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Fig. David Claerbout, Aircraft (F.A.L.), 2015-2021, black & white single channel video projection, Courtesy David Claerbout & galleries Rüdiger Schöttle, Esther Schipper, Sean Kelly, Micheline Szwajcer, Annet Gelink, Pedro Cera © David Claerbout


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Press release




Paradise is exactly like where you are right now …

only much much better


From July 30, 2021 to September 10, 2021


Exhibition Opening: July 29, 2021, 6 p.m.


5th Biennial in the Haus der Kunst Munich


Presented by Künstlerverbund at Haus der Kunst München e.V.



Participating Artists:

Nevin Aladag, Laurie Anderson, Heike Baranowsky, Benjamin Bergmann, Joseph Beuys, Friedrich von Borries, Ayzit Bostan, David Claerbout, Deichkind, Esther Glück, Rodney Graham, Thomas Helbig, Daniel Knorr, Aylin Langreuter, M + M, Warren Neidich,  Maria und Neda Ploskow, Peter Reill, rasso rottenfusser, Thomas Ruff, Tamiko Thiel and /p, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Paul Valentin, Gabriela Volanti, Jeff Wall, Andrea Zittel, Stefanie Zoche



Times of radical changes or exceptional events have often shown, in hindsight, to be highly culturally productive. The exhibition THE WORLD:REGLITTERIZED is an immediate reaction to the massive changes within society and our lifestyles since the spring of 2020. In a way, this show sees itself as an essay referencing artistic positions and asking what it means not just for individuals but the entire population, to remain in the material reality of separate safe spaces. What turn will the immaterial, the psyche, the imagination take? How will the familiar and the mundane be filled with new meaning? How do our universal habits change, confronted with the impact of long-lasting legitimate social restrictions?


The exhibition intentionally oscillates between large, immersive installations and small, discursive objects within the framework of its suggestions. Thus the external or internal gaze onto the world will be reflected from ever-changing perspectives. The intended effect is an audience transfer toward a momentary “hands-on” mode rather than a distanced contemplation of contemporary art, generally favoured by the viewers. The visitors will be given a chance to become immersed in spheres apart from their world in order to be able to think about this world.


The focus will be on everything reaching beyond the limited, angst-ridden sole existence, and simultaneously register what the imaginary ego will do to escape the given situation it finds itself in. The basic position, however, remains optimistic and is closely expressed by the title THE WORLD:REGLITTERIZED, aspiring to form a universal, improved reconstruction or –at least- a new, distinctive shine and sparkle on all objects.




Curated by Alexander Timtschenko

Co-Curated by Susanne Prinz

In Collaboration with Berkan Karpat, Rainer Ludwig and Ulrich Zentner

With texts by Susanne Prinz and Dr. Cora Waschke



Open: Mo, Wed, Su 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thu, Fri, Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.



Künstlerverbund im Haus der Kunst e.V.

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DE 80538 München

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The virtual edition of the exhibition is available at

Fig.: Jeff Wall, Recovery, 2017-2018

Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, © Jeff Wall


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Fig.: Rodney Graham, Antiquarian Sleeping in his Shop, 2017

Photo: Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, © Rodney Graham, 2021


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Daniel Knorr, Calligraphic Wig (detail view), 2019

Materialization, recycled plastics, paint, PVC mirror film

Photo: Sheung Chi Kwang


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Fig.: Warren Neidich, Pizzagate Neon, 2019, Zuecca Project Space, Venice Biennial, 2019

Neon Glass, 4 meters x 4 meters x 7 meters

Photo credit: Warren Neidich


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Fig.: Warren Neidich, Pizzagate, 2017, Neonschrift / Installation

Photo: Ludger Paffrath, Courtesy: Priska Pasquer, Cologne


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Fig.: Andrea Zittel, A–Z Escape Vehicle, 1996/1997

(Owned and Customized by the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation)

Photo: Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler, © Andrea Zittel


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Abb.: Tamiko Thiel and /p, Unexpected Growth, 2018

Realtime Augmented Reality Video App, iPad, Monitor.

Daniel Knorr's "Calligraphic Wig" as backdrop, with kind permission of the artist.

Foto: Tamiko Thiel and /p


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Fig.: Nevin Aladag, Stiletto Hammer, 2013

bronze, walnut wood, 32,5 × 23 × 5 cm

Courtesy Nevin Aladag und Wentrup, Berlin

Photo: Trevor Good

Courtesy the artist and Wentrup, Berlin


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Fig.: Benjamin Bergmann, The Dream of Something Big, 2008

Facade panes from the former Palace of the Republic Berlin

aluminum, glass, steel / 280 x 40 x 530 cm


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Fig.: Kim TschangYeul (*1929  † 2021), Waterdrops SA88004, 1988

oil on hemp cloth , 60,6  ×72,7cm

Courtesy: PULPO GALLERY, Murnau.

© Kim TschangYeul

courtesy of PULPO GALLERY, Murnau.


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video installation /object installation

size variable

© Deichkind

Photo: Tim Bruening


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