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Stretch your view - The new blog of Haus der Kunst!

There are many more stories to tell than are initially obvious in our exhibition rooms. The blog now offers insights behind the scenes more diverse infos on the exhibitions, artists and the work at Haus der Kunst.

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    A Holy Quarter in a Bifurcated Country

    Saud Al-Zaid, Scholar of Islamic Studies, reflects the work by Monira Al Qadiri and Emptiness in the Context of the Kuwaiti Cultural Imagination.

    by Saud Al-Zaid

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    The Art of Healing

    This essay revisits a selection of recently exhibited works at Haus der Kunst by Adriana Varejão, Noel Ed De Leon, Khvay Samnang and Njideka Akunyili Crosby which explore the notion of ‘healing’ through global history, politics, culture and economics.

    by Eva Bentcheva

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    „Track + Field or Run, Nigger, Run“ - Theaster Gates

    The video work „Track + Field or Run, Nigger, Run“ by Theaster Gates is currently on view in the Archive Gallery of Haus der Kunst as a part of the exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel".

    by Haus der Kunst

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    Brainwashed - Jonathan Horowitz "Apocalypto Now"

    The artists gathered in "Brainwashed" critically reveal commercial visual languages, their contradictory promises and clichés. We spoke with four of them about the background and current references of the video works shown in the exhibition.

    by Haus der Kunst

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    Brainwashed - Interview with Bjørn Melhus about his video work "The Oral Thing"

    The artists gathered in "Brainwashed" critically reveal commercial visual languages, their contradictory promises and clichés. We spoke with four of them about the background and current references of the video works shown in the exhibition.

    by Haus der Kunst

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    Brainwashed - Interview with Wolfgang Tillmans about his video work "Lights (Body)"

    The artists gathered in "Brainwashed" critically reveal commercial visual languages, their contradictory promises and clichés. We spoke with four of them about the background and current references of the video works shown in the exhibition.

    by Haus der Kunst

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    Wounds of Memory

    On the northern terrace of Haus der Kunst you will find the installation "Wounds of Memory", which was mounted on a column at the back of the building. A reminder of the scars of the Second World War, the end of which will be celebrated for the 75th time on 8 May.

    by Sabine Brantl

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    Brainwashed - Shana Moulton "Whispering Pines 9"

    The artists gathered in "Brainwashed" critically reveal commercial visual languages, their contradictory promises and clichés. We spoke with four of them about the background and current references of the video works shown in the exhibition.

    by Haus der Kunst

  • Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, Haus der Kunst, Photo: Markus Tretter NEW! #BlogHDK

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    The Word Paintings of Franz Erhard Walter - a workshop tutorial for at home

    At the beginning of his artistic career, the artist Franz Erhard Walther intensively explored type, typeface and font design. In the following tutorial, you will discover the importance of font and color and why your full imagination is required to understand the word paintings.

    by Sylvia Clasen

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    Sung Tieu’s Zugzwang: A Myriad of Meanings

    An insight into Sung Tieu's extensive new production Zugzwang for the Capsule 11 at Haus der Kunst, the largest and most comprehensive work by the German-Vietnamese artist to date.

    by Eva Bentcheva

  • Franz Erhard Walther. "Presence", 2020, Haus der Kunst, Photo: Maximilian Geuter NEW! #BlogHDK

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    Present in absentia – from the interior to the exterior, from the real to the virtual and back again

    For four days, the website of Haus der Kunst became a work of art. Parallel to this, the same conceptual work by Franz Erhard Walther was projected onto the western façade of Haus der Kunst, where it will remain for forty days from sunset to sunrise.

    by Jana Baumann

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    The “Große Deutsche Kunstausstellungen” in the Haus der Deutschen Kunst

    It is only in recent years that research has increasingly focused on the “Große Deusche Kunstausstellung” [Great German Art Exhibitions] the most important shows for the presentation and sale of art under National Socialism.

    by Sabine Brantl

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    Behind the Scenes

    Andrea Lissoni begins his work as artistic director at Haus der Kunst

    The first official day of our new artistic director, Andrea Lissoni, has turned out other than expected. So, it is in this way that we warmly welcome him on board and look forward to a time more personal with him and our visitors at Haus der Kunst.

    by Haus der Kunst