Location for a Project of Cultural Exchange
No matter what period you look at, Stuttgart and art have always been, and continue to be, particularly closely associated. The capital city of the Land of Baden-Württemberg boasts a large number of museums, galleries and studio buildings, as well as a lively art trading scene.
The permanent and temporary exhibitions at Staatsgalerie (State Gallery) and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Stuttgart Art Museum) challenge visitors to explore the traditional and contemporary trends in the fine arts time and again. With their educational programs, Stuttgart’s State Academy of the Fine Arts, Merz Academy, Solitude Palace Academy and other institutions go a long way towards ensuring that the Stuttgart art scene remains a young one.
At the same time, Stuttgart is one of Europe’s economically most successful conurbations. This region is as much home to small, highly innovative companies as it is to successful global players. Intensive international business relations form the foundations of this success and will continue to gain in importance in the future, especially with respect to Asia. Stuttgart as the location of a project of primarily cultural exchange - and this is what “coming closer” is all about - is, therefore, also an expression of the fact that the cultural, economic and social spheres are always closed correlated. They stimulate each other and should by no means be perceived as mutually exclusive.