7. Chinesisches Filmfest München

7. Chinesisches Filmfest München

From September 29 to October 5, 2019, the Chinesisches Filmfest München will offer exciting and authentic film culture from the land of the Great Wall. The varied program includes blockbusters, arthouse productions, documentaries, and classics that bring insights into a strange and enigmatic country for western eyes. In total, the festival shows 18 films, all of which can be seen in the original version with subtitles, and many are celebrating their German premiere in Munich. These are our recommendations: Thursday 3 October: The Pluto Moment. The film director Zhun Wang…

Exhibition: Horror Vacui

Exhibition: Horror Vacui

According to the philosopher Aristotle, “horror vacui” refers to the “fear of emptiness”. However, in terms of art history, the expression “horror vacui” describes an exuberant artistic work, present mainly in the works of art from the Baroque and Rococo periods. But how do we perceive emptiness? The artist Ivan Paskalev had developed a multimedia installation with the paradoxical intention of answering this philosophical question and visualizing this non-visible space. The glazed foyer of the Referats für Arbeit und Wirtschaft (department for work and business) serves him not only as…