Exhibition: Der Komfort-Kuppel-Complex

Exhibition: Der Komfort-Kuppel-Complex

                              How many times we had heard the expression “get out of your comfort zone”? Lately probably hundreds of times. We are experiencing times of changes and we should adapt our lives to them. The exhibition Der Komfort-Kuppel-Complex (The Comfort Dome Complex), curated by Swantje Grundler and Thomas Mayfried explore the concept of a dome where the winners of globalization act, exposed by philosopher Slavoj Žižek who followed an idea of his colleague Peter Sloterdijk. Both of them talk about…

Anna McCarthy – The man in the moon (and she likes it)

Anna McCarthy – The man in the moon (and she likes it)

Are you a night creature? Are you fascinated by darkness and the shining of a full moon? The most exciting stories happen when the sun is hidden. Shadows and mysterious phenomena rise when the lights are off. Anna McCarthy tells her own story through the trips she has made to Bavaria, USA, and India, mixing it with the vision of the West downfall. This is not a pessimistic vision though, she talks about possibilities and salvation, not about the end. In her artistic work, you can see a couple, a landscape,…

Artist Talk with Oscar Murillo and Gabi Ngcobo

Artist Talk with Oscar Murillo and Gabi Ngcobo

Art is almost always connected with politics, economics, and social areas. A long time ago, art usually served as a way of representing reality or a way to embellishing it, being something purely aesthetic. Nowadays art has to be something else, has to make us think and awake our consciousness, presenting other realities among paintings, sculpture, video art and other artistic forms. On the occasion of the exhibition “Oscar Murillo: Going Forth: The Institute of Reconciliation” at Haus der Kunst, a talk between Murillo and the curator and artist Gabi Ngcobo will…

Manifesto

Manifesto

This is not a film, is a manifesto. Or a mix of them shown in a very artistic way. Cate Blanchett stars Manifesto, a film directed and written by the Munich-born artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt. The film is divided into 13 segments, each one representing an artistic manifesto from different periods of time. Every manifesto is narrated by different characters in different political movements, questioning the purpose of art and the meaning of it in different situations. Exhibited as a film in festivals like Sundance, and also as an…

Myth, Music and Electricity

Myth, Music and Electricity

The majesty of the Herkulessaal (Hercules Hall) at the Residenz is mixed in this event with myths, art, and electronic music. This venue usually was reconstructed after the war, and since then, hosts classical music concerts. This time, some experimental musicians will fill the air of the Herkulessaal with sounds from another era. Artgenève organizes Myth, Music and Electricity, an event with musical performances of Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch, PPK, Susan Philipsz, Karin Sander and Louis-Philippe Scoufaras, Annika Larsson, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins. Noises, signals, and vibrations from the solar system,…

The Long Night of Munich Museums

The Long Night of Munich Museums

Another edition of Die Lange Nacht der Münchner Museen (the long night of Munich museums) is here to make us enjoy a night full of art. From 7 pm to 2 am, around 90 museums, galleries and churches open their doors. Just with one ticket, you can visit as many exhibitions as you have time for. A different atmosphere to enjoy culture, art, science, technology and special events organized on this occasion. You can use the shuttle buses included in the price of the tickets, and decide if you want to…

Togethere_Xperience at Pinakothek der Moderne

Togethere_Xperience at Pinakothek der Moderne

The museum Pinakothek der Moderne is turning 15 this autumn, and for celebrating this teenage anniversary, they have planned a day full of activities. The Togethere_Xperience is an action for all ages focused on art, architecture, and design celebrated on the museum as a place for the exchange of ideas and conversation. These are the activities programmed where every visitor can take part spontaneously: Moves: Guided and simple choreographies created to motivate the visitors about living together. Think Tank Marathon: Taking place on the grand staircase with short, moderated statements and…

Lost Weekend Open Stage

Lost Weekend Open Stage

Have you always dreamed of being on stage and showing the world your art? Now you have the chance to do it! The bookshop Lost Weekend gives you the opportunity of sing, recite your poems, dance a choreography, play an instrument or make a performance. Whatever your passion is, reveal your charms in this open stage! You only need to write an e-mail to post@lostweekend.de with your proposal. Show your talent! Be social!

Lena Policzka / Rush

Lena Policzka / Rush

Once upon a time, people went mad with the Gold Rush. The so-called progress came with the urges of the people to become rich. The artist Lena Policzka plays with the concept of the Gold Rush and the Rush Hour in her series Rush, unifying human progress and geological imprint. Her work is based on scientific facts and social conventions of the industrial world, and the discussion of the Anthropocene era. We find geometry, monochrome color, industrial materials and experimental processes in her works, and materials like aluminum, glass, and…

Opening Party at Haus der Kunst

Opening Party at Haus der Kunst

September is the month of new resolutions, projects, and beginnings. Haus der Kunst starts the new season with a big party plenty of art, and of course, music and drinks. Ulrich Wilmes, chief curator of the Haus der Kunst, will be presenting the four upcoming exhibitions: Der öffentlichkeit – Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst: Sarah Sze, Again and Again – Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst, Kapsel 07: Oscar Murillo, and Kapsel 08: Polina Kanis. There will be a panel discussion with the artists Oscar Murillo, Polina Kanis and Sara Sze, moderated…