Fürstenberg Contemporary
Art Organization

Fürstenberg Contemporary was founded in 2011 by Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeannette of Fürstenberg. The project consists of a fellowship program, annual temporary exhibitions and the establishment of a small collection. The focus is on young, emerging artists who have distinguished themselves in recent years through new concepts and languages of form and have in this context become the focus of international discourse.

Every year, Fürstenberg Contemporary awards three work fellowships to international artists, who are selected by a board of trustees in dialogue with the Hereditary Prince. In addition to financial support, the fellows are provided with accommodation at Heiligenberg Castle near Lake Constance as well as studio and workspace in the local area from June to September. During the most beautiful months of the summer, the artists are given the opportunity to live and work in an exceptional setting with a great historical background.

The sensitively growing Fürstenberg Contemporary Collection, which is on permanent display on the top floor of the museum, comprises the young artists supported by the fellowship programme and complements these with artistic positions of the previous generation(s). The work and development of each artist is traced based on small groups of works exhibited in the galleries and halls of the museum. This concentrated presentation provides the various positions with an appropriate framework, while at the same time demonstrating the range of different artistic approaches. In order for the arrangement of the works to present the artists’ visions as closely as possible, the rooms are always arranged in close dialogue with them, so that many of the galleries bear the installation-based character of so-called artists’ spaces.

Michael Sailstorfer

Dirk Bell

Kai Althoff

João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva

Benjamin Saurer

Kathrin Sonntag

Carina Brandes

Claus Richter

Kris Martin

Gareth Moore

Katharina Wulff

Jonas Lipps
Michael Sailstorfer
Fürstenberg Contemporary
Art Organization

Fürstenberg Contemporary was founded in 2011 by Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeannette of Fürstenberg. The project consists of a fellowship program, annual temporary exhibitions and the establishment of a small collection. The focus is on young, emerging artists who have distinguished themselves in recent years through new concepts and languages of form and have in this context become the focus of international discourse.

Every year, Fürstenberg Contemporary awards three work fellowships to international artists, who are selected by a board of trustees in dialogue with the Hereditary Prince. In addition to financial support, the fellows are provided with accommodation at Heiligenberg Castle near Lake Constance as well as studio and workspace in the local area from June to September. During the most beautiful months of the summer, the artists are given the opportunity to live and work in an exceptional setting with a great historical background.

The sensitively growing Fürstenberg Contemporary Collection, which is on permanent display on the top floor of the museum, comprises the young artists supported by the fellowship programme and complements these with artistic positions of the previous generation(s). The work and development of each artist is traced based on small groups of works exhibited in the galleries and halls of the museum. This concentrated presentation provides the various positions with an appropriate framework, while at the same time demonstrating the range of different artistic approaches. In order for the arrangement of the works to present the artists’ visions as closely as possible, the rooms are always arranged in close dialogue with them, so that many of the galleries bear the installation-based character of so-called artists’ spaces.

Dirk Bell

Kai Althoff

João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva

Benjamin Saurer

Kathrin Sonntag

Carina Brandes

Claus Richter

Kris Martin

Gareth Moore

Katharina Wulff

Jonas Lipps
  • June Clark: Witness
    May 3 – Aug 11, 2024
    The Power Plant
    Toronto, Canada
    June Clark: Witness is the first survey in Canada of the Toronto-based artist June Clark, who, since the late 1960s, has developed a unique and groundbreaking practice spanning photo-based work, text, collage, installation, and sculptural assemblages. Born in Harlem, New York, Clark immigrated to Canada in 1968 and subsequently made Toronto her home. The questions of identity formation and their connection to our points of origin fuel her practice. (more…)