August 21, 2019

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Names Eric Golo Stone Artistic Director

STUTTGART, GERMANY—Eric Golo Stone has been appointed artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, a contemporary arts institution in Stuttgart, Germany, that was founded by artists in 1978. The artist, writer, and former curator of LAXART in Los Angeles will succeed Fatima Hellberg, whose five-year term will be up at the end of this year, and will take up the new post on January 1, 2020. Previous artistic directors of the Künstlerhaus include Adnan Yildiz, Axel John Wieder, and Ute Meta Bauer.

Among Stone’s curatorial projects are “Contractual Situations We Live By” (2018) at the Kunsthalle Bern and “US Code: Title 26,” a forthcoming research initiative and exhibition at the New York–based nonprofit Artists Space that will consider the consequential relationship between the art world, tax law, and systemic inequality in the United States. He is also currently working on multiple books, including Artist Contracts in the Political Economy, for which he received a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation in 2018.

“The Künstlerhaus Stuttgart is a more than forty-year ongoing process of experimental institution-making,” Stone said in a statement. “It has consistently been a space where ideas of institutional governance are questioned, enacted, and embodied as artistic interests. . . . It is this particular institutional identity that I believe makes the Künstlerhaus uniquely qualified to respond to the current structural problems that are so evident in the art world.” He added: “I look forward to building on a history of the Künstlerhaus in which the organizing of policy is realized as deliberate and substantive, restless and unruly, artistic experimentation.”

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