Small Project for Coming Communities
Exhibition at the Hospitalhof Stuttgart
Büchsenstraße 33, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
Opening hours: daily 9am-7pm, closed on Sundays and holidays
On display are scores among others by Chloë Bass, Neue Dringlichkeit, Tilman Kugler, San Keller, Johanna Bruckner, Michael Leung, Kacey Wong, Belle Phromchanya, Meitong Chen & Claudia Baena, Hidden Institute, Anastasia Chaguidouline, Eriko Miyata, Ishita Chakraborty, Pongpan Suriyapat, Domenico Roberti, Jan Sandberg, Gozde Filinta, Bill Dietz, Discoteca Flaming Star, Eva Dörr and additional works by Bill Dietz, Florian Model, Sabrina Karl, Anike Joyce Sadiq Andreina Isea, Axel Crettenand and FOA-FLUX with Gian Martins and Nina Shapiro.
11 May 2019, from 11 am
24-hour opening event
– with lectures by Grant Kester, Jeanne von Heeswijk, Bill Dietz, Tine de Moor, Sabih Ahmed, Elke Krasny, Katalin Erdodi
– and an overnight performance Sticky Stage by Discoteca Flaming Star
– 11 am: Introduction
– 11.15-12 am: Tine De Moor, Professor for “Institutions for Collective Action in Historical Perspective” at the Institute for Social and Economic History at the University of Utrecht
– 12-12.30 am: Score Performance
– 12.30-1.30 pm: Jeanne van Heeswijk, artist and activist
– 1.30 pm: Lunch break
-2:30-3 pm: Sabih Ahmed, independent researcher and curator based in New Delhi.
– 3.-330 pm: Katalin Erdodi, curator and researcher working in the fields of contemporary art and performance.
– 3.30 pm: Discussion
– 3.45-4.30 pm: Bill Dietz, composer and writer
– 4.30 pm: Scores and coffee break
– 6 pm: Grant Kester (via Skype), Professor of Art History at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of California in San Diego and founding editor of FIELD
– 7 pm: Diversity Dinner
– 7.30 pm: Elke Krasny, curator, cultural theorist, urban researcher and author
– 9pm: Performance Sticky Stage by Discoteca Flaming Star
– 21 May 2019, 6-7.30pm: Walk from the Haus der Katholischen Kirche Stuttgart to the Hospitalhof Stuttgart
– 04 June 2019, 12.30pm at the Haus der Katholischen Kirche Stuttgart
In the Small Projects for Coming Communities we try to create supra-regional connections and deal with the question of how and where forms of communities can be opened up in unpredictable ways. We are interested in the ephemeral structures and transversal frameworks of communities, in their ever-changing desires. And we also reflect on the boundaries of these fragile formations.
The first exhibition of the Small Project for Coming Communities shows works, scores and results of three previous workshops, which were based on an intensive exchange on community issues. The workshops took place with the participation of artists Jeanne van Heeswijk, Discoteca Flaming Star, Bill Dietz, Florian Model, Sabrina Karl, Eva Dörr and Anike Joyce Sadiq and students of the postgraduate program CAS/MAS Curating of the Zurich University of the Arts and students of fine arts of the Zurich University of the Arts. The scores (instructions for action) developed in the workshops and beyond not only focus on major changes, but also on small, humorous, serious, political, social, interpersonal perspectives and insights. The scores collected here can be seen for the first time in the exhibition in Stuttgart. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to realize the scores for themselves, either individually for themselves or together. The visitors also have the opportunity to share their experiences by uploading their realized results on a specially designed website or by filling out postcards on site.
Curatorial direction: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter, Ronald Kolb
Organization, Project Management: Prof. Dr. Dorothee Richter, Ronald Kolb, Maria Dis
Exhibition design: Eva Dörr, Bea Fontana, Domenico Roberti, Eveline Mathis, Ronald Kolb
– Katholisches Bildungswerk Stuttgart
– Hospitalhof Stuttgart
– Postgraduate Programme in Curating, Zürich (www.curating.org)