Frank Bartz, Janin Benecke/Vera Frese/Björn Kahle, Sigtryggur Berg-Sigmarsson, Vera Burmester/Anja Steckling, Sebastian Biskup, Gabriella Coccioli, GRUPPE GOXIN, Hidetaka Imaizumi/Katzumi Narukawa, Agnieszka Jurek, Christiane Konietzny, Claus Lehmann, Christof Mascher, Susanne Neubauer, Sonja Niedt, Imke Rathert/Christian Desbonnets, RECHERCHEFAHRT BAUERNHOF Anne-Lena Boettcher/Andrzej Gosek/Christof Mascher/Eugen Kunkel/Claus Lehmann, Michael Steup, Franziska Stünkel, Gaby Taplick, Ilka Theurich, Martina Vollmer, Janina Wick, Silke Zeidler, Walter Zurborg
The Kunstverein Hannover understands itself to be a point of intersection for imparting regional, national and international contemporary art. At the regional level, the Fall Exhibition, which takes place every two years, is the only institution in Lower Saxony that consistently presents an overview of excellent local young artistic positions. With PLATTFORM, intended as an annual event, the Kunstverein wishes on the one hand to increase awareness of the regional art scene and to draw public attention to the important connection between education, training and exhibition communication on the other. With this in mind, PLATTFORM is conceived as a cooperative project with the two large art colleges in Lower Saxony, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig and the Fachhochschule Hannover. At the center of the first venture, which will be carried out together with the Fachhochschule Hannover, is a concept that is vastly different from the usual exhibitions of master class students. Instead of just using the Kunstverein as a simple venue, it will become the open stage for a workshop during a long weekend. The exhibition planned within this framework is designed to be an open work in progress. Concretely, this means that a jury made up of colleagues from the Kunstverein, teachers from the visual arts faculty and from other institutions will choose in a joint discussion works by students of the faculty that are not just the static product of an exhibition, but should be a flexible, processual offering, the form of which can change and be altered based on varying influences during the course of the four days.