The Alpineum Produzentengalerie was founded in November 2007. The gallery contributes actively with 9 annual shows in conjunction with discourse and debate concerning contemporary art and its practices in relation to Lucerne’s cultural life. In its exhibitions it represents the artistic positioning of the founding members as well as those of invited guest artists from Switzerland and abroad. Extra activities such as lectures, artists’ talks, video screenings and performances, often in collaboration with other artist–run initiatives, accompany the exhibitions. In addition, a limited edition of a magazine highlighting the art on view is published with each exhibition. Monthly to bimonthly meetings provide a platform for members to discuss the gallery’s programme, its organisation, its economy, and to reassess the gallery’s direction.