Akademie Schloss Solitude is presenting the exhibition "Beyond Walls" on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. It unites works by current and former fellows whose work addresses national, cultural or linguistic borders – barriers that have a considerable impact on our society. Reflecting the Akademie's international character, the artists grapple with geopolitical and social phenomena in places like Stuttgart, Beirut and Lubumbashi.
Using various media, the artists question the way we live together. Why is our need to distance ourselves from each other often stronger than our drive to think and act collectively? Particularly in a time when our society is changing rapidly as a result of COVID-19, the exhibition opposes a politics of division, instead underscoring the importance of responsibility and caring for and about one another.
Artists: Rheim Alkadhi, Shirin Barghnavard, Chiara Bugatti, Butterland (Regina Dürig und Christian Müller), Estudio Jochamowitz Rivera, Ana Filipovic / Philipp Mecke, Giuliana Kiersz, Manuel Mathieu, Rietlanden Women's Office (Elisabeth Rafstedt & Johanna Ehde), Padraig Robinson, and Georges Senga.
Conception of the overall project / exhibition WÄNDE I WALLS
Anne Vieth (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart)
Conception "Beyond Walls"
Elke aus dem Moore (Akademie Schloss Solitude), Sebastian Schneider (Akademie Schloss Solitude)
In cooperation with Akadamie Schloss Solitude
Sponsored by Wüstenrot Stiftung, Baden-Württemberg Stiftung