Nov 21, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021

»Beyond Walls – Über Grenzen hinaus«

Date: Sat, Nov 21, 2020 10:00 Uhr

Duration: Nov 21, 2020 – Jan 31, 2021

Location: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Opening times:

Thu–Sun: 10 am–6 pm

Fri: 10 am–9 pm

Info:

Fri, Dec. 4, 2020, 7 pm: Beyond Stucco
Fri, Dec. 18, 2020, 7 pm: Performance »Rehearsing Brutality, until it is totally destroyed«
Fri, Jan. 15, 2021, 7 pm: Screening »INVISIBLE«
Shirin Barghnavard, Invisible (2019), Video still: © Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah

Shirin Barghnavard, Invisible (2019), Video still: © Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah

Akademie Schloss Solitude is presenting the exhibition »Beyond Walls« on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. It unites works by current and former fellows whose work addresses national, cultural or linguistic borders – barriers that have a considerable impact on our society. Reflecting the Akademie’s international character, the artists grapple with geopolitical and social phenomena in places like Stuttgart, Beirut and Lubumbashi.

Using various media, the artists question the way we live together. Why is our need to distance ourselves from each other often stronger than our drive to think and act collectively? Particularly in a time when our society is changing rapidly as a result of COVID-19, the exhibition opposes a politics of division, instead underscoring the importance of responsibility and caring for and about one another.

Artists: Rheim Alkadhi, Shirin Barghnavard, Chiara Bugatti, Butterland, Estudio Jochamowitz Rivera, Ana Filipovic/Philipp Mecke, Giuliana Kiersz, Manuel Mathieu, Padraig Robinson, Georges Senga

 

Friday, December 4, 2020, 7 pm
Lecture by Ana Filipovic »Beyond Stucco: The Architectures of Commodified Housing«

Since the turn of the millennium, the housing sector has been developing at a rapid pace from being a common good into a vehicle for profit accumulation. In the lecture, architect and artist Ana Filipovic will discuss what spatial embodiments such a profit-oriented logic produces.

The past several decades, and in Berlin particularly the last one, mark the paradigm shift in housing, which transitioned from a common good into a vehicle for profit accumulation. This shift introduced the novel, hyper-optimized, and monetized spatial logic in housing planning, governed primarily by quantitative properties of a dwelling. What kind of architecture such logic produces, and what are its material and ecological properties? In the context of today’s booming capital, what are the dominant real estate narratives and their spatial embodiments? The prevalence of for-profit production over nonprofit one reaffirms its mainstream position, and as such, it deserves to be scrutinized for its ability to shape the collective understanding of what housing is.

Admission 7 € / 5 €, Registration via Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

 

Friday, December 18, 2020, 7 pm
»Rehearsing Brutality, until it is totally destroyed«

Performance by Chiara Bugatti. In cooperation with the Stuttgart Ballet.
With the friendly support of Kremer Pigmente GmbH & Co. KG

Admission 7 € / 5 €, Registration via Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

 

Friday, January 15, 2021, 7 pm and Saturday, January 16, 2021, 11 am
Film screening »INVISIBLE« by Shirin Barghnavard

The documentary film Invisible (2019) by Shirin Barghnavard shows remnants of the Berlin Wall, while voices of international artists speak about their own experiences of separation and exclusion. Following the screening, Shirin Barghnavard (director) and Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah (producer, camera) will talk about the film. The discussion will be moderated by Doreen Mende (Harun Farocki Institute, Berlin).  The film will be shown again in the exhibition on January 16, 2021 at 11 am.

Admission 7 € / 5 €, Registration via Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

 

Exhibition Design: Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Ilke Penzlien

Curators: Elke aus dem Moore, Sarie Nijboer, Sebastian Schneider

The anniversary activities of Akademie Schloss Solitude are supported by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Wüstenrot Stiftung.