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The kestnergesellschaft, located in the heart of Hanover, is one of the largest and best-known German art associations. The kestnergesellschaft has survived since its founding in 1916 despite the turmoil and explosive artistic, social, and technological developments of the 20th century. In the 21st century it remains the goal of the association to present internationally important artists with their most current works. Since 1997, its exhibition hall has been located in the converted rooms of the former Goseriede bath house.

The list of artists who have exhibited in the association’s past reads like a “who is who” of art history. Among the artists having shown their most recent works were Max Liebermann (1916), Alexander Calder (1954), Marcel Duchamp (1965), Eva Hesse (1979), and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1989), and, among others in recent years, David LaChapelle, Daniel Richter, and Alex Katz. Present-day imagery, not only in fine arts but in architecture, fashion and design, is equally the center of interest, as are contemporary music and literature and the theoretic positions of philosophy and the humanities.

The exhibitions, companion catalogs and guides, the kestnerdialogs, kestnerconcerts, and the outreach program, kestnerkids, comprise a wide spectrum of events and information sources of the highest international standards with which current positions of art and theory are vibrantly and discerningly conveyed to the association’s visitors and its over four thousand members.

address und contact
Goseriede 11
30159 Hannover
Tel +49(0)511 701 200
Fax +49(0)511 701 20 20

opening hours
daily and on holidays 11 am - 6 pm
thursday 11 am - 8 pm
closed on monday