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.
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!