Sept 14 – Oct 29, 2017

Openings September 2017

From September 14 to October 29, Akademie Schloss Solitude presents works of Anna Kubelik, Astrid Schult and Xinjun Zhang as well as parts of the art project The Secret Corner by Johannes Cladders, the first jury chairman of Solitude. 

Date: Sept 14, 2017, 00:00 Uhr

Duration: Sept 14 – Oct 29, 2017

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

From September 14 to October 29, Akademie Schloss Solitude presents works of Anna Kubelik, Astrid Schult and Xinjun Zhang as well as parts of the art project The Secret Corner by Johannes Cladders, the first jury chairman of Solitude. 

Anna Kubelik
Dictum of Nature 

The iteration installation Dictum of Nature by Anna Kubelik is based on a study by Nina Arkani-Hamed and Jaroslav Trnka on the »amplituhedron«, a highly dimensional geometrical structure in quantum field theories which helps to determine the collusion of particles (see Wikipedia). Kubelik took »The Invertible Cube« by Paul Schatz as geometrical basis and starting point. If you consider the proceedings in nature as intertwined, mathematical and physical processes, the smallest dimension of our world complies with a strict geometry.

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Anna Kubelík collaborates with partners from diverse fields and disciplines within the arts and sciences, such as dancers, composers, theatre directors as well as scientists and most recently with people from educational, scientific and cultural organisations. Hence, it is inherent to her work to range in scale, material and context, however there is always a performative element to be found in her practice.

Parallel to the exhibition at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Anna Kubelik exhibits a room-sized installation at Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart, which is moved by dancers. A smaller version of the installation is presented at Solitude through the solo work of one performer, completed by notations on the wall, which illustrate these movements.

The performance is a collaboration with Akemi Nagao (choreography) and Michael Tuttle (sound).

The exhibition at Galerie Michael Sturm will be opened on September 15, 2017 at 7 pm and will be on view until November 18, 2017.

Astrid Schult
The Last Traces

They are dead but not forgotten. They have been lost in time and nobody knows their graves. They disappeared in the column of figures of really thick books. Memories stay with those who knew them. Those who never got to know them are left behind with questions: Who were they? What did they see? And what did they do?

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With her project The Last Traces Astrid Schult goes on a journey to search for the graves of her grandfathers who died as soldiers. She travels to Belarus and Russia and starts her investigations on site, trying to find out what these strangers mean to her and which weird presence they still have in the lives of her parents.

Astrid Schult’s web diary about her trip to the gravesites of her grandfathers completes the story of Ernst and Ernst. 

​Xinjun Zhang

Chinese artist Xinjun Zhang selects and uses materials based on the experiences of his everyday life. This can be thread, a primary school desk, a drawer, a sleeping bag, canvas – or like in Mine – clay, coal and ink. Since 2012, he has been focusing on the importance of the spatial conditions for the production of his work. His clay or so called »earthbody« works are the three-dimensional imprints of this own body, created by the »negative« spaces of the body between single body parts, like the space of the armpit or the space between fingers when they clasp a hand. The resultant objects look like antique and mysterious fossils.  

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The Secret Corner

Parts of the art project The Secret Corner (1987–1993) by Johannes Cladders (1924–2009), the first jury chairman of Akademie Schloss Solitude will be presented for the first (and last!) time from September 14 to October 29, 2017. The Secret Corner has been created for the French Académie de Muséologie Evocatoire and has been part of Akademie Schloss Solitude’s archive since 2016. From September 14, the portal The Secret Corner will be online! A project by Antoni Rayzhekov and Jean-Baptiste Joly with Hagen Betzwieser (Camera Interviews) following an idea by Jacques Caumont.

Free admission!

On view: September ­15 to October 29, 2017
Opening hours: Tue–Thur: 10 am–12 pm & 2–5 pm, Fri: 10 am–12 pm & 2–­4 pm, Sat–Sun: 12 to 5 pm.