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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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    Counter Images to the Image – Franz Erhard Walther’s Transformative Artistic Practice

    In her essay Jana Baumann describes Walther‘s early urge to overcome the passive role traditionally assigned to the viewer and to explore a new presence of the body and physical sensation in the visual arts.

    by Jana Baumann

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    Fauna and Flora at Haus der Kunst

    To her own surprise the nocturnal walks during the weeks of the pandemic lockdown led the author Christine Wunnicke to Haus der Kunst. She wrote down her experiences from those walks in a short story for our blog.

    by Christine Wunnicke

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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.

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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.

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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".

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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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