150 Jahre Kunstverein Konstanz

On 14 March 1858, the Kunstverein Konstanz, the local art association, was founded by 27 of the city's citizens. Therefore, it is one of the oldest of these art associations in Germany. Its manifesto states that it was "the purpose of this association (...), to support the fine arts in every way, to awaken a sense for the arts, especially through the exhibition of singular works of art or of collections of these (...)."

In Volume 1 of this publication, the art historian Anne Langenkamp provides a detailed record of the history of this art association from 1858 to today.

Volume 2 documents the anniversary exhibition 'Menschen und Orte' ('People and Places'), that was held from 16.3. to 29.6.2008 in the Kunstverein and the adjacent Wessenberg-Galerie, and dealt with historic and contemporary networks and the visual repercussions of history. The participating artists were Florian Bielefeldt, Norbert Bisky, Sonia Boyce, Laura Bruce, Frieder Butzmann, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Monica Germann & Daniel Lorenzi, Bertram Hasenauer, Christian Hutzinger, Nikola Irmer, Roland Iselin, Christof Hamann, Hendrikje Kühne & Beat Klein, Melanie Manchot, Martin Newth, Cornelia Renz, Martina Sauter, Costa Vece, Christian Vetter and Gabriel Vormstein; the curator of this exhibition was Axel Lapp.