El Anatsui Among artists to Exhibit at Haus der Kunst

Raphaela Vogel. A Woman’s Sports Car
January 18, 2019–June 30, 2019 

A Woman’s Sports Car, which Raphaela Vogel has created for her exhibition at Haus der Kunst, places viewers in a spectacular but unstable setting. A dual-channel projection beams from the headlights of a rotating, canary-yellow sports car—a 1981 Triumph Spitfire. The cones of light form a pair of eyes that offer a glance into a spherical world distorted by a 360-degree optic.Curated by Anna Schneider

Khvay Samnang. Popil
January 18, 2019–June 30, 2019 

The specially-commissioned work from the Phnom Penh-based artist Khvay Samnang Popil critically interrogates the multidimensional character of rituals and politics. The work exposes the humanitarian and ecological impacts of globalization and its concomitant links to the waves of colonialism and migration which continually demarcate and define the spaces and temporalities of Southeast Asia. Curated by Damian Lentini

El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale
March 8, 2019–July 28, 2019

Haus der Kunst is delighted to present El Anatsui: Triumphant Scale, the largest survey ever mounted on the work of perhaps Africa’s most prominent living artist. Organized in close collaboration with the artist, the exhibition covers every phase of his five-decade career, over the course of which Anatsui has produced major sculptures of iconic power in different media, ranging from small-scale objects to monumental wall reliefs and room-scale installations. In addition to major loans from museums and private collections, Anatsui will realize several new commissions, including a grand site-specific work spanning the museum’s monumental façade. Curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agulu, with the assistance of Damian Lentini. The exhibition is realized thanks to major funding by the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, and the generous support of an anonymous donor.

Pathways of Performativity in Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

June 27 to June 28, 2019
The international symposium casts a spotlight on the fascinating histories of performance practices which speak to the postcolonial, Cold War and politico-economic forces that have shaped Southeast Asia after World War II. It brings together renowned speakers from the disciplines of art history, film and theatre studies. The symposium is accompanied by the launch of the exhibition Southeast Asia Performance Collection (June 28, 2019–September 29, 2019), conceived as part of the series “Archives in Residence” in Haus der Kunst’s Archive Gallery. It presents photographs, videos and archival materials from the pioneering “Southeast Asia Performance Collection.”Curated by Eva Bentcheva, Annie Jael Kwan and Damian Lentini, in cooperation with Sabine Brantl

Miriam Cahn. I as Human
July 12, 2019–October 27, 2019
Haus der Kunst presents a comprehensive exhibition of Miriam Cahn’s five-decade career with central works from across her oeuvre, on the occasion of her 70th birthday. Cahn’s early films and sculptures, larger than life chalk drawings, and paintings all commandingly question structures of gender and power. Curated by Jana Baumann

Markus Lüpertz. The Zone of Painting
September 13, 2019–January 26, 2020
The comprehensive solo exhibition of Markus Lüpertz’s work brings the diverse aspects of his specific painterly language to the fore. Lüpertz is one of the most internationally acclaimed, if controversial post-1945 German artists. His paintings, often monumental in scale, communicate meaning by using images that do not stand for what they seem to represent. Curated by Pamela Kort

Theaster Gates. Black Image Corporation

October 25, 2019–May 5, 2020
Theaster Gates’ installation is part of a multi-faceted project dedicated to the comprehensive photographic Johnson Publishing archives. Gates has conceived a series of new sculptures that intervene directly into the architecture of Haus der Kunst’s Middle Hall. The interplay of sculpture and photography results in a space in which questions of black history, identity and representation are addressed. Curated by Anna Schneider

Leonor Antunes, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Henrike Naumann, Adriana Varejão
November 29, 2019–March 29, 2020

Taking the historical subject of interior painting as a point of departure, the exhibition investigates the texture of a transnational and multiple identity that is at the same time fragmented and complex. The fundamental question of the conditions of inside and outside, as well as the negotiation of their borders, is at the heart of the exhibition. Curated by Anna Schneider.

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