2 June – 1 September 2019


GOOD SPACE - Communities, or the Promise of Happiness


with Martha Atienza, Fatma Bucak, Cécile B. Evans, Melanie Gilligan, Mikhail Karikis, Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick Kelley, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Gabriela Oberkofler, Katrin Plavčak, Tabita Rezaire, Julika Rudelius, Lin May Saeed, Rob Voerman, Alberto Zamora Ruiz

Opening: Sunday, June 2nd, 11 am

Good Space – Communities, or the Promise of Happiness brings together artistic positions that proceed perspectives to investigate issues around the theme of “community.” The notion of community has a positive connotation in everyday language: for example, as a grouping that offers a potential for emotional connection, a pronounced sense of “we,” and an ensuing feeling of familiarity or security.


The community is considered to be building block for societies. But societies also tend to establish lines of demarcation with respect to each other...The exhibition is on view at Villa Merkel, the Merkelpark and the historic halls of the Königl. Württ. Eisenbahnwerkstätten.

Curated by Andreas Baur, Anka Wenzel, Julia Hermann, Johannes Kaufmann