© 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.
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: email@example.com
Additional information will be sent by e-mail following registration.
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
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:
Due to the corona pandemic, the special exhibition “High Noon am Killesberg – Postmodern versus Modern” had to close abruptly from March 13th, 2020. In order to enable the students to round off their exhibition, we open the doors of the Weissenhof Werkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe house for a weekend.
In the early 1980s, the architectural movement of postmodernism gained worldwide attention and led to controversial discussions. In 1981 Jürgen Joedicke, the director of the Institute for the Foundations of Modern Architecture, organized an international symposium on the subject of architecture of the future, future of architecture. Well-known architects discussed their views of architecture. The aim was to take a critical look and to present approaches for future architecture.
In the exhibition designed by students of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart, the showdown postmodern versus modern revives again!
The focus of the exhibition is on the comparison and analysis of the different attitudes of the architects for debate. Submitted sketches of ideas for critical handling of the Weißenhof estate are shown. In addition, projects in downtown Stuttgart are analyzed: the State Gallery as a masterpiece of postmodernity in Germany and the Kleine Schloßplatz, as a place that is associated with a lot of emotions for many people in Stuttgart.
Weissenhofwerkstatt in the House Mies van der Rohe
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart
The opening hours of the exhibition are Saturday and Sunday, June 6th & 7th, 2020, from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The usual corona regulations apply, wearing a mask and the minimum distance are required.
Admission is free.
Under the motto “World Heritage connects”, the World Heritage Sites in Germany celebrate the UNESCO World Heritage Day. Due to the corona pandemic digital for the first time.
The new 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.
On the page you will also find the photo campaign #WelterbeVerbindet. We are looking for photos of visitors at and in their world heritage sites. Get involved!
Weissenhof Estate Is Awarded the European Heritage Label
On March 31, 2020, the Werkbund estates in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Austria were awarded the European Heritage Label by the European Commission.
This honor recognized five modern building ensembles that had been created in the context of exhibitions, thus revolutionizing architecture and the way people live around the world:
- Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, created in 1927 in the context of the Werkbund exhibition The Dwelling
- Nový Dům Werkbund Estate, created in Brno in 1928
- Wrocław Werkbund Estate, created in 1929 in the context of the Werkbund exhibition WUWA, Living and Working Spaces
- Vienna-Lainz Werkbund Estate, created in 1932
- Baba Werkbund Estate in Prague, created in 1932.
The network also includes the Neubühl Werkbund Estate that was created in Zurich between 1930 and 1932, which as a Swiss ensemble was not eligible for the award.
Creation of a Network of Werkbund Estates
In 2011 a delegation from Wrocław visited the estate in Stuttgart to gather ideas from the Friends of the Weissenhof Estate for the renovation of their estate. This was the beginning of an intense exchange and a quickly growing network. In 2012 exhibitions were held in Wrocław and Stuttgart, each on the estate of their partner. In 2013 the city of Stuttgart invited representatives from all six Werkbund estates to a meeting in which it was decided that they would apply for the European Heritage Label as a group. Further meetings followed in the participating cities. The collective exhibition A Way to Modernity: Werkbund Estates 1927–1932 in Wrocław, the European Capital of Culture in 2016, was the culmination of this collaboration.
It is with great pleasure for the parties involved to announce that the influential Werkbund estates from the 1920s in Europe have been honored with the European Heritage Label and that their commitment to a friendly and professional exchange over borders is now acknowledged.
More information is available at https://werkbund-estates.eu.
By order of the city of Stuttgart the Weissenhofmuseum in the Le Corbusier House is closed immediately until further notice.
Our special exhibition “High Noon am Killesberg” in the Weissenhof Werkstatt is also closed.
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April 17th, 2020