The history of its curation over the last four decades is told through interviews with the artistic directors.
Two texts recount the Künstlerhaus’ history: one deals with the period from 1974 to its foundation in 1978, and the other with the building’s initial construction as a luggage factory by its two Jewish owners.
Over seventy leading artistic and political figures and artists associated with the Künstlerhaus explain the special significance of this institution, while the stars of the workshops and studios tell the story of these other two important pillars of the establishment.
The list of authors: Marius Babias, Rudolf Bumiller, Gerd Dieterich, Hildegarde Duane, Jesko Fezer, Liam Gillick, Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Fatima Hellberg, Hans Dieter Huber, MATHESON WHITELEY & Simon Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hannelore Paflik-Huber, Romy Range, Rachel Reupke, Anna Romanenko, Joachim E. Schielke, Ruby Sircar, Wolfgang Stübler, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Heidemarie von Wedel, Georg Winter, Didem Yazıcı, and Philipp Ziegler.
The interviews featured are between Ulrich Bernhardt and Jean-Baptiste Joly; Veit Görner, Rudolf Bumiller, and Markus Brüderlin; Ute Meta Bauer and Maria Lind; Nicolaus Schafhausen and Vanessa Joan Müller; Fareed Armaly and Constanze Ruhm; Elke aus dem Moore and Alice Cantaluppi; Axel Wieder and Anja Casser; Misal Adnan Yıldız and Hito Steyerl; and Fatima Hellberg and Sabeth Buchmann.
The cover was designed by British artist Liam Gillick, and the book design is by Ronald Kolb.
Edited by Hannelore Paflik-Huber
664 pages, softcover
20 x 26 cm
Realized with the support of Wüstenrot-Stiftung, Bürgerstiftung Stuttgart, Lotto-Stiftung Baden Württemberg, Ellwanger & Geiger Bank and Südwestbank.