Prof. Peter Ott stellt das Projekt "100 Sekunden Kunst" beim SWR Doku Festival 2018 vor

In cooperation with the Merz Akademie, the SWR television culture magazine “Kunscht!” wants to retell the stories of 50 works of art in public space and from public collections in the German Southwest. “100 Seconds of Art” is supervised by Jana Gührer and Steffen König from the “Kunscht!” editorial team and Film and Video professor Peter Ott. Students created a 100-second clip for each artwork. The visual language is fresh, the narrative approach innovative. “100 Seconds of Art” is above all an online project and will be shown on SWR2’s Facebook page and on its own website. Since November 8th 2018, the short films have been shown on television at the weekly cultural magazine “Kunscht!”

The Merz Akademie also regularly presents short films and panels at the SWR Doku Festival.


The Merz Akademie regularly collaborates with the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart for symposiums and events. In November 2017, Martin Fritz was elected as Chairman of the Board of the Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart.

SMZ Stuttgart

The Merz Akademie cooperates with the Stadtmedienzentrum and the ComputerSpielSchule Stuttgart on events and workshops. Students of the Merz Akademie also have access to media and equipment rental.

Stadtbibliothek is a series of events about net culture organized by the public library of Stuttgart, presenting current positions on net art and net culture for discussion. New Media professor Olia Lialina regularly invites artists and theoreticians to the public library.

Haus für Film und Medien

In the first step of the planning assignment, possible locations were examined

In May 2011, an initiative was founded that strives for a new communal, publicly funded cinema in Stuttart that is also a space for debate of current film and media practice and discourse. The founding members are the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, Film Commission Region Stuttgart, Forum der Kulturen, Haus des Dokumentarfilms, Landesverband Kommunale Kinos Baden-Württemberg, Linden-Museum, Merz Akademie – Hochschule für Gestaltung, Kunst und Medien, Stadtteilkino Stuttgart, Stuttgarter Jugendhaus, VHS Stuttgart and Wand 5.

Vielfalt: 0711 für Menschenrechte

Foto: Alexander Köhler

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on 10 December. The Diversity: 0711 campaign for human rights therefore wants to set a sign for human rights and against discrimination from 11 November to 10 December 2018. The project, in which around 220 institutions, groups and parties are now involved, was initiated by the citizens’ project Die AnStifter and the Geißstraße Foundation.