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on A.I.R. and down TOWN
In Our Backyards
25. October 2012 19:00 - 28. October 2012
exhibition, performance
IN OUR BACKYARDS is the result of a cooperation between seven artistin-residence programs: Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and the six programs of the United Residencies network in Leipzig. The participating artists were, or still are fellows of the various institutions: an interdisciplinary community in a Baroque castle on the outskirts of Stuttgart (Akademie Schloss Solitude), former factory buildings (LIA, One-Sided surroundings (BLUMEN, Fugitif). For several weeks or months they live and work in a ›semi-space‹: semi-public, semi-private. 

on A.I.R.
4. to 14. Oktober 2012, WERKSCHAU Halle 12, Spinnerei, Leipzig

On A.I.R. features an exhibition dealing with the broader context of Artist-In-Residence programs. A.I.R. fellows of Akademie Schloss Solitude are visiting Leipzig for one week to exhibit their work together with fellows of United Residencies. Film screenings, performances and discussion panels accompany the show. The works refer to experiences from residencies attended, or deal with questions of community, languages and cultural codes; they look into migrations of all kinds, document the walls of the past while even figuring futurist imaginings.

With works by: Ursula Achternkamp, Shay Alkalay & Yael Mer, Apparatus 22, Jason Bereswill, Chan Sook Choi, Radovan Čerevka, Jean-Luc Dang & Marija Linciute, Nina K. Doege, Youki Hirakawa, Alexander Jackson-Wyatt, Basir Mahmood, Tiziano Martini, Sybille Neumeyer, ozz, Ariane Pauls, Thomas Pausz, Pavle Pavlović, Chloé Piot, Shirin Sabahi, Jason Sho Green, Thomas Thwaites.

Exhibition Opening and Performance: October 4, 2012, 7 pm, WERKSCHAU Halle 12, Spinnerei
Film night: October 5,  2012, 7 pm to 8.30 pm, Luru Kino at Spinnerei
On view: October 5 to 14, 2012,  daily 12 am to 7 pm

down TOWN
October 25 to 28, 2012, Project space Römerstraße 2, Stuttgart

The second part of IN OUR BACKYARDS will focus on different forms of public encounters. International artists coming from the Leipzig residencies are invited to spend one week at Akademie Schloss Solitude. In parallel with the production of an exhibition, a mosaic of performances, installation works, film screenings, city interventions, talks and other possible encounters will be developed. The venue is down TOWN in Stuttgart, at the project space of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Römerstraße 2, where you can visit the exhibition and follow the program between October 25th and 28th 2012.

With works by: Chan Sook Choi, Nina K. Doege/Sivan Cohen Elias, Herbordt / Mohren, Alexander Jackson Wyatt, Marija Linciute/Jean-Luc Dang, Tiziano Martini, Falk Messerschmidt/David Voss, Thomas Pausz, Sarina Scheidegger, Jason Sho Green, Rosalie Schweiker/Maria Guggenbichler and others. 

Exhibition opening and performances: October 25, 2012, 7 pm
Exhibition and film night:  October 26, 2012, 4 pm to 7 pm
Exhibition and panel discussion: October 27, 2012, 4 pm to 7 pm, panel discussion starts at 7 pm.
Finissage: October 28, 2012, 4 pm

IN OUR BACKYARDS is a joint project of  Akademie Schloss Solitude & United Residencies – Blumen, Fugitif, HALLE 14 (Studio 14) LIA Leipzig, International Art Programme, One-Sided Story, PILOTENKUECHE.

Coordinated and curated by: Marlène Perronet, Bettina Lehmann and Juliane Beck. 

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