The inaugural major exhibition under the new direction at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, State and Nature, will be prolonged until November 21, 2021 and continues with a leading performance program. Composed of new commissions by Alexandra Pirici, Regina José Galindo, Mehtap Baydu and projects specifically conceived for Baden-Baden, the program brings together what defines contemporary understanding of performance with specific notions, aspects, and dynamics of the performance field. From politics to choreography or social engagement to sound elements and filmic space, it engages publics in many layers and methods of remembering, forgetting, relocating and resetting through performative tools of artistic research. Çağla İlk and Misal Adnan Yıldız manifest their approach in their statement:


“We are feminist, queer, migrant, trans-political subjects. This program might be the source of disorientation, which Baden-Baden needs, or the point of distraction that this city demands. We see how Baden-Baden could become a conceptual stage for experimenting with everyday life. Even just sitting at the Lichtentaler Allee for an hour one might observe so many miracles of nature and orders of state happening around the Kunsthalle as part of everyday reality. This location is our muse, and the politics it brings, our homework…’’


Events and dates

Black Cracker

Friday, October 29, 2021, 8:00 pm


Alexandra Pirici

Terraform, 2021

Premiere: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Other dates: October 31 and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, November 2021, 2:00 – 6:00 pm daily.

Performers: Liliana Ferri, Patrick Ngabonziza, Mircea Ghinea, Yurika S. Yamamoto, Jared Marks, Gabrielė Bagdonaitė

Set & mask design: Andrei Dinu


Regina José Galindo

Birds, 2021

Sunday, November 07, 2021, 2:00 pm


Mehtap Baydu

With Mothers and Daughters, 2019–21

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 7:30 pm

For Registration please contact Participation must be confirmed by us.


Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Nauman

Film Screening: 4Waters/Deep Implicancy (2019) and Soot Breath/Corpus Infinitum (2021)

Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20, 2021, 6:00 pm


Robodynamic Diffusion: RDD

Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 2021, 2:00 pm


Paulinhx Desbats

During the performance program, the foyer will be transformed into an imaginative garden with special lighting techniques to offer a visual sensation reminiscent of a cosmic mother’s womb as the artistic signature of Paulinhx Desbats. They originate from the Basque Country and currently reside in Berlin. They are passionate about sound, gardening, food cultures, and sustainable design.


The exhibition State and Nature and its performance program will end with a sound performance by Jan St. Werner on November 21, 2021.