Art space kunst [ ] klima (art, climate)

Opening. Networking. Experiment. Art Education


Exhibition: Compost of Newborns

> by Christina Maria Pfeifer in Collaboration with Prof. Dr. J. Philipp Benz and Ganoderma applanatum

Opening on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:30pm with performance and introduction through Luzi Gross (Art Historian).

The exhibition ends on May 17, 2024 at 7 pm with a talk between the artist and mycologist J. Philipp Benz (TU-Munich).

The exhibition is a sci-fi experiment with the fungus Ganoderma applanatum as its main agency. With reference to Stuttgart, the artist has brought the exhaust soot of a Daimler E-Class, her hair and wood from the forest in relation with the finest hyphae of the fungus. From this, the fungus has woven in the laboratory a new kind of microbiome that emerges as a multispecies from fungi, tree, car and humankind. The artist repeats the experiment in a performance with the participation of visitors at the opening. Further Composts of Newborns will emerge during the exhibition period under the climatic conditions of the project space.

Download the invitation here


Exhibition: La Caida…

> by Viviana González Méndez, from Saturday, March 16, 2024.

The artist starts the thread winder at 11 am, the process of the falling stones can be seen until 11 pm. Introduction by Dr. Verena Jendrus at 5 pm. The exhibition can be seen until April 5, 2024.

An installation with floating stones can be seen in the exhibition with the title La Caida. All the stones are connected to each other by a thread, which is released by a thread winder. The stones gradually fall onto a metal plate. The falling of the stones is reminiscent of the ticking of a clock; time seems to pass, to run out, possibly even the time we have available to us to herald a change for our climate. What remains is the sound of the stones, which can be heard in the space as a sound installation. Another work developed by the artist especially for the art space is a drawing created by drops of water. In this case Viviana González Méndez extends her personal space from Baden, her home in Switzerland, to Stuttgart to the river Neckar.

Photo Credits: Viviana González-Méndez

Exhibition: Carbon – Nutrient – Foam Cycle / Renate Liebel

> By Renate Liebel, from December 9, 2023 to January 6, 2024. Exhibition in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim

What cycles are our ecosystems in and what happens when humans intervene with their materials?
Does Mother Nature get creative and change the material programming? 
Plant-mattress-soil dough, kitchen machine, bioplastics and drawings in the hybrid system.
Renate Liebel will be working with material developed by the University of Hohenheim’s Department of Conversion Technologies for Renewable Resources and presenting an installation work and objects.

Photo Credits: Ulrike Reichart
With many thanks to the City of Stuttgart, Ritter Sport and the printing company A. Conzelmann

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Past events

> ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen / total glocal
„Tipping Points for Climate Action, Stadtpalais Stuttgart“, Podium discussion on June 14, 2023
To the video: ifa-Stuttgart / total glocal

> Podcast to sustainability & Resilience, to the podcast: My art don’t cost a thing

About kunst [ ] klima (art & climate)

The art space kunst [ ] klima is the first art space in Stuttgart to exclusively show exhibitions on the theme of climate change and sustainability.

The bracket between the terms art and climate is provided with a blank space, it opens a possible space for communication and connection, the blank space preserves openness and flexibility.

Unique exhibitions with works by artists from very different disciplines are shown, with a focus on predominantly scientific topics such as climate, weather, climate change, energy transition, plants, water, earth, earth history, biology, biochemistry, chemistry and artificial intelligence.

The focus of the exhibitions is largely on the content of a work shown and its art education. The advertisement for kunst.klima takes place primarily via digital channels (instagram, newsletter).

Lecturers are invited to complement the exhibited topics.


The project space was founded by Barbara Karsch-Chaïeb in 2021. 
Caro Krebietke has been part of the team since March 2023.
Florentine Bofinger is taking care of the graphic design, she has implemented the logo and is in contact with the Conzelmann printing company (Graphischer Betrieb Bisingen), which is printing the invitation cards. For reasons of sustainability papers are used that are in stock. The tool for embossing on the respective cards was made uniquely and is used repeatedly with different inks for each card.

On, in 2023 we signed the Declaration of sustainability!