Friends of the Weissenhof Estate / Ann-Kathrin Müller & Julia Schäfer

Commissioned by the Friends of the Weissenhofsiedlung, the artists Ann-Kathrin Müller and Julia Schäfer are developing a site-specific work. Based on Richard Döcker's building at Bruckmannweg 10 in the Weissenhofsiedlung, which was destroyed in 1944, their project illuminates the (in)visibility of monuments in urban space and the urban planning of post-war modernism from a feminist perspective.

Ann-Kathrin Müller studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and was a master student of Prof. Ricarda Roggan. She studied political science at the University of Stuttgart. Her works have been exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and the EIGEN+ART Lab Berlin, among others.

Julia Schäfer studied at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart and the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem. Her work has been shown at the EIGEN+ART Lab Berlin, the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie Mannheim, the Fuchsbau Festival Hannover, and the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.

Ann-Kathrin Müller & Julia Schäfer: brāhha, 2021 © Ann-Kathrin Müller, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021

Friends of the Weissenhof Estate

In July 1977, a small circle of friends convened at the Weissenhof Estate to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Deutsche Werkbund Exhibition in Stuttgart. They decided to campaign for the restoration of the buildings that had fallen into disrepair.
On November 17th,1979, the non-profit organization Friends of the Weissenhof Estate was officially registered. The first board included Bodo Rasch, Mia Seeger and Frei Otto. The friends continue to be active on issues of renovation while sharing their historical knowledge of the Estate and its significance. Since 2006, the organization runs the Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier House. While presenting exhibitions along with a cultural program in the Weissenhof Werkstatt, within the Mies van der Rohe House.