In 2015 Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg and the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart are awarding their jointly established art prize Kubus for the second time.
The award honors outstanding achievements in the visual arts biennially.
Nevin Aladağ (b. 1972 in Van, Turkey, lives in Berlin) grew up in Stuttgart and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. A strong aspect of her video works is the musical expression and dance of various cultures, developing a special cartography from them. For the current exhibition the artist spent the last few month producing a video in Stuttgart. In Traces (2015), Western European instruments – such as an accordion produced in Baden-Württemberg – can be seen and heard. Rather than being played by people, however, the instruments are seemingly performed by the environment. Traces serves as a counterpart to the earlier video work Session (2013), which was filmed in the urban zones and deserts of the emirate of Sharjah and shown at the Sharjah Biennial in the same year.