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.
Mutations 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.
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.