The name ar/ge kunst is an abbreviation of the German word ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft’ (working group), which was chosen to promote the idea of collective work on the language of contemporary art and on its relationship with disciplines such as architecture, design, performance and cinema. This objective was to be achieved with and for members and visitors alike. Each membership fee is a way to support the operative work of ar/ge kunst financially and to show esteem to the contemporary artistic practise, the institution and its program.