Alexander Kluge. Gardens of Cooperation

October 14, 2017 – January 14, 2018 

DATES + PROGRAM (Selection)


Friday, October 13, 2017, 11 a.m.
Press tour

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7 p.m.


Address of welcome
Petra Olschowski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Sciences, Research and Arts

Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Directors of the Württembergischer Kunstverein

Alexander Kluge

Party / DJ

Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 1 p.m.
Workshop with Alexander Kluge, Barbara Potthast (Universität Stuttgart) and Joseph Vogl (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
registration required:


Friday, November17,  2017, 7 p.m.
Opening II with “new arrivals”
Alexander Kluge / Anselm Kiefer, Hirnhäuslein für Alexander

After the end of the exhibition Luther and the Avant-Garde in Wittenberg the work Hirnhäuslein from Alexander Kluge and Anselm Kiefer comes to Stuttgart and becomes part of the exhibition Gardens Of Cooperation. With this work, Kiefer and Kluge refer to Martin Luther's perception of the human brain as a prison of bones. This prison would have only one door, the ear—so that the Word of God can only penetrate through the ear and reach us. The presentation of the "new arrival" takes place parallel to the opening of the exhibition What are the clouds? in the Kunstgebäude Stuttgart. What Are the Clouds? takes as its point of departure the Reformation Anniversary to reflect on freedom, emancipation, and imagination. The exhibition’s starting point is Pier Paolo Pasolini’s short film Che cosa sono le nuvole? (What Are the Clouds?) from the year 1968. Here, Pasolini stages the Shakespeare drama Othello as a marionette theater where the puppets—played by actors—challenge both their roles and the plot, with even the audience rebelling against Shakespeare’s narrative. Alexander Kluge has created especially for the exhibition Gardens of Cooperation an homage to Pasolini's film, and thus, with both works, Hinrhäuslein for Alexander and the homage to Pasolini, he built a bridge between the two exhibitions.

Original with English subtitles

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos (Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed), BRD 1967, 103’

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m.
Brutalität in Stein (Brutality in Stone), BRD 1960, 12’
Abschied von Gestern (Yesterday Girl), BRD 1965/66, 88‘

Sunday, November 26 2017, 4:30-6 p.m.
Das Prinzip Stadt (The Concept of the City), BRD 2014, 82'

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Deutschland im Herbst (Germany in Autumn), BRD 1978, Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alexander Kluge et al., 123’

Wednesday, January 10, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
Der Angriff der Gegenwart auf die übrige Zeit (The Assault of the Present on the Rest of Time), BRD 1985, 113‘

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Anselm Kiefer, Alexander Kluge. Der mit den Bildern tanzt (Dancing with Pictures), BRD 2017, 90

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2–5 p.m.
Workshop for pupils with Sara Dahme
Participation 7th grade and above,
registration required:

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2–5 p.m.
Workshop for pupils with Sara Dahme
Participation 7th grade and above,
registration required:

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