Tito`s Bunker

May 27, 2017 – August 6, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017, 11 a.m.
Press tour

Friday, May 26, 2017, 7 a.m.

Address of welcome
Platino (Chairman of the Württembergischer Kunstverein)
Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ (Directors of the Württembergische Kunstverein)
followed by
Party / DJ

Saturday, May 27, 2017, 2 p.m.
Tour through the exhibition with the artists and the curators
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 7 p.m.
Luftschutzanlagen, Bunker und andere Untertageanlagen in Stuttgart (i.e. air raid shelters, bunkers and other underground facilities in Stuttgart)
Venue: WKV Glastrakt

A lecture by Norbert Prothmann (research and study group Untertage e.V.) on bunkers and their history in Stuttgart. The research and study group Untertage e.V. is a non-profit, trans-regional public-interest association for the study, rediscovery, documentation and preservation of air raid shelters, bunkers and other underground facilities from the 19th and 20th centuries. As introduction to the lecture, Iris Dressler (director of the Württembergischer Kunstverein) will report on the Project Biennial D-0 ARK in Tito’s bunker in Konjic, and the exhibition connected with it.


Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
Film Screening
When the Wind Blows
Animated film by Jimmy T. Murakami
(after the graphic novel of the same name by Raymond Briggs)
GB 1986, duration: 80 Minuten
Venue: WKV Glastrakt

Jim and Hilda are an amiable elderly couple leading a peaceful life behind evergreen hills. One day they learn from the radio that a nuclear attack is imminent. They believe they can master the situation with a door leaned against the wall and advice from a dubious brochure. They survive the attack, but have no chance for survival due to radiation. In the face of their desperate situation, their naiveté and hopefulness are deeply moving.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
Film Screening
Veillées d'armes. Journalism in Times of War (Part I: First Journey)
A documentary by Marcel Ophüls
F/BRD 1994
Duration: 92 minutes
Venue: WKV Glastrakt
Friday, July 7, 2017. 8 p.m.
Film Screening (in- and outdoors)
Veillées d'armes. Journalism in Times of War (Part II: Second Journey)
A documentary by Marcel Ophüls
F/BRD 1994
Duration: 141 minutes (with break)
Venue: Glastrakt and Skulpturenhof starting at dusk

Veillées d'armes is a documentary on journalism in wartime. Focal point of the events is the besieged, embattled Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, which Marcel Ophüls visited three times, starting in January 1993. The main showplace is the Holiday Inn Hotel, where most of the war correspondents are quartered as if in a media centre. Ophüls follows British, French and American teams of journalists on their coverage investigations inside the city and their trips to Serbian positions in the surrounding areas, he becomes a witness to the dangers reporters are subject to, shows their attitude towards their work and reflects on their – more or less significant – influence on public opinion and the policies of their home states.(Source: Info sheet on and by the 25th International Forum of Young Film / Internationales Forum des Jungen Films, Berlin 1995)

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 18 Uhr
Guided Tour
Heilbronner Straße Tunnel: one of Stuttgart’s first protective structures
Guided tour through the Heilbronner Strasse Tunnel with Norbert Prothmann (research and study group Untertage e.V.) to accompany the exhibition Tito’s Bunker at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.
Meeting point: Heilbronner Straße
Duration: 1 hour
Admission: p.P. 3 EUR

The starting point of the WKV exhibition is a remarkable site: Tito’s bunker in Konjic (Bosnia-Herzegovina), negotiated in equal measure as a concrete place and open-ended metaphor. In the WKV’s immediate neighbourhood, at the central railway station beneath Heilbronner Straße is one of Stutttgart’s first protective structures: a tunnel, of which only parts of the original tunnel still exist and are accessible, and which were already completed on 1 September 1939, before the outbreak of war.  Do the protective structures in the Stuttgart area show similarities or differences with Tito’s bunker in Konjic? If so, what are they? 

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