Brainwashed is dedicated to the pop cultural phenomenon of the mainstream and explores the various manipulative strategies in pluralistic societies that are capable of creating a media consonance.
Brainwashed. Sammlung Goetz at the Haus der Kunst
31/01/20 – 20/09/20
Franz Erhard Walther (b. 1939 in Fulda)—winner of the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale—is a key figure in the departure from the image. In his work, the body functions as a medium that transforms life processes into images, thus challenging the viewer’s understanding of traditional pictorial logic.
Franz Erhard Walther. Shifting Perspectives
06/03/20 – 29/11/20
The British-Kenyan painter Michael Armitage has swiftly become one of the most exciting young voices in contemporary art. His mythically charged work combines European and East African themes and traditions of painting and offers a complex picture of the visual imagination of present-day Kenya.
Michael Armitage. Paradise Edict
04/09/20 – 14/02/21
The practice of Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978 in Hamilton, Canada) traces the pervasive impact of power asymmetries by placing historical narratives in dialogue with contemporary realities, the archive, and tomorrow’s possibilities. Her work invites viewers to look differently at existing structures and also presents alternative ways of navigating the future.
Der Öffentlichkeit von den Freunden Haus der Kunst – Kapwani Kiwanga
09/10/20 – 25/04/21