Against the backdrop of climate change and increasingly expansive desertification, The Kalpana collective examines the desert as a site of future visions and science fiction imaginaries. In the Kunstverein Freiburg The Kalpana, consisting of artists Goutam Ghosh (fellow 2019/2020) and Susanne M. Winterling (fellow 2007/2008), and science fictionist Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay constructs the map of a desert planet as a large-scale installation.
The Akademie Schloss Solitude is very happy for Ebru Nihan Celkan, Jean-Jaques-Rousseau-fellow in 2019, who was appointed Ludwigsburger Stadtschreiberin 2020 (City writer of Ludwigsburg 2020).
In its anniversary year, the Akademie is devoting itself to current social transformation processes and future issues under the umbrella theme of »Transformation – Unfolding the Future«.
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.
Due to the current spread of the coronavirus in Germany, we had to and wanted to end the exhibition »Our Loves Are Not Only Human«, which had been on display at Projektraum Römerstraße 2A in Stuttgart since February 20, 2020. If you missed the exhibition, you can also view the online works from home. In this post you will find all links to the individual projects, interviews with the artists and background information on the works.
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.