Haus der Kunst presents its 2023 program.
“There it is!” chirped the bird excitedly. “Go for it! It may vanish any moment!” Running as fast as I could, I ran into the rainbow. The colours splashed my face, and I stopped. Seeing me puzzled, the bird explained, “You must enter the unknown not by accident, but fully aware that you are taking a decisive step. Only then you will know why you are where you are. Don’t fret, you won’t be alone.” —Aleksandra Kašuba, 2005
This coming year we carry on the path of interconnecting and weaving together all that we propose. We continue to build on the programmatic strands set forth in 2022: interdisciplinary approaches, transnational outlooks, collaborative making, historic re-evaluations, and presenting emerging artists and trailblazers of the recent past whose practices illuminate the present and offer glimpses of the future. Sound is central to the year, and runs as a backbone through the 2023 programme—presenting voice, sound, music and time. As a whole, the programme stands to re-examine the stories we are told, highlight that which is missing from historic narratives and presents the urgency of acting locally while keeping the world in our minds. As an institution, we are also transforming. A new approach and mission to Learning and Engagement is at the core of this process, and becomes the glue that melds all we do together. And a new visual identity for the Haus will highlight the intention of our intertwined programme, and sits in dialogue with the site of Haus der Kunst itself—its form, colours, and tones. —Andrea Lissoni and Emma Enderby
Katalin Ladik: Ooooooooo-pus
Katalin Ladik’s fundamental work in poetry, performance, and sound is the subject of the exhibition. The artist’s work has spiritual and philosophical origins in the multi-ethnic and female avant-gardes of former Yugoslavia.
Hamid Zénati: All-Over
The first institutional show dedicated to the artist Hamid Zénati’s work. Zénati’s artistic activity extended from painting, textiles, interior and fashion design, to photography, and was always driven by an anarchic desire to create while traveling between Munich and Algiers.
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Stiftung Kunstfonds, and the City of Munich, Department of Arts and Culture have all generously funded this project.
Trace—Formations of Likeness: Photography and Video from The Walther Collection
The Walther Collection, a New York/New-Ulm-based art foundation worldwide recognized for their critical engagement with contemporary and historical photography, as well as lens-based media art, is collaborating on this significant show. More than 1000 pieces by a broad group of artists, as well as archive, documentary, and vernacular photography, are on show, providing a worldwide setting in which to think on representation and portraiture in non-dominant narratives.
Rirkrit Tiravanija’s work will be on display throughout the month of May at various locations within the museum. The project corresponds with Toshio Hosokawa’s opera Hanjo, which Tiravanija is designing the staging for at Haus der Kunst in collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsoper.
The staging of Toshio Hosokawa’s Hanjo is a collaboration between Haus der Kunst München and Bayerische Staatsoper.
ars viva 2023
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the prestigious award for rising artists, the winners of ars viva 2023, Paul Kolling, Shaun Motsi, and Leyla Yenirce, will display new site-specific works.
A Haus der Kunst München show in collaboration with the Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft am BDI e.V.
Martino Gamper: Sitzung
The designer will construct a new chair series that will be presented and used. The configuration of the chairs will be modified 100 times by the staff and the public throughout the exhibition’s duration, transforming the galleries into a communal space—to gather, rest, and play.
Archives in Residence: Archiv 451 / Trikont Verlag
The Archiv Galerie’s exhibition series Archives in Residence focuses on independent local archives as alternative locations of information production. Trikont Verlag, which published German-language publications and translations on the European and regional labor movements, decolonisation and anti-fascism, alternative ways of living, and radical social reforms, is featured in 2023.
WangShui: Certainty of the Flesh
WangShui creates huge sociopolitical dramas that blend nature, technology, and living beings. They work in video, sculpture, and painting, and they frequently use machine learning to create live installations.
Inside Other Spaces: Environments by Women Artists 1956—1976
This group show examines the history of the environment from the late 1950s to the late 1970s, emphasizing women’s essential contributions to the area. It includes the work of eleven female artists from Asia, Europe, North and South America, spanning three generations: Judy Chicago, Lygia Clark, Laura Grisi, Aleksandra Kauba, Lea Lublin, Marta Minujn, Tania Mouraud, Maria Nordman, Nanda Vigo, Faith Wilding, and Tsuruko Yamazaki.
The German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media funded this project.
Meredith Monk: Calling
A comprehensive examination of American artist Meredith Monk’s work throughout the last six decades. Monk works smoothly across disciplines, pushing the boundaries of music, theater, dance, video, and installation, all while investigating the evocative power and depth of the human voice.
This first overview of Meredith Monk’s work is a two-part collaboration between the Haus der Kunst München and the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the Hartwig Art Foundation. Meredith Monk and The House Foundation for the Arts collaborated closely on the creation of the exhibition.
TUNE is a series of short sound residencies at Haus der Kunst, located between the realms of sound, music, and visual art. The invited artists move across genres, eras, and influences, and generate sonic responses and exchanges with the wider programming at Haus der Kunst. Artists invited in 2023 include: Ihor Okuniev, Alvin Curran, Standing on the Corner, Lifetones, Phew, Nina, Still House Plants, Exotic Sin, Dawuna, Katalin Ladik, KeiyaA and Duma.