In 2017 the Kunstverein in Hamburg is celebrating its 200th anniversary as one of Germany’s key non-profit institutions for contemporary art. Celebrating this achievement and after a three- year long research, together with the Department of Art History at University Hamburg, the Kunstverein seeks to launch a Digital Archive. Starting from 1817 the project will establish a systematic and sustainable method of preserving our rich archive. The success of this project will allow a broad community of users to search the archive rapidly and comprehensively from anywhere at any time, making this indispensable information accessible to scholars, librarians, students, and everyday internet users.
The Digital Archive of the Kunstverein in Hamburg - A Valuable Resource:
• User-friendly interface for research and discovery
• Insights into the cultural history of the city of Hamburg and the national
development of other Kunstvereine
• Documentation of 200 years of exhibition making in Hamburg
• Historical material: Protocol books from the 19th and early 20th century
• Documentation of exhibitions, photographs, audio recordings, video footage, scholarly articles and publications
• A rich database of high-resolution images
Why Kunstverein in Hamburg?
The Kunstverein in Hamburg is a non-profit art space dedicated to promoting contemporary art and its discourses. Our institution looks back at a highly successful history of promoting the most promising and experimental artists in their generations including Caspar David Friedrich, Jackson Pollock or Cosima von Bonin, to name a few. Committed to the highest standards of artistic production and its education, the Kunstverein has served as a platform for new talents, challenged already established artists, rediscovered less-known positions and fostered appreciation for contemporary discourses.
The Kunstverein hosts six to seven exhibitions annually in a vast industrial gallery space in Hamburg. These exhibitions, combined with a regular, to the public accessible program series, provide a significant forum for contemporary, international cultural dialogue in the fields of visual and performing arts.
Name recognition as a supporter of the digital archive on the landing page + handwritten thank-you card, signed by the team
How lovely. We will bear your name as a supporter of the digital archive on the landing page. Additionally, we will send you a handwritten thank-you card, which will be signed by the team.
Book: Sarah Lucas + tote bag
You will receive our Sarah Lucas publication and our tote bag, which will be designed exclusively on the occasion of our 200-years anniversary.
One-year membership + tote bag
Thank you for your support. You will receive a one-year membership in the Kunstverein and our special designed tote bag.
One-year membership + book: Liz Magor + tote bag
Thanks a lot. We will provide you with a one-year membership in the Kunstverein and our Liz Magor book, which was published in conjunction with our exhibition you you you. You will also receive our special designed tote bag. You will definitely like it.
15 x 300,- €
Book: Katja Novitskova – Dawn Mission + book: Christoph Meier – C & O + one-year membership + tote bag
Great. Thanks! You will receive two books: Katja Novitskova – Dawn Mission and Christoph Meier – C & O, additionally to a one-year membership in the Kunstverein and our special designed tote bag.
10 x 600,- €
Edition by Andreas Schulze + book: Lisa Oppenheim – Works 2003-2013 + one-year membership + tote bag
We are so thankful for your support. You will not only receive a limited edition by Andreas Schulze, but also you will be given a one-year membership, a book by Lisa Oppenheim Works 2003 – 2013 and our special designed tote bag. It’s amazing.
5 x 800,- €
Edition by Nina Beier + book: Nina Beier – Cash for Gold + book: Tobias Zielony – Story – No Story + one-year membership + tote bag
We are happy to send you Nina Beier’s offset color print Tilables, 2015, her book Cash for Gold and the publication Story – No Story by Tobias Zielony. You will also receive a one-year membership in the Kunstverein and our special designed tote bag.
3 x 1.500,- €
Exclusive invitation to our VIP ceremony on 22 Sept 2017 + one-year membership for the supporting member’s circle
Thanks for your support. You and a guest will be invited to our VIP ceremony on 22nd September and to our great party with a DJ program afterwards. You will receive a one-year membership for our supporting member’s circle in addition.
3 x 2.500,- €
Edition by Katja Novitskova + exclusive invitation to our VIP ceremony on 22 Sept 2017 + one-year membership for the supporting members circle
Thank you so much. We are thrilled to send you a limited edition by Katja Novitskova and an exclusive invitation to our VIP ceremony on 22nd September 2017. Furthermore we will provide you with a one-year-membership for our supporting member’s circle.
2 x 3.500,- €
Special edition Decoding Fear, 2015 by James Benning + exclusive invitation to our VIP ceremony on 22 Sept 2017 + one-year membership for the supporting members circle
We are so thankful. Not only will you receive a limited edition print Decoding Fear, 2015 by James Benning and an exclusive invitation to our VIP ceremony on 22nd September 2017. You will also get a one-year membership for the supporting members circle. We are sure you will enjoy it.
1 x 5.000,- €
Unique work by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann
How wonderful. We would have not been able to do it without you. You will receive an unique art work by Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, a young and promising artist from Hamburg.
Risks and challenges
This sum of 20.000,- € guarantees the urgently necessary modification of our website which lays the foundation for the digitalization of our archive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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