GAK – Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst
The GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst is the place for emerging international contemporary art in Bremen (Northern Germany). It was founded in 1980 as a Kunstverein and is located in a former coffee roaster building on an island within the river Weser right in the city centre.
The GAK defines itself as a link between Academy and Museum. In changing group and solo shows it presents international art positions before they are established. GAK is a laboratory for emerging trends and actual discourse in contemporary art, provides them with a platform and opens up discussions. As a place for experiments it dares to step into the field of the unknown, unsecured and new. Accordingly there is a tradition of site-specific works realized for and related to the conditions of the space in the GAK. The traditional focus on yet widely unknown international positions is unregularly extended by artists of an older generation, who turned out to be highly influential for a younger artistic production (such as Jan Bas Ader, John Baldessari, Trisha Brown, André Cadere, John Stezaker or Matt Mullican).
Teerhof 21, Bremen, Germany (DE).