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Exhibition openings July 2015
»Sense of Slip« Sahar Qawasmi & Nida Sinnokrot
20. July 2015 - 30. August 2015

On Saturday, July 18, 2015, new exhibitions at the Akademie will be opened during the events of the summer festival. New works by the current and former fellows Maja Markovic and Sahar Qawasmi with Nida Sinnokrot will be on display.

Digging the Ground
Maja Markovic

With the installation Digging the Ground Maja Markovic approaches the diversity of the term home/house in respect to how bodily appearance and function are interrelated with the inhabited spaces and places to recognize the home as a place where bodies are actually accommodated. The idea is to observe notions of the complexity of housing or home-making, from the influences of politics and economic systems to the specific embodied experiences of men, women and children, which in turn are influenced by their historical, social and cultural contexts. The relationships of the people and their possessions, which are displayed in their homes and houses, reflect the tensions, ambiguities and contradictions that surround the home and its residents. Hereby, home is regarded as a symbolic representation of the body and a »second skin« that provides protection. Without this second skin, the body itself becomes the only line of defense against a dangerous world.

Sense of Slip
Sahar Qawasmi und Nida Sinnokrot

The two-channel video installation Sense of Slip by Nida Sinnokrot and Sahar Qawasmi features two video projections opposite of one another, of excavations for new commercial developments taking place aboveground in Palestine. On the surface, these building sites signal growth and security, but in this video installation a subterranean drama emerges of which the outcome remains uncertain.

Exquisite Rotation
Nida Sinnokrot

Holy Quran, two oscillating fans, pedestral
Variable dimensions

1000 Bilder sagen mehr als ein Wort
Akademie Schloss Solitude

On the occasion of our anniversary, Akademie Schloss Solitude presents the photo exhibition 1000 Bilder sagen mehr als ein Wort. Every year since the opening in 1990 is designated to one screen on which a selection of photos of the corresponding period is shown. With this, the visitor can travel through 25 years in the course of the exhibition and relive some of the numerous projects that were realized by fellows of the Akademie. In about 6,500 pictures the exhibition gives a rare insight into the manifold work of an institution that housed over 1,200 artists from more than 110 countries.

Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 14–16 p.m., Sat–Sun 12–17 p.m.
Duration: Saturday, July 18, 2015–Sunday, August 30, 2015

Free admission.

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Solitude 3
70197 Stuttgart