Kunstverein Hannover: 88. Herbstausstellung

Kunstverein Hannover, Städtische Galerie KUBUS, Galerie Vom Zufall und vom Glück, Haus & Grundeigentum, Arena Suites Hannover and the state representation of Lower Saxony in Berlin, Hannover, Germany
18 Aug 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

Candice Breitz, Profile, 2017. Single-channel video loop, 3 min.

Candice Breitz, Profile, 2017. Single-channel video loop, 3 min.

The Kunstverein Hannover has been committed to the regional art scene from its foundation in 1832 and in the 1960s developed a broader and international orientation. Despite of its internationalization and 186 years of existence, the institution has maintained close ties to the region and for the past 111 years has been hosting the so-called Fall Exhibitions almost every second year featuring recent works by artists who were born or live in Lower Saxony or the City of Bremen.

This exhibition format has kept its tradition and is based on an open-call procedure. In 2018 a jury selected 53 artists out of 500 applications to be shown within the exhibition itinerary. The broad overview of artists underlines the fact that the format is still as relevant as ever within the contemporary art field. Well-known artists of an older generation including Christiane Möbus or Timm Ulrichs will be present, as well as artists such as Candice Breitz and Thomas Rentmeister who are teaching at the Braunschweig University of Art. Furthermore, younger promising artists like Enric Fort Ballester, Leona Boltes or Delia Jürgens will complete the show with their latest works.

In addition to the 53 positions of various generations, the jury selected the award-winner of the “Art Prize of the Sparkasse Hannover” endowed with 10,000 EUR. This year, Dieter Froelich will receive the prize that has been tendered since 1984. Additionally the selection of the “Prize of the Kunstverein – Atelier Grant Villa Minimo” took place. For this year’s residency program, Till Wittwer (two-year grant), Lukas Zerbst (one-year grant) and Luise Marchand (one-year grant) were chosen.

The 88. Herbstausstellung 2018 includes the following artists:
Nina Aeberhard, Degenhard Andrulat, Katja Aufleger, Stephan Baumkötter, Thomas Behling, Rolf Bier, Leona Boltes, Daniel von Bothmer, Candice Breitz, Günter Christmann, Claudia Christoffel, Enric Fort Ballester, Dieter Froelich, Josephine Garbe, Anja Gerecke, Christoph Girardet, Gruppe Stumpf, Peter Heber, Samuel Henne, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Delia Jürgens, Petra Kaltenmorgen, Hans Karl, Rosemarie Karl, Klara Kayser, Tarik Kentouche, Fumiko Kikuchi, Patricia Lambertus, Lotte Lindner / Till Steinbrenner, Andrea v.Lüdinghausen / Mareike Poehling, Sascha Marouf, Christiane Möbus, Janis Elias Müller, Sebastian Neubauer, Ghaku Okazaki, Christiane Oppermann, Wagehe Raufi, Fabian Reimann, Thomas Rentmeister, Christian Retschlag, Christian Riebe, Nikola Saric, André Sassenroth, Julia Schmid, Marie Schoberleitner, Christine Schulz, Birgit Streicher, Ralf Tekaat, Timm Ulrichs, Anette Walz, Till Wittwer, Heiko Wommelsdorf, Lukas Zerbst

Stefanie Kleefeld (Director Halle für Kunst Lüneburg), Ludwig Seyfarth (Art Critic/ Art Historian), Carina Brandes (Artist), Veronika Olbrich (State Department for Science and Culture Lower Saxony), Patricia Stunder (Culture Office of the City of Hannover), Kerstin Berghoff-Ising (Board of Sparkasse Hannover), Stefan Becker (Board of Sparkasse Hannover), Gerlinde Harig (Board of Kunstverein Hannover), Dr. Michael Lange (Advisory Board Kunstverein Hannover and Chairman of the Jury), Sergey Harutoonian (Curator Kunstverein Hannover).

Kathleen Rahn (Director Kunstverein Hannover) participated as a consultant without a vote.

Curated by Sergey Harutoonian (Curator)
Kathleen Rahn (Director)


August 18–October 28, 2018

Opening: August 17, 8–11pm, with a performance by Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner
Public talk: October 18, 7–9pm, with Prof. Dr. Stephan Berg (director, Kunstmuseum Bonn)
Artists talk: October 24, 7–9pm, with Stephan Baumkötter, Enric Fort Ballester, Andrea v.Lüdinghausen, Mareike Poehling, Thomas Rentmeister


Kunstverein Hannover
Sophienstraße 2
D-30159 Hannover



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