from 17.03.2012 to 17.06.2012

30 Artists / 30 Spaces

Four Nuremberg institutions for contemporary art are putting on a joint exhibition for the first time, which is entitled 30 Artists / 30 Spaces.

The concept of the room or space is handled in a wide variety of ways within current artistic practice. It encompasses the physical room we are able to experience, shaped by architecture or installation, as well as the "inner", mental space – and it ranges from a  stage created for fictive narratives to sociological, political and not least media-based spaces.

A representative group of 30 international artists have investigated the shape and significance of space, and the outcome is being presented in this joint exhibition. Varying approaches to the subject's content, along with the diversity of the media and formats employed invite visitors to experience the qualities and dimensions of space directly, rediscovering it as they do so.

A starting point to the exhibition was an utopia expressed by Dr. Dietrich Mahlow, founding director of Kunsthalle Nürnberg und Dr. Eberhard Roters in 1970. Their vision was of a modern museum with 30 rooms, each one individually arranged by a single artist.

A joint exhibition by

Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Kunsthalle Nürnberg im KunstKulturQuartier – Stadt Nürnberg
Kunstverein Nürnberg – Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft
Neues Museum – Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg


Ulf Aminde, Ole Aselmann, Nairy Baghramian, Winfried Baumann, Michael Beutler, John Bock, Ulla von Brandenburg, Stefan Burger, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Mariechen Danz, Max Frisinger, Petrit Halilaj, Jeppe Hein, Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler, Sabine Hornig, Florian Hüttner, Zilla Leutenegger, Michaela Melián, Isa Melsheimer, Alice Münch, Karsten Neumann, Olaf Nicolai, Tobias Rehberger, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Kateřina Šedá, Santiago Sierra, Vincent Tavenne, Rosemarie Trockel, Tatiana Trouvé, Florian Tuercke