Plea of the "Initiative GG 5.3 Weltoffenheit

As representatives of public cultural and research institutions in Germany, we share a mandate from the state to promote arts and culture, historical research and democratic education and to make these accessible to the general public. Toward this end, we rely on a public sphere that welcomes controversial debates in accordance with the norms of the German constitution. We are further committed to paying particular attention to marginalized and disregarded voices that stand for cultural diversity and critical perspectives … read more

Administration of WKV moved to Werastrasse 28

As the old wing of the Kunstgebäude Stuttgart is being renovated, the administration of the Württembergischer Kunstverein had to move. For about two years it is located at Werastrasse 28, 70182 Stuttgart, directly opposite the Cranko School. The exhibition venue of the Kunstverein in the Kunstgebäude at the Schlossplatz is not affected by the renovation measures. Due to the current corona regulations, it unfortunately can be used recently only in ghost mode.

Meeting despite Corona

In order to enable encounters, exchanges and stays in our rooms despite the Corona pandemic, we have constructed special tables. Four people can sit at each of them. Each table is equipped with separating glass panels and four separate power connections. On request, we will be happy to make the model available for reproduction.


Currently closed
October 17, 2020 – March 14, 2021 (extended)

Gerd Arntz, Daniel Baker, Canciones de la guerra social contemporánea, Joy Charpentier, Ines Doujak, El Solitario / Francisco Lameyer, Toto Estirado, Flo 6x8, Robert Gabris, María García Ruiz, Gonzalo García-Pelayo, Israel Galván, Tony Gatlif, Helios Gómez, Francisco de Goya, Isaias Griñolo, Julio Jara, Hiwa K, Teresa Lanceta, Darcy Lange / Maria Snijders, Delaine Le Bas, Los Putrefactos, Máquinas de vivir, Ocaña, Otto Pankok, PEROU, Ragel, Pedro G. Romero, August Sander, Franz W. Seiwert, SEM/EN, Stalker, Ceija Stojka, Mario Maya y Teatro Gitano Andaluz, Luca Vitone, Rosario Weiss et al.
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Bergen (Belgin Sarilmiser), Lisa Bufano, Antonio Centeno Ortiz / Raúl de la Morena, Anna Dasovic, Eva Egermann, Valérie Favre, Flo6x8, Robert Gabris, María Galindo/Danitza Luna, Sonsherée Giles, Niklas Goldbach, Siri Hermansen, Suntag Noh, PEROU/Sébastien Thiéry, Pedro G. Romero, María Salgado/Fran MM Cabeza de Vaca, Ilhan Sayin, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Sunaura Taylor

An exhibition by Die Anstifter and others, WKV Querungen




Shutdown Porgram

The shutdown program of the Württembergischer Kunstverein came into being during the suspension of public life caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. With this program we would like to take a new look - online and onsite - at aspects of our exhibitions this year as well as at the structures, tasks and functions of our institution against the background of the pandemic and its highlighting of social imbalances and the vulnerability of life … read more

Shutdown Program #9

Radu Ciorniciuc, Acasa, My Home, 2020
Film, 86', Romanian with English subtitles
7–10 December 2020
Vimeolink at:
Monday, 7 December 2020, 7 pm
With Radu Ciorniciuc, Lina Vdovil, Ümit Uludag and Ülkü Süngün 
In the context of
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead. Una forma de ser

Shutdown Program: Preview

In the context of
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead. Una forma de ser
Friday, January 29, 2022, 7 pm
Verena Lehman
Wednesday, February 10. Februar 2022, 19 Uhr
Frank Reuter
More information will follow soon


Mellizo Doble

Stuttgart State Opera
Israel Galván, Niño de Elche: Mellizo Doble
Saturday, 31 October 2020, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 6 pm
Württembergischer Kunstverein
Talk about Mellizo Doble
with Israel Galván, Niño de Elche, Pedro G. Romero and Iris Dressler
Sunday, November 1, 2020, 8 pm
A cooperation of Staastoper Stuttgart and Württembergischer Kunstverein

Jeremy Wade

Lost at Sea with Puddles and Sunny
September 22 + 23, 2020, 20 pm, each
A performance by
Jeremy Wade
With music by
Quentin Tolimieri

Foto: Dieter Hartwig

Gabès Cinema Fen: Stuttgart

Ismail Bahri, Revers, 2017

Shutdown Program #7

On the Urgency for Changing the Precarious Conditions in the Art World
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 7 p.m.
Online, Onsite, Live
Daniel G. Andújar, artist, Barcelona
Fabiola Fiocco, Francesca Masoero, Giulia Mengozzi, Art Workers Italia [AWI]
Iris Dressler, Director of the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Michael Kress, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin and the Initiative Ausstellungsvergütung

Shutdown Program #3

(German only)
Exhibitions Without Space

Based on the exhibition Alexander Kluge. Opera: The Temple of Seriousness, which was closed befor its planned opening, and the short essay Exhibitions without Space, a conversation between Alexander Kluge and Hans D. Christ emerged, which moves along the different stations of the project, the limits and possibilities of an exhibition without or in digital space and our new uninvited guest, COVID-19.

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Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart