gelguda (*1977, Lithuania) run together. They investigate the interaction of materials, technology and bodies as well as the economical forces behind them. Their arrangements, consisting of synthetic materials that can also include organisms or machines, encourage speculative visions of the future. Within these visions, natural and artificial increasingly merge into each other and man is merely one of many participants. Such post-human scenarios are central to their lecture-performance Hesitant Hand. Automated Efficiency.

Over the past years we have been gradually delegating our routine tasks to our tools: the private environment and the industry is becoming increasingly automated, when people both at home and at work act among programmable non-human beings. In contemporary theory this automation was named a fourth technological revolution, when machines operate with each other in a network without a visible human intervention. Mechanical human work is substituted here by the robotic choreography, while the man took more virtual role in the system by being responsible for programming and providing connectivity and energy supply for their automated colleagues. It is an autonomous ecosystem, a post-human collective which is rapidly expanding by including more and more mechanical beings.


Berthold Reiß
Saturday, 22 April, 3 pm

Berthold Reiß Berthold Reiß, Paradies, Oil on Canvas, 120 x 85 cm, 2017 In 1928, when discussing the Orient Wilhelm Worringer spoke of “the finite only in the infinite”. The murals that Berthold Reiß drafted as prototypes in 2017 present tangible forms on a dark background.Paradies (Paradise) offers up this counterfactual perspective as communication. In 2010 Angelika Neuwirth described the paradise that can be found in the Koran as “the restoration of lost communication".

In the introduction to his artistic practice (3pm) Berthold Reiß presents his work as public art. Some of his sculptures represent monumental buildings that, without the changing of public spaces themselves, are unthinkable in the public sphere. That these sculptures appear only as illustrations underscores this possibility.

In contrast to this, the exhibition itself is made up of original artworks from other artists. They remain present in Site Visit and stand for a real beginning. Berthold Reiß relates to Robert Crotla, Sebastian Dacey, Mani Hammer and Anne Rößner in a different manner to that of his public art. This reference stretches from living together to opposition.

An excursion (4pm) transfers an impression of unity found within the Orient to Freiburg. In Turkey, Berthold Reiß exhibited 'Üçüncü, Das Dritte (The Third)' at the 2014 Sinop Biennale. What is this third that connects a glass window from the middle ages with a modern fashion store?

The artist's talk Paradies (6pm) displays the European appropriation of Islam as a perspective within which the project of modernity re-emerged anew. With regard to the speech itself, Ayşe Polat's comment “It is like an abstract picture”, made in reference to another talk held by Reiß in Istanbul, is befitting. This particular talk will also be made available as part of Site Visit in the form of the publication relief.


Harm van den Dorpel
Some things that work in one decade don’t work in the next, so mark it down as a noble idea that failed.
Wednesday, 12 April, 7 pm

site visit Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 21.22.49.tif Screenshot of http://harmvandendorpel.com/transplant.
Courtesy: the artist

Harm van den Dorpel (* 1981, Netherlands) is one of the key players in the so-called „Post-Internet art” movement. One major aspect of his work, which consists of digital and traditional media, can be described as collaboration with algorithms. He has conceived a series of Web-exhibitions, as well as the non linear social network site deli near info. In addition to this, he also runs the blockchain-based online-gallery left gallery.

Harm van den Dorpel will present an artist's talk about change, disappointment and hope. As a child of the eighties, he grew up with the increasing expectations of the messianic potential of digital technology. All information for all (all of the time and for free), everybody and anybody could be famous and all content would be equally important. 

These promises pointing to an increased dematerialisation of daily life (a fluid change of identity), of professional life (the paperless office), and of art (from concept art to net art) did not reach their utopian realisation. Or did we reverse them or did they get reversed to their opposite?

To what extent have these supposed technical liberations been caused and prevented by economic mechanisms? What implicit ideology was at work, disguised as progress?


Lukas Quietzsch, Philipp Simon
Buffet der guten Zwecke
Thursday, 6 April, 7 pm

Quietzsch und Simon

Lukas Quietzsch, Philipp Simon, buffet of good causes, 2017

Lukas Quietzsch (* 1985, Germany) and Philipp Simon (* 1987, Germany) work independently from one another using imagery, objects, material and space or by working with texts. In their joint exhibition projects, they play authenticity signals and alienation mechanisms off against each other. In doing so, they cultivate contexts that go beyond commonly used strategies in artistic positioning. Since 2014, together with Monika Senz, they have been running the exhibition space LISZT (http://lisztliszt.de/) in Berlin.

For Site Visit Quietzsch and Simon have planned an intervention that involves not only the Kunstverein's office within the exhibition hall, but also the upper level's surrounding balustrade. This places an intimate and personal area in direct contrast to an inaccessible and functional organisation. In a joint reading the artists will attempt, through a mixture of narrative and contemplation, to fill the seemingly interchangeable and hollow forms and figures which they positioned in the space. Within the texts themselves, the insinuated bipolar model in the spatial setting is turned against itself.

“...It is important for us to give you an impression of how we understand the site visit, not only as part of our own work but also as an experiment. One of our main interests is the act of working together, but ultimately the visualisation and creation of new frames within another frame. In this particular case, the Kunstverein, in combination with your own curatorial idea in relation to Site Visit, to present artistic references and methods in a more organic, processable and progressive manner. We want to build a frame that allows for a multitude of perspectives in regard to these themes and starting points – a buffet of good causes. (Lukas Quietzsch and Philipp Simon in an e-mail to Heinrich Dietz on 21.03.2017)


It’s our Playground
Framework, Standpoint
Friday, 24 March 2017, 7 pm

It´s our playground It‘s our Playground: Bildunterschrift: It's Our Playground, Reconstructive Memory Exhibition View, Galerie Valentin, Paris, 2016 Photo: Grégory Copitet, 2016 Courtesy Galerie Valentin, Paris

It’s Our Playground (IOP) was formed in 2009 by Camille Le Houzec (* 1986, France) and Jocelyn Villemont (* 1986, France). IOP’s productions mainly take the form of exhibitions, Internet projects, display or installations, using curating as a medium. They pursue an uninhibited reflexion around modes of presentation, exhibition devices and the influence the Internet has on contemporary production. IOP curated the SWG3 gallery in Glasgow and is running the website and online exhibition space http://itsourplayground.com/ . A matter of key importance in their work is the relationship between physical presence and online circulation of artworks.

For Site Visit, IOP have developed the exhibition display Framework, which provide free standing and flexible frames for the presentation of the various artistic contributions. The model-like units seize upon an issue relating to physical exhibitions, that of installation views, which through their digital circulation have come to take priority as a means of reception. Even though the artistic contributions displayed are connected with a concrete place or site visit within the Kunstverein Freiburg, Framework creates a (photographic) background that offsets its location. It is as if these contributions are not quite there yet or already on their way into digital circulation. On the exhibition's opening night IOP will be using these presentation elements as the background for their performance Standpoint. Together with the Kunstverein's exhibition photographer Marc Doradzillo IOP will document artefacts from their investigation of the Kunstverein Freiburg. Through this act of documentation they will transfer these objects, that relate to and reflect the Kunstverein, from their physical context into a free floating virtual existence.


New Noveta
Friday, 24 March 2017, 8 pm

new noveta New Noveta Bildunterschrift: New Noveta, Fateful, 2017, Photo: Louis Backhouse, 2017 New Noveta is a collaborative project from the London-based artists Ellen Freed (* 1988, Sweden) and Keira Fox (*1984, UK). Their multidisciplinary performances connect sound recording and production, props and costumes in combination with installation building and live body action/dance. The work is engrossed in ideas of social and political conformity and methods in which to channel day to day anxiety and mental and emotional struggle. Within the eruptive performances, the entire proceedings as well as the performer's bodies appear to be seized by panic, by urgent yet seemingly aimless action. It is as if the pressure of exploitation and success within our high-performance driven society is completely out of control. At the same time, New Noveta also presents instances of support and empathy within these moments of catastrophic loss of control. For the opening of Site Visit New Noveta will present their new performance Fateful:

Locked into the repeated loops
The banal content of the drive
Reconstruct ourselves through the stress
"weakness" "illness" "pacification" "power"

Guests / Events

Fri, 24 March, 7 pm
New Noveta, Fateful
It’s Our Playground, Standpoint

Thu, 6 April, 7 pm
Lukas Quietzsch, Philipp Simon, Buffet der guten Zwecke

Wed, 12 April, 7 pm
Harm van den Dorpel, Some things that work in one decade don't work in the next

Sat, 22 April, 3 pm
Berthold Reiß, Paradies with works by Robert Crotla, Sebastian Dacey, Mani Hammer, Anne Rößner

Thu, 27 April, 7 pm
Pakui Hardware, Hesitant Hand. Automated Efficiency

Thu, 4 May, 7 pm
Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho, oder

Thu, 11 May, 7 pm
Aaron Angell, Roman Seal Matrix Forgery Demonstration
With poems by Lucy Mercer

Wed, 17 May, 6 pm
Chus Martínez, Nicht in die ferne Zeit verliere dich, den Augenblick ergreife, er ist dein with works by Severine Christen, Desiree Nüesch, Yanik Soland, Inka te Haar and Adrian Eiserlo

Sat, 27 May, 3 pm
Stephan Dillemuth, Corporate Rokoko

Sat, 17 June, 3 pm
Susanne M. Winterling, Pandora’s Box

Thu, 22 June, 7 pm
Dominik Sittig, Monkey Memoir

Sat, 1 July, 3 pm
Mirak Jamal & Santiago Taccetti, Stoneroses #7

Sat, 8 July, 3 pm
Angela Jerardi & Antonia Lotz, Future activity, or how to compost an art institution

Sat, 22 July, 7 pm
Louise Guerra, Chapter 20, Further Futures


From Fri, March 24th
Harm van den Dorpel, sitevisit.site, Website
It’s Our Playground, Framework, Display Units


Fri, 24 March, 7:30 pm
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz, director

Art education

From Fri, 24 March
Office of the Kunstverein in the exhibiton hall

Thu, 1 June, 7 pm
Personal guided tour (director) and discussion

Thu, 13 July, 7 pm
Guided Tour

Sun, 7 May, 2 pm
Die Jungen Wilden – Workshop for kids

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 am–6 pm
Wed, 12 am–8 pm, Mon closed

Easter Holiday and Whit Monday open

Entrance: 2 € /1,50 € Thursdays free, Members free


20 January – 5 March 2017

We are Blockadia*Tiefsee. We are a temporarily collective, a meandering group of artists and curators. We meet each other, collect, discuss and present materials, ideas, words, images, objects. The hub of our conversations is the engagement with all that surrounds us influenced by new technologies, economic and ecological powers and transformations. We ask for possibilities of self-organization, the voluntary disposition and independent accountability of frugality, solidarity and empathy – and practice the implementation in material, substance, object, space and installation. Every meeting causes new processes and methods to change our code of practice and creations. Some part of this was showcased in the project space Tiefsee (Deep Ocean) in Offenbach and a greater part of this is complemented and documented on www.hobbykeller-tiefsee.tumblr.com .

The exhibition presents the works of Mia Bencun, Martin Dörr, Jaewon Kim, Johannes Lenzgeiger, Petra Metzner, Wagehe Raufi, Sarah Schweizer, Dennis Siering, Jakob Stoeger, Anna-Lisa Theisen, Linda Weiß, Lynn Weyrich. Zu den weiteren Mitgliedern des Kollektivs zählen Fred Besier, Nadja Büttner, Lea Klemisch, Magali Laurent, Ulrike Markus, Robert Schittko, Stefan Thürck, Moritz Urban. The project was initiated by Susanne M. Winterling and is accompagnied by Antonia Lotz.

The exhibition is sponsored by:

Supporting Program

Wednesday, 1 February at 7 p.m. Public guided tour by the director Heinrich Dietz

Saturday 18 February 2017, 11-12 a.m. Yoga in the Kunstverein (pre-registration is required).

Sunday, 5 March at 2 p.m.
"Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop (filing recommended)


Friday, 20 January at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz

During the opening the sculptural installation community create tree is activated by a performative flashmob of the Blockadia*Kollektiv.

Opening hours

Tu – Su 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
We 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mo closed

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Owen Gump
The Narrows
20 January – 5 March 2017

Owen Gump, Mustang, No. 1, 2015, SW Photo on Baryt paper, © Owen Gump, Courtesy BQ, BerlinThe black and white photographs of Owen Gump (*1980, Kentfield, Kanifornien, USA) can be viewed within the tradition of American landscape photography. In his topographic investigations of the American West, the landscape appears as a stage for human expansion and as material for ideological formations. In his new series The Narrows, exhibited for the first time at the Kunstverein Freiburg, Gump examines a state-subsidized industrial park near Reno, Nevada, where large corporations and high-tech companies—including the world’s largest internet server farm—have opened. The building complexes with their geometric structures appear as a science fiction set against the stark, empty forms of the desert. In this sense, Gump’s photographs could document the ruins of the future, within which the spheres of influence of homo oeconomicus are continuously spreading.

Supporting Program

Wednesday, 1 February at 7 p.m. Public guided tour by the director
Heinrich Dietz

Sunday, 5 March at 2 p.m. at 2 p.m.
"Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop (filing recommended)

Wednesday, 15 February at 7 p.m.
Art salon with Dr. Stefan Gronert, curator of photography and media, Sprengel Museum Hannover


Friday, 20 January at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Heinrich Dietz

Opening hours

Tu – Su 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
We 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mo closed

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free

(Editorial note: between 2009 and 2016 we used the American calendar date syntax, since 2017 the English notation.)

Regionale 17
What to do with time
November 25th 2016 – January 8th 2017

Optimizing processes, efficiency, permanent accessibility. The everyday life a race against time. But the more we save time the less we have it. The standard – and status formula: „No time left.“ Our past, data conserved and available. Projections have an influence of tomorrows actions. The present, a narrow range between before and after. How actually we handle time? What sort of relation we have with time? The exhibition Was tun mit der Zeit (What to do with time) discloses an area of conflicting themes, which makes visible the dialectics of rest and movement, deceleration and acceleration, incidence and duration, consistency and constant change.

Participating artists:
Daniela Brugger (CH), Chen Fei (DE), Andreas Frick (CH), Gertrud Genhart (CH), Karin Hochstatter (DE), Matias Huart (CH), Jorim Emanuel Huber (CH), Olga Jakob (DE), Sebastian Mundwiler (CH), Anne-Chantal Pitteloud (CH), Marion Ritzmann (CH), Ingrid Rodewald (FR), Letizia Romanini (FR), Frida Ruiz (DE), Raphael Spielmann ( DE), Patrick Steffen (CH), Fred Walter Uhlig (CH), Caroline von Gunten (CH), Umut Yasat (DE)

Curators: Nila Weisser, Felizitas Diering

Supporting Program

Wednesday, November 30th and December 14th at 7 p.m. Public guided tour

Saturday December 3rd 2016 at 2:30 p.m.: Regionale bus tour to Strasbourg

Saturday, December 12th at 2 p.m. commentated viewings with students of history of art

Sunday, December 11th at 2 p.m. "Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop (filing recommended)

Sunday, December 18th at 1 p.m. Public guided tour (Regionale bus tour)

Sunday January 8th 2017 at 10 a.m.: Regionale bus tour to Mulhouse


Friday, November 25th at 8 p.m.
Introduction: Nila Weisser,
Felizitas Diering, curators

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays
Closed December 24th to 26th and December 31st , January 1st 2017

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


November 16th – November 20th 2016


The Kunstverein Freiburg hosts seven galleries.

During the five day exhibition you will see the following artist:









Wednesday November 16th, 7 p.m.
Speakers: all

Opening hours

Thu – Su 12 – 6 p.m.
Free entrance


Amalia Pica
September 16th – October 30th 2016

Our autumn season will be introduced by the first German institutional solo exhibition of the Argentinian Amalia Pica (*1978 in Neuquén Capital, AR; lives in London). Pica’s dynamic, sculptural installations and their performances, which she develops most of the time especially for them, generate new communicational forms and languages. You could get almost the impression that Pica constantly tries to reinvent the wheel of the artistic expression. Metaphors about the troubled newer political history of her south American home appear to form out of her works.

Supporting Program

Wednesday, October 12th and October 26th at 7 p.m.
Public guided tour

Sunday, September 25th at 2 p.m.
"Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop

Wednesday, October 5th at 7 p.m.
Art salon with Herbert M. Hurka, publicist


Friday, September 16th at 7 p.m.
Address of welcome at 7:30 pm
Heinrich Dietz, director
Introduction at 7:30 pm:
Caroline Käding, curator

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays
Open on German Unity Day

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Bernd Seegebrecht
Nordic from southwest
May 13th – July 10th 2016

There will be shown a selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures of the entire artistic work by the in Freiburg living artist Bernd Seegebrecht (*1940 in Berlin). Starting with paintings from a variation of his few abstractions, made in the 1980’s, where the drawing rises from the heavy deposition/sedimentation of a deep layer of colour, finishing with the lighter science-fiction-like fantasy pictures of his newest figurations.

Supporting program

Wednesday, June 1st and June 29th at 7 pm Public guided tour

Wednesday, June 15th at 7 pm
Artist talk with Bernd Seegebrecht art critic Volker Bauermeister, Freiburg

Sunday, June 26th 2016 at 2pm
Die Jungen Wilden – Kids workshop

Wednesday, July 6th at 7 pm Kunstsalon with Christian Malycha, Art director, Kunstverein Reutlingen


Friday, May 13th at 7 p.m.
Introduction at 7:30 pm:
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Open on Whit Monday

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


The Secret Life of Images
19th March – 1st May 2016


Anna  Barriball  (GB), Susan  Hiller  (US), Sofia  Hultén  (S), Stephanie  Kiwitt  (D), Elizabeth  McAlpine  (GB), Lucy  Skaer  (GB), Emily  Wardill  (GB)

The spring time group exhibition explores the national and international artists’ abstract design vocabularies of paintings, photography, sculpture and film. Monochromes and repetitive or geometrical surfaces obfuscate performative and theatrical processes as well as historic portrayals and political claims.

The exhibition is sponsored by:

British Council


Sat, March 19th at 7 p.m.
Introduction at 7:30 pm:
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue–Sun, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m.–8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays
Open during the Easter holidays.

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Henrik Håkansson
A Tree (Suspended)
January 29th – March 6th 2016

The Swedish artist Henrik Håkansson (*1968 in Helsingborg, S; lives in Berlin and Falkenberg, S) became internationally famous with his installations. They deal with the consequence of the human influence on the environment. He combines cinematic and sculptural elements and acquires the role of the interloper and the destroyer, as well as the creator and carer of the growth of nature.

In the centre of the exhibition A tree (suspended) will stay a beech, which was already discharged by the forester. By request of the artist the beech was removed with the rooting.

iaspis    Schwedische Botschaft

Supporting Program

Wednesday, February 10th and February 24th at 7 p.m.
Public guided tour

Sunday, February 17th at 2 p.m.
"Die jungen Wilden" – Kids workshop

Wednesday, February 17th at 7 p.m. Art salon with Andreas Baur, Director Villa Merkel, Galeries of the city Esslingen

SWR 2 "Midday Journal" Interview with Henrik Håkansson an Christian Gampert
broadcasted on February 9th 2016

MP3 >


Friday, January 29th at 7 p.m.
Introduction at 7:30 pm:
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays
closed Tuesday, February 4th.

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free



Regionale 16
27th November 2015 – 3rd January 2016

Next exhibition see season schedule.

Regionale 16 will continue our yearly practice of bringing together some of the best local and regional artistic voices.


The Given and the Made \ L’exposition sonde différentes voies qui peuvent être em-pruntées quand les œuvres, dans leur aspect, s’adaptent à des objets qui proviennent d’un certain contexte fonctionnel. Dans les domaines du design, du street art, de l’illustration, de la décoration intérieure, de l’architecture, ou de la publicité, ce contexte s’avère illusoire, car les œuvres sont des objets d’art qui se réfèrent à eux-mêmes.L’aspect fonctionnel permet à une œuvre d’art de s’étendre à l’espace social dans un autre domaine. En d’éfiant le visiteur, les artistes s’emparent également, dans «The Given an the Made», de formes familières, contournant leur fonction d’origine et défiant l’espace d’exposition qui se suffit à lui même et dans lequel elles sont montrées.

Artists / Artistes:
Marco Breu (D), Johanna Broziat (D), Ruth Buck (CH), Christoph Eisenring (CH), Myriame El Jorfi (F), Julien Fettkötter (D) (im öffentlichen Raum), Marcel Frey (D), Hamid Ghodratmand (D), Jannik Giger (CH), Piotr Iwicki (D), Wataru Murakami (D), Achim Sakic (D), Jillian Sieber (D), Yiumsiri Vantanapindu (F), Sara Wahl (D), Sascha Weber (D)

Curators / Commissaires d'expositions:
Caroline Käding, Nila Weisser



Friday, November 27th at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays
Closed 24th - 26th December,
31st December 2015 and
1st January 2016

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


18th November – 22nd November 2015


Works of the following artists will be shown:

Robin Kankapankatja – Artkelch
Marie Dréa, Andreas von Weizsäcker – Galerie Albert Baumgarten
Jürgen Giersch – Galerie G
Petra Frey, Bettina Bosch, Werner Windisch – Galerie Marek Kralewski
Arthur Stoll – Galerie Meier
Andrea Zaumseil – Galerie Pro Arte


Wednesday 18th November, 7 pm

Speaking: all

Opening hours

Tue – Su 12 – 6 pm

Free entrance

Allison Katz
All Is On
September 18th – November 1st 2015

Consolidating the theme of contemporary painting which has characterised our programme over the past few years, the young American artist Allison Katz (*1980 in Montreal, CA) will be creating an installation of her bold, stylistically diverse paintings, which span absurdist humour, dark irony and a playful surrealism. She runs right up to the edge of kitsch and cliché, at the last moment converting sentimentality into genuine sentiment.

Supporting Program

Sunday, September 27th at 2 p.m. KKK-Familyworkshop

Wednesday, October 14th and October 28th at 7 p.m.
Public guided tour

Wednesday, October 21st at 7 p.m. Kunstsalon with Saim Demircan, curator, Kunstverein München


Friday, September 18th at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Luke Pearson und Arne Bellstorf
Graphic Novel
September 18th – November 1st 2015


A presentation of some of the most ambitious and groud-breaking contemporary graphic art. Viewed within the context of the Kunstverein, this will be an opportunity to question and challenge some of the habitual divisions between 'popular art' and 'fine art'.


Friday, September 18th at 7 p.m.
Introduction:Dirk Görtler

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


July 20th until September 18th 2015

sommerpause David Meskhi, „Untitled from the series Miraculous Dwells in still“, 2008, © David Meskhi Have a fine summer break. We like to see You again for the nocturne, September 19th.
The office will be open
Mon – Fri, 9 am to 5 pm

Till Megerle
May 22nd – July 19th 2015

The first institutional exhibition of the young German artist Till Megerle (*1979 in Bayreuth, D) will present a selection from his semi-autobiographical series of diptych photographs of his family in their home environment. Megerle intimates the surreal gaps between who we are and how we seek to present ourselves.

The exhibition is sponsored by:



Friday, May 22nd at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Open on Feast of Corpus Christi
June, 4th 2015

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Meriç Algün Ringborg
May 22nd – July 19th 2015

Meriç Algün Ringborg (*1983 in Istanbul, TR), a young Turkish artist now based in Sweden, shows us language –which we usually take to be contingent on the real world it names and describes – generating its own physical objects. She has constructed a novel out of dictionary's 'example sentences', and furnished a space out of objects which reify their generic phrases. Her installations embody the imaginary space that every work of fiction creates for its readers.

The exhibition is sponsored by:

schwedische botschaft


Friday, May 22nd at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Open on Feast of Corpus Christi
June, 4th 2015

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Tony Swain
Other Planets are Available
March 20th – May 3rd 2015

Tony Swain (born 1967 in Lisburn, N. Ireland) paints on newsprint, a material that not only fragile, but also threatened as print media are seemingly rendered increasingly obsolete by online equivalents. Swain's fragmentary pictures correspond to the dismemberment of information on the pages where he paints. His delicate and meticulous compositions critique a culture that demands quick information and effect. This is Swain's first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.

The exhibition is sponsored by:

british council        british council scotland

Art Salon

Thuesday, April 14th at 7 p.m.:
Dr. des. Sebastian Baden, art scientist, HfG Karlsruhe

Public Tour

Wednesday, April 22nd and 29th, each at 7 p.m.

KKK-Family Workshop

Sunday, April 26th at 2 p.m.


Friday, March 20th at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free.

Open during Easter holidays, Good Friday and Easter Monday.


B. Wurtz
March 20th – May 3rd 2015

Since the 1970s, the American artist B. Wurtz (*1948 in Pasadena, California, USA) has been dismantling sculpture and painting and putting them back together so they obey unfamiliar gravitational laws. With a delightful arbitrariness, all the objects in his work must ‘have to do with clothes, food or shelter’. Sculpture, in his hands, is a reaching for the sky by putting one piece of bit of old wood on top of the other. He makes virtues of whimsy and doubt.

The exhibition is in corporation with:

carl schurz haus

and is sponsored by:


Artist Talk

Sunday, March 22nd at 2 p.m.: talk with B. Wurtz

Public Tour

Wednesday, April 22nd and 29th, each at 7 p.m.

KKK-Family Workshop

Sunday, April 26th at 2 p.m.


Friday, March 20th at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free.

Open during Easter holidays, Good Friday and Easter Monday.


February 2nd – February 22nd

grenzgaenger Arbeitstreffen Grenzgänger 29.10.2014 mit Uta Pütz, Axel Töpfer, Camille Roux, Sophie Kauffenstein und Andrea Domesle

Fittingly, the third installment of a project that brings together three artists from three neighbouring countries to create three group exhibitions of their work. The exhibitions, curated by a German, Swiss and French curator, take place in three consecutive venues, one in each country. Kunstverein Freiburg will be the first of the three venues. This trans-European concept produces collaborations that cross artistic boundaries as well as national frontiers. This year’s artists are Jeanne Berger (F), Thomas Dawidowski (G) and Alexandra Meyer (CH).



Friday, February 2nd at 7 p.m.
Introduction: Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €
Thu free, members free


Regionale 15
Invisible Cities
28th November 2014 – 4th January 2015

..is to be translated.

Participating artists:
Camille Aurière (F), Lisa Biedlingmaier (CH), Petra Blocksdorf (D), Anne Carnein (D), Caroline von Gunten (CH), Maika Hassanbeik (D), Jeanette Huss (F), Jeannice Keller (CH), Una Kim (D), Elsa Noyons (F), Jens Reichert (D), Pierre Soignon (F), Xuan Wang (D)

Caroline Käding, Jennifer Trauschke


General Program

Wednesday, December 3rd and
17th at 7 p.m.: Public tour

Sunday, December 14th at 10 a.m.
bus trip to Regionale 15 in Basel

Sunday, December 21st at 10 a.m.
bus trip to Regionale 15 in Straßburg

Sunday, November 30th at 3 p.m. KKK-Family workshop


Friday, November 28th at 8 p.m.

Introduction 8:30 p.m.
Jennifer Trauschke

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.

Mo closed

Closed from December 24th until December 26th and at December 31th and January 1st

Entrance 2 €/1,50 €
Thursday free, Members free

More information



Anne Hardy
September 19th – November 2nd, 2014

The British artist Anne Hardy (1970, St. Albans, GB) composes photographs of three-dimensional objects, which are initially designed and afterwards destroyed for the shots. In this manner each photograph represents an image of a no longer existing (cross) reference. The first impression may suggest, that those photographed rooms are similar to the real rooms in their walk-in sculpture, but there is no identity with the photographical illusion. The promise of the sculptures to document the photographed objects is refused, as well as the rejection of the contrast between reality and copy, since the real sculptural room is man-made too and is merely subject to another artificial arrangement.

With support from:

colombi hotel
all buy one

General Programme

Wednesday, September 24th and October 22nd at 7 p.m. Public Tour

Sunday, September 28th at 2 p.m. KKK-Family Workshop

Saturday, September 20th at 11 a.m. Artists talk with Anne Hardy and Caroline Käding

Tues-Fri  from 12-13

Kunstpause with a short guided tour

Free entrance and mineral water

Sunday, October 12th at 2 p.m.

English guided tour


Friday, September 19th at 7 p.m. Introduction, 7:30 p.m. : Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Open 3rd October, 1st November.
Closed 9th October.

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €; Thu free, members free


Mark Grotjahn
Circus Circus
May 16th – July 27th, 2014

The paintings of the Los Angeles-based artist Mark Grotjahn (* 1968, Pasadena, USA) adopt the format and the emphasis on the work process of 20th-century American Abstract Art. Their serial structures, stylistic ramifications and semi-ironic adaptions of its valiant imagery can, however, be interpreted as a critical, post-modern commentary on this epoch. In his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany Grotjahn will show a new series of large-format paintings.

In cooperation with Carl-Schurz-House, Freiburg:


The exhibition is supported by:

 colombi hotel

General Programme

Wednesday, May 21st and June 25th at 7 p.m. Public Tour

Sunday, June 01st at 2 p.m.
KKK-Family Workshop

Monday, July 07th at 7 p.m.
Art Salon with
Dr. Friedrich Meschede,
Director Kunsthalle Bielefeld.


Friday, May 16th at 7 p.m.
Introduction, 7:30 p.m.:
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €; Thu free, members free


Jordan Baseman
Nobody Likes Us But We Don’t Care
March 21st – May 4th 2014

Jordan Baseman (* 1960, Philadelphia, USA) works with film, photography and sculpture, consistently drawing attention to the material of the respective medium. Although this attention is rational and objective, he does often record occult, transcendental experiences. For this he uses deconstructive methods, derived from early conceptual art, to design contents that are theoretically incompatible with the conceptual art approach. In this way Baseman effectively questions the ability of art to transcend the parameters set by the material - yet without relinquishing the possibility of realising this aspiration.

Print Jordan Baseman

General programme

Wednesday, April 2nd at 7 p.m.
Art Salon with Barbara Filser, associate Institute for art science and media theory,Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG).
The talk will take place in the Kunstverein.

Wednesday, March 26th and
April 30th at any one time
7 p.m. public tour

Sunday, April 6th
at 2 p.m. KKK- familyworkshop.
The workshop adresses interested people from the age of 18 up.


Friday, March 21st at 7 p.m.
Introduction 7.30 p.m.
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon closed

Easter days open.

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €;
Thu free, members free


Merlin James
January 17th – March 3rd, 2014

In the last thirty years Merlin James (* 1960, Cardiff, GB) gradually developed a complex pictural language. The exhibition Freestyle presents sceneries, figural and abstract compositions of his complete productive period. The exhibition makes it visible, that the painter −like an archaeologist of his own artistic formation− balances sporadic stylistic fluctuations of different formal languages negligible for the date of origin of the painting. Many a time the working process displaces the source of an initial subject of the painting according the method to take nonlinear decisions. Despite of all diversity- in his multifaceted oeuvre sounds the vision of a lost world.

Print Merlin James

General programme

Sunday, January 19th at 2 p.m.
Art Salon Merlin James talks with Franz Armin Morat, Morat-Institute for art and science of art, Freiburg.
The talk will take place in the Kunstverein.

Wednesday, January 29th and February 19th at any one time
7 p.m. public tour

Sunday, February 23th
at 2 p.m. KKK- familyworkshop


Friday, January 17th at 7 p.m.
Introduction 7.30 p.m.
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon closed

Thu, February 27th closed

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €;
Thu free, members free


Regionale 14
Beyond the Frame
November 29th, 2013 – January 5th, 2014

The works of the exhibition “Beyond the Frame“ examine the borders between art and its context. In doing so they innovatively highlight how it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between these two concepts which were once so clearly opposed. Representation has been re-thought and takes the form of a convivial but also hopeless modification of the everyday life which it attempts to imitate. A seemingly necessary consequence of this is the appearance of repetition, triviality and absurdity in a work of art. Artistic/artificial time is opposed with real time as if part of a quantum physics experiment where time and space are presented as independent concepts which are to be redefined. Patterns and forms of daily life are presented as artistic models in the medium of collage, film, performance and installation.


Olga Allenstein (D), Diane Augier (F), Marion Cros (F), Eva Gadient (CH), Émeline Galhac (F), Rodrigo Hernández (D), Andreas Kalbermatter (CH), Antoine Mathieu (F), Alexandra Meyer (CH), Aleschija Seibt (D), Jade Tang (F)

Caroline Käding, director
Jennifer Trauschke, Co-Curator

Sponsored by:




General Program

Wednesday, December 4th and 18th at 7 p.m.: Public tour

Sunday, December 8th at 10 a.m. bus trip to Regionale 14 in Basel

Sunday, December 15th at 3 p.m. KKK-Family workshop

Cooperation with the Kommunale Kino Freiburg e.V.

Wednesday, December 18th at 9:30 p.m. and Friday, December 20th at 5:30 p.m.

film showing „Dieter Roth“ (2003) www.koki-freiburg.de



Friday, November 29th at 8 p.m. Introduction, 7:30 p.m. Jennifer Trauschke

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m. Wed 12 – 8 p.m. Mo closed

Closed from December 24th until December 26th

and at December 31th and January 1st

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €; Thu free, members free


Alice Channer
Soft Shell
September 13th – November 10th, 2013

Soft shell is the first solo institutional exhibition by Alice Channer in Germany. The title might connote the shell of an architecture or an animal, but devolves from represenation to signify a sculpture’s constructed form. Channer emphasises the blurring of distinctions between organic and synthetic forms, using sculpture as a metaphor for the denaturalised body. Under the skylight filtered by blue film, the space of the Kunstverein is envisaged as a transformatorial medium in which objects may be both art and artificial life.

Sponsored by:

British Council       British Council

General Program

Sunday, September 15th at 2 p.m.
Art Salon Alice Channer talks with Felicity Lunn,
Director Kunsthaus
CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

Wednesday, September 25th and October 10th at 7 p.m. :
Public tour

Sunday, October, 20th at 2 p.m.
KKK-Family workshop


Friday, September 13th at 7 p.m.
Introduction, 7:30 p.m.
Caroline Käding

Opening hours

Tue – Sun 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon closed

October 3rd and November 1st open

Entrance fee: 2 €/1,50 €;
Thu free, members free


TOP 13 Meisterschüler
May 17th – July 07th, 2013

In this exhibition 23 graduates of the master-classes of the art academy Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe and the branch campus Freiburg will show their artwork at the same time in the rooms of the E-Werk Freiburg and at the Kunstverein Freiburg. The special nomination to a “Meisterschüler“ is a mayor honor, which is given to selected students of the academy. This annual touring exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art oft the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The exhibition is curated by the professors Leni Hofmann and Franz Ackerman in cooperation with their master-class students.

Exhibitory Artists:

Kyra Beck, Andrea Buchholz, Anne Carnein, Ji Hyun Chun, Henriette Franken, Janes Gärttner, Bo Hyun Gu, Martina Harder, Maika Hassan-Beik, Oleg Kauz, Una Kim, Jörg Nemela, Kriz Olbricht, Christina Pasedag, Ellen Poppy, Joel Roters, Lukas Schneeweiss, Henning Schwarz, Katja Schwinn, Jörg Sobott, Fabian Schoog, Henry Staschik und Maria Tackmann.

In cooperation with:

Akademie KA     E Werk

The exhibtion is supported by:

Winterhalter     suedwestaudio

General Program

Wednesday, May 5th and
June 26th 7 p.m. public tour

Sunday, June 9th at 2 p.m.

Monday, July 1st at 3 p.m.
Studitour Freiburg, visit of the studios of the art academy in cooperation with Studentenwerk Freiburg


Friday, May 17th at 6 p.m.

Welcoming speech:
Prof. Ernst Caramelle, vice chancellor of the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Introduction: Caroline Käding,
director of the Kunstverein Freiburg

Performances by Ji Hyun Chun, Janes Gärttner, Sophie Innmann, Helena Neubert and Lisa Schlenker 

08:30 p.m.
Opening at E-Werk Freiburg
Introduction: Dr. Heike Piehler, director of E-Werk Freiburg and
Dr. Ulrike Lehmann, managing board of E-Werk Freiburg
Reading by Fabian Schoog

From 10:30 p.m.
Opening party with DJ Farmer/Berlin and DJ Antidot/Karlsruhe at E-Werk Freiburg

Opening hours

Tue – Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Open on Whit Sundy, Whit Monday and Feast of Corpus Christi


2 € / 1,50 €
On Thursdays free
members free


Alessio delli Castelli
Origin of Mimesis, Soul and Tragedy

March 22th – May 5th , 2013

Courtesy Dan Gunn, BerlinAlessio delli Castelli (* 1979 York, GB) applys the method of collage-technique, in which he combines art-historical and pop-cultural sources to eclectic works with artistic, literarily and musical references. With his performances he trys to create a harmonoius, artistic identity from the suffocating and enriching hertitage site.

The exhibition is financially supported by:

LBBW        sw Audio

General Programme

Wednesday April 10th and Thuesday April 30th 7 p.m. public tour

Wednesday, April 24th, 7 p.m. Kunstsalon with Markus Tillier, Cellist of SWR Sinfonieorchester
Baden-Baden and Freiburg

Sunday, April 14th, 2 p.m.


Friday, March 22nd 7 p.m. Introduction 7.30 p.m.:
Caroline Käding

8 p.m. All Wars Are One War
Piano, violoncello, timpani and voice-performance with Markus Tillier, violoncello und Lorenz Behringer, timpani

Opening hours

Tue - Sun, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Closed on Mondays

Admission: 2 €/1,50 €

On Thursdays free, members free


Nathan Coley
January 18th – March 10th, 2013

The Exhibition of the Scottish artist Nathan Coley follows the recent realisation of his sculpture in a public space in the Rieselfeld area of Freiburg, which was opened in November 2012. At the Kunstverein Freiburg Coley will show several of his works. A collection of two series of collages with gold leaf, of which one is directly referencing a plattform in Brasilia on which the “Bandstand“ in Rieselfeld is based. A room-filling installation will guide the visitors in the exhibition hal,l where they will find the sculpture “A Place Beyond Belief“, which title is spelled as light.

Sean Edwards
Resting through
September 14th – November 4th, 2012

For the Kunstverein Freiburg, Sean Edwards created a site responsive installation made of shelves which spans the whole length of the ground floor in the exhibition hall. It is a hybrid between design, object, furniture and sculptural barrier. It occupies and divides the room, as well as influences the movement of the visitors. Edwards often uses curious sculptures and objects which he finds for his installations. While visitors brood over the newly structured room, the installation simultaneously develops a story.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 20 and July 18, 7 p.m. Tour of the exhibit Art Break at the Kunstverein Tu. – Fri., 1 – 2 p.m. 12:45 p.m., short tour of gallery. Mineral water will be provided. Admission is free.

Wednesday, September 19 and
October 10 2012, 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibit.

Sunday, September 23, 2 p.m.
KKK Family workshop.

Wednesday October 24, 7 p.m.
Parlour with Isabel Herda
Director of Museum for modern art, Freiburg


Friday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Introduction Caroline Käding
7.30 p.m.


Tue – Sun, 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon, closed


John Divola
Surface Conditions
September 14th – November 4th, 2012

The prints of John Divola are documents of interventions, often derelict housing estates which are typical for his hometown Los Angeles. Barren interior build the surrounding area and medium for his installations. They contain his spray painted grafitis that are made out of arranged objects inside the room. Because of his additions each room transfers into a formalistic artwork inside the photographic frame, into a documentation of traces of performances, as well as a sociological comment.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 20 and July 18, 7 p.m. Tour of the exhibit Art Break at the Kunstverein Tu. – Fri., 1 – 2 p.m. 12:45 p.m., short tour of gallery. Mineral water will be provided. Admission is free.

Wednesday, September 19 and
October 10 2012, 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibit.

Sunday, September 23, 2 p.m.
KKK Family workshop.

Tuesday October 23, 7 p.m.
Parlour with Andreas Ernst,
alias Zoolo, Graffiti artist, Freiburg



Friday, September 14, 7 p.m.
Introduction Caroline Käding
7.30 p.m.


Tue – Sun, 12 – 6 p.m.
Wed, 12 – 8 p.m.
Mon, closed


History of the World
June 25th, 2012 – July 29th, 2012

Since the early 1990s, Rob Pruitt’s (1964, Washington DC, U.S.) work has been associated with postmodern pop aesthetics and political satire. In the installation HISTORY OF THE WORLD, Pruitt has transfigured the main gallery of the Kunstverein into an archeological landscape, with fiberglass models of dinosaurs, made by a supplier that produces these models for regional natural history museums. After being cast, they were chromed, which gives them a dark sheen and causes them to appear as though they’ve just crawled out of a tar pit. The dinosaurs, in turn, gaze upon massive oil paintings, which depict the rooms of dwellings where hoarders live. With this mélange of historical epochs depicted, Pruitt’s exhibition intends to portray a condensed version of the history of the world.


carl schurz haus   Novotel


Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 20
and July 18, 7 p.m.
Tour of the exhibit

Art Break at the Kunstverein
Tu. – Fri., 1 – 2 p.m. 12:45 p.m., short tour of gallery. Mineral water will be provided. Admission is free.




Friday, May 25, 7 p.m.


Tue – Sun, 1 – 6 p.m.
Wed, 1 – 8 p.m.
Mon., closed
Open on Pfingstmontag
Admission: 2 € / 1,50 €
Free on Thursdays
Free for members


Walter Swennen
January 20th – March 11th 2012


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Alexander Heim
Bonnets Nouveaux
January 20th – March 11th 2012


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Program Archive 2011

Regionale 12
Information and Experience
November 25th, 2011 – January 8th, 2012


Jean-Jacques Dumont (F) l Christian Ertel (D) l Bianca Hildenbrand (CH) l Esther Hunziker (CH) l Piotr Iwicki (D) l Sophie Jung (CH) l Joséphine Kaeppelin (F) l Kasia Klimpel (CH) l Rahel Lenz (CH) l Patrizia Maag-Barbieri (CH) l Jisook Min (F) l Linus von Poswik / Tobias Ergenzinger (D) l Dorothée von Rechenberg (CH) l Christina Schmid (CH) l Marco Schuler (D) l Claudia de la Torre (D) l Lydia Wilhelm (CH)



November 25, 2011, 8 pm


Michael Dean
State of being apart in space
October 7th – November 6th, 2011

dean Michael Dean, untitled, 2006



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Urban Art
The New Contemporary Art
September 16th – September 30th, 2011



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Udomsak Krisanamis
A mindful mission
May 27th – July 31th, 2011


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Diaphanous Things
April 1th - May 25th, 2011

dtAriel Schlesinger, Loop, 2010 © Ariel Schlesinger
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin

Participating artists:
William Daniels (* 1976, GB), Sabine Hornig (* 1964, D),
Sharon Lockhart (* 1964, USA), David Musgrave (* 1973, GB),
Ugo Rondinone (*1964, CH), Ariel Schlesinger (* 1980, IL).

Sponsored by




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Image Sheet (pdf)


Georg Herold
Floating Lab
21.01. – 20.03.2011



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Paul Graham
Beyond Caring
21.01.2011 – 20.03.2011

Graham Interview Cubicles, Hackney DHSS, East London, from the series „Beyond Caring“, 1985
© Paul Graham, Courtesy Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London and carlier | gebauer, Berlin

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Program Archive 2010

Time and Motion Study | Regionale 11 | November 26, 2010 – January 4, 2011

black hole Artist: Peter Vogel
Title: Black Hole
Copyright / Courtesy: Peter Vogel

Participating artists:

Celia Brown (D) | Linda Cassens Stoian (CH), Annette Merkenthaler (D) | Gianin Conrad (CH) | Jean-Jacques Delattre (F) | Maya Diether (CH) | Mischa Düblin, Fabian Hachen (CH) | Frank Feyertag (D) | Agathe Fleury (F) | Marck Foerster (D) | Irene Galindo Quero (D) | Stefanie Gerhardt (D) | Claire Guerrier (CH) | Ralph Hauswirth (CH) | Hösl&Mihaljevic (D) | Christian Peter Imhof (CH) | Anne Immelé (F) | Julia Kicey (CH) | Florine Leoni, Sylvain Baumann (CH) | Jürgen Oschwald (D) | Cora Piantoni (CH) | Christoph Poetsch (D) | Monika Rechsteiner (D) | Richard Schindler (D) | Lisa Schlenker (D) | Max Philipp Schmid (CH) | Yolaine Schmitt (F) | Cornelius Schwehr (D) | Peter Vogel (D) | Katrin Wegemann (D) | Nefrit Zéroual Chevalier (F)

Performances: Mischa Düblin, Fabian Hachen (CH) | Julia Kicey (CH) | Jürgen Oschwald (D) | Yolaine Schmitt (F)


Meer Artist: Maya Diether
Title:At the sea
Date: 2009 / 5-Channel-Video, wall drawing
Copyright / Courtesy: Maya Diether



Lost I, 2007 / Lost II, 2007 / Untitled, 2010

John Stezaker

Lost Images
September 17 - November 7, 2010

Kunstverein Freiburg
Press preview
Friday, September 17 at 11am
Friday, September 17 at 7 pm


The artist John Stezaker will be attending the press preview and the opening and will also be available for

John Stezaker's (*1949) Surrealistic or Dadaesque collages – using early black and white show business photographs – have brought him international acclaim. For his forthcoming exhibition Lost Images at Kunstverein Freiburg he intends making a departure from his normal procedures by presenting a series of posters showing unmanipulated promotional portraits of forgotten actors, who probably were never recognised even in their own lifetimes. Of course, we can now assume these are pictures of the dead, making the show a tangential memorial. Presented in the setting of the gallery, and also on bill boards throughout the city, these posters are further removed from any meaning they may have original possessed by their setting in a new era and under radically different conditions that they must have been intended for. They appear as stranded, unplaceable and dysfunctional. The onus is placed on the viewer to improvise a framework within which to comprehend them. Although they belong, by an attenuated thread, to our postmodern celebrity culture – in which images of individuals are circulated as commodities – they might be relics of a lost civilisation, to which we try to forge a connection. To accompany the exhibition Stezaker was also invited to put together a pictorial essay for the British magazine „Mono”. This magazine which is published bimonthly consists exclusively of pictures and invites different artists or curators to edit an edition each time. The edition will contain works from the exhibition Lost Images and will be displayed during the exhibition. Since the 1970s John Stezaker works with pictures from catalogues, magazines, books or post- and autograph cards and newly assembles the found material. His oeuvre has been exhibited internationally and has been formative for many contemporary artists such as Peter Doig, Chris Ofili or Isaac Julien. Stezaker’s technique of collage opens a motivic and stylistic band width of references. Besides the references to the movie and advertisement industry also to concepts of psychoanalysis and gender issues.

English Press text (PDF)

Opening hours:
Tue- Su 12 - 18 h | Wed 12 - 20 h | Mo closed
Entrance 2 € / 1,50 € | Thursdays free | Members free

Anne Schreiber
Research Assistant
Kunstverein Freiburg
Dreisamstr. 21
79098 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 349 44
Fax: +49 761 349 14

Photo: Gabriel Kuri

Gabriel Kuri | join the dots and make a point | 
June 11 - August 8, 2010


Feint Art | March 19 - May 30, 2010

Richard Aldrich (*1975, USA)
Alexandra Bircken (*1967,D)
Alistair Frost (*1981, GB)
Katy Moran (*1975, GB)


laner (Rorschach), 2010
© Alexander Laner
Photo: Marc Doradzillo


Beneath our skies |   January 22- March 14, 2010
Friday January 22, 7 pm



Program Archive 2009

„x-times myspace“   |   Koreografenkollektiv k²   |   First Night January 14, 2010, 8 pm


corps etrangerx-times , myspace | k2

Following sessions: January 15 and 17, 2010, 8 pm

k² goes Kunstverein Freiburg      

Regionale 10

November 27, 2009 – January 3, 2010

Artists of the region. In cooperation with different other art institutes.

Special theme: Performance

Seven galleries in the Kunstverein Freiburg

Opening: Thursday 17th November 2009 , 7 pm


Anna Molska + Wojtek Bakowski

molskaAbb.: Anna Molska / Wojtek Bakowski, Completed, 2009 (Still)
Video, 15'21'', Farbe, Ton © Anna Molska / Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw


September 18 - November 8, 2009

The movie was produced by
Zachęta National Gallery of Art,
Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. and Deutsche Bank Foundation.


Nothing to say and I am saying it

March 27 – May 24, 2009
Group exhibition with Markus Amm (D), Karla Black (GB), Marieta Chirulescu (R), Ned Vena
(USA), Cerith Wyn Evans (GB), Andrew Dadson (CA), Sergej Jensen (DK)
John Cage’s famous statement provides the title for this group exhibition in which painting
assumes a central position. The exhibition presents mainly monochromatic works which are
characterized by the same contradiction that marks the quotation from Cage: Predominantly
empty color surfaces possess potential contents which seem to be absent or concealed, so that
something which is supposedly negative can give rise to a constructive aspect.
The reference to Minimalism is clearly recognizable in those works whose color material is
especially emphasized. At the same time, the deep spatial illusion consistently alludes to the
intention of depicting something. The exhibition of mainly young artists includes painting,
sculpture and film.

Anthea Hamilton

January 23 – March 15, 2009
Anthea Hamilton (* 1978) uses a wide range of sources in a self-evident manner. Among these
are art-historical references, trivial everyday happenings, historical icons, and carriers of
autobiographical significance. She creates environments which reproduce contexts familiar to
us: gymnasiums, television studios, indoor swimming pools—sites in which special clothing
and trained sequences of movements are the rule. For the Kunstverein Freiburg, Anthea
Hamilton has developed with “Gymnasium” a spatially encompassing installation whose
elements invite active involvement. By means of equipment, mobiles, barriers and wallpaintings,
the visitors are conducted through the three-dimensional picture not only visually,
but also physically.

Program Archive 2008

Regionale 9

November 28, 2008 – January 4, 2009
Every year at Christmas, the Kunstverein Freiburg displays, as a highlight of regional artistic
creation, various works by artists from the border triangle between Germany, France and
Switzerland. This frontier-transcending impetus offers regional artists of all ages the possibility
of exhibiting their works at fourteen art institutions in Basel, southern Baden and Alsace. More
than 250 works were selected in 2007 by professional juries from the 600 submitted
applications. The Regionale is thus not only a mirror for the creative potential of the region and
its cultural diversity, but also a platform for an exchange between the creators of art, cultural
institutions, and a public interested in art.

Federico Herrero

September 12 – November 9, 2008
The powerful, large-format paintings of the Costa Rican Federico Herrero (*1978) usher into
view the spaces between things. Although the small, monochromatically painted blocks
nestled against each other appear to be abstract, they nonetheless represent Herrero’s
reactions to circumstances and images which he encounters in his everyday life in Costa Rica
or during his travels. Serving as his source of inspiration are the diverse street- and housepaintings
in Costa Rica, which are not defined as art but present themselves to us as various
types of pictorial communication.

Ergin Cavusoglu

June 6 – August 10, 2008
“Place after Place”
Ergin Cavusoglu (*1968) is currently considered to be one of the most interesting video artists
in Great Britain. His video installations reflect the complex and incessantly changing migration
of people between places and countries. Often filmed in harbors, airports or marketplaces, his
videos treat the themes of the journey and the process of movement which determines our
reality. In this way they tell in a lyrical manner of the personal experiences of individuals within
a widespread collective history.

Diana Dodson and Reto Leibundgut

April 4 – May 25, 2008
Diana Dodson (*1963) and Reto Leibundgut (*1966) often work together. For the Kunstverein
Freiburg they have prepared a group of new works as their first exhibition in a public space in
Germany. In their installations, objects, pictures and videos, the artists thematize the world of
dwellings by combining in a new way such furnishings as rugs, wall paneling or leather sofas,
and by imbuing them with an unexpected significance. The other central theme of their work
is an investigation of natural elements. Here the idyll of landscape representation functions,
not as a mirror of nature, but as a reflection of social and communal phenomena, as a
projection surface for human emotions.

Laurent Montaron

January 25 – March 16, 2008
Although the Frenchman Laurent Montaron (*1972) is known in his home country as one of
the most interesting young artists, this presentation is his first solo exhibition in Germany. He
has conceived a new film for the hall of the Kunstverein Freiburg and is displaying large-format
photographic works on the upper level. His works have to do with various forms of narration,
the border between reality and its representation, and the possibilities of communicating
experiences of time to us. At a great distance from both documentary and fictional aspects,
Laurent Montaron utilizes the strategies of isolation, allusion and concealment in order to lay
open the hidden energies in the generation of meaning, to reveal the magic of images and

Program Archive 2007

Regionale 8

November 30, 2007 – January 6, 2008
In the framework of the 2007 Regionale 8, the Kunstverein Freiburg is presenting 31 artists
from Germany, Switzerland and France:
Sabine Bechtel / Beat Brüderlin / Buess/Weber / Gabriela de Antuñano / Max Diel / Lena
Eriksson / Carola Faller / Barbara Feuz / Hans-Rudolf Fitze / Matthias Frey / Eva Früh / Anja
Ganster / Stefanie Gerhardt / Salome Ghazanfari / Regina Hügli / Rahel Knöll / Reinhard Kühl /
Marie-Louise Leus / Andreas Lorenschat / Christophe Marguier / Ji-Sook Min / Chris Popovic /
Almut Quaas / Emanuel Rossetti / Monika Ruckstuhl / Brigit Rufer / Schär&Spillmann / Bruno
Steiner / Anna Stiller / Andrzej Wolski / Daniela Zanolla.
The exhibition deliberately aims at a variety of established and less well-known regional
positions of the border triangle between Germany, France and Switzerland in a mixture of
painting, drawing, photography, video and sculpture.

Susanne Kühn: Paintings

September 14 – November 11, 2007
The exhibition of Susanne Kühn (*1969), an artist living in Freiburg, is the first comprehensive
presentation of her work at a public institution. It completes the return of the artist to her
home country after she lived and worked in the USA for seven years, immediately after
finishing her studies at the Art Academy Leipzig. The exhibition concentrates on large
canvasses as well as drawings from the past five years. Susanne Kühn’s pictures make
deliberate reference to German Romanticism, to the daunting transcendence inherent to the
visions of nature realized by Joseph Anton Koch or C.D. Friedrich. The images of mountains,
forests, gorges and eerie, moon-illuminated landscapes, which at a first glance seem to be in
the naturalistic style of the old masters, are adroitly combined with elements from other
historical and cultural stylistic tendencies, so that the final images have a fully contemporary


June 1 – August 12, 2007
The Swiss artistic duo Andres Lutz (*1968) and Anders Guggisberg (*1966) are known in their
home country for their installational output. The objects, images and video projections which
they delight in assembling impart to the exhibition space an atmospheric transformation
through which we discard our customary mental categories and accept the invitation to a
playfully associative, ongoing development. In addition to the installation in the exhibition
hall, Lutz and Guggisberg have personally designed a labyrinthine passageway extending
through the entire U-form of the upper floor and consisting of mid-sized, small, and even
minute chambers.
The exhibition is a collaboration with the Kunsthaus Aarau, Switzerland.


March 30 – May 13, 2007
The participating artists are:
J. Tobias Anderson (S), Pascal Danz (CH), Katja Davar (UK/G) , Kate Davis (UK), Katy Dove (UK),
Gabriela Fridriksdottir (IS), Franziska Furter (CH), Knut Henrik Henriksen (N), Leni Hoffmann (G),
Cristina Ohlmer (G), Yehudit Sasportas (IL), Christoph Schmidberger (Austria/USA), Stefan Thiel
In recent years, the theme of drawing has attained a considerable degree of attention. This
tendency mirrors the currently intensified investigation by many artists of the possibilities
inherent to the medium. “Ausgezeichnet!” examines works which are situated at the borders of
drawing and which not only question what drawing actually means, but also probe its
relationship to painting, sculpture, film and photography.
The spectrum of “Ausgezeichnet” extends from drawings on paper, executed in various
techniques, past the extension of the generic term “drawing” to include plastic, spaceencompassing
works, all the way to animated drawings. Accompanying the exhibition is a
catalogue (modo verlag).

George Shaw

January 26 – March 18, 2007
With a certain nostalgia, George Shaw (*1966) paints landscapes and buildings in urban
outskirts inhabited by the British working class which cohere into an image of collective
memory. His works pay tribute to the British films of the Kitchen Sink genre of the nineteensixties,
but in spite of the artist’s fascination with English identity and culture, one nonetheless
discovers in the widest sense an image of the modern European world. In this exhibition, there
will be seen for the first time drawings which investigate the mythologies of popular British
culture from the nineteen-seventies and -eighties. The exhibition is a collaboration with the
Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva.

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