The expansion of the Kunsthaus to create a museum for art and audiences in the 21st century is the most important project undertaken by the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft since the building designed by Karl Moser opened on Heimplatz in 1910. Now, as then, support from all sections of the population is vital to safeguarding the future of the Kunsthaus and equipping it to deliver a programme in keeping with contemporary expectations.
The politically independent, non-partisan ‘Yes to Our Kunsthaus’ committee, which was founded at the end of September 2012, played a key role in securing the successful outcome to the popular vote on 25 November 2012, with 53.9% in favour of both the City of Zurich’s contribution to the construction costs and future subsidies. Well over 200 individuals from the worlds of art, culture, business, society and politics signed up to and financed the campaign. Others not involved in the committee made their contribution through art, journalism or funding. This section details some of the ways in which supporters of the Kunsthaus helped out during this crucial phase.
Ursus & Nadeschkin (film)
Visitors & art (interactive advertising film)
Arguments for the extension (PDF, in German)
The supporters (PDF, in German)