Oct 9 – Nov 14, 2021

Exhibition »War, bin, werde sein«

Date: Oct 9, 2021, 13:00 Uhr

Duration: Oct 9 – Nov 14, 2021

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

Opening times:

Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 6 pm

Please pay attention to the obligation to provide proof of one of the 3 Gs (vaccinated, recovered or tested) as part of the entry regulation.

Stegmeyer Fischer Creative Studio

The exhibition »War, bin, werde sein« (»I was, I am, I shall be«), which references the words of Rosa Luxemburg, shows current productions by fellows at various locations around the Akademie.

The motto of the Akademie’s Summer Festival in September was »Solidarity«. All those who were unable to attend the Summer Festival will have the opportunity to see artistic works created by current and former fellows displayed at various locations in and around the Akademie until November 14, 2021.

Polish artist Alicja Wysocka used her research on mineral springs in Stuttgart as inspiration for the poetic installation Lamentations. In her video projection, she reflects on Slavic water spirits, water symbolism and their meaning in various religions and rituals.
Hungarian photographer Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss presents the visual photo diary SOLITUDE, a humorous reflection on loneliness and his own perceptions of being alone during his fellowship stay at the Akademie at the height of the pandemic. Also on display are current works by the two Namibian artists Vitjitua Ndjiharine and Hage Nasheotwalwa Mukwendje, who were guests in Stuttgart as part of the Namibia Initiative organized by the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Vitjitua Ndjiharine’s multimedia collages depict situations inspired by different moments in her family history, as she interweaves different chronological strands of German-Namibian colonial history. Hage Mukwendje’s work Sounds Of Origin, a painting featuring old sound recordings, interrogates concepts of »memory« whose veracity is uncertain or impossible to prove.
In addition to other individual installations, three group exhibitions are also on display. Mutations, mutaciones thematically explores the use of alternative network infrastructures and a uniting of communities across the digital divide, while the exhibition You have a fullness you need to bring out questions and rethinks the way we consume text-based art.

The title of the exhibition emerged from a project by Solitude fellows which takes as its subject the International Socialist Congress held in Stuttgart in 1907. »I was, I am, I shall be« were the words once used by Rosa Luxemburg to call for political resistance and solidarity. Today, they are a reminder of her work as well as a thought-provoking impulse for our future. How can we embody and live out solidarity across borders?

The exhibitions are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1.00 to 6.00 p.m. in compliance with current COVID-19 3G rules (vaccinated, recovered, tested).

Guided tours

Sunday, 17 October
German: 2 to 3 pm
English: 4 to 5 pm

Sunday, 14 November
German: 2 to 3 p.m.
English: 4 to 5 p.m.

Registration for the guided tours is possible until Friday at 12 noon by e-mail via anmeldung@akademie-solitude.de.


Aparato cifi (Mayra Roffe Gutman & Juan Pablo Anaya Arce), Mac Andre Arboleda, Giorgi Rodionov, Juan Pablo García Sossa |  Futura  Trōpica  Netroots, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga & Kurt Olmstead:

Web Residencies – Mutations, მუტაციები, mutaciones

Group exhibition / Appendix (Entry from the castle courtyard)

Alicja Wysocka: Lamentations

Curated by Olivia Berkowicz

Installation with video projection / Kabinett

Barnabás Neogrády-Kiss: SOLITUDE

Photography book / Atelier 15 (Entry from the Akademie courtyard)

Valentina Sciarra: GENTILISSIMI

Installation with 100 drawings, 20 x 15 cm / Atelier 15 (Entry from the Akademie courtyard)

Caitlin Berrigan, Mukenge/Schellhammer, Hanae Utamura:

Dreams of Solidarity to Fill the Vacuum

Curated by Gloria Aino Grzywatz, Caroline Meyer-Jürshof & Mara-Johanna Kölmel

Film screening on three screens / Studio 9, House 3 (Entry from the Akademie courtyard)

Maria Daria Oancea & George Marinescu (Atelier Ad Hoc): The Third Instance

Micro-Architecture/Installation / Entry Herman’s Library, House 3 (from the Akademie courtyard)

Dante Besong, Nkiacha Atemnkeng, Howard M-B Maximus, Lebohang Mojapelo, Yash Pradhan, Christo Musinguzi und Kanyinsola Olorunnisola: You have a fullness you need to bring out

Curated by Dzekashu MacViban

Exhibition / Atelier 16 (Entry from the Akademie courtyard)

Vitjitua Ndjiharine 

Exhibition / Hirschgang ground floor, House 3

Hage Mukwendje: Sounds of Origin

Exhibition / Hirschgang ground floor, House 3