SOFT POWER PALACE — Festival about Independent Art Spaces in Europe is hosted by Akademie Schloss Solitude in collaboration with the other partners of the Kunstgebäude network. The project is funded by the Ministry of Research, Science and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg. Soft Power Palace invites European projects to a cultural exchange program.

Five artistic initiatives from five European cities, will work in a publicly visible process on perspectives about trans-European cultural exchange. During a two week laboratory +

laboratory

Open Calls/workshops for the laboratory: "Becoming The Other" – Workshops by Aether. "Creative Storm" – Peer-Review Session by Ardesia Projects +. "Atlas of Forms" – Interactive Exhibition by Ardesia Projects +. "Braiding Workshop" by ZZ Studio +. "Dirty Hands Walk" – Workshops by Fireplace +.
the artistic initiatives will be working in an open studio. Each day will conclude with a feature event with local and international guests on the open stage. The open studios will lead to a three-day festival including exhibitions, presentations, and performances by the artists, a panel discussion, and an open dialog with the Stuttgart community. The festival aims to highlight the relevance of self-organized, independent carriers of culture, in addition to their transnational connections.   Public, civil spaces in which art is produced or shown are a focal point of real encounters. SOFTPOWERPALACE examines these places of exchange, which through experimental formats and forms test common action, life, and thoughts and can thus be seen as a critical examination of the current social situation.
The five representing initiatives include Ardesia Projects +

Ardesia Projects

Ardesia Projects is a curatorial project dedicated to contemporary photography, stimulating critical debate around photography through exhibition, workshops, residencies, and more. Ardesia aims to create opportunities for the photographic community with the intent of unburdening artists from production costs and to stimulate in-depth debate through essays, reviews, talks, and workshops. Ardesia is a bilingual initiative (Italian/English) which hopes to create a bridge between the Italian and the European photographic landscape. In order to reflect on the future of cultural exchange and the possibility of transregional connections beyond political relations we must begin by recognizing and acknowledging a common ground which can be sought within the folds of our visual history. Art has always had the duty of giving voice to the intricacies of the human experience, sublimating it through sacred and profane objects in order to aid the human soul in understanding its own complexity. Therefore, our visual history provides an atlas of formulas which respond to a variety of cross-cultural human experiences; death, sexuality, power, procreation, nature, and so on.


http://www.ardesiaprojects.com
, from Milan in Lombardy, which is a curatorial project dedicated to photography. Æther +

Æther

Æther is an independent art space in the heart of Sofia. It started its activities in spring 2016. It seeks to offer a possibility for experimentation and generate critical feedback on the contemporary obscurities of living through art, science, politics, and activism. It wishes to engage and bridge the local and international art scene in different propositions and activation of collective rituals and thinking. It asks to strengthen the dialogue between artists and its audience.


https://aethersofia.wixsite.com/artspace
from Sofia in the Danube-Region, is an independent art space that will focus on the idea of the ethics of “The Other” engaging with the local community and artists. Fireplace +

Fireplace

Fireplace emphasizes on the importance of cultural and artistic production as a catalyzer for the exchange of ideas and critical thinking and as a tool for generating successful ties between different worlds of knowledge and experience. The initiative is coordinated by Ángela Palacios and Quim Packard, both artists, parents, cultural producers, curators, and Barcelona residents. Their shared interest is to approach a more systemic vision and experience of the art ecosystem; to explore the relations between our art spaces, the artistic practices, structures and codes with its cultural context as well as its community, environmental, historical and architectural environments.


http://www.instagram.com/fireplace.project
, is based in Barcelona, Catalonia, and is an artist-run cultural platform that functions as a meeting point, a community, a facilitator and a laboratory +

laboratory

Open Calls/workshops for the laboratory: "Becoming The Other" – Workshops by Aether. "Creative Storm" – Peer-Review Session by Ardesia Projects +. "Atlas of Forms" – Interactive Exhibition by Ardesia Projects +. "Braiding Workshop" by ZZ Studio +. "Dirty Hands Walk" – Workshops by Fireplace +.
, to carry out a series of collaborative and practice research projects about what an art organization can, should or can’t be. ZZ Studio +

ZZ Studio

Is directed by Simon Feydieu and Frédéric Houvert, located in the suburb of Lyon, France. It is part of a larger project called LaMezz (ZZ is extracted from the name of the main organization), which is a coworking factory including 16 people, including artists, ceramicists, carpenters, furniture designers and more. ZZ studio organizes nearly one show per month where they share their skills and interests with coworkers from other fields. Each show is an opportunity to welcome the neighborhood, to host people from the city center.


http://www.instagram.com/zzstudio69310
from Rhône-Alpes is an artist-run space and artist studio, which due to costs inevitably relocated to the suburbs of Lyon, pooling of resources with their coworkers, designers and craftsmen. GmbH +

GmbH

GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung/limited liability company) is a temporary joint venture run by Weiny Fitui and Marco Trotta – both former organizers of Ateliergemeinschaft Bauzug 3YG in Stuttgart, better known as Waggons. Both played vital roles in developing Waggon offspring projects like Jacob17 (Weiny Fitui) and contain’t (Marco Trotta) – transitory venues for arts and music events, performances, trash architecture, and mobile structures, as well as platforms for connecting people and ideas. During Soft Power Palace, GmbH relocates to the rooms of the Kunstgebäude +

Kunstgebäude

Located on the former site of the Neues Lusthaus, the Kunstgebäude was built between 1910 and 1913 according to Theodor Fischer’s plans as a place of culture and encounter. Since that time it has been the home of the Württembergischer Kunstverein, which buys, exhibits, and mediates contemporary local art. After extensive destruction during World War II, reconstruction by the architects Günther Wilhelm and Paul Bonatz took place from 1956 to 1961, who also added modern exhibition space to the Kunstgebäude. Since then, not only art but also politics took place within it: in addition to the Württembergischer Kunstverein, other cultural institutions use the new portion of the building for exhibitions and events. The historical elements hosted the municipal collection until the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart was finished in 2005. During rehabilitation measures of the parliament building, the Kunstgebäude accommodated the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. In autumn 2019, the Kunstgebäude’s old building will be retrofitted. Six local institutions – Akademie Schloss Solitude, ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Theater Rampe, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – are developing a concept for interim use. While the federal state of Baden-Württemberg is discussing options of utilization for the time after retrofit, this working committee appropriates the Kunstgebäude for a transdisciplinary program. At the focal point of all considerations is experimentation with innovative formats settled between exhibition and performative projects, arts, and theory, participation and debate, local as well as global perspectives. The projects are developed by different constellations of the six institutions and financially supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg.
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http://www.instagram.com/gesellschaft.m.b.h
, a joint venture consisting of organizers of the two projects Jacob17 and contain’t is participating in SOFTPOWERPALACE on behalf of Baden-Württemberg. They emerged from the Waggons at Nordbahnhof and have made a name for themselves as temporary platforms for musical, artistic and performative events at intermediate locations. The concept for SOFTPOWERPALACE was created by Paula Kohlmann +

Paula Kohlmann

Paula Kohlmann works as a producer and curator for various art and theater formats. Since her fellowship for art coordination in 2016 at Akademie Schloss Solitude she is continuously involved in freelance projects for the Institution. Since 2018 she dedicates half of her time as dramaturge at Theater Rampe in Stuttgart. Back in 2012 Paula Kohlmann co-founded the interdisciplinary project space projektraum-lotte.de where she organized a five year program with the LOTTE Team.
, co-initiator of the former art space LOTTE in Stuttgart, who will realize the project along with Mareen Wrobel +

Mareen Wrobel

Mareen Wrobel works as a freelance graphic designer and project coordinator. She was a fellow for art coordination in 2017 at Akademie Schloss Solitude and realized numerous projects in Stuttgart while the latest one was the Container Open at the interim quarter of the Kunstverein Wagenhalle e.V., organized with Paula Kohlmann +

Paula Kohlmann

Paula Kohlmann works as a producer and curator for various art and theater formats. Since her fellowship for art coordination in 2016 at Akademie Schloss Solitude she is continuously involved in freelance projects for the Institution. Since 2018 she dedicates half of her time as dramaturge at Theater Rampe in Stuttgart. Back in 2012 Paula Kohlmann co-founded the interdisciplinary project space projektraum-lotte.de where she organized a five year program with the LOTTE Team.
. The first half of 2018 Mareen Wrobel has lived in Iceland and worked as a coordinator for LungA School, an independent art school program in Seydisfjördur, before coming back to Stuttgart for SOFTPOWERPALACE.
and the support of the five carriers of culture. Kohlmann and Wrobel began organizing the project first by visiting the partner regions to gain a better understanding of each community.

Drinks and Music

Welcome beverages with artists and neighbors,
join us!

Organized by Kunstgebäude

ONGOING Installations

during SOFT POWER PALACE by
Andrew Fremont-Smith
Lisa Mühleisen
Lucas Rudolf
Sylvia Winkler

Braiding Workshop

Invitation to contribute to weave contemporary material for a bas-relief body of works, assisted by the artist Simon Feydieu and exhibited from November 8 to 11. In English and French.

Organized by ZZ Studio

This Poem is a Nomad

Goodnight Reading by Regina Dürig and Savyon (fellows at Akademie Schloss Solitude) German author and performer Regina Dürig translated Savyon's poems from Hebrew to German, without any knowledge of Hebrew. The transition of meaning, sound, and rhythm from one language into the other was a journey through silence, echoes, and encounters in English. Savyon is a Tel Aviv-based poet, performance artist, and dancer. Her texts are presented in German for the first time.

Babel-LeLab

Lecture on International Art Festival about Transport & Language Babel-LeLab by Lola Göller and Arthur Debert // How do concepts and objects change their meaning as soon as they move from one place to another? The international, interdisciplinary, collaborative art festival Babel – LeLab took place in February 2018 in Hangzhou, China. We created an open platform and laboratory for communication and art production by bringing together artists of all medias from China, Germany, and France. In English & German. In cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen).

Braiding Workshop

Invitation to contribute to wave contemporary material for a bas-relief body of works, assisted by the artist Simon Feydieu and exhibited from November 8 to 11. In English and French.

Organized by ZZ Studio

Clip Clique

Music video compilation of filmmakers from the subcultural cosmos of the Stuttgart music scene. With an introduction, followed by a DJ set by Kristina Arlekinova. In German and English.

Talk Show

A series of talk shows with invited guests aimed at stirring up discussions about controversial topics in strategies of self organization. Bureaucratic struggles with the city administration, available spaces, and competing viewpoints regarding the institutionalization of the projects themselves. In German and English.

Organized by GmbH

Braiding Workshop

Invitation to contribute to weave contemporary material for a bas-relief body of works, assisted by the artist Simon Feydieu and exhibited from November 8 to 11. In German and French.

Organized by ZZ Studio

Let’s Talk About…

Cultural, touristic and economical benefits on a city or region coming from artist studios and artist-run spaces Open discussion with Simon Feydieu. In English and French.

Organized by ZZ Studio

“Jacket Switch” by Keyser Saüsage

Music with Frédéric Houvert

Organized by ZZ Studio

Actopolis – The Art of Action

Lecture/Project presentation by Martin Fritz, director Merz Akademie Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunst und Medien, Stuttgart. In German. In cooperation with Merz Akademie Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunst und Medien, Stuttgart. Organized by Goethe Institut Athen

Soft Power Lecture

Brussels>Stuttgart; Stuttgart>Athens; Lecture by Ioannis Papadopoulos for PAT (curator: Elpida Karaba)/Athens // The Soft Power Lectures are a quasi art, academic, diplomatic, institutional apparatus, curated by Elpida Karaba. Artist Ioannis Papadopoulos often uses the elusive nature of language and translation to maneuver around meanings. His talk "polis-police-police de caractère" will be about consonance and soft metal types. In English. In cooperation with Goethe-Institut Athen & Merz Akademie Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunst und Medien, Stuttgart.  

Opening Double Exhibition

Opening double exhibition in ZZ Studio: Stuttgart painters on Black Houvert (by Frédéric Houvert/ZZ Studio, Lyon) and Faraday’s, a textile design exhibition, implying braided contemporary industrial material and copysharing works (by Simon Feydieu/ZZ Studio, Lyon).

Organized by ZZ Studio

Archive Diving

In a visualized lecture, GmbH takes us on a wild ride through pivotal incidents in the seven-year history of the Waggons, Jacob17, and contain't. In English and German.

Organized by GmbH

What the EU Can and Cannot Do

Cultural policy and support to cultural and creative sectors // Open workshop by Maciej Hofman, Policy Officer/Cultural Policy Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission. In cooperation with Europe Direct Informationszentrum Stuttgart  

Keynote

Independent Scene/Interdependent Actors. A collaborative context in the Balkans // Marijana Cvetković (Station – Service for Contemporary Dance, Belgrade/Serbia) In English.

Organized by Akademie Schloss Solitude

Panel Discussion

Eastern European Networks Host: Elke aus dem Moore (Director Akademie Schloss Solitude) With: Marijana Cvetković (Station – Service for Contemporary Dance, Belgrade/Serbia); Sonja Soldo (POGON – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth, Zagreb/Croatia); Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka (Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland); Kinga Tóth (József Attila Circle, Budapest, Hungary) In English. In cooperation with Solitudes Eastern European Partner Network

Organized by Akademie Schloss Solitude

Thu, November 8, 2018

Soft Power World Cafés

Introducing subject, content and backgrounds: Get to know artists and organizers

SOFT POWER PALACE

Welcome speeches by Petra Olschowski, State Secretary Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, and Elke aus dem Moore, Director Akademie Schloss Solitude. Introduction to the project by Paula Kohlmann. In German.

Soft Power Manifesto: The future is self organized

Public talk: Requirements to the politics with Benedetta Casagrande (Ardesia Projects Milano), Voin de Voin (Aether artspace, Sofia), Marco Trotta (GmbH, Stuttgart), Simon Feydieu (ZZ Studio, Lyon), Ángela Palacios (Fireplace, Barcelona)

Drinks and Music

Treibender Teppich DJ Set (Exotic Grooves, Post Disco & Electronica)

Oracle - What is the future for the independent art spaces in Europe?

Performance by Voin de Voin and Marie Civikov

Fri, November 9, 2018

Dirty Hands-Walk

With Fireplace // Inspect for mosquitoes and other insects. See if we find any productive tree between all the ornamental. Finally got to the community garden. It's time to get our hands dirty! Cross-generational activity.

Organized by Fireplace

Memorabilia

Dance performance by Elena Morena Weber // Playing with sound and image, Memorabilia takes the audience on a physical and emotional journey, triggering the memory archive of each individual and creating space for endless associations. Please bring your own headphones! Weber is a current fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude.

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Fanzine Release & Talk about collaborative struggles with three members of the K Hybrid Core Team (Isabel Bredenbröker, Sarah Lehnerer, Angela Stiegler). K is an open initiative that experiments with adisciplinary forms of exchange in the fields of artistic practices and research. In German and English.

Transgression and what if we are no longer shocked?

Talk by Despina Panagiotopoulou // Based on an encounter between Franco Bifo Berardi and Despina Panagiotopoulou on online cultural wars, hip fascism, and the effects in real life. In English.  

Organized by Æther

Prime Time Talk Show

A series of talk shows with invited guests aimed at stirring up discussions about controversial topics in strategies of self organization. Bureaucratic struggles with the city administration, available spaces, and competing viewpoints regarding the institutionalization of the project's themselves are some examples of the disconcerting issues that will be discussed. In German and English.

Organized by GmbH

Don’t fall apart

Concert – Akademische Betriebskapelle The ABK Stuttgart consists of workshop teachers and students of the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and sees itself as a bridge builder between seemingly unbridgeable banks of different milieus. In cooperation with Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart.

Drinks and Music

Melary Stardust DJ Set (Brazil Music)

Sat, November 10, 2018

Creative Storm

Peer-review session with Ardesia Projects // A constructive space for dialog, feedback, and critique; a space in which to celebrate error, experimentation, and dialogue on artistic work. In English. Please reserve at: info@softpowerpalace.de

Organized by Ardesia Projects

Travel & Trouble – dance workshop for non dancers

Dance Workshop by Savyon // Travel & Trouble is a practice developed by performance artist, dancer and poet Savyon. It’s a guided physical mental session, a journey in which you are the view and you are the viewer, a space to experience otherness, a structure of becoming. No need for any special sporty athletic wear. Savyon is a current fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Past, in Each of its Moments be Citable

An exhibition project on Walter Benjamin’s concept of history in the city of Istanbul. Presentation by Patrizia Bach (current fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude). In German and English.    

Vorwärts – performance on art fundings

Performance on art fundings by Lisa Thomas, inspired by an installation of Helga Kellerer. In cooperation with Produktionszentrum Tanz- und Performance Stuttgart

Voyage, Voyage!

Artistic Production in the context of artist-in-residence programs   Panel discussion with Anike Joyce-Sadiq (Artist, Berlin/Stuttgart), Elke aus dem Moore (Director Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart), Angelika Stepken (Director Villa Romana, Florenz), Anna Romanenko and Björn Kühn (Artists, Stuttgart). Moderation: Silva Brand and Antonia Marten (Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg) As globally connected platforms for artist production and presentation, artist-in-residence-programs are a substantial element within the art world today. But how do the conditions of those programs with different outlines look like? And in what way does constant traveling affect the artist’s work? In German. In cooperation with Kunstbüro der Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg

Sonic Oedipus

OEDIPUS AND A RITUAL ON VOICE Audience members participation event by Despina Panagiotopoulou as part of Æther guests program. This workshop will focus on the intersections of voice and language in Classical Greek tragedy and Myth. Probing into the Tragedy of Oedipus Tyrannos, and combining audio recordings, in this workshop and reading, we will examine and discuss the aural imagination engrained in the spoken words, and the phenomenology of voice as a spatial, mythical, and theatrical material. *With the contribution of associate professor Athina Karatzogianni, Media and Communication, University of Leicester. The participants are asked to have cell phones and earphones (simple ones)

Organized by Æther

un_ re_ dis_ COVER EUROPA

is a game created to be played with the visitors of the festival. It uses facts of history, economy, art, tradition and others in order to configure an example of New European Identity. Happening with Voin de Voin and Marie Civicov.

Organized by Æther

SOFTPOWERPICNIC

Neighborhood picnic at the Kuppelsaal. Bring your own food but share it with others, as well as your stories on Europe.

Bzzzbzzbzzz

Open mic session with Fireplace // Share and speak loud your folk tales, rap songs, science episodes, poems, YouTube tutorials, own visions, automatic readings on mosquitoes, insects, the power of self-organization and self-reliance, natural colonization and urban ecology. A wide and open invitation to every-bodies in the city and nearby to come to share words and sounds about these topics and see what we can learn from the oral knowledge. Cross-generational activity. In English, German, French, Spanish, Italian...

Organized by Fireplace

SOFTPOWERPARTY

Technobeton (Iassen Markov) DJ Set

The Kunstgebäude +

Kunstgebäude

Located on the former site of the Neues Lusthaus, the Kunstgebäude was built between 1910 and 1913 according to Theodor Fischer’s plans as a place of culture and encounter. Since that time it has been the home of the Württembergischer Kunstverein, which buys, exhibits, and mediates contemporary local art. After extensive destruction during World War II, reconstruction by the architects Günther Wilhelm and Paul Bonatz took place from 1956 to 1961, who also added modern exhibition space to the Kunstgebäude. Since then, not only art but also politics took place within it: in addition to the Württembergischer Kunstverein, other cultural institutions use the new portion of the building for exhibitions and events. The historical elements hosted the municipal collection until the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart was finished in 2005. During rehabilitation measures of the parliament building, the Kunstgebäude accommodated the Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. In autumn 2019, the Kunstgebäude’s old building will be retrofitted. Six local institutions – Akademie Schloss Solitude, ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Theater Rampe, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – are developing a concept for interim use. While the federal state of Baden-Württemberg is discussing options of utilization for the time after retrofit, this working committee appropriates the Kunstgebäude for a transdisciplinary program. At the focal point of all considerations is experimentation with innovative formats settled between exhibition and performative projects, arts, and theory, participation and debate, local as well as global perspectives. The projects are developed by different constellations of the six institutions and financially supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg.
Stuttgart is temporary venue for SOFTPOWERPALACE. Entry to the festival is free.

Our press-kit contains logos, high-resolution images of the artists, our program-PDF to store on your digital devices and the press release!

A festival is only as great as the people giving input and dedication to the project:
Voin de Voin
(Æther Artspace Sofia)
born in 1978, lives and works in Sofia. He works in various fields of the visual arts, ranging from performance to installation, incorporating his research in collective rituals, psychogeography, sociology, psychology, and new media. He is also a freelancer in the field of organizing and curating events and exhibitions: Æther Art Space programmation; Nordic Biennale (Doma arts Fest, 2015), and more.
Marie Civikov
(Æther Artspace Sofia)
born in 1979 in the Netherlands, is a painter who lives between Den Haag and Sofia. She was awarded the Buning Brongers Prize (2004) and the Royal Award for Modern Painting (2011).
Andrew Fremont-Smith
(Guest Æther)
born in NYC, is an artist and theorist. Working in time-based media, he has produced radio series combining social and political analysis with experimental sound art work, postdramatic performance and theater, and workshops in Lacanian psychoanalytic approaches to social discourse.
Despina Panagiotopoulou
(Guest Æther)
lives in Athens. She works throughout Europe and Mexico as a theater director/maker. Currently she is working on her project Space: ”Under construction/artistic and political practices in the Making” in a semi-fixed site-specific space in the historic center of Athens.
Simon Feydieu
(ZZ Studio, Lyon)
is an artist who lives and works in Lyon. His work involves experimentation on contemporary material to produce bas-reliefs, mixing history of art and architecture. He has recently exhibited in galerie Snap Projects (Lyon, France), Où project space (Marseille, France), and Galerie der Stadt in Tuttlingen (Germany). He is also the director of Bikini, an artist-run space based in Lyon.
Frédéric Houvert
(ZZ Studio, Lyon)
is an artist who lives and works in Lyon. A graduate of the Fine Arts of Dijon, part of his work is inspired by his initial training course, horticulture. He spent four years in South Korea where he exhibited his work alongside the foreign art scene. The color chart Chromatic has launched a Black color with his name on it this year: Black Houvert.
Weiny Fitui
(GmbH Stuttgart)
was born in 1980 in Eritrea and has lived in Germany since 1983. Fitui is a freelance artist, works at the Postareal in Stuttgart Nord, and is cofounder of GmbH.
Marco Trotta
(GmbH Stuttgart)
born in 1978 in New York, is cofounder, managing director and spokesman of the cultural intermediate-use project contain’t from Stuttgart, and cofounder of GmbH.
Benedetta Casagrande
(Ardesia Projects)
is an Italian photographer, curator, and writer. Her photographic work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently, she is undertaking an MA in Art History and Museum Curation with Photography at the University of Sussex.
Dimitri D’ippolito
(Ardesia Projects)
is an Italian/American photographer and a craftsman born in Florence. His bodies of work are often politically and satirically charged, as he works following the lines of socially responsible art.
Michele Amaglio
(Ardesia Projects)
is a freelance photographer and curator based in Bologna. In 2015 he founded the curatorial platform Ardesia Projects, dedicated to the promotion of a debate on contemporary photography in Italy and in a broader international level. He is currently studying Semiotics (MA) at the Alma Mater – University of Bologna.
Patrizia Bach
(Solitude fellow)
born in Munich, is a visual artist and lives and works between Berlin and Istanbul. Her primary artistic medium is drawing, as she works on topics such as archiving, collecting, and rearranging as well as approaching the city as a site of memory, history, and storage.
Savyon
(Solitude fellow)
is a Tel Aviv based performance artist, dancer, poet, and mathematician. Savyon constructs conditions for humanity to appear between the real and the virtual, the fixed and the incidental, the physical and the literal, performed and exhibited in galleries, festivals, museums and alternative night venues.
Regina Dürig
(Solitude fellow)
born in 1982 in Mannheim, is a writer, performer, lecturer and researcher. In her creative work she explores narration in various formats, media and collaborations. Her writings have been awarded several prizes, a.o. the Literature Prize of the Canton of Berne and the Peter Härtling Prize. She lives in Switzerland.
Elena Weber
(Solitude fellow)
choreographic work is dedicated to topics such as belonging and memory. After graduating at Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance in Munich, Elena worked for numerous choreographers and theatermakers in Switzerland and abroad. Elena lives in Zurich and is active in the field of performing arts.
K
is an open initiative that experiments with adisciplinary forms of exchange in the fields of artistic practices and research. It started as a conference-exhibition-hybrid in 2013 in Karlsruhe with artists and thinkers from different fields and since then kept changing: Karlsruhe (2013), Berlin (2015), Athens (2016), Hydra (2017). On K’s Core Team are Isabel Bredenbröker, Sarah Lehnerer, Angela Stiegler, Felix Leon Westner, and Lennard Boyd Schürmann.
Elpida Karaba
(Guest of Goethe-Institut Athen)
is a visual artist. His practices can be seen as a distillation of knowledge on the heritage of the conceptual art and relational thinking. He often uses the elusive nature of language and translation to maneuver around meanings. His talk "polis-police-police de caractère" will be about consonance and soft metal types.
Akademische
Betriebskapelle
consists of workshop teachers and students of the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and moves in the wide field of discourse-free popular music, somewhere between John Cage and Hansi Hinterseer. Thanks to its parasitic attitude, the Akademische Betriebskapelle quickly finds its way in a variety of contexts and sees itself as a bridge builder between seemingly unbridgeable shores of different milieus.
Lola
Göller
studied at the UdK Berlin with Prof. Christiane Möbus and Prof. Gregor Schneider. Her often interactive sculptures, audio installations, and performances deal with the sociology of spaces and surfaces and bureaucratic processes.
Arthur
Debert
is an artist based in Berlin since 2016. After graduating from the school of fine art in Lorraine, he joined the post-master program of ENSAN Nancy in Shanghai in 2014/2015. His works combine a sculptural approach to video, including trans disciplinary collaborative processes.
Lukas
Rudolf
From its beginning, the Akademie Schloss Solitude has considered the promotion of young artists from Eastern Europe. Through an intensive interdisciplinary cooperation between the Akademie Schloss Solitude with its five partner institutions in Warsaw, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, and Novi Sad, an ongoing dialog has been developed resulting in concrete public projects such as exhibitions, publications, workshops, concerts, and performances. Partners: Station – Service for Contemporary Dance, Belgrad/Serbia; POGON – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth, Zagreb/Croatia; Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; József Attila Circle, Budapest, Hungary.