In RÆNDERN Sazaly develops a poetic counter position to the so-called »Identitären«, a right-wing extremist movement found mainly in Austria, Germany and France. Szaley builds up an exciting picture of tentativeness, pluralism and openness, which poses the question of »What is home?« totally anew.
In its anniversary year, the Akademie is devoting itself to current social transformation processes and future issues in various formats under the umbrella theme of »Transformation – Unfolding the Future«.
The Akademie Schloss Solitude is happy for former fellow Saša Asentić whose dance production DIS_SYLPHIDE, a dance piece on disability and dance history in Germany has been selected for TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND 2020.
For her work »Bound to the Bow« (2016) Ashley Fure (fellow 2011, music/sound) will be awarded the 64th Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart 2019. The prize is Germany’s oldest and most important prize for composers of new music and has been awarded annually since 1955.
The documentary »My Father Has a Gun« (2019) by Ana Mendes (fellow 2016) is nominated for the 30th Bamberg Short Film Festival.
New Residency Program for Namibian artists working in the field of visual arts, literature/journalism, and digital practice
Akademie Schloss Solitude is very happy for former fellow Kinga Tóth (fellow 2013/2016), who receives the Hugo-Ball-Förderpreis 2020. The prize is rewarded with 5.000 € and is awarded to persons, whose humanistic and/or creative achievements are in line with Hugo Ball’s work.
The »WimmelResearch-Fellowship« will be awarded as part of a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung.
We are happy for the former Solitude-fellow José Carlos Teixeira, whose video-essay On Exile, 2017 received the prize as Best Documentary Short and the Jurors Award 2019 at The Artist Forum Festival of the Moving Image (#affestnyc) in New York.
Akademie Schloss Solitude is a place where you can build lifelong relationships. The »Solitude Network« grows from day to day and brings people from all over the world together. These conditions are the basis for a global exchange and diverse cooperations between fellows and guests.
Akademie Schloss Solitude is very happy for Ebru Nihan Celkan, Jean-Jacques-Rousseau-fellow in 2019, whose play Last Park Standing premieres on October 31th at Schauspiel Stuttgart
For the third time since 2016 the light artwork Terminal of former fellow Karolina Halatek will be on display on the Rathausplatz in Gerlingen. From 25.10. to 25.11.2019 the artwork invites passers-by to take a moment to step out of what is known and mundane into a new unexpected dimension of light. Entering the tunnel-like space of dazzling, bright white light the visitors find an opportunity to contemplate and focus on their own sense of self and to forget about their daily life for a moment.
The Akademie Schloss Solitude is pleased with Deniz Utlu (literature fellow 2018/2019). His second novel »Gegen Morgen« (Towards Morning), he worked on during his fellowship, was voted Book of the Week by SWR2!
We are happy for Aykan Safoğlu and Georges Senga who have been selected together with 53 other artists as participants of the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, titled »Imagined Communities«. Altogether, 2280 artists from 105 countries submitted their applications. From October 9, 2019 to February 2, 2020, the artistic works of our two former fellows at Solitude and of the other participants are on view in Sesc 24 de Maio in Sao Paulo/Brazil.
The Akademie Schloss Solitude is happy to announce the names of the 75 fellows who have been selected for the period 2020–2021. They have been chosen by an international jury which was chaired by a jury core group.
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Produktionszentrum Tanz und Performance and Theater Rampe each set different focal points in the contemporary arts. What they have in common is transdisciplinary practice. In July 2020, they will for the first time organize a cooperatively curated "Festival of the Arts".
The jury consisting of 12 representatives from collaborating residencies and partner institutions revealed the list of final laureates entitled to participate in »Be Mobile – Create Together!« following their final meeting on 24-25th June 2019.