Theaster Gates, Capsule 11 & 12

Exhibition tour,

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Exhibition tour in German
No reservation required
3 € plus admission

Event overview

Our art educator will guide you through the exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel", "Capsule 11: Sung Tieu. Zugzwang" and "Capsule 12: Monira Al Qadiri. Holy Quarter".

The work of the American artist Theaster Gates fascinates viewers with tense spatial constellations that make visible the network of relationships between stereotypical forms of representation and the power structures that underpin them. For the sixth iteration of Haus der Kunst’s series “Der Öffentlichkeit”, Theaster Gates has created the expansive “Black Chapel”. In the adjacent Archive Gallery, Gates has made available the record collection of the athlete and music lover Jesse Owens.

Capsule 11 presents a new installation by the German/Vietnamese artist Sung Tieu. Entitled “Zugzwang,” this multimedia installation investigates the psychological effects of administrative apparati and the politics of its subsequent design aesthetics.

With her presentation in Haus der Kunst Monira Al Qadiri has created a multi-part sculpture group and a new virtuoso film. Its title, “Holy Quarter,” refers to the world’s largest desert region, the “Empty Quarter” situated between Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen and United Arab Republic.

Public tours last 1 hour, cost 3 € and require no reservations. Please pay the exhibition entrance fee at the ticket counter.  Private tours can also be booked for the time of your choice.

The maximum number of participants is 9 persons. If you wish to take part in the tour, please leave your contact details and follow our hygiene regulations. You can find further information in our hygiene and conduct regulations.


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