PUBLIC SPACE: During Art Amsterdam Weekend 2017 Kunstvlaai (platform for expirimental art spaces NL) connected six Kunstvereine from Germany to Dutch galleries and non-profit institutions. With a final seminar ‘The German Kunstverein – a format to be explored’ 26th of November at the Goethe-institut Amsterdam. Organized by Noor Mertens and Marjolein van de Ven. The aftertalk was moderated by Bart van der Heide. Presentations by Westfälischer Kunstverein (DE), Kunstverein Leipzig(DE) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine (DE) and Kunstverein (NL). #artidaetje The Kunstvereine-model is an over 200-year old institutional form in Germany that is founded on civic engagement.