Programm

17.07.2021
SAVE THE DATE – EXHIBITION

State and Nature

Exhibition 17.07. – 31.10.2021

Opening: 16.07. 2021

State and Nature is curated by Çağla İlk and Misal Adnan Yıldız with Hendrik Bündge and Benedikt Seerieder.

The exhibitions and projects of the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden within the framework of State and Nature are supported by:

Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).

For your protection and ours, please be aware of the current hygiene and protection measures associated with COVID-19 prior to each exhibition visit.

Accompanying to…

12.05.2021
Sunette L. Viljoen & Egemen Demirci – Exclusive Incline

Sculptural installation in public space

In their collaborative work Exclusive Incline (2020), Sunette L. Viljoen and Egemen Demirci take on the object properties of an awning to address questions about conceptual boundaries of abstraction, space, and exhibition practices. The two artists began working together on this project in Berlin and are now transferring the concept to the urban space of Baden-Baden, which they have observed in detail for this purpose. The minimalist, intensely colored awning, designed especially for Baden-Baden, creates a private space in public through its unusual dimensions. Yet when approached, the awning reveals screen-printed inscribed phrases such as “Guilt carries the deed.” The object thus becomes a metaphor for the sociopolitical turning away from questions of guilt and the concomitant arrogance of the perpetrator’s role. Viljoen and Demirci’s work invites the audience to reflect within this private-public space on the motivations in personal and public life that follow a similar path and create their own needs and spaces.

Accompanying to…

12.05.2021
DAF (Dynamic Acoustic Research) – U-

Light and sound installation in Lichtentaler Allee park

The collective DAF (Dynamic Acoustic Research), which understands itself as an unconfined community that has evolved under the mentorship of Jan St. Werner at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, approaches the audience both acoustically and visually with its work from the series U- (2021). The backlit sign with a white U on a blue background installed in the park at Lichtentaler Allee is surrounded by noises reminiscent of the soundscapes of underground transportation systems: a rhythmic thumping, a heavy grinding, interspersed with bright ringing. The spontaneously adaptive transformation of the site through its connection to a symbolic network undermines the absolute unconditionality of reality. The work opens the space for real and imaginary possibilities and the places and non-places in which they connect.

Accompanying to…

12.05.2021
Prelude – Jan St. Werner – Encourage The Stream

Prelude – Jan St. Werner – Encourage The Stream

Sound installation in the park at Lichtentaler Allee

Opening May 12, 2021

Encourage The Stream (2021) by Jan St. Werner, half of the electronic music group Mouse on Mars, functions as an acoustic amplification of the Oos River, which flows through the park as the heart of Baden-Baden and shapes its nature. In an attempt to communicate with the Oos, Werner places a microphone just above the water and transports the sound of the river through loudspeakers beyond the riverbank into the park toward the Kunsthalle. Thereby, Werner creates the possibility to explore and perceive the Oos at different frequencies of sound (acoustically) and create new spatial relationships. The active act of listening creates a perceptual experience of distance and proximity. The moment when these two levels mix acoustically creates a connection that, beyond listening, triggers cognitive processes and transforms one’s way of seeing. In this work, the acoustic supersedence of space and time also stands for engagement with the forces of nature. It is therefore no coincidence that the first large-scale public art work commissioned by Çağla İlk and Misal Adnan Yıldız for their tenure as directors of the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden is a single project of an experimental artistic practice that brings together the fields of visual art and sound.

Accompanying to…

30.03.2021
Yael Bartana – Resurrection I–II

The program begins with Yael Bartana’s photographic work Resurrection I-II (2020). Displayed on billboards in several locations in the city, the work touches on questions of cultural dominance of public space and identitary attribution and belonging, as well as appropriation of pictorial schemes in the media and artistic approaches. The photographs show the artist with a half-veiled face and a live rabbit on her arm, a deliberate allusion to the highly symbolic performances of Joseph Beuys. In the year of Beuys’ 100th birthday, Bartana’s visual reinterpretation challenges, as she says, the “devout and priestly nature of the art world, as well as the authority of the traditionally male artist type.”

 

Resurrection I-II was created in the fall of 2020 at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden during the Jewish holidays of Jamim Noraim, the ten days of reverence between Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) that conclude the past year and pave the way for new beginnings. In the weeks surrounding the Christian Easter, which also celebrates new beginnings, Bartana’s somber photographs prompt a contrasting tension in the springtime urban space of Baden-Baden.

Accompanying to…

30.03.2021
State and Nature

Preludes in public space – State and Nature
30.3.-31.10.2021

Please find the locations of the Preludes on our city map!

The Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden is pleased to announce four new artistic works by Yael Bartana, Jan St. Werner, DAF (Dynamic Acoustic Research), and Sunette L. Viljoen and Egemen Demirci for public urban spaces as part of State and Nature.

The annual programme State and Nature negotiates the understanding of institutional identity as “state” and nature as a resource in order to re-evaluate politics of representation, attributions of self and other, as well as social and economic infrastructures. In doing so, the State and Nature programme refers to the institution’s immediate surroundings, such as the park landscape of Lichtentaler Alle and other lively places in the city.

Before the eponymous major exhibition opens in June 2021, the program will start in Spring with four works installed in public spaces, the so-called Preludes, playfully setting subversive accents and contrasts. The artistic works refer to different sensual and medial processes such as photography, sculpture, and sound installation. They establish a multi-layered and nuanced connection to their immediate environment and, in the current pandemic situation, can be experienced by the audience open-air.

From 30.03. to 28.06.2021 in public space:

Yael Bartana – Resurrection I–II

Posters in public space

The program begins with Yael Bartana’s photographic work Resurrection I-II (2020). Displayed on billboards in several locations in the city, the work touches on questions of cultural dominance of public space and identitary attribution and belonging, as well as appropriation of pictorial schemes in the media and artistic approaches. The photographs show the artist with a half-veiled face and a live rabbit on her arm, a deliberate allusion to the highly symbolic performances of Joseph Beuys. In the year of Beuys’ 100th birthday, Bartana’s visual reinterpretation challenges, as she says, the “devout and priestly nature of the art world, as well as the authority of the traditionally male artist type.”

Resurrection I-II was created in the fall of 2020 at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden during the Jewish holidays of Jamim Noraim, the ten days of reverence between Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) that conclude the past year and pave the way for new beginnings. In the weeks surrounding the Christian Easter, which also celebrates new beginnings, Bartana’s somber photographs prompt a contrasting tension in the springtime urban space of Baden-Baden.

From 12.05. to 31.10.2021 in public space:

Jan St. Werner – Encourage The Stream

Sound installation in the park at Lichtentaler Allee

Encourage The Stream (2021) by Jan St. Werner, half of the electronic music group Mouse on Mars, functions as an acoustic amplification of the Oos River, which flows through the park as the heart of Baden-Baden and shapes its nature. In an attempt to communicate with the Oos, Werner places a microphone just above the water and transports the sound of the river through loudspeakers beyond the riverbank into the park toward the Kunsthalle. Thereby, Werner creates the possibility to explore and perceive the Oos at different frequencies of sound (acoustically) and create new spatial relationships. The active act of listening creates a perceptual experience of distance and proximity. The moment when these two levels mix acoustically creates a connection that, beyond listening, triggers cognitive processes and transforms one’s way of seeing. In this work, the acoustic supersedence of space and time also stands for engagement with the forces of nature. It is therefore no coincidence that the first large-scale public art work commissioned by Çağla İlk and Misal Adnan Yıldız for their tenure as directors of the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden is a single project of an experimental artistic practice that brings together the fields of visual art and sound.

DAF (Dynamic Acoustic Research) – U-
Light and sound installation in Lichtentaler Allee park

The collective DAF (Dynamic Acoustic Research), which understands itself as an unconfined community that has evolved under the mentorship of Jan St. Werner at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, approaches the audience both acoustically and visually with its work from the series U- (2021). The backlit sign with a white U on a blue background installed in the park at Lichtentaler Allee is surrounded by noises reminiscent of the soundscapes of underground transportation systems: a rhythmic thumping, a heavy grinding, interspersed with bright ringing. The spontaneously adaptive transformation of the site through its connection to a symbolic network undermines the absolute unconditionality of reality. The work opens the space for real and imaginary possibilities and the places and non-places in which they connect.

 

Sunette L. Viljoen & Egemen Demirci – Exclusive Incline
Sculptural installation in public space

In their collaborative work Exclusive Incline (2020), Sunette L. Viljoen and Egemen Demirci take on the object properties of an awning to address questions about conceptual boundaries of abstraction, space, and exhibition practices. The two artists began working together on this project in Berlin and are now transferring the concept to the urban space of Baden-Baden, which they have observed in detail for this purpose. The minimalist, intensely colored awning, designed especially for Baden-Baden, creates a private space in public through its unusual dimensions. Yet when approached, the awning reveals screen-printed inscribed phrases such as “Guilt carries the deed.” The object thus becomes a metaphor for the sociopolitical turning away from questions of guilt and the concomitant arrogance of the perpetrator’s role. Viljoen and Demirci’s work invites the audience to reflect within this private-public space on the motivations in personal and public life that follow a similar path and create their own needs and spaces.

 

 

 

Save the Date:

State and Nature

Exhibition 17.07. – 31.10.2021

15.07. press conference, 10 – 11 am

16.07. exhibition opening

 

State and Nature is curated by Çağla İlk and Misal Adnan Yıldız with Hendrik Bündge and Benedikt Seerieder.

The exhibitions and projects of the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden within the framework of State and Nature are supported by:

Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).

Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).

For your protection and ours, please be aware of the current hygiene and protection measures associated with COVID-19 prior to each exhibition visit.

Accompanying to…

10.12.2020
Momentous Editions

Through this PDF-file, you can access the full list of available editions: Momentous Editions Catalogue

 

Numbered & Signed by

Çağla İlk und Misal Adnan Yıldız

Why “Momentous”?

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden has been organizing editions since the 1990s. There have been many artists who have worked together with the Kunsthalle to provide timely offers for our visitors, audiences and communities.

They say, “Every collector collects themself” but we add, every edition is an opportunity to preserve the zeitgeist. Considering the structural changes we initiate at the Kunsthalle since the beginning of our appointment, we have also decided to rethink the editions with the currency of our time.

We present artwork editions, which might not only bring financial support for the loss of ticket sales during the pandemic but also put forward a new way of collecting, preserving and being engaged with artistic research and production.

What you can not find during the Covid-19 pandemic at the art market is released as special opportunities through conversations, studio visits, commissions and also research on further production possibilities. We would like to connect with a new profile and generation of collectors, who are interested in being involved with the process of artists and their studios in Post Covid-19.

Momentous Editions are developed to revise the negotiations between the institution and the artists based on the necessities of our time, such as solidarity, collaborative thinking and support structures. They are available to our network, and they also operate as entry points for those who want to be engaged with the research and content development at the Kunsthalle. Each one is numbered and signed with love, hope and passion here. Starting from 300 euro, they target a range of interests with diverse motivations.

We are thankful to Yael Bartana, Mehtap Baydu, Egemen Demirci and Assaf Kimmel who have actively participated in the discussions for imagining a future Kunsthalle together with the experience of practicing in Germany. They present recent editions from their work to support the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.

 

Accompanying to…

19.12.2020 – 6 pm
Jazz Night with Thomas Neuhauser (CANCELED)

Crossing borders and interrogation of patriarchal structures are characteristic of the work of the artist VALIE EXPORT. While the exhibition shows how important touch is in her work, in a literal and figurative sense, jazz and improvised music with their emancipatory listening experiences are not far away. Thomas Neuhauser – longtime ARTE editor for film and music – will once again trace these connections on this evening with fitting musical examples. Due to a limited number of seats, please register in advance at info@kunsthalle-baden-baden.de or call 07221 30076 400.

Accompanying to…

05.11.2020 – 7 pm
Talk with the curators of the 11th Berlin Biennial: Lisette Lagnado and Agustín Pérez Rubio (CANCELED)

The two curators of the 11th Berlin Biennale 2020 will be discussing the themes of the Berlin Biennale as well as works from the exhibition “VALIE EXPORT. Fragments of a Touch” and draw connections to the feminist and queer art scene in Latin America. The talk will be held in English. Admission is free but limited. Please register in advance at info@kunsthalle-baden-baden.de or by phone at 07221 30076 400.

Due to the new corona regulation and to support the prevention of infections with Covid-19, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden will be closed from November 2, and all events are canceled until the end of November.

Accompanying to…

30.10.2020 – 4 to 10 pm
Soft Opening

We cordially invite you to our opening day of the show “VALIE EXPORT. Fragments of a Touch”. Due to the current health situation, we will refrain from the classic opening with official greetings and introductions. Instead, we invite you to an individual visit with free admission. In addition, our Café Kunsthalle is open for you. The exhibition can be visited on the opening day between 4 and 10 pm. Registration is not necessary, please be prepared for waiting times at the entrance if necessary and remember to bring a mask.

Accompanying to…

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10–18 h
Wednesday
10–18 h
Thursday
10–18 h
Friday
10–18 h
Saturday
10–18 h
Sunday
10–18 h
Prices
Adults
7 Euro
Discounted ticket
5 Euro
Pupils
3 Euro
Family
11 Euro
All prices
Address

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
Lichtentaler Allee 8 a
76530 Baden-Baden

Contact

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info@kunsthalle-baden-baden.de