Soft Power Palace

27. October 2018 - 11. November 2018

Æther is proud to be part of Soft Power Palace in Kunstgebäude Stuttgart.

Do art spaces and artistic initiatives have social and political power? How do they influence their city, their region — or maybe even European thinking more broadly?
In collaboration with the other partners of the Kunstgebäude network, Akademie Schloss Solitude  invites the European community to a cultural exchange program unlike anything seen in Stuttgart before: Under the title Soft Power Palace — Festival about Independent Art Spaces in Europe five artistic initiatives, from five European cities, will be working in a publicly visible process on perspectives about trans-European cultural exchange. During a two week »laboratory«, the artistic initiatives will be working in an open studio, to enable everyone to engage in conversations with the attendees. Each day will conclude with a feature event on the open stage.

The open studios will lead up to a three-day festival, which will include exhibitions, presentations and performances by the artists, a panel discussion, and an open dialog with the Stuttgart community. The mission of the festival aims to highlight the relevance of these kind of self-organized, independent carriers of culture, in addition to their transnational connections.


October 29 to November 7, 2018, daily from 7 pm

> Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2


November 8 to 11, 2018
> Kunstgebäude Stuttgart, Schlossplatz 2

More information: Akademie Schloss Solitude