May 22 – Sept 25, 2022

Solo exhibition by Anike Joyce Sadiq at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Exhibition at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in cooperation with Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Date: May 22, 2022, 12:00 Uhr

Duration: May 22 – Sept 25, 2022

Location: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart

Opening times:

Wed–Sun, 12–6 pm


Complementing the exhibition at the Künstlerhaus two flag projects by Anike Joyce Sadiq and erre erre will be on display on the flagpoles in the grounds of Akademie Schloss Solitude from May 21 through June 5, 2022.

Foto: Aline Xavier Mineiro, 2022

On 21 May 21, 2022, the exhibition »Mit Glück hat es nichts zu tun«  (»Luck has nothing to do with it«), by Anike Joyce Sadiq, opens at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. New works by the current Solitude fellow (sphere of practice Aural & Physical) will be shown in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Akademie Schloss Solitude.

The work of Anike Joyce Sadiq consistently reconsiders the extent to which social dynamics, intersectionality, and perspectives of difference are negotiated within institutional structures. Sadiq’s exhibition projects often produce scenographic spaces with installation works that activate a social-situational awareness of the immediate institutional context. The artist creates mechanisms and platforms for attentiveness to one’s social surroundings, including the people, their interactions, and their behaviors. Sadiq is interested in how interactive, divergent, and converging lived relations specifically play out within sites of artistic production and reception. The scenographic spaces that Sadiq produces contend with fundamental challenges to social connectivity, recognizing for instance that disclosure and exchange are pursued within art institutional structures that too frequently undermine these pursuits.

Informing the planning, construction, and use of these spaces Sadiq creates within institutions, the artist at times takes an active mediating role in communications with representatives of the hosting institution and invited collaborators. Sadiq works as an interlocutor, seeking out other interlocutors and inviting in allies, in order to examine dependencies, reciprocities, differences, and hierarchies within the institutions where the artist works. Taking on this high-risk role of internal mediation in producing her exhibition projects, Sadiq employs a position of critical ambivalence that recognizes how institutions intended to be places of public-facing accessibility and facilitation almost always operate internally by deferral and obstruction.

Anike Joyce Sadiq’s first major monographic exhibition in Stuttgart, Mit Glück hat es nichts zu tun, presents newly produced work that carries forward the artist’s investigations into complex social dynamics through mediated spaces that center perceptions of difference. Sadiq’s exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart comprises multiple interrelated pieces situated within a large-scale installation.

Anike Joyce Sadiq is complementing the exhibition at the Künstlerhaus with a display of her work Visited by a Tiger, which takes the form of three flags for the flagpoles in the grounds of Akademie Schloss Solitude. erre erre (a fellow in the field of practice Visual) has created three further flags which contain thematic references to Sadiq’s work. The two flag projects will be on display from May 21 through June 5, 2022.

An exhibition by the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart in collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Exhibition period: May 21 – September 25, 2022
Opening: May 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
Location: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Reuchlinstraße 4B, 70178 Stuttgart
Opening hours: Wed-Sun, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Flags by Anike Joyce Sadiq (»Visited by a Tiger«) and erre erre
Exhibition duration: May 21 – June 5, 2022
Location: Grounds of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Solitude 3, 70197 Stuttgart



Saturday, May 21, 2022, 7 p.m.
At the opening, Judith Hamann (Solitude fellow in the sphere of practice Aural & Physical) will present a venue-specific sound performance in the exhibition installation.

Facilitators from the Künstlerhaus will lead public discussions with visitors to the exhibition:
Fri, Sat and Sun, 12–6 pm

Friday, June 10, 2022, 6.30 pm
Discussion with Anike Joyce Sadiq, Simone Frangi, Justin Randolph Thompson, Lucrezia Cipitelli, Allessandra Ferini and Andrea Scrima at Villa Romana in Florence/Italy

Sunday, June 19, 2022, 3 pm
Public guided tour of the exhibition with Eric Golo Stone, Artistic Director of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart