Summer of the arts

Summer of the arts

Villa Massimo

June 26, 2024
Summer of the arts
18 artists, 8 locations
July 18–22, 2024
Opening: July 18, 2024
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Germany)

For the first time, the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo is presenting itself in Baden-Württemberg in collaboration with eight partners from Stuttgart in Germany. Two academic years—18 internationally acclaimed Rome Prize Fellows (including architects, composers, writers and visual artists) will show their works created in Rome or especially for the presentation in Stuttgart in exhibitions, concerts and readings in various institutions and in public spaces.

“The biennial presentation of the Rome Prize Fellows of Villa Massimo in Germany is a key moment of our alumni program. We are very pleased of the important new network that opens up for our fellows through this first time collaboration between eight of Stuttgart’s main cultural stakeholders, who have embraced our proposal of cooperation with enthusiasm from the very start.”, Julia Draganović, Director of Villa Massimo.

Rome Prize Fellows Villa Massimo 2022–23 and 2023–24:
Ondřej Adámek (composer), Yael Bartana (visual artist), Oscar Bianchi (composer), Susanne Brorson (architect), Danica Dakić (visual artist), Liza Dieckwisch (visual artist), Manaf Halbouni (visual artist), Kristof Magnusson (writer), Olga Martynova (writer), Bjørn Melhus (visual artist), Marko Nikodijević (composer), Katerina Poladjan (writer), Arne Rautenberg (writer), Marcus Schmickler (composer), SOWATORINI Landschaft (landscape architects), Alfredo Thiermann (architect), Stefan Vogel (visual artist) and Fabian A. Wagner (architect).

Artists featured in the institutions
Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof: Susanne Brorson and Sebastian Sowa / BDA Wechselraum: Alfredo Thiermann / Kunstmuseum Stuttgart: Danica Dakić, Liza Dieckwisch and Stefan Vogel / Literaturhaus Stuttgart: Danica Dakić, Liza Dieckwisch, Kristof Magnusson, Olga Martynova, Katerina Poladjan, Arne Rautenberg and Stefan Vogel / Musik der Jahrhunderte im Theaterhaus Stuttgart: Ondřej Adámek, Oscar Bianchi, Marko Nikodijević, Marcus Schmickler / Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: Yael Bartana, Manaf Halbouni, Bjørn Melhus / Universität Stuttgart: SOWATORINI Landschaft, Fabian A. Wagner / Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier: Susanne Brorson.

The following Villa Massimo alumni will also participate: Marcel Beyer (writer), Karin Sander (visual artist), Max Otto Zitzelsberger (architect, Casa Baldi).

The “Rome Prize” of the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo is the most important award granted to distinguished artists who reside in Germany or of German nationality. The German Academy Rome falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government’s Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award offers a ten-month residency at Villa Massimo in Rome (Italy) to nine internationally acclaimed artists, in the fields of architecture, composition, literature and visual arts. The institution was founded in 1910 by Eduard Arnhold, a Jewish citizen of Prussia, who bought the property and subsequently donated it to the Prussian State.

More information about the artists and the programme here: Villa Massimo / Sommer der Künste.

A cooperation between: architekturgalerie am weissenhof, Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten BDA Baden-Württemberg, Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Städtebau-Institut Universität Stuttgart, Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier

Funded by: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, Kulturstiftung der Länder, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg.

With the support of Akademie Schloss Solitude and collaboration of ifa—Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.

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