blue.gif (1032 Byte) KUNST+PROJEKTE
Sindelfingen e.V.,
Germany - seit since 1989
eine Kooperation mit der
Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen

Projects   Contacts   We



2010 the hybrid fuels ...

the hybrid fuels ...

suddenly this inside
  plötzlich diese Einsicht

2009 no fixed points

20 Jahre / years KUNST+PROJEKTE
... keine Fixpunkte im Raum
... no fixed points in space

... on peas ...

… auf der Erbse …  on peas
– strange connections –
kunst und moden
 art and fashion


Ivo Wessel
Kunst und Literatur,
und Deklinationen

2004-6 Fama Fluxus Mythos Beuys - Projekt 2004-6


Yellow PERIL,!
c'est moi.
N. J. Paik

Legende Paik


1 site - 2 places1site-

Jochen Gerz






liberalis ·

regarding freedom ∙ a dance of understanding
pursuit of liberty ∙ pursuit of happiness

12 November 2011 - 15 Januar 2012

Disputatio and opening:
12 November 2011, 7 pm
(Long Night of the Museums)


Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen
Marktplatz 1
71063 Sindelfingen
Tel. +49 (0) 7031 943 25



Curator: Ingrid Burgbacher-Krupka



Ai Weiwei (Beijing),
Bani Abidi (Karachi/Mumbai),
Alfred Behrens (Berlin),
Nikhil Chopra (Mumbai),
Yona Friedman (Paris),
Alicja Kwade (Berlin),
Tino Sehgal (Berlin) Jan 2012,
Marcus Steinweg (Berlin),
Johannes Wald (Berlin/Sindelfingen),
Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck &
Media Farzin (Caracas/New York)


Wolfgang Klotz, Vorstandsvorsitzender,
Vereinigte Volksbank AG, Böblingen
Prof. Dr. Lars Feld, Dir. Eucken Institut Freiburg

Scientific Archives

 Walter Euken Institut, Freiburg
Nazi era (resistance) until mid 1960

Archiv des Liberalismus, Gummersbach
1945 until mid 1960





liberalis ∙

regarding freedom ∙ a dance of understanding

The Impulse for Liberty in Art and the Body Politic –

Pursuit of Liberty Pursuit of Happiness
What is meant is actually the same, the fact that without liberty no Pursuit of Happiness
is possible!

The themes for the annual exhibition project of KUNST+PROJEKTE Sindelfingen e.V.
make reference to current concerns. This year, the theme is the impulse for liberty, and also prompted to a great extent by the project of the preceding year:
… the hybrid fuels … fueling the hybrid – two+ identities allow a strong whole to emerge,
not only technologically but also in society.

The impulse for liberty as a driving force, while the early 1960s stand out as the most recent time period of artistic/social developments – as is also shown in the esteem for the artistic movements of that time (Fluxus/performance, Arte povera, Pop Art, Land Art, Minimal and Conceptual Art, etc.) – trends in art of great creative openness with a view to the recipients (art for which Asian art institutions, surprisingly, are willing to pay high prices today). Has the desire for freedom in our culture today become deferred to strategies of social democratization? (whereby it is no longer social liberty, understood as “recognition” (Hegel), that is of central interest).

Alicya Kwade, 2011 Alicja Kwade:
52°31'17,23", 13°24'02,64", 2011

We addressed artists of various generations who work internationally. They come forward with individual works – poetic, resistant, with aesthetic power also inspiring political individuals. Their works go across media and cannot be ascribed to any particular style.

The impulse for liberty in art goes hand in hand with the desire for liberty in the economy and society. In our exhibition project liberalis, we will trace the desire for liberty in the body politic and follow socio-political/economic tracks. Since it the body politic (the community as a whole) through which artists move in an emphatically individual manner.

On the one hand, the impulse for liberty is invoked as a socio-political force as a result of the challenges posed by technical innovations and globalization, as in the most recent publication by the philosopher Axel Honneth: “Das Recht der Freiheit” (The Right to Freedom, an analysis of social spheres: close private relationships, the market economy, and the polis (according to Hegel)). On the other, as a central idea of liberalism, it has undergone an impalpably changing assessment with the manifold change in the meaning of the term.

We have invited two research institutes that have addressed the impulse for liberty scientifically: the Eucken Institut in Freiburg with its focus on economics/social philosophy, and the Archiv des Liberalismus in Gummersbach with its political/social emphases. The scientists in Freiburg have been developing concepts relating to freedom since the 1930s in resistance to National Socialism, concepts that after the war particularly shaped the constitution and the social market economy of the Federal Republic. The ongoing intellectual striving for the understanding of what constitutes liberty, what threatens it –, it is the openness for the unforeseeable that has shaped the Freiburg School of Ordoliberalism.

The archive in Gummersbach, which is more politically oriented, is significant for our context in the sense of Friedrich August von Hayek: “The task of the social philosopher can only be influence on public opinion, but not the organizing of people to action.”

These thoughts carried forward to the present day: as a preview (and for the Long Night of the Museums), a prominent resident of Sindelfingen, Wolfgang Klotz (Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of the Vereinigte Volksbank AG) will ascend one of the two pulpits that we set up in the entrance hall of the gallery and defend his social/economic policy ideas in a Disputatio (ca. 15 min.). A scientist and economist, Prof. Dr. Lars Feld, the current Director of the Eucken Institut, Freiburg, will give his Disputatio from the second pulpit.

The project takes place in an art museum, the Gallery of the City of Sindelfingen. Visitors to the gallery can experience how art rubs up against the socio-political/legal/economic forces of the body politic – such as Yona Friedman’s credo: ‘Architecture without Building’;
Marcus Steinweg’s: Art and Philosophy; Johannes Wald’s sculptural subsistence: “studying the Greeks’ grace” … An unforgettable wellspring: “… because it is beauty through that we arrive at freedom” (Schiller).

Friendly support:

Derichsweiler Umzüge   Bristol Mercure   Fokus Sindelfingen