The programme of the 2013 Fellbach Triennial presented contemporary works by some 40 international and mostly younger artists from Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia. The thematic focus of this year’s presentation was the utopian potential that exists in small sculptures. “Utopia Starts Small” emphasises the productive contradiction in the fact that a draft – even if the artist doesn’t intend on developing it further – can be an artwork in and of itself. And not just that, but it can possess, despite its small scale, the intellectual potential for change – a nucleus of social and political upheaval. The Fellbach Triennial was supplemented by a broad museum-educational programme, a publication and a special exhibition which presented current artistic positions highlighting the interweave of architecture, design and theatre.
Artistic directors: Angelika Nollert, Yilmaz Dziewior
Artists: Neil Beloufa (FR), Luis Camnitzer (US), Nathan Coley (GB), Thea Djordjadze (GE), Yona Friedman (HU), Günter Haese, Cildo Meireles (BR), Pratchaya Phinthong (TH), Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz, Cathy Wilkes (IE)