“Experimental systems are extremely tricky installations. They need to be viewed as cultures for emergence, as structures devised by scientists in order to capture what is not otherwise devisable. They are like spider webs. It must be possible for something to become entangled in them, but what that will be or when it will happen remains a mystery until it actually happens. They are precautionary measures, devised to enable the production of unforeseeable occurrences.”

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

The art association Kunstverein Schichtwechsel organizes projects at different locations and invites artists and persons from other areas and disciplines to collaborate. New locations, changing event formats and different constellations of people serve as a source of inspiration. With its projects, Kunstverein Schichtwechsel offers a space for experimentation and the development of new art pieces. The projects are closely tied to the learning activities and also comprise new the development of new self-released publications.

Besides organising guided tours, workshops, talks and discussion rounds, the focus of the learning activities lies in facilitating dialogue and cooperation between people from different social backgrounds. They aim to create different points of contact, which in turn are meant to create a space for talks. Kunstverein Schichtwechsel is also eager to build a network, promote collaboration and to make people question their own views and approaches by subjecting them to those of others.

As part of its publishing activities, Kunstverein Schichtwechsel  releases publications on artwork, interviews and texts on current topics in art and society. Published work is usually based on the themes of an exhibition or the exhibited artwork. The focus of the publication series POSITIONEN & DISKURSE lies in connecting and juxtaposing artistic work with interesting texts.

A small selection of our research and information on exhibition visitation is presented here on the website. This is meant to provide a glimpse of the topics the Schichtwechsel team is currently engaged with.


Board: Patricia Bachmann, Laura Hilti, Cornelia Wolf


Former board members and project responsibles since 2011: Luis Hilti, Annett Höland, Sandro Nardi, Martin Ott, Stefanie Thöny, Flurina Seger



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