Fürstenberg Contemporary was founded in 2011 by Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeannette of Fürstenberg. The project consists of a fellowship programme, 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.
Trisha Baga, Kasper Bosmans and Catherine Czudej are this year’s Fürstenberg Contemporary fellows. As in previous years, in 2017 the artists Baga, Bosmans and Czudej were selected because, despite their young age, they have already developed their own outstanding artistic language and thus have the potential to have a lasting impact as part of the international art scene.
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”.