KUN:ST Newsletter Nr. 51
November 2020
Newsletter englisch
Dear KUN:ST artist

now the rather greyish days of the year are coming and the world is preparing for another lock down. If it won't happen physically everywhere, it will definitely happen mentally. In the USA, important decisions are coming up, and no matter what happens, I think I see that there is a longing for normality everywhere, including or especially in the art business.

On the last weekend of October, the Kunstsalon took place at Stettenfels Castle. Even if there were no peak numbers of visitors, it was at least significantly more than one could expect in view of the latest pandemic figures and many visitors were actually happy that art was still on offer at all.

We, too, want to maintain normality in our gallery in Leonberg and will continue our gallery program with unchanged opening times as announced – and even today we're inviting at 11.15 am for a show opening. We record all gallery visitors and here, too, visitor numbers are of course no record values, but no drama either. It is also interesting that the combination of online and gallery has proven itself, because last week we sold an artwork that the interested party first saw on our website, then viewed it 'live' in Leonberg and then bought it straight away.

Yesterday was our General Meeting 2019, which, as announced, we carried out 'on a small scale' as as a formal act of the 2019 annual financial statements, omitting the presentation of plans or decisions for the future. First of all, thanks to all those involved and participants for this support. We are now preparing the minutes of the meeting and will be sending it out separately in the next few days. Hopes are that we can have a General Meeting under regular conditions in 2021 towards the end of the first half of the year.
What's new in the gallery in November?


In November we cordially invite you to the exhibition SICHTWEISEN by the artist group «VIDEMUS». The name VIDEMUS stands for we see, we understand, we experience, we look at and we recognize - and that is exactly the objective of the participating artists. The viewer should face the artworks along this chain of thoughts and see them with open eyes. Participating artists are JOHannaS, Hans Etter, Annette Grunert, Dr. Hans Dieter Ilge, Ute Kleist, Carmen Kroese, Harry Lieber, Gaby Pühmeyer and Eva Vogt.

Duration of the exhibition: October 29, 2020 - November 22, 2020
Show opening: Sunday, November 1st, 2020 | 11.15 am

Merry Christmas

Later, on the last weekend in November, our traditional and last exhibition of the year, Merry Christmas, begins. You find all artworks online and some are already reserved or sold:
Works of art Merry Christmas

Duration of the exhibition: November 26th, 2020 - January 3rd, 2021
Show opening: Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | 11.15 am
Our already announced exhibitions are open to registration:

THE NEW (Die Neuen)

Every beginning - they say - has a magic inherent in it. We are welcoming the New Year 2021 in January and with that comes the idea of providing THE NEW members of KUN:ST International the opportunity, space and the time to present their artworks to the public.

Duration of the exhibition: 7th - 31st January 2021
Show opening: Sunday, January 10th, 2021 | 11.15 am
Please follow this link to register


The KUN:ST Art Prize 2021 “Man, where are you?” is again an open competition for artists from Germany and abroad. It feels like our world has not become a better place to live for us humans in recent years. With the topic 'Man, where are you?' we want to motivate artists to participate and invite them to take an artistic stand on the diverse impressions and feelings that arise for each individual in this eventful time with corona, climate change, political decisions, war, hunger or refugees.

Duration of the exhibition: February 4th - 28th, 2021
Show opening: Sunday, February 7th, 2021 | 11.15 am
Presentation of the award winners: ARTe in Sindelfingen, March 25th -28th, 2021
Please follow this link to register


Our homepage, which we continuously update, remains important for everyone for their own orientation:
Nobody knows what will happen in the next few weeks. Let's stay courageous, let's look ahead, let's take the Christmas season as an opportunity to reflect on our core values. Who and what is really important to us? The coming time is a good time to clear your mind and focus on it.
All the best and kind regards
Andreas Kerstan, 1. Vorsitzender Kunst Stuttgart International e.V.
Your Andreas Kerstan
Kunst Stuttgart International e.V.