Nov 15, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023

Exhibition »Mutations« by KfW Stiftung at Villa 102 in Frankfurt

Date: Nov 15, 2022, 00:00 Uhr

Duration: Nov 15, 2022 – Jan 29, 2023

Location: Villa 102 Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Opening times:

Friday: 1–7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12–6 pm
The exhibition is closed from December 23, 2022 to January 5, 2023.


Free Entry!

In their complexity, mutations permeate our world, not only in a biological sense, but also in social and political realities. They are transformative, unpredictable and sometimes irreversible. The group exhibition at Villa 102 explores this theme in immersive media, sound and video installations. Shaped by nine months of interdisciplinary artistic research, the works of the seven thinkers, artists and cultural practitioners question societal conditions in terms of community, health, politics, technology and ecology. Through the interplay of different disciplines such as architecture, art and philosophy or composition, the participating artists reveal the constructed character of global structures: Who creates, who has access and who decides? What emerges is a critical re-thinking that has the ambition to change the perception of dominant narratives and hierarchies.

was born out of the interdisciplinary thematic residency program realised in 2020/2021 as a cooperation of KfW Stiftung with the Akademie Schloss Solitude. The artworks were realised as part of the residency program and first shown in Stuttgart in 2021. For the exhibition at Villa 102 one year later, the works were further developed and seek the public dialogue.

Participating artists:
Sabina Hyoju Ahn, Angela Anderson, Grayson Earle, Ana María Gómez López, Clara Jo, Maxwell Mutanda and Joana Quiroga.

The exhibition is realized by KfW Stiftung. Curated and coordinated by Daniela Leykam and Rose Field. 

Public Program

Guided Tours (in German):  Every Wednesday, 6–6:45 pm
Curator’s Tour with Aperitif: December 1, 2022, 6–7 pm
»Let’s Wrap It Up!« Guided Tour & Finissage: December 11, 2022, 2–5 pm, Guided Tour at 2–2:45 pm
Capacity is limited, registration is required.
Guided group tours upon request:

»Exhibiting Artistic Research«
Lecture by Dr. Brigitte Franzen, Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt, and discussion with the participating artists
Monday, December 19, 2022, 1:30–2:30 pm (CET)

The event will be held in English.

In a virtual conversation, Dr. Brigitte Franzen will give a short keynote lecture on the topic of »Exhibiting Artistic Research«.
The participating artists will tie in with this and talk about their perspectives as artists and cultural practicioners.

Afterwards you will have the opportunity to join the discussion.

Registration is required.