Events 2020

The program of the Württembergischer Kunstverein on site has been suspended since March 13, 2020 until further notice.

PAST EVENTS

FEBRUARY 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:30 pm - sold out!
Friday, February 7, 2020, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6 pm
Sing out! - Ein Kehlkopf-Kabinett
First episode of the project series by Orpheus Institute

An event by
Stuttgart State Opera

in cooperation with
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Sing out! - Ein Kehlkopf Kabinett takes the audience on a journey to the birth of the opera voice and even further back: to the first human inhalation. The focus is on the figure of Orpheus, mythological singer and master of transgression. 
In Sing out!, the Orpheus figure and the singers of the State Opera Stuttgart are interviewed as experts on the phenomenon of the voice. The result is a scenic-acoustic essay that approaches the questions: Where does it come from, this power of the larynx in the opera, and what opportunity do we all have to play with this power again and again?
Sing out! - Ein Kehlkopf Kabinett is the first episode of the project series by Orpheus Institute at the Stuttgart State Opera - a cooperation with the music theatre makers Johannes Müller/Philine Rinnert and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerp/Ghent). 
For further information and tickets click here.

Thurday, February 13, 2020, doors open 4:30 pm, starting 5 pm
Reflektor

An event series by
Teach First Deutschland
Konrad-Kohlhammer-Stiftung

in cooperation with
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

The event series Reflektor by the educational initiative Teach First Germany and the Konrad Kohlhammer Foundation invites you for self-reflection at the Württembergischer Kunstverein: What is the relationship between our own ideal image and the real image? The event will provide impulses to examine these two images. Guests will give insights into their own handling of the topic: e.g. Mayor Dr. Alexandra Sußmann will talk about her role as a politician and private person, and Andrea Haller, who accompanies people when they lose relatives.

Registration untiil February 10, 2020, here
In case of questions please contact: lars.becker(at)teachfirst.de
Foto: Jasmin Döring

Friday, February 14, 2020, starting at 10 pm - sold out!
LANGE NACHT DER WIEDERGEFUNDENEN ZUKUNFT
III.3. a Zeitschrei

An event by
Stuttgart State Opera
in cooperation with
Württembergischer Kunstverein
What is time? A river, a stream, a space? Composers such as Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Charles Ives, John Cage, Francis Poulenc and many more have questioned the concept of time as a linear continuum - and in some cases even refuted it in their music. In the course of the Lange Nacht der wiedergefundenen Zukunft, visitors will have the opportunity to experience time with musicians from the  State Orchestra Stuttgart and the State Opera Stuttgart in concerts, installations, improvisations, musical and scenic performances, a concert by the Swiss Hammond trio Steamboat Switzerland and a DJ set. The event takes first place at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, then at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, followed by the Württembergischer Kunstverein.

Starting 11:30 pm - DJ Perera Elsewhere at WKV - admission free!
After Lange Nacht der wiedergefundenen Zukunft (sold out) we will celebrate the finale at the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart. At the DJ desk: Perera Elsewhere.
Perera Elsewhere is Berlin based, UK born experimental electronic music producer Sasha Perera. Coined by some as ‘Doom-Folk’, her one-of-a-kind music has been used in Paolo Sorrentino’s feature film Loro, Ava Du Vernay’s Queen Sugar show and HBO’s Looking. She‘s been well supported in the media by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, BBC R1/6Music/1Xtra, Resident Advisor, Crack, Entertainment Weekly, The Wire ,Vogue and many more while KEXP, FACT and Fader have all commissioned exclusive mixes from her.


For further information click here.
Photo: Lisa Oppenheim, The Sun Is Always Setting Somewhere Else, 2006
Looped slide projection of 15 slides, Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 7 pm
Preview of the exhibition Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life

in the course of
JOUR FIXE FOR MEMBERS 
and those who would like to become one...

Two days before the opening we invite our members to give them a first exclusive insight into the exhibition Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life at Württembergischer Kunstverein. The curators, Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler and Viktor Neumann, will report on the concept and the development process of the project. Discover what is essential in the process of preparing an exhibition and what happens behind the scenes in the last days before the opening... more

Location: Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7 pm
OPENING
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life

PROGRAM
Welcoming remarks and introduction
Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ (Directors, Württembergischer Kunstverein)
Co-curators

Viktor Neumann
Co-curators

Followed by Party / DJ Thunderpad

Saturday, February 29, 2020

1 pm
Tour through the exhibition
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life
with the artists and curators

3:30 pm
Talks
with the artists and curators

January 2020

Sunday, January 05, 2020, 3 pm
FREE GUIDED TOUR
in the course of the exhibition
Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life

Wednesday, January 08, 2020, 2 pm - 7 pm
Migrant Journal
Exhibition - Reading Room

A project by
Disjekta

in cooperation with
Württembergischer Kunstverein

The Reading Room shows in exhibition-like presentations independent publishers and magazines as a collection open to the public. The project reacts to the changing contexts, in which today often books, magazines and other publications are distributed and perceived. Beyond the established channels, there exists a lively, internationally networked scene of actors, to whom the Reading Room in Stuttgart wants to provide a platform.

Photo: Migrant Journal, issues 1-6

Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:30 pm
Smart City - soziale Stadt? 
Prof. Dr. Frank Eckardt, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

An event series by
Hannah-Arendt-Institut für politische Gegenwartsfragen Stuttgart (HAIS)
attac Schorndorf
Die AnStifter Stuttgart

in cooperation with
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart

Based on the question of the extent to which society is being digitized - by the citizens themselves or by economic networks alone - the series of events Smart City - Smart Citizens? will start on January 10 for 2020. The presentation will focus on assessing the social consequences of digitization. Can a merely technical functional imperative of digitization, followed by the expansion and reconstruction of cities, even lead to a social city?

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2 pm - 7 pm
Migrant Journal
Exhibition - Reading Room

A project by
Disjekta

in cooperation with
Württembergischer Kunstverein

The Reading Room shows in exhibition-like presentations independent publishers and magazines as a collection open to the public. The project reacts to the changing contexts, in which today often books, magazines and other publications are distributed and perceived. Beyond the established channels, there exists a lively, internationally networked scene of actors, to whom the Reading Room in Stuttgart wants to provide a platform.

Photo: Migrant Journal, issues 1-6

January 11 & 12, 2020
CLOSING EVENT

Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life
(October 19, 2019 - January 12, 2020)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020
6 pm
Karoline Walter - Book presentation
Guten Abend, gute Nacht - Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte des Schlafs

Our current Exhibition Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of Life makes the optimization trend of sleep, among other things, a subject of discussion. Karoline Walter, cultural scientist, has written a book that deals with exactly that topic. The publication carries out a cultural history of sleep. How, when and where do we sleep? From mythologies that tell of the creation of the world from sleeping primeval creatures to the idea of a never resting God at work to the various conventions, whether alone at night, in multitudes or in bed with farm animals - Karoline Walter has uncovered them, the stories of sleep.

Followed by
Teresa Distelberger - Talk
Let's Meet on the Threshold between Work and Sleep

Teresa Distelberger invites you for conversations in her bed, which is part of the exhibition.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020

Starting at 1 pm

Clara Amaral - Performance
The Distance between My Voice and Your Voice Is what Your Eyes Can Read but I Can't Say. 

Clara Amaral will do an activation of the book present in the exhibition. 

Alia Syed - Film screening
Priya

Alia Syed presents her 16mm film (13 minutes), which shows a kathak dancer in a white dress whirling in ecstatic dance from a high-angle shot.

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 3 pm
FREE GUIDED TOUR
in the course of the exhibition
Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 4 pm
GUIDED TOURS FOR FAMILIES
in the course of the exhibition
Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 4:30 pm
SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR
with Ruth Noack (curator)
in the course of the exhibition
Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life

Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12 pm - 2 pm
Voguing Dance Workshop

Voguing is a 70's dance style that originated in New York. It has its roots in the black & Latino LGBTQ+ community. Marginalized by society, the community came together at balls and created "houses" a chosen family who performed together, and celebrated themselves creating impressions of the glamorous life of fashion magazines.
Ballroom (the term for voguing culture) is primarily a safe space to express yourself and be creative. Voguing is a highly expressive, body-focused dance that is all about being seen, as well as claiming and defending a place on the catwalk, away from a repressive society. The name Voguing (originally Posing) is inspired by the fashion magazine Vogue. The first form of dance is "Old Way" (originally Pop, Dip & Spin), which (besides posing) borrows many movements from breakdance, popping, martial arts and more. From "Old Way" further voguing styles developed in the course of the years such as “New Way”and “Vogue Fem”.
 
Check out LaQuèfa St. Laurent, who will be teaching the workshops (Instagram: @laquèfa_st_laurent).

Friday: History and Vogue Fem elements
Saturday: Voguing elements, Runway
 
Costs:
Single Workshop (Fri.): 25 €, both workshop days: 40 €
Registration: 
voguingstuttgart(at)gmail.com

Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26, 2020
58th STUTTGART ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR

The 58th Stuttgart Antiquarian Book Fair will take place from 24th to 26th January at Württembergischer Kunstverein am Schlossplatz.
Exhibitors from Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland guarantee a top-class and varied offer at this most important event for rare books in Germany. It includes old manuscripts and unusual books on every imaginable subject, graphics, drawings, photographs – in short: Everything the heart of collectors desires.
For more information please klick here.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7 pm 
New Year reception with Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ

in the context of the
JOUR FIXE
for members
and those who would like to become one...

In the course of our January member's Jour Fixe, Iris Dressler and Hans D. Christ, directors of WKV, will present our exciting and extensive (exhibition) programme for 2020.
You are also welcome to present suggestions for our format WKV at other Locations... more

Location: Glastrakt, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart

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