Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
October 16th – December 19th, 2021
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
What was it like to grow up in an early Modernist villa or housing estate? Did living in such settings change children’s attitudes? Did these radical environments shape the way they looked at domestic space later in life? Were children in Modernist homes self-conscious about their avant-garde surroundings, or proud of them?
To answer these questions, this exhibition looks directly to a group of four individuals who were as children inhabitants of iconic Modernist homes and housing. Linking the spaces of Modern domesticity with the recollections of those who lived there provides a refreshing perspective on icons of Modernism in architecture.
Rolf Fassbaender lived from 1927 to 1939 in one of the J.J.P. Oud designed row houses in the Weissenhofsiedlung Stuttgart.
Ernst Tugendhat spent from 1930 eight years in Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat house in Brno.
Helga Zumpfe, née Schminke, lived for 15 years in the Schminke house in Löbau, built by Hans Scharoun.
Gisèle Moreau moved to Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille in 1953 and still lives there today.
The oral histories collected by the curators Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, are complemented by their contemporary atmospheric photography taken to resonate with the childhood memories of the inhabitants.
Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 7 p.m.
In the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart
Registration required (the number of participants is limited) by October 14th, 2021 at: email@example.com
A certificate is required.
Anja Krämer, director of the Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier House
Julia Jamrozik & Coryn Kempster, curators of the exhibition
Transmission of the opening and introduction to the exhibition via zoom with the following link:
For technical reasons, no interaction is possible and we ask all participants to keep their microphones off. Please pin the participant “Weissenhofmuseum” so that you can watch the broadcast without any disruptions.
Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 7 p.m.
Digital lecture (in English) with Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster about the “project” Growing up Modern.
The link to the lecture follows.
© Julia Schäfer, Ann-Kathrin Müller, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
Extended until 17th of October 2021 — As part of the CURRENT Festival Stuttgart and on behalf of the Friends of the Weissenhofsiedlung e.V., the temporary installation brāhha by Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will be on view on Bruckmannweg 10 in the Stuttgart Weissenhofsiedlung from September 11th to 19th, 2021.
The installation is freely accessible round the clock. If you want to listen to the texts without visiting the installation, you can call on telephone number 0711-25 29 95 01 free of charge.
brāhha is an inspection in eleven text miniatures about the fallow land and what thrives from it, about geological layers and the history of time. Via walkways, visitors are led to the overgrown property at Bruckmannweg 10 in the Weissenhof Estate and are guided through an audio walk using their own mobile phone. It contains the remains of the building by the Stuttgart architect Richard Döcker, which was destroyed in the Second World War. brāhha reflects on the effects of the war on the European (urban) landscape from a feminist perspective.
The word brāhha derives from the Old High German and means breaking up, the first plowing of the field.
The research-based project by the artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will be realized together with the author Judith Engel, the industrial designer team anima ona and the graphic designer Maximilian Haslauer and Alina Derya Yakaboylu.
September 10th, 2021, 7–10 p.m.
Bruckmannweg 10, Weissenhofsiedlung
Greetings and introduction: Suse Kletzin, chairperson Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V.
A herbal ice tea with herbs from the field Bruckmannweg 10 is served, made by the ceramic and tea specialist Lena Grasler.
No registration is required.
September 12th, 2021, 8 p.m.:
On the Open Monument Day, the installation will be accompanied by a film program in the Atelier am Bollwerk in Stuttgart. On display are “N.N.” (FRG, 1969) by Ottomar Domnick and “Martha” (GDR, 1978) by Jürgen Böttcher. More information and tickets: https://arthaus-kino.de/filme/sonderprogramm/
September 14th, 2021, 6 p.m.:
The artists invite you to an architecture tour with the collection manager Vera Romeu in the Villa Domnick in Nürtingen. Tickets with prior registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
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According to the new Corona regulation of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the following applies from August 16, 2021:
You get admission to the Weissenhof Museum
• if you are fully vaccinated.
• if you have recovered from Covid-19 disease.
• with a negative, certified corona test that is not older than 24 hours. Please come already tested, we don’t have a test station
Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the obligation to test. Children from the age of 6 and schoolchildren do not have to present a test either, they only need to present a student ID.
A contact form must be completed for each person prior to entry. To avoid waiting times, you can download the form here and fill it in and bring it with you.
We reserve the right to continue to limit the maximum number of visitors who are allowed to be in the museum at the same time to 15 people.
Admission is regulated by a traffic light function.
A medical mask must still be worn in the museum and on the platform and a distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained.
Our regular opening times apply: Tues – Fri 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat, Sun & public holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Mondays.
Guided tours in German language continue to only take place in the Weissenhofsiedlung. No GGG certificate is required for this.