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Akademie Schloss Solitude

Solitude 3, Stuttgart, Germany
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A public-law foundation that offers an interdisciplinary and international fellowship program for artists, scholars, and scientists. Akademie Schloss Solitude is a foundation under public law. According to its statutes, its task is to promote mainly younger, particularly gifted artists by means of residence fellowships, and by organizing public performances, readings, concerts, and exhibitions by its residents. Since 2002, with the art, science & business program, the Akademie has offered fellowships also to young talented individuals from the sciences, humanities, and business world. Akademie Schloss Solitude is subsidized by the State of Baden-Württemberg Lottery.

The program is inherent in the name »Akademie Schloss Solitude«: It combines the idea of an academy for scientific and artistic exchange with that of a retreat – which Schloss Solitude has always been. The Akademie, founded at Solitude in 1990, operates in the intermediary space between private and public; where art is reflected upon and produced but where it also finds a connection to the public. The Akademie places particular value on offering its guests another »quality« of time – one that is better than the fellows would experience in their daily lives.




When Ariel Ruiz Urquiola recognized deficiencies in his sister’s cancer treatment, caused by an immense delay of drug delivery to Cuba, he went on a hunger strike in front of the National Institute for Oncology and Radiobiology. An interview by Boris González Arenas. #schlosspost #journalism

»It was a cool afternoon. The palm trees were wrapped thickly, like a fox fur stole around a fine, attenuated neck, in humidity. It smelled like summer. It was January. I did not know my piano teacher’s husband very well. I only knew that he’d become a toxic tort lawyer after a profitless career in music…« Author and guest contributor Young Rader shares an excerpt from his work-in-progress novel »Sinkhole« on Schlosspost. #schlosspost #literature

In German, the word »acting« is often replaced by the word »playing«. In the opinion of artistic director Jeffrey Döring, a rehearsal turns into magic when »acting« turns into »playing«. #schlosspost #tracesofawaterspirit

In 2011, Cairo-based Azza Moghazy changed from working as a culture journalist to investigative journalism, but didn’t leave »culture« as her field of interest. Instead she takes a stand for a broader definition of what culture means and its possible impact on life – in terms of politics as well. #schlosspost #culturaljournalism

What does »highly sensitive« mean and how is it experienced by affected people? A personal approach toward the controversial phenomenon of high sensitivity – the topic of the play »Burning Snow/Brennender Schnee – Eine theatrale Wunderkammer« – by actress Laila Richter. #schlosspost #tracesofawaterspirit

»Art can give us a lens to see ourselves differently, and this is more useful than ever as technology works to obscure this awareness.« Web resident Lauren McCarthy starts her AI party today. Tune in here the next 24h: #bysolitudezkm #webres2017

»The time of turf wars has ended – carving out space by smart usage of scale and context is the future.« Read a great talk with artist Roͬͬ͠͠͡͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠sͬͬ͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠͠aͬͬ͠͠͠͠͠͠͠ Menkman on Net Art, tech titans, and the politics of algorithms. Does data live forever? #digitalsolitude #webbasedmedia

This week we would like to introduce Vanja Babić. He studied multimedia/new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and is a Solitude fellow from October to December 2017 in cooperation with POGON – Zagreb Center for Independent Culture and Youth. Vanja Babic is currently presenting his multi-layered installation »Forest, Happy Birthday to You!« at the Akademie, dealing with recycled objects he found during his long walks in the Solitude forest. Find out more about the exhibition and Vanja's work: #akademiesolitude #cooperationfellow #easterneuropeannetwork

A first date, hosting a party, moving in with a new partner – these social events might be more frightening for some than for others. But what if artificial intelligence could help to ease the emotional stress? For the web residencies by Solitude & ZKM, artist Lauren McCarthy from LA turned her nightmare – hosting a party – into an 24h AI art performance consisting of a real-time live event and a website with live updates. Read an interview with Lauren and tune in here between Saturday, 25 November, 2pm until Sunday, November 26, 2pm to see snippets of the AI's directions, statuses of guests, and videos. #webres2017 #bysolitudezkm Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Nora Ní Mhurchú

Tonight at Akademie Schloss Solitude the symposium »PLACE, TIME and PEOPLE« is finally opening its doors! At 7.00 pm, this weekend’s series of lectures, film presentations, sound performances, and artistic positions will start! Join us for the first evening of this exciting conference with free drinks, a keynote lecture by Tejaswini Niranjana, a performance by Aliénor Dauchez, and a special exhibition tour with our director Jean-Baptiste Joly! #akademiesolitude #artsciencebusiness #BiographiesAndPlaces

Today's recommendation of #editionsolitude is the collection of short stories »Unterwasserstädte« (Underwater Cities) by Mátyás Dunajcsik. »The aesthetic and political question on how cities become a designed reality as mythical places is the main question in the seven short stories in the collection. With the Proustian experience of time and life, we experience the narrator, a dandy of the 21st century, a post-dandy, who is aware of the lost time but the lost prestige as well, and nonetheless releases the power of sensitive literature. Mátyás Dunajcsik found a language to speak of the whole of losses without being melodramatically or talkative; his stories are self-ironic, intellectually stimulating and humorous ...« Zsuzsa Selyem, writer and literary scholar You can get your copy here: #literature #shortstories

Doctor, soldier, buffoon, poet, king, son, and Sophie. These are the many characters in the artistic practice of musician and visual artist Raphael Sbrzesny. Around each figure a unique, multilayered space composition arises, which can be understood as a medium of entire discourses. This time, his performance »Outtakes from the King’s Songbook« will be about the figure of the principal boy – in Victorian pantomime theater often played by a woman, who made unexpected entrances by literally being catapulted on the stage by a »star trap«. Don’t miss this unique performance with a replica of a historical star trap, taking place in the scenery of the Solitude Palace's White Hall as part of #BiographiesAndPlaces this Saturday, November 25 at 5.00 pm! #artsciencebusiness #akademiesolitude #performance


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