With the exhibition ON STAGE, the Kunstverein Hannover has taken on one of the central themes of contemporary art: theatricality and stage-like aspects in current artistic production. Twelve European and American artists have created an impressive crossover between contemporary art and theatre. Most of the videos, installations, sculptures and photographs were made especially for this exhibition, which was conceived in cooperation with the Villa Merkel in Esslingenmore

The installations of the Afro-American artist Kara Walker, who was born in 1969 and lives in Rhode Island, have been shown in various group exhibitions in Europe over the last several years. Especially for the Kunstverein Hannover, the artist creates a parcours with life-size black silhouettes, colored light projections, drawings and texts.more

The "Herbstausstellung" (Fall Exhibition) of the Kunstverein Hannover offers an overview of the current art scene in Lower Saxony. It was accompanied by solo presentations of works by the winners of the Kunstverein Prize 2002-2004, Antje Schiffers (born 1967) und Thomas Ganzenmüller (born 1966). A special presentation was devoted to the winner of the Stadtsparkasse Art Prize 2002, Rüdiger Stanko.more

The new exhibition in the Kunstverein Hannover is devoted to the substantial body of work by one of Japan's most important present-day photographers (* 1958). Since the mid-1980s Hatakeyama, who lives and works in Tokyo, has developed an oeuvre which is for the most part architectural in nature, but influenced by scientific like archeological interests.more

David Claerbout was born in 1969 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Since his recent appearance at the 2nd berlin biennale and his exhibition at the Galerie Johnen & Schöttle and Galerie Micheline Swajczer, Claerbout can be counted among today's most promising talents in the field of artistic video production. Living in Brussels and originally trained as a painter, the artist utilizes in his installations either overlays from static slide images and subtly moving video projections or straight video projections, which sometime react via sensors to the movements of the visitors.more

In a comprehensive exhibition covering a span of twenty five years, the Kunstverein Hanover will bepresenting in conjunction with the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, as its first project of the year 2002, theAmerican painter DAVID REED (born 1946), who, along with Philip Taaffe, Jonathan Lasker and Bernard Frize, belongs in the forefront of contemporary painting.more