Exhibition Formats


At the end of the summer semester, the Kunsthochschule Kassel organizes its grand annual show, the Rundgang (Round Tour). During the annual art festival, students across all the degree programmes of Visual Arts, Visual Communication, Product Design, Art Education and Art History and Theory present their often interdisciplinary works to the general public for the first time. An extensive event programme, which offers exhibitions, film presentations, talks, interactive media installations and much more, awaits visitors to the Round Tour. Various cafés and bars, which are ideal for taking a leisurely break while enjoying refreshing drinks and snacks, provide a frame for the multimedia event.

„Porzellan Performance #2“ by Julia Kopylova, class of Christian Philipp Müller during Rundgang 2015 ©Nicolas Wefers

Rectorate Plays Host

The exhibition format was initiated in the spring of 2012. The Rectorate of the Kunsthochschule Kassel offers students and teachers an exceptional presentation space for their work outcomes in the form of two exhibitions per semester.



Rectorate Plays Host at KHK #10 with Robert Sturmhoevel. © Robert Sturmhoevel


At the end of their studies, graduates and master-class students on the degree programmes in Visual Arts, Art Education, Product Design and Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel take their leave with a large-scale joint exhibition.

 The exhibited positions provide an impressive demonstration of the high quality and diversity of contemporary art production in Kassel. The exam exhibition takes place at the beginning of each winter semester. This gives new students an opportunity to visit their fellows' representative final exhibition.

Opening EXAMEN 2016, Documentahalle Kassel, ©Nicolas Wefers


The "Interventions" exhibition project has been presenting works by young students at the Kunsthochschule Kassel once a year in the Kassel Regional Administrative Authority since as far back as 2002. Employees of the Regional Administrative Authority visit the Kunsthochschule's Round Tour every year. They make a selection here, inviting students to show their works to the authority am Steinweg, to modify them for the new location or to develop them specifically for the exhibition. What is shown in the Regional Administrative Authority half a year later may be completely different from what was seen at the Round Tour.

Over the years, a special partnership has been formed between the Kunsthochschule and the Regional Administrative Authority, which extends beyond the "Interventions" project. Whether the architectures of the administrative seat become the subject of artistic final projects, whether young graphic artists design publications by the Regional Administrative Authority (RAA) or whether the artistic collaboration is between RAA employees and students - the number and the intensity of the points of contact are increasing.

Installation view of a work by Olga Holzschuh in the Interventions 2015 ©Melanie Vogel


KASSEL COLLECTION is a collection of exemplary works from the Kunsthochschule Kassel's specialization in Furniture Design and Exhibition Architecture. Curated by Prof. Jakob Gebert and Steffen Kehrle, former Artistic Associate at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, the collection, which is already in its second edition, presents outstanding furniture and product designs. The design also includes production and manufacturing processes. The designers themselves implement all the products, confront them with reality, check them and test them in use. KASSEL COLLECTION has been shown at the Furniture Trade Fair in Milan, among others, and is to be made permanently available to the public at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. KASSEL COLLECTION aims to highlight what is thought and done in the specialization and to encourage discussion about it.


KHK at Milan Furniture Fair 2013. © Robin Stummvoll