Acts of Voicing

Oct 13, 2012 – Jan 13, 2013

Bani Abidi, Daniel García Andújar, Anonym / Transgender Voice, John Baldessari, Samuel Beckett, Gérard Courant, deufert + plischke, Ines Doujak, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Tim Etchells, Rainer Ganahl, Mariam Ghani


Acts of Voicing, which evinces specially designed exhibition architecture, not only presents exhibits of more than 30 artists but is also conceived as a stage for performances, workshops, and lectures. Moreover, it embodies a series of process-related installations, which are expanded during the course of the exhibition and are thus perpetually shifting the overall scenario. In lieu of a static space, an ever-changing experiential space is engendered, through which the exhibition visitors advance along different planes, even physical ones. Both the exhibition choreography and the way it is displayed accommodate the performative character of the voice.

Based on a cooperative relationship between the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, the Para Site Art Space in Hong Kong, the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, and Căminul Cultural in Bucharest, the project has been (and will continue to be) developed by the curators Iris Dressler, Hans D. Christ, Christine Peters, Cosmin Costinas, and Nathalie Boseul Shin.

Accompanying the exhibition are a reader and a detailed programme leaflet. In 2013, the exhibition went on view in modified form at Para Site in Hong Kong and at the Total Museum in Seoul. A book retrospectively documenting the project was published in 2015.

Supported by: die Kulturstiftung des Bundes; Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart; Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg; Helmut Nanz-Stiftung zur Förderung von Kunst und Kunsterziehung, Stuttgart; MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH; Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung; Hâute école d’art et desing, Geneva; Bm:uk, Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Austria; Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Madrid; British Council, Berlin; Institut Français, Stuttgart; ProLab, Stuttgart.

In cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.

Acts of Voicing is curated by Cosmin Costinas.



Para/Site Art Space is financially supported by Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The content of this programme does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.