What happens if Kunsthalle3000 gets invited by an institution?
Noor Mertens of Kunstverein Langenhagen asked this question to Thomas Geiger and initiated a one-year collaboration that can be considered a field of experiment to exentend the role, the place and the function of an institution. As from August 2018 Kunsthalle3000 will be a guest at Kunstverein Langenhagen as an institution within an institution that sets up an own program focusing on the gap between institutional/private and public space. In the course of the year various performances, interventions and talks will connect these two spheres and will include and confront the people of Langenhagen actively and passively.


Kunsthalle3000 is an institution as intervention by artist Thomas Geiger that seeks to transform the unused potentials of the public realm into new situations. The term Kunsthalle is used in German-speaking countries for a special kind of municipal museum, the historical aim of which was to make art accessible to all people. “Eine Kunsthalle für alle” [A Kunsthalle for all], was a phrase that marked the beginning of the Kunsthalle tradition with the statutes of Kunsthalle Mannheim in 1909. Kunsthalle3000 follows this principle by literally declaring specific spots within public space as Kunsthalle to create an intensive, yet temporary locale for performance, discussion, confrontation and interchange. To date, it has been located in Vienna, Johannesburg, Geneva, Beirut and Paris.


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