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
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.
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, 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.
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Fig.: Jeff Wall, Recovery, 2017-2018
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands, © Jeff Wall
Fig.: Rodney Graham, Antiquarian Sleeping in his Shop, 2017
Photo: Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, © Rodney Graham, 2021
Daniel Knorr, Calligraphic Wig (detail view), 2019
Materialization, recycled plastics, paint, PVC mirror film
Photo: Sheung Chi Kwang
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
Fig.: Warren Neidich, Pizzagate, 2017, Neonschrift / Installation
Photo: Ludger Paffrath, Courtesy: Priska Pasquer, Cologne
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
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
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
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.
Fig.: Deichkind, RICHTIG GUTES ZEUG (REAL GOOD STUFF), 2019
video installation /object installation
Photo: Tim Bruening
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