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Nikoleta Markovic »Did (me and) my father kill Yugoslavia too?«
12. November 2015 19:00

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 7 p.m. Akademie Schloss Solitude presents new exhibitions. Aleksandar Bede, Hanae Utamura, Nikoleta Marković, and Myriam Van Imschoot with Marcus Bergner and Frank Lovece present current works in solo shows. Additionally, a group exhibition by current fellows and guests on the topic of temporary homes, In-Transit, will be shown. On the night of the opening the newly renovated studios in house 4 of Akademie Schloss Solitude will be open for tours. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. visitors can view the rooms designed after the concept Flagranti by Umschichten. Realised with the support of Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg Amt Stuttgart, Susanne Benz and bau|werk|statdt architekten möckel.

On the night of the opening

Volume SP

Myriam Van Imschoot with Marcus Bergner and Frank Lovece

Belgian artist Myriam Van Imschoot presents Volume SP, a new digital artist publication that compiles a series on sound poetry. Frank Lovece, who assembled the first volume Holy Vowles, and Marcus Bergner will perform on the night of the opening.

Current fellows

For a growing number of new inhabitants and also a majority of Solitude fellows, Stuttgart is a temporary chosen home or a stopover on their way to somewhere else. How does it feel to be new and simultaneously foreign in Stuttgart? How accessible is the city for people, who are mainly »in transit« and to whom language and culture might be unfamiliar? In the run-up to this exhibition current fellows initiated various activities to explore these questions. Here, the Hirschgang resembles a room to encounter and discuss that ultimately presents Stuttgart from a foreign perspective.

Milena & Sibin
Aleksandar Bede

Milena & Sibin by Aleksandar Bede examines the work of the architects Sibin Djordjević and Milena Stanković Djordjević. The couple who were the first post-war generation of Yugoslav modernists moved to Stuttgart/Germany in 1963 to further their careers there.

Did (me and) my father kill Yugoslavia too?
Nikoleta Marković

Nikoleta Markovic’s piece under the working title Did (me and) my father kill Yugoslavia too?, displays the present condition of a process that started 2008 with the search of a missing Yugoslavian flag and that will last until the flag is found.

Holiday at War
Hanae Utamura

»What if everyday was a holiday?«
With this question, the project by Hanae Utamura reflects on the precarious conditions of work in capitalism today, and explores holiday as a place of contemplation to return to self, as well as a place to recharge so that one can return to work. All through the eye of »corporate identity« in Japan Holiday at War investigates the ideas of utopia and war with images of Croatian holiday destinations in Yugoslavia and of Prora, a 4.5-kilometers-long vacation resort designed to house 20 000 workers built by the Nazi regime under the slogan »Strength Through Joy« (»Kraft durch Freude«).
The project has been realized in cooperation with Pola Art Foundation.