The Kunsthaus Zürich loses visitors
Due to the construction work for the construction of the extension, the number of site visitors for the 12 months 2017 has fallen by way of round 90,000. This leads to a six-figure annual loss in the preliminary monetary statements.
“It was once simpler a 12 months ago,” stated Hans Peter Meier, CFO of the Kunsthaus Zürich, at the annual media conference. At that time, he was once able to file an extension of 30,000 to 320,000 entries for 2016.
Now, a droop of 90,000 entries to book. With 230,000 visitors, the museum is now under the long-term common of 300,000 entries. A compensation reserve is reachable to cover the annual loss.
Walter Kielholz, President of the Zurich Kunstgesellschaft, was once although optimistic. A decline had been forecast. Also financially, the museum had arrived with the construction of the underground get right of entry to the extension of David Chipperfield in a challenging phase.
In addition, the mother or father corporation had to be technically upgraded and added up to the top of the new building. That too is a challenge, in accordance to Kielholz. After all, the personal share of the complete investments of the extension is now secured.
Young art, trend and basic modernism
The countermeasure is also the 2018 exhibition program. According to Meier, the Kunsthaus is watching for another loss, however, hopes to extend the range of entries to 260,000. A first Swiss look will be given this 12 months at the Kunsthaus with the aid of the Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas, born in 1968. While the exhibition “Fashion Drive” shows 500 years of trend records in the mirror of art.
The Kunsthaus dedicates monographic exhibitions to Robert Delaunay and Oskar Kokoschka all through the 12 months 2018. Also programmed are exhibitions with the series holdings of the Kunsthaus.
Finally, Kunsthaus director Christoph Becker delivered new minds. Christoph Stuehn joins the administration team. He will head the sales and offerings branch from April. He will additionally build a house leasing and event company for the museum, which will be accelerated from 2020. With this new appointment, the Kunsthaus hopes for more revenue.
A new conservator is the Grafische Sammlung. Jonas Beyer takes over the publish from Bernhard von Waldkirch. Beyer is additionally accountable for provenance research, which is being used with the aid of the Federal Office of Culture in the Grafisches Sammlung. In particular, purchases made by means of the Kunsthaus between 1933 and 1945 are illuminated.