The project :kynstlerhaus is dedicated to the founding mission of Künstlerhaus that was established as a production site for artists. This is the core aspect of the haus.0 program.
Künstlerhaus was founded in the transition period between the 1970s and 1980s when general opinions on artistic practices changed fundamentally. This dynamic point in time is the starting point of the project :kynstlerhaus. By using the contemporary as a base, it aims at finding a connection between the many possible forms of past and future. That way, the project opens up perspectives on the future development of the haus.0 program and the institution itself. :kynstlerhaus follows the line of haus.0 by adopting a practice that was firstly introduced during the event Open House in 1999. Projects within the haus.0 series acted as navigators for members and the public, informing them about current developments within Künstlerhaus.
The project :kynstlerhaus interrelates the new program of haus.0 with the institution Künstlerhaus, which is currently in a stage of change. It also represents a transition into a new chapter of the haus.0 program. This chapter includes the continuation of the arts program, further improvements of internal production opportunities (video and audio studios) as well as the installation of a computer workshop. Furthermore, the relationships between program, institution and membership will be examined within performative dialogues.