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    Paradise Edict – Michael Armitage at Haus der Kunst

    The large-format artworks of the British-Kenyan painter Michael Armitage expose the exotic and erotic view of Africa, as a projection surface for both the feral and a supposed originality. At the same time they refer to European and East African motifs and painting traditions.

    by Haus der Kunst

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    Exhibitions in Fall 2020

    The exhibition program for the fall is online. Now you can find out more about the upcoming exhibitions at Haus der Kunst.

    by Haus der Kunst

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    Housebergs by Theaster Gates - A Workshop Tutorial

    In his installations, the artist Theaster Gates deals with the everyday life and history of the African-American population. His sparkling, spinning icebergs remind us of disco balls. In our tutorial we will show you how to create a glittering sculpture.

    by Anne Leopold

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    Zugzwang: Fictive Identities in Sung Tieu’s Text-Based Works

    Text and language are constant elements in Sung Tieu’s artistic practice. The interplay of autobiographical events, current political events and pure fiction gives rise to her extraordinary text work currently on display at the Haus der Kunst as "Sung Tieu. Zugzwang."

    by Lisa Paland

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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 - 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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    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.

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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