Festival about independent art spaces in Europe
October 29 — November 11, 2018
Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart
SOFT POWER PALACE — Festival about Independent Art Spaces in Europe is hosted by Akademie Schloss Solitude in collaboration with the other partners of the Kunstgebäude network. The project is funded by the Ministry of Research, Science and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg. Soft Power Palace invites European projects to a cultural exchange program.
October 29 — November 7, 2018
Daily from 7PM
November 8 — 11, 2018
All day event
The five representing initiatives include Ardesia Projects , from Milan in Lombardy, which is a curatorial project dedicated to photography. Æther from Sofia in the Danube-Region, is an independent art space that will focus on the idea of the ethics of “The Other” engaging with the local community and artists. Fireplace , is based in Barcelona, Catalonia, and is an artist-run cultural platform that functions as a meeting point, a community, a facilitator and a laboratory , to carry out a series of collaborative and practice research projects about what an art organization can, should or can’t be. ZZ Studio from Rhône-Alpes is an artist-run space and artist studio, which due to costs inevitably relocated to the suburbs of Lyon, pooling of resources with their coworkers, designers and craftsmen. GmbH , a joint venture consisting of organizers of the two projects Jacob17 and contain’t is participating in SOFTPOWERPALACE on behalf of Baden-Württemberg. They emerged from the Waggons at Nordbahnhof and have made a name for themselves as temporary platforms for musical, artistic and performative events at intermediate locations. The concept for SOFTPOWERPALACE was created by Paula Kohlmann , co-initiator of the former art space LOTTE in Stuttgart, who will realize the project along with Mareen Wrobel and the support of the five carriers of culture. Kohlmann and Wrobel began organizing the project first by visiting the partner regions to gain a better understanding of each community.