40 Years Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Hannelore Paflik-Huber has published a book on the history of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. It also includes two texts by Hans Dieter Huber on the history of the building and the founding history of the Künstlerhaus.

Text 1: Als der Nordpol noch in Stuttgart lag. Die Firma Nördlinger & Pollock und die Reuchlinstrasse 4B in Stuttgart, p.27-79

Text 2: Ausbruch aus einer bleiernen Zeit. Die Gründerjahre des Künstlerhauses Stuttgart, p. 183-240

The Künstlerhaus was founded in 1978 by Stuttgart artists and has since developed into a nationally and internationally renowned institution for contemporary art. In a cycle of four or five years, the artistic direction changes and with it the curatorial concept.

In this publication a story of curating is told using the examples of the different artistic directors. Artists who were able to realise artistic projects here at the beginning of their careers, such as Douglas Gordon, Susanne Kriemann, Olafur Eliasson, Sharon Lockhart, Roman Signer, Oscar Tuazon and many more, have their say. Personalities of the art scene provide further statements on the special significance of this house.

Hannelore Paflik-Huber is a lecturer in contemporary art and aesthetics, curator and author on aspects of time and feminist issues. From 2004 – 2021, she has been the first chairperson of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart e. V.