As part of the art and performance project “Kunst am Wegesrand” (“Art by the Wayside”), which runs from October 31th to November 11th, 2023, international artists will seek out and perform in significant and influential public places in Böblingen.

12:00 pm

Deutsches Fleischermuseum

Fleischeslust (Lust of the Flesh)
Close to the animal. The Fleischermuseum (Butcher Museum) in Böblingen is a unique exhibition venue on the city’s main cultural thoroughfare between the Städtische Galerie (Municipal Gallery), the Bauernkriegsmuseum (Peasant War Museum), and the Kunstverein (Art Association). Its name is as original as it is strange nowadays, despite the fact that the museum is not exclusively dedicated to butchery. Here, with a drastic vehemence, Anette C. Halm takes as her theme the treatment of animals bred and slaughtered for careless consumption: using a meat tenderizer, she batters a piece of meat on the pavement until the viewer comes to understand this act as “conscious-less.”

Text: Günter Baumann


Anette C. Halm

31.10.2023 / 11.11.2023
02:00 pm


Beschwerte Befreiung (Weighted Liberation)
The burden of being a man. Nico Birk questions masculinity and how we deal with the traditional notions of a role that no longer seem to be up to date in the interaction between the sexes. He calls his ambivalent performance „Weighted Liberation“: it is about freeing oneself from the „toxic“ role model and the pressure of outdated expectations of men. However, this also means that the man within the man can no longer act freely when a compliment or a benevolent gesture leads to a me-too discussion. Hand-lettered T-shirts are the muted, if not wordless, struggle for gender relations.

Text: Günter Baumann


Nico Birk

12:00 pm

Kreissparkasse Böblingen / Katakomben Paris

Money-Musen Song
Money rules art. Or perhaps it doesn’t: Sissi-Madelaine Schöllhuber’s song is a hymn of praise to art as a common good, as a sign of human culture and a means of life. This is the “beautiful appearance” to which artists passionately devote themselves. However, it is almost impossible to hold up the banner of art without incurring costs – the filthy penny is always present. Schöllhuber’s song echoes through the catacombs of Paris, home to the gold treasure of the Grande Nation, and can also be heard in front of the Kreissparkasse Böblingen, a bank known for its support of the arts.

Text: Günter Baumann


Sissi-Madelaine Schöllhuber

6:00 pm

Kunstverein Böblingen

Dem Unerreichbaren nahe (Close to the unreachable)
It’s easier to dance without a corset. Beate Herdtle’s performance is a tribute to Isadora Duncan (1877 – 1927). The legendary expressive dancer revolutionized dance through free natural movements, in contrast to the occidental stage tradition with pointe dancing and corsets. The expressive movements of the artist show the liberation from the corset. Women were already getting rid of corsets during World War I in order to be more defensible. This performance is a statement of their political message.

Text: Günter Baumann

Beate Herdtle

With the kind support of the Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg, Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, SV SparkassenVersicherung, Stiftung der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Marli Hoppe-Ritter Stiftung, Kreissparkasse Böblingen and Kunstverein Böblingen e. V.

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