The exhibition “I Got Rhythm” at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart offered the public a special chance to view the interdisciplinary relationship between art and music and experience its history in numerous international contexts. It highlighted the close connections and interactions between jazz and changing art trends from the 1920s to the present. One can understand certain artistic developments, e.g. the abstraction of the post-war period, only in connection with the jazz music of that time. The exhibition also presented the interweave of the fine arts and jazz today, as demonstrated, for example, by the American pianist and composer Jason Moran. The works have been accompanied by audio stations where visitors could listen to selected examples of music. Both the audio stations and media guide have been developed in cooperation with the Stuttgart sound designers at “Klangerfinder” and students from the Trossingen University of Music, who are known for their innovative concepts with sound documents. A central component of the exhibition was an event programme comprised of concerts, lectures and a diverse educational programme. The themes addressed in the exhibition and the educational programme were geared toward a very broad audience.
Artistic directors: Sven Beckstette, Ulrike Groos, Markus Müller
Artists: Ernie Barnes (US), Jean-Michel Basquiat (US), Candice Breitz (RSA), Otto Dix, Fernand Léger (F), Jason Moran (US), Piet Mondrian (NL), A.R. Penck, Jackson Pollock (US), K.R.H. Sonderborg, Andy Warhol (US)