February 29 - May 10, 2020
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life
An exhibition by Württembergischer Kunstverein in cooperation with Bergen Assembly 

From February 29 to May 10, 2020, the Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart presents Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead: Politics of Life, conceived as part of a year-round series of exhibitions in continuation of Bergen Assembly 2019. The artistic directors of this latest edition of the Norwegian Triennial were Hans D. Christ and Iris Dressler, directors of the Württembergischer
Kunstverein. In the context of Bergen Assembly 2019, Christ and Dressler invited another ten curators to jointly explore the concept and notions of assembly. Sounding the question of how to identify allies within collective emancipatory processes, the group emphasized the relevance of the dead, or of those who are no longer or not yet alive. This aspect ultimately formed the conceptual point of departure for Bergen Assembly 2019, whose title refers to a quote by writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge: “It is in fact a mistake to think that the dead are dead.“... more


March 14 - April 26 2020
Alexander Kluge. Opera: The Temple of Seriousness
An exhibition by Würtembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Staatsoper Stuttgart

In 2017, the Württembergischer Kunstverein dedicated a major solo exhibition to the writer, filmmaker, and theorist Alexander Kluge. Music already played a central role at that time, an aspect that will be further intensified with the new project, a series of exhibitions taking place simultaneously at three different locations: Stuttgart, Ulm and Halberstadt. The question is raised as to the role of the opera, created (at the latest) in the seventeenth century, as today‘s “temple of seriousness“ (Kluge): as a place where seriousness, grief and joy are expressed and losses can be mourned appropriately... more

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