Akademie Schloss Solitude

AKademie Schloss Solitude is a German partner from Atelier Arts Sciences and Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences.
Akademie Schloss Solitude works with artists but also with enterprises, especially with engineers from Gmb Bosch.

Common projects 2017 :
- The French artist Pauline de Chalendar who works on VR (virtual Reality) spent three months in Stuttgart
- The Bulgarian arts Antoni Rayzhekov begin exploration with CEA scientist in IA, deep learning, biology…
- Teams of Akademie Schloss Solitude and Atelier Arts Sciences organize a two days meeting in Grenoble to explore relationship between artists, scientists and industries in Germany as in France. A public synthesis will take place in Atelier Arts Sciences on October 12nd, 11am to 12.30 pm

Presentation :
Akademie Schloss Solitude is a public-law foundation which offers an interdisciplinary and international artist-in-residence program featuring residency and work fellowships for young artists, scientists, and economists. Since opening its doors in 1990, the Akademie has supported more than 1,300 fellows from more than 120 countries in the disciplines of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, design, literature, music/sound, time-based media as well as web-based media. Since 2002, young people from the disciplines of humanities, social sciences and economic sciences are also eligible for fellowships within the art, science & business program.

Residencies at Akademie Schloss Solitude enable fellows to devote themselves to their research projects under favorable material and intellectual conditions. In harmony with the castle’s location, Solitude is a retreat and »free zone« for art and life. It also has a public face as an exhibition venue, innovative laboratory and arena for discourse.

Besides the realization of numerous public events, the online platform Schlosspost, www.schloss-post.com allows international visibility of fellows and their projects.


Within the current transformation of society and economy, one is not only confronted with the necessity to develop new ideas and productions, but also to pursue completely novel paths of transformations to think the future. Especially within the realms of science and industry, there is an increasing demand for creativity and innovation. In this process, the arts are often seen
to have a catalytic role. New platforms and environments in industries as well as cultural institutionsare created that involve artists as well as scientists coming from different backgrounds, with the aim of facilitating an interdisciplinary exchange to enable both sides to learn from each
other, develop novel usages of technologies, and debate their application in society.
In the framework of a new partnership between Akademie Schloss Solitude and Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences/Atelier Arts Sciences, both institutions initiate an open dialogue to debate the future of collaborations between the arts and sciences and their role for Europe, specifically comparing practices in Germany and France.

Topics will include
>>How can international partnerships between arts, sciences and different industries be built successfully with positive outcomes for all partners ?
>>What ideas and practices emerge from mixing these different fields and how are these sectors changed by this dialogue ?
>> In what way can the monopolization of art as an agent for profitable transformations of scientific and technological knowledge be evaded ?
>>What novel spheres of action can artists gain from partnerships with scientists and technologists ?
>>What impact do collaborations of arts and sciences have on a European level ?

Thursday, October 12, 2017
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Atelier Arts Sciences, CEA, Grenoble/France
Public synthesis on the relation between arts and sciences in Germany and France.
Specifically comparing the example of "Platform 12", a joined project between Akademie Schloss Solitude, Robert Bosch GmbH and the artistic duo Wimmelforschung, as well as the collaboration of artist and scientists at Atelier Arts Sciences.

Participants include, amongst others : Antoine Conjard, Director of Hexagone Scène Nationale Arts Sciences ; Eliane Sausse, director of Atelier Arts Sciences ; Michel Ida, director of Open Labs CEA ; Jean-Baptiste Joly, director of Akademie Schloss Solitude ; Sophie-Charlotte Thieroff, coordinator art, science & business at Akademie Schloss Solitude ; Birgit Thoben, Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering ; Pauline de Chalendar, French artist ; Alain Farchi, French scientist ; Antoni Rayzhekov, Bulgarian artist ; Bernd Behr, German artist.