25 Years Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

7th May – 10th May 2010


25th anniversary of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen 
7/8/9 May 2010

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010. This anniversary is an important event for an institution and its association which, since their beginnings, have believed in the central importance of contemporary art for society. Over the course of a quarter of a century the Kunst Halle has developed from a wandering community of interests of local producers of art into an internationally recognised exhibition venue in which over 400 artists have exhibited their works. The 25th anniversary will be celebrated in style and at the same time regarded as an opportunity to gain new impetus for the future.


For this occasion there will be a benefit exhibition over the weekend of 8 and 9 May at the Kunst Halle with an accompanying programme offering an opportunity to celebrate but also providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and discussion.


The benefit auction of the works is then taking place on 7 June 2010 as part of the Christie’s auction «Swiss Art» at Kunsthaus Zürich. This initiative is intended to make an important contribution towards the long-term consolidation of the future of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen.




Friday, 7 May, from 21:30
With a concert by FAI BABA, DJs Gustav and Augenwasser In cooperation with DMFA Union (artists’ collective with Barbara Signer, Beni Bischof, Georg Gatsas and Michael Bodenmann).


Saturday, 8 May, 15:30
Podium discussion of the past, present and future of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. With: 
Ulrich Meinherz, Kesselhaus Josephson/Sitterwerk 
Corinne Schatz, Visarte Ost and St. Gallische Kulturstiftung
Barbara Signer, artist Zü?rich/St. Gallen Roland Wäspe, Director of Kunstmuseum St. Gallen
Moderation: Giovanni Carmine, Director of Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen


Sunday, 9 May, 14.00-16.00
The Verein Schweizerischer Institutionen für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Association of Swiss Institutions for Contemporary Art), of which Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen is also a member, is introducing itself. With presentations by: Sabine Schaschl (Kunsthaus Baselland), Pascal Ruedin (Musée d'art du Valais), Oliver Kielmayer (Kunsthalle Winterthur), Fanni Fetzer (Kunsthaus Langenthal), Helen Hirsch (Kunstmuseum Thun), Véronique Bacchetta (Centre d'edition contemporaine Genève), Barbara Zürcher (Haus für Kunst Uri), Valentine Reymond (Musée jurassien des Arts), Sabine Rusterholz (Kunsthaus Glarus), Philippe Pirotte (Kunsthalle Bern), Arthur de Pury (Centre d'Art, Neuchâtel) and others.


With the kind support of Christie's and DHL.

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