The event “Cultural Identities” will deal with the relationship of visual identity and design in the field of culture, or more specifically, art institutions. In a workshop and a public conference, two aspects will be discussed. For one, the event will focus on function of design to represent or mediate art institutions. How do visual identities relate to programmatic concepts of an institution – its ideals, but also an affiliation with certain discourses? How does experimental branding work within this field? On another level, the conference will discuss design as a subject of institutional practice. What are the potentials of design exhibitions – and how might design be understood in this context?
“Cultural Identities” is a cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, the Institute for Book Design and Media Development, and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.
Åbäke: You don’t Remember Saying It?
If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is there to witness it, would a poster about it make it more real? A collaborative workshop between Åbäke and Axel Wieder, starting from the archive of the Stuttgart Künstlerhaus and the gaps in the memory it accumulated. How fiction and fakes are sometimes more real than the facts.
Please come with the remembrance of a significant event for which you have no photographic documentation. Please bring a physical object which is apparently trivial but triggers an unexpected story.
Ludovic Balland: Remember me what you saw
Ausgehend von kürzlich gesehenen Ausstellungen untersucht der Workshop wie mit typographischen Mitteln Erinnerungen an Ausstellungen kommuniziert werden können. Die Teilnehmenden produzieren jeweils drei Poster. Drei Erinnerungen, eine Sequenz: Wie die Erinnerungen miteinander verbunden sind kann frei gestaltet werden, aber sie bilden ein Sequenz , nur mit typographischen Mitteln, ohne Bilder. Es geht also auch um das Schreiben, um das Transkribieren von dem, was wir sehen. Es geht um das, was wir von visuellen Erfahrungen im Gedächtnis behalten.
Manuel Raeder: threnodials, melting snowballs, rivers and trees
The starting point of the workshop will be the local newspaper of the day and ending with the newspaper of the day forming a complete and circular movement with in itself.
Dates: Wednesday, June 23, 6pm, Thursday, June 24, 10am-6pm (or by appointment), Friday, June 25, 10am-3pm.
Due to the maximum amount of participants, unfortunately no more registrations for the workshops will be accepted. The visit to the presentations on Friday, June 25th anSaturday, June 26 is open to everybody. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.