›Hegel and his friends. A house share concept-exhibition‹
A house share concept-exhibition at the Museum of Modern Literature, 6 October 2019 to 16 February 2020
What are we? What am I? How do we become free? What makes us good in a moral sense? What is truth? Why does God exist? What is art for? Shortly after the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, it was questions like these that electrified three theology students at the Tübingen Stift, who even shared a room there for a time: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel from Stuttgart, Friedrich Hölderlin from Lauffen - both born in 1770 - and, five years younger, and Friedrich Wilhelm Schelling from Leonberg. Together they developed a program of idealism, which is also a system of literature: "With the free, self-confident being a whole world there emerges simultaneously - out of nothing - the only true and conceivable creation out of nothing. The free play of imagination (and thus of our ego) in language is a prerequisite for poetry as well as philosophizing: »The philosopher must possess as much aesthetic power as the poet; people without aesthetic understanding are our rote-philosophers. The philosophy of the mind is an aesthetic philosophy.«
The exhibition invites visitors to try a self-experiment: How idealistic are we? How do we come to imagining and - to take it another step further - how do we come to thinking? Others will join you at the dining table of this housesharing exhibition, among them, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, David Friedrich Strauß, Friedrich Theodor Vischer and Eduard Mörike, Heinrich Heine, Georg Simmel and Margarete Susman, Franz Kafka and Hermann Hesse, Hannah Arendt, Paul Tillich and Theodor W. Adorno, Heiner Müller and Peter Hacks, Alfred Andersch, Robert Gernhardt and Eckhard Henscheid, Hans-Georg Gadamer and Judith Butler as well as Ulrich Schlösser and students of philosophy at the University of Tübingen.
>Hegel and his friends< is sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Foundation.