Tag Archives: Haus der Kunst Munich

GUERRILLA GIRLS — THE ART OF BEHAVING BADLY

In conjunction with the Munich exhibition MIRIAM CAHN—I AS HUMAN, Guerrilla Girls co-founder Käthe Kollwitz will give a lecture-performance.

GUERRILLA GIRLS—THE ART OF BEHAVING BADLY

Thursday, September 19, at 7 pm.

Haus der Kunst

Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.

Images courtesy and © the Guerrilla Girls.

OKWUI ENWEZOR

“We knew it was coming but the finality of his passing makes it even more devastating. Okwui was this enormously prophetic figure, wise beyond his years, whose insights—vision, if you will—literally shaped the universe many of us now inhabit. He was like an enormous tree in the glare, whose shadow provided refuge, hospitality, generosity, and love for so many.” — John Akomfrah

Okwui Enwezor—the great historian, curator, writer, editor, and former artistic director of Haus der Kunst—has died in Munich following four years of cancer treatment.

Enwezor, who was 55 at the time of his death, is celebrated for his paradigm-shifting directorship of Documenta 11 in 2002, and the 56th Venice BiennaleAll the World’s Futures—in 2015.

A writer and editor in demand, Enwezor’s contributions will live on in the work of the artists he championed.

From top: Contemporary African Art Since 1980 (2009), by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, image courtesy Damiani; John Akomfrah: Signs of Empire (2018), contributing text by Enwezor, image courtesy the New Museum; Candice Breitz: The Scripted Life (2010), contributing text by Enwezor, image courtesy Kunsthaus Bregenz; Recent Histories: Contemporary African Photography and Video Art from the Walther Collection (2017), contributing text by Enwezor, image courtesy Steidl and the Walther Collection; Gary Simmons: Paradise (2012), conversation with Enwezor, image courtesy Damiani; Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff (2014), contributing text by Enwezor, image courtesy Ludion; Lyle Ashton Harris: Excessive Exposure (2010), text by Enwezor, image courtesy Gregory R. Miller & Co.; Home Lands–Land Marks: Contemporary Art from South Africa (2009), contributing text by Enwezor, image courtesy Haunch of Venison.

EL ANATSUI

For the opening night of TRIUMPHANT SCALE, his exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich, El Anatsui will give an artist talk at the museum.

The show has been organized by Okwui Enwezor—former Haus der Kunst artistic director—and Chika Okeke-Agulu, with assistance from Damian Lentini.

ARTIST TALK WITH EL ANATSUI

Friday, March 8, at 7 pm.

EL ANATSUI—TRIUMPHANT SCALE

March 3 through July 28.

Haus der Kunst

Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.

From top: El Anatsui, Flag for a New World Power, 2004, aluminum and copper wire; El Anatsui, courtesy the artist; El Anatsui, Gravity and Grace, 2010, aluminum and copper wire. Images courtesy the artist and Haus der Kunst.

ON JÖRG IMMENDORFF

“One day, I entered one of [Immendorff’s] cafés—and since then there has been no end to my slipping on the glass-smooth parquet of these paintings again and again and bouncing off the tables.” — Catherine Millet

Critic, editor, and memoirist Millet will give a talk on Jörg Immendorff, followed by a Q & A with curator and critic Thibaut de Ruyter.

CATHERINE MILLET A PARIS
AOUT 2017

GESAMTKUNSTWERK IN THE STYLE OF JÖRG IMMENDORFF—

A LECTURE BY CATHERINE MILLET

Tuesday, January 22, at 7 pm.

Haus der Kunst

Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.

From top: Jörg Immendorff, Café Deutschland: Contemplating The Question—Where Do I Stand?, 1987, oil on canvas; Catherine Millet in 2017, photograph by Jean-Francois Robert.

VIVAN SUNDARAM

The retrospective of the paintings, drawings, photographs, found-object constructions, and videos of Vivan Sundaram at Haus der Kunst will be up through early October.

“Politics and poetics, ethics and aesthetics: the continual crossing of these dimensions defines the forcefield in which the multimedia oeuvre of Sundaram has taken shape over the last fifty years.

“His artistic beginnings coincide with an emblematic date in the second half of the twentieth century: 1968, synonymous with the international protest movements of students, workers and civil rights activists… It was a moment that crystallized his conviction that an engagement with the world in all its actuality was the fundamental reason for being an artist… The collage/montage principle that he adopted early on made for a disjunctive pictorial space which put the frame under considerable pressure.”*

 

VIVAN SUNDARAM—DISJUNCTURES

Through October 7.

hausderkunst.de/vivan-sundaram-disjunctures

DEEPAK ANANTH Lecture:

VIVAN SUDARAM—LINES OF DESCENT

Thursday, September 20, at 7 pm.

hausderkunst.de/lines-of-descent-von-deepak-ananth

HAUS DER KUNST, Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.

Vivan Sundaram, The Slave You Buried, 1972, ink on paper.