Pedro G. Romero
WKV Stuttgart
Museum / Stuttgart

The Württembergischer Kunstverein, founded in 1827 and situated in the heart of Stuttgart at Schlossplatz, is one of Germany’s largest art associations boasting nearly 3,000 members, over 1,700 square meters of exhibition and event space, workshops, and a studio house. With a program oriented to both local and global audiences, repeatedly exploring new and unusual forms of presentation, conveyance, and participation, the Kunstverein enjoys renown on a broad international level.

The Kunstverein is conceived as a place for the open, and also controversial, investigation of the manifold methods and practices found in contemporary art, including wide-ranging sociopolitical fields of reference. Of equal importance are exhibition and discourse, art and theory, research and production. Found here is a space of agency that extends beyond the simple viewing of art, a space where art and the relations between art, artists, the institution, and the public are subject to continual renegotiation: through conversations, debates, workshops, or workgroups, but also facilitated by access to books, journals, and other materials and infrastructures. Counting among these infrastructures are, not least, the spatial premises of the Kunstverein itself, which are made available to the public for outside meetings and other means of articulation.

Pedro G. Romero
WKV Stuttgart
Museum / Stuttgart

The Württembergischer Kunstverein, founded in 1827 and situated in the heart of Stuttgart at Schlossplatz, is one of Germany’s largest art associations boasting nearly 3,000 members, over 1,700 square meters of exhibition and event space, workshops, and a studio house. With a program oriented to both local and global audiences, repeatedly exploring new and unusual forms of presentation, conveyance, and participation, the Kunstverein enjoys renown on a broad international level.

The Kunstverein is conceived as a place for the open, and also controversial, investigation of the manifold methods and practices found in contemporary art, including wide-ranging sociopolitical fields of reference. Of equal importance are exhibition and discourse, art and theory, research and production. Found here is a space of agency that extends beyond the simple viewing of art, a space where art and the relations between art, artists, the institution, and the public are subject to continual renegotiation: through conversations, debates, workshops, or workgroups, but also facilitated by access to books, journals, and other materials and infrastructures. Counting among these infrastructures are, not least, the spatial premises of the Kunstverein itself, which are made available to the public for outside meetings and other means of articulation.

Pedro G. Romero
  • Adrián Balseca: Routing Rubber
    Jan 19 – Mar 30, 2024
    Canal Projects
    New York, USA
    ROUTING RUBBER (January 19th – March 30th, 2024), showcases Ecuadorian artist Adrián Balseca’s (Quito, b. 1989) research on the plantation rubber industry in the Amazon. Produced on black and white, 16mm film, The Skin of Labour (2016) and its accompanying archive, provide a historical revision of the Amazon’s rubber boom, which saw its highest production from the years 1879 to 1912. Through the project, Balseca challenges the idea of the Amazon as a natural horizon, centering this territory as the origin of industrial modernity. (more…)