Hidden amongst the rebuilt Altstadt, the gem that is The Frankfurter Kunstverein is tucked away quietly. Having passed it several times, I did not take notice as I was looking elsewhere, clearly. But it is a building that should not be missed. It houses some of the best up and coming artist of our time. This gallery merges art, social issues, culture and society and allows us to question, talk and explore our ideas within these mediums. In 2014, Franziska Nori took on the position of director and since has focused the gallery’s program on diverse intersections between art, science, and contemporary society.

I first attended the gallery on the opening night of the Empathische Systeme exhibition featuring artists: Yves Netzhammer, Takayuki Todo, and Theo Jansen. What a truly amazing event it was as each artist captured our attention visually as we explored the complexity of our emotional relationships between humans and technology. Our communication process no longer only happens from human to human, but between humans and technology. Digital technologies are also increasingly exchanging data solely between each other.

The current exhibition is on only until 8th September so be sure to check it out. Sign up to their newsletter for upcoming events and exhibitions.

Here’s some history about The Frankfurter Kunstverein. (please note this paragraph has been taken directly from their website and we do not take credit for it)

The Frankfurter Kunstverein was founded in 1829 and is among the oldest and largest Kunstvereine in Germany with over one thousand members. Since 1962, the institution has been located at the Steinernes Haus directly in the city center. The building’s extension, realized in the 1950s, has since officially been named a historical monument. With the redesign of the Dom-Römer-site, the exhibition house is centrally embedded in the structure of the new urban development. Through the addition of a second entrance, the Frankfurter Kunstverein has now opened itself up to the new district even more, reaffirming its commitment to being a venue designed with and for the city’s residents.

Steinernes Haus am Römerberg
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Price Guide:
Admission: 8€ regular, 6€ reduced

Reduced admission fee for groups of 8 or more people: 6€ per person | students and schoolchildren: 4€ per person.

Free admission: for members of Frankfurter Kunstverein, of another ADKV-Kunstverein, holders of a Museumsufercard, of ICOM, of AICA-Card, of IKT-Card, for children up to 6 years of age.