Villa Massimo Visits Stuttgart—18 Artists, 8 Institutions Summer of the Arts
Fotografie der Villa Massimo in Rom

Summer of the Arts. Villa Massimo Visits Stuttgart

For the first time ever, the German cultural institution Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo is presenting itself in Baden-Württemberg in collaboration with eight partners from Stuttgart. Two academic classes—eighteen winners of the German Rome Prize from the classes of 2022–2023 and 2023–2024—will present works they created either in Rome or especially for the exposition in Stuttgart, in exhibitions, concerts, and readings at various institutions as well as in public spaces.

The winners of the Rome Prize 2022–2023 and 2023–2024:
Ondřej Adámek (composer), Olga Martynova (writer), Yael Bartana (visual artist), Bjørn Melhus (visual artist), Oscar Bianchi (composer), Marko Nikodijević (composer), Susanne Brorson (architect), Katerina Poladjan (writer), Danica Dakić (visual artist), Arne Rautenberg (writer), Liza Dieckwisch (visual artist), Marcus Schmickler (composer), Manaf Halbouni (visual artist), Alfredo Thiermann (architect), SOWATORINI Landschaft (landscape architect), Stefan Vogel (visual artist), Kristof Magnusson (writer), Fabian A. Wagner (architect)

On view in the rooms of the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart are works by Danica Dakić, Liza Dieckwisch, and Stefan Vogel.

The Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo operates under the authority of the German Federal Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Media. The “Rompreis (Rome Prize) is the most important award granted to German artists or artists living in Germany for study abroad. The institution was founded in 1910 by Eduard Arnhold, a Jewish citizen of Prussia who acquired the property and subsequently donated it to the Prussian state.

Danica Dakić

Danica Dakić (b. 1962 in Sarajevo, lives in Düsseldorf) works mainly with the media of video, photography, and installation. Her video pieces deal with collective memory and the stories of historically charged places and their inhabitants. Here, the people, settings, architecture, and artifacts become equal players in her films. Instead of presenting a linear narrative, Dakić arranges individual scenes and storylines into a cinematic collage. On view at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart is the three-part work series that the artist made at the Villa Massimo in Rome in 2023, “LA CASA,” which links fictitious Italian volcanic panoramas and Goethe’s empty library in Weimar. 

Liza Dieckwisch

Liza Dieckwisch (b. 1989 in Kiel, lives in Düsseldorf) is interested in expanding the forms of painterly expression. Her works are distinguished by an in-depth exploration of the characteristics of the materials she uses. At the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart she is using silicone and pigments, which she pours, tosses, layers, and arranges with fabric on-site to create expansive installations. The vibrant colors and flowing appearance of the silicone create sensual, painterly accents in the exhibition space that seem to have no fixed contours. Dieckwisch’s works convey an impression of the physical act of making the pieces as well as moments of chance and constantly evolving conditions, as they also occur in nature.

Stefan Vogel

Stefan Vogel (b. 1981 in Fürth, lives in Leipzig) creates works and spatial situations that bring together language and material. He uses concrete, textiles, metal scaffolding, and organic materials as elements in his installations. The components behave like the verses and stanzas of a poem, adding further layers of meaning to the overall arrangement—line by line. The titles of the works further extend the literary reference. Like thought fragments taken from short sentences, or even just single words, they offer insight into Vogel’s poetic artistic approach and associative manner of working.

Villa Massimo

Die Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo fällt in den Zuständigkeitsbereich der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Der »Rompreis« ist die bedeutendste Auszeichnung, die an deutsche oder in Deutschland lebende Künstler:innen vergeben wird. Gegründet wurde die Einrichtung 1910 von Eduard Arnhold, einem jüdischen Bürger Preußens, der das Grundstück kaufte und anschließend dem preußischen Staat schenkte.

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Thank You.

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