[7.1] High-Tech, Logistics & Migration
Industries have accelerated in recent decades. Today they work with new materials, digital controls, robot-supported production processes through to the use of 3D printers. Since the “cultural revolution” in 1960s and 1970s society the western industrial society has been experiencing an ongoing “high-tech revolution” with new partnerships.Not the productive factors “work” and “capital”, but the productive factors “science” and “technology” hold the key to social and economic structural change. While sooty black factory halls full of people are turned into pure-white halls with bright daylight, in which, besides robots and production lines, far more leafy plants than workers can be seen, the ships, trains and trails are filling up with migrants. It would be interesting to compare goods flows, capital flows and migration flows accurately with one another.

Stop: Pfalzbau/Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
Tram 4

Stop: Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
Rhein-Neckar-Bus 582

Berliner Straße 23 | 67059 Ludwigshafen
Tel.: +49 (0)621 - 504 30 45

Exhibiting artists
Lewis Baltz, Lukas Einsele, Jim Goldberg, Mishka Henner, Sharon Lockhart, Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, Jules Spinatsch, Henrik Spohler, Ad van Denderen, Henk Wildschut

Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
[7.2] Violence and Destruction
Violence is cruel, in every form. Physical, mental and emotional forms of violence attack people’s integrity, injure them, annihilate the spiritual and material body system. Images of domestic violence, of murders, of belligerent attacks, bomb explosions, executions, mass exterminations, of ethnic hatred and of structural, social violence pervade our life – and our visual life. Violence seems to need images; violence seems to feed our visual fantasies. However, here is an equally valid point: Violence attracts images. The visual world of the West is full of depictions of violence: of wild, vagabonding violence and equally of belligerent violence, ordering, state violence. And: Images attract violence themselves. Strength, power, violence springs from images. They intend not only to represent, but to show, to be present, monstrative.

Stop: Berliner Platz
Tram 4, 7, 8, 10
Bus 74, 75, 76, 77

Stop: Ludwigshafen Mitte
Suburban Railway 1, 2

Bismarckstraße 44–48 | 67059 Ludwigshafen
Tel.: +49 (0)621 - 52 80 55

Exhibiting artists
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Edmund Clark, Keren Cytter, Thomas Hirschhorn, Boris Mikhailov, Suzanne Opton, Julika Rudelius, Jules Spinatsch, Jürgen Teller


ZEPHYR – Raum für Fotografie
[7.3] Urbanism & Real Estate
The Urbanism & Real Estate topic deals with various developments undergone by urban structures today. With breathtakingly fast upheavals, for example, such as the total redevelopment of Beijing, which, laid out to plan, is causing extensive sweeps of a traditional single-storey city to shoot straight into the sky. With real estate developments which less fulfil the basic, structuring, ordering meaning of “house” than are both capital investment and symbol of power, and many people who have put their faith in them are plunging into the abyss because, suddenly, they have only worthless paper in their hands. With architecture as weapon, as strategy, as politics, which like the vanguards in war-making are set up here and there, built so that other developments are halted, so that potential opponents are weakened.

Stop: Rathaus
Tram 2, 6

C 4, 9 | 68159 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621 - 293 21 20

Exhibiting artists
Ai Weiwei, Taysir Batniji, Laurence Bonvin, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, Hiroko Komatsu, Jules Spinatsch, Frank van der Salm, Nick Waplington

Kunsthalle Mannheim
[7.4] Money and Greed
Money is a means that enables the exchange of goods to be freed from goods’ mass and volume. Money is a propellant that aids the economy and human co-existence, that helps to develop ideas and to launch production. Now the financial system has in some cases become detached from the economic system and developed a life of its own. As there is a Dark Internet, so there is a Casino Finance Roulette, in which ultimately a hundred times, a thousand times the value of one’s own mother, of one’s own house, of one’s own country is thrown away on long-term bets. In German, money and greed alliterate (Geld und Gier); this aligns with the circumstance that greed has become the dominant principle of late-capitalist money-management and conduct. “Mere” merit counts for nothing, now; “ridiculous profit” is at stake today. Traditional notions have hence been changing at great speed for two, three decades. We can speak metaphorically of the “pornographisation of society”.

Stop: Kunsthalle
Tram 3, 4, 5, 6
Bus 60, 63

Friedrichsplatz 4 | 68165 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 (0)621 - 293 64 52/30

Exhibiting artists
Gaëlle Boucand, Polly Braden, G.R.A.M., Glenda Léon, Jules Spinatsch, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti

Port25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst
[7.5] Knowledge, Order, Power
In the theory of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, knowledge and power constitute two closely interwoven concepts. The more extensive and detailed our knowledge, the greater become the opportunities for control and hence for power. The 19th century saw the development of numerous schemes for identifying, classifying, measuring and calculating objects and persons. Practices of surveillance, confession and documentation set up the individual as a describable and analysable object. The development has accelerated with new techniques of monitoring, archiving, collecting, analysing and networking data.
This is opposed by our own, individual interest in knowledge, which creates for us a meaningful order in our life in the larger context, world. Attentively we try to avoid blending the two epistemological interests. Yet how, when knowledge production, knowledge transfer these days is performed mainly via the Internet, which is algorithmically set up and analysed?

Stop: Dalbergstraße
Tram 2

Stop: Teufelsbrücke
Bus 60

Hafenstraße 25-27 | 68159 Mannheim

Exhibiting artists
Ilit Azoulay, Daniel Blaufuks, Hans Danuser, Simone Demandt, Yann Mingard, Dayanita Singh, Jules Spinatsch


Sammlung Prinzhorn
[7.6] Ego-Fest & Self-Stress
The individual is being celebrated as probably never before in human history. Every single person is a superstar. With old styling the Ego becomes real; with new styling it is virtually shaped, enhanced, Facebook-liked, surrounded with many friends. The education network allows us to grow up as frustration-free as possible; the social networks promise the Ego persistently great attention. The Ego is tuned and elevated – until it falters, until it doubts, until it breaks. Until real and imaginary, inner and outer reality fall apart. We are currently living in a highly narcissistic world, in which community, community spirit, the notion of being part of a whole is being outshone, cross-faded by the possibilities of “enhanced realities”, by aggrandised self-perception in the social media spotlight. The selfie is an obvious symbol of this.

Stop: Thibautstraße
Tram 22
Bus 32, 35

Voßstraße 2 | 69115 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 - 56 4492

Exhibiting artists
Melanie Bonajo, Maya Rochat, Rico Scagliola & Michael Meier, Jules Spinatsch

Heidelberger Kunstverein
[7.7] Communication and Control
Erstwhile conversation is turning into communication, an equally hidden, aloof and highly intensified flow of self-statements and copied statements. Erstwhile communities are turning into social networks, loose binds that suggest proximity and create distance. A twitching, sparkling high-voltage current in times of substantial emptiness. Signs of dissolutions of values, of structures, of societies, of correct functioning are reacted to with swift, sweeping, permanent control. Surveillance under the banner of commerce and under the banner of political control. Everything is registered, communicated in networks and archived.

Stop: Kongresshaus/Stadthalle
Bus 31, 32, 35

Hauptstraße 97 | 69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 - 18 40 86

Exhibiting artists
The Experimental Visualization Lab, Melanie Gilligan, Trevor Paglen, Marco Poloni, Jules Spinatsch