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Kunsthaus Dresden
Kunsthaus Dresden is a public centre for contemporary art, and is unique in the city for its focus on current trends in the art world. The institution was formerly known as the Galerie Rähnitzgasse and its history goes back to 1981, when the original building was converted into an organisational centre and exhibition gallery for the former German Democratic Republic´s art events. After the political change in 1989, the Dresden City Council decided that the building should be maintained as a venue for contemporary art. Since the early 1990s, Kunsthaus Dresden has mounted a series of changing exhibitions that have provided insights into both regional and international movements and trends in current contemporary art. Changing exhibitions, with various specific themes, highlight the current topics of both international and regional contemporary art. Close collaboration with artists and others involved in the cultural sphere, reveals their conceptual impulses and illuminates how their interpretations relate to present-day living and different histories. Lectures, films and guided tours accompany the exhibitions, and together they provide a forum for debate on contemporary culture, politics and social issues.
Director: Christiane Mennicke
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