News from 22.12.2022

Solid Transitions: Art in the Shell Halls of Stuttgart 21

Solid Transitions

The shell halls of "Stuttgart 21" will become an artistic intervention space as part of "Solid Transitions" from January 6 to 8, 2023. This unique transformation process can be experienced exclusively during one of the performances.

One of the largest inner-city construction sites in Europe is located in the center of the city of Stuttgart: Stuttgart 21. For more than 10 years, work on the new main station has had a decisive impact on the urban center of the city of Stuttgart. The southern head is an underground construction site section of monumental proportions that has been created between the tunnel approaches and the newly emerging station concourse.

With "Solid Transitions," these spaces will be open to the public and walkable for the first time.

At the invitation of the project initiator Erik Sturm (artist) and the curator Carolin Wurzbacher, 14 artists were invited to test the potential of the architectural dimensions and to enter into a dialogue with their surroundings. As an interdisciplinary interaction, they react to the specific architectural and socio-cultural conditions of the construction site and thus initiate a transformation process that is situated in the tension between concrete location and artistic interpretation.

With light, sound and video installations, song performances, painting and dance, a public access is made possible for a short time, which shifts the dimension of the construction site into the artistic field and, in the interplay of the perspectives of artistic position, architecture and visitors, triggers unusual constellations of perception.

More info and tickets for the performances can be found at here.