Events

16.10. - 09.01.2022
EXTENDED! Kinder der Moderne / Growing up Modern – Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt
16.10. - 09.01.2022

Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House

October 16th – December 19th, 2021  EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 9th, 2022

Opening hours:
Sat, 2021-12-25 (First day of Christmas): 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun, 2021-12-26 (Second day of Christmas): 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat, 2022-01-01 (New Year’s Day): closed
Sun, 2022-01-02: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu, 2022-01-06 (Epiphany): 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat, 2022-01-08: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun, 2022-01-09: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit the exhibition: 2G plus-rule (vaccinated/recovered plus certified rapid test) Excluded: people with a booster vaccination or vaccinated/recovered people who received a second vaccination/infection less than 3 months ago).
The evidence must be submitted digitally and in connection with an official document.
You can check in on site using the Luca App / Corona Warn App, alternatively contact tracking forms are available

Film introducing the exhibition on our YouTube channel under the following link:
https://youtu.be/zr9NL0HDtH8

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.

Exhibition opening:
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: jehle@weissenhofmuseum.de
A certificate is required.

Speakers:
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:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84593128211?pwd=YzdEb1VZaEZKNW5jcCtxdFV0N2VYdz09

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.

Accompanying program:

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.

18.11.2021
Digital lecture with Julia Jamrozik & Coryn Kempster: “Kinder der Moderne – Growing up Modern”
18.11.2021

© Jamrozik/Kempster, VG Bildkunst, Bonn

Thursday, November 18th, 2021, 7 p.m.:
Digital lecture as part of our special exhibition: “Kinder der Moderne – Growing up Modern”

Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, the curators of the current exhibition at the Weissenhofwerkstatt, will discuss the oral history research project which documents the memories of children who were the first inhabitants of some of the most iconic Modernist buildings: the J.J.P. Oud row house at the Weissenhofsiedlung, the Mies van der Rohe Tugendhat House, the Schminke House by Hans Scharoun and Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille. Sharing their contemporary photographs as well as fragments of recollections from former inhabitants, the lecture expands on the materials displayed in the exhibition and provides intimate narratives of Modernism in architecture.

Greetings and introduction: Anja Krämer, head of the Weissenhofmuseum
The lecture will be held in English and last 45 minutes. After that there is still time for questions.

Zoom-Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85385776469?pwd=aGhrYXY2MGZxWEtONmVKMXBHcUVnZz09

11. - 17.10.2021
Extended!!! brāhha – Temporary installation on the Bruckmannweg 10 in the Weissenhof Estate
11. - 17.10.2021


© 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.

Opening:
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.

Accompanying program:
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: stiftung@domnick.de

In cooperation with:

Sponsored by:
                   

29.05. - 01.08.2021
Fritz Seitz – Color Connections, Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt – OPEN FROM MAY 29th
29.05. - 01.08.2021

                
Fritz Seitz in his library, 2014                                                      Sheet from the teaching on the subject of color
© Willi Baumeister Stiftung

 

Exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House

Mai 1st to August 1st, 2021
Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 12 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Six people are allowed to stay in the exhibition at the same time. A medical mask must be worn and a distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained. Filling out a contact tracking form is required.

 

Fritz Seitz (1926-2017)
Artist, Professor, Graphic Designer, Scholar, and Consultant.

Fritz Seitz left us with his art, teaching, writings, and visual diary, which he called Chronolog, a body of work that can only be seen in its entirety and interconnectedness since his passing.

Born in Bad Kissingen, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart with Prof. Willi Baumeister. He was a notable voice in graphic design in the 1960s and 70s. From 1965-1992, he was a professor for foundation courses at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, and held numerous visiting positions in Germany and abroad. At the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, he taught color theory in the Productdesign Department for over twenty years.

Throughout his life, Fritz Seitz felt anchored and understood in Stuttgart.

The exhibition attempts to shed light on the interrelationships and the development of his thinking and making. Along the theme of Color, the connection between his creative fields is shown. His versatility to bridge between theory and professional practice, fine and allied arts, personal and published insights become perceptible.

Seitz’s works are supplemented by archival materials that refer to the academic linage of Willi Baumeister and Adolf Hölzel. All three taught and/or studied at the Stuttgart Academy. The neighboring Weissenhofsiedlung, built in 1927 and its color concepts are linked by both Baumeister and Seitz trough their work. Regardless of their individual significance, Hölzel – Baumeister – Seitz can be understood as a triad. Connected through their common content, they make a significant contribution to the teaching of Arts.

As a homage to the exhibition location, the often forgotten colourfulness of the Weissenhofsiedlung is presented in the exhibition and thus forms a point of reference for Seitz’s work on the subject of color.

Organizer:
Weissenhofmuseum in the Le Corbusier House
Archiv Willi Baumeister in the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Prof. Esther Hagenlocher, University of Oregon

Supported by:
Culture Office of the City of Stuttgart
Willi Baumeister Foundation
Friends of the Weissenhof Estate

17.07.2021
We are celebrating 5 years of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Le Corbusier!
17.07.2021

© Fernando Iannone / The Baukunst Dynamites

5 years UNESCO World Heritage Le Corbusier!

We are celebrating the five-year membership of the two Le Corbusier houses in the Weissenhof Estate Stuttgart as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! THE BAUKUNST DYNAMITES provided the Le Corbusier semi-detached houses with an installation especially for this purpose and the photographer Ferdinando Iannone took a great photo with our board members, club members, neighbors and friends.

We are also pleased that the Stuttgart Mayor of Construction Peter Pätzold and Friedemann Gschwind, the German expert on the team for the transnational UNESCO World Heritage application, are honoring the anniversary with their statement. You can see it on our YouTube channel under the following link:
https://youtu.be/cgMCB_h3U4M

02.07.2021
Digital lecture with Prof. Esther Hagenlocher as part of the special exhibition “Fritz Seitz – Colour Connections”
02.07.2021

The artist Fritz Seitz (1926 – 2017) left us with his art, teaching and his writings a body of work that can only be seen in its entirety and interconnectedness since his passing.
Prof. Esther Hagenlocher (University of Oregon) knew Fritz Seitz in person and worked intensively on his oeuvre.
As part of our special exhibition “Fritz Seitz – Color Connections” in the Weissenhofwerkstatt, we hear at
Friday, July 2, 2021, 7 p.m.:

About preserving Fritz Seitz’ legacy by Prof. Esther Hagenlocher

A journey by Esther Hagenlocher from Stuttgart to Nusse to the “Alte Apotheke,” the former home of the artist Fritz Seitz – and back. The goal was to preserve, link it to figures, and make it accessible to a broader audience.
Fritz Seitz was a stately figure with flashing intellect, and the house was a quiet place. Yet, it came alive with the insights granted into his thoughts and the enormous subtlety of his work. Gradually, the fascinating interconnections within the house across the four floors became apparent.
The lecture will show how these connections were present in the life and work of Fritz Seitz and how these relationships require equal attention to his fine art and commercial practice. His way of thinking is neither conceptually nor stylistically driven; rather, his body of work prioritizes the performative potential of the materials, the design, and ultimately the everyday life to be acted out in it. Thus, Seitz’s works become something to be experienced.

Greetings and introduction: Anja Krämer (Weissenhofmuseum) und Hadwig Goez (Archiv Willi Baumeister)
After the lecture (about 45 minutes), Esther Hagenlocher will be happy to answer your questions.

The lecture will be take place on zoom.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81080633437?pwd=MWUzenRiQU4rT3UxTlJmSkJ2ZEJSdz09

06.06.2021
UNESCO-World Heritage Day on June 6th, 2021
06.06.2021

Under the motto “Solidarity and Dialogue”, the World Heritage Sites in Germany celebrate the UNESCO World Heritage Day. Due to the corona pandemic mostly digital again.
The website www.unesco-welterbetag.de offers a virtual tour of discovery and provides a look behind the scenes of the 46 world heritage sites in Germany.
The Le Corbusier semi-detached house as part of Le Corbusier’s complete architectural work is also represented. The team from the Weissenhofmuseum had shoot a short movie…let yourself be surprised and take a digital look.
On the page you will also find a photo campaign and a quiz.

24.12.2020
The Weissenhof Museum and the Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021!
24.12.2020

11.09.2020
What shall we eat this Time? Exhibition at the Weissenhofwerkstatt
11.09.2020


© Ann-Kathrin Müller & Julia Schäfer

Exhibition at the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
September 12 to November 8, 2020
Ann-Kathrin Müller + Julia Schäfer

What Shall We Eat This Time? is an interdisciplinary, artistic research project that will be presented in the Weissenhofwerkstatt at the Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart. Two cookbooks, Koch schnell und frisch für den Sommertisch (Fast and Fresh Summer Recipes, 1931) und How to Cook in Palestine (1936), were the starting point for this project. Both books were written by Erna Meyer, who in 1927 participated in the Werkbund exhibition The Dwelling in Stuttgart as the home-economics consultant and, due to the fact that she was Jewish, emigrated to Palestine in 1933. The political upheaval in two countries is revealed in the recipes. The formation and transformation of cultural identities through the process of cooking and eating is investigated and challenged in the exhibition.

During the exhibition the picture window of the Weissenhofwerkstatt will be the setting of a video installation that is visible from the outside. Using the form of a community kitchen, the artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will invite the general public to participate in this process and to taste the dishes prepared at four scheduled sessions. The visitors will also be invited to participate in a discussion.
A series of posters that accompanies the sessions of the community kitchen will be available as an edition.

Exhibition opening:
Friday, September 11, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Forecourt of the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart

Mandatory registration (limited to 30 visitors)  by September 10, 2020, at: info@whatshallweeatthistime.de

Additional information will be sent by e-mail following registration.

Speakers:
Prof. Barbara Traub, Jewish Religious Community of Württemberg [invited]
Suse Kletzin, chairperson of the Friends of the Weissenhof Estate
Anja Krämer, director of Weissenhof Museum

Accompanying program to the exhibition:
What shall we eat this Time_Accompanying program

 

     

08.11.2020
What shall we eat this Time? Live cooking on Zoom
08.11.2020

Live cooking on Zoom:

Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 5 p.m.

As part of our special exhibition What shall we eat this Time? there will be instead of the finissage a second live cooking on Sunday, November 8th, 2020.

The artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer will cook together with the participants a menu composition from Dr. Erna Meyer’s cookbooks “How to cook in Palestine” (Tel Aviv, 1936) and “Koch schnell und frisch für den Sommertisch” (Stuttgart, 1931).
The necessary ingredients for the three recipes can be found here; you can also choose to cook individual dishes:
dishes for live cooking, 08.11.20

Live cooking on zoom takes place under the following link:
https://zoom.us/j/98493201405