John Armleder (born 1954) is one of the most important and influential Swiss artists of the present day. He deals with art itself by means of his wide-ranging stylistic and formulaic vocabulary, thereby creating an inimitable universe of diverse and impressive works that vary between the fields of art, design, concept, geometry, Pop, and Trash. Well-known due his many international exhibitions such as at the Venice Biennale and in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Armleder, who has been a professor at the HBK Braunschweig since 1994, constantly re-asks the questions about what art is, and what art can do, and what art is allowed.more

The Kunstverein Hannover understands itself as a focal point for the presentation of regional, national and international contemporary art. On a local level, the Kunstverein Hannover is the only Lower Saxon institution to present a wide-ranging survey of the state's outstanding young artistic positions, the "Herbstausstellung" (Autumn Exhibition), which takes places every two years. With PLATTFORM, which was conceived an annual event, the Kunstverein Hannover wants to increase awareness in the regional art scene as well as to direct the general public's attention to the extraordinarily important relationship between teaching, studying and art education for the entire art world. Against this background, PLATTFORM was previously set up as a joint project with the state's two largest art colleges, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Braunschweig and the Fachhochschule in Hannover. more

As the only survey of Lower Saxon contemporary art, the "Herbstausstellung" (Autumn Exhibition) is incalculably important for the cultural and educational policy profile of the state. To suitably present the wide-range of positions created here, the Kunstverein Hannover endeavors to find additional exhibition partners for each presentation. In order to present as concentrated an overall view of the most important positions in the Lower Saxon art scene as possible, we have previously limited ourselves to additional exhibition venues in Hannover. more