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Fig. David Claerbout, Aircraft (F.A.L.), 2015-2021, black & white single channel video projection, Courtesy David Claerbout & galleries Rüdiger Schöttle, Esther Schipper, Sean Kelly, Micheline Szwajcer, Annet Gelink, Pedro Cera © David Claerbout


Paradise is exactly like where you are right now …

only much much better


From July 30, 2021 to September 10, 2021


Exhibition Opening: July 29, 2021, 6 p.m.


5th Biennial in the Haus der Kunst Munich


Presented by Künstlerverbund at Haus der Kunst München e.V.



Participating Artists:

Nevin Aladag, Laurie Anderson, Heike Baranowsky, Benjamin Bergmann, Joseph Beuys, Friedrich von Borries, Ayzit Bostan, David Claerbout, Deichkind, Esther Glück, Rodney Graham, Thomas Helbig, Daniel Knorr, Aylin Langreuter, M + M, Warren Neidich,  Maria und Neda Ploskow, Peter Reill, rasso rottenfusser, Thomas Ruff, Tamiko Thiel and /p, Kim Tschang-Yeul, Paul Valentin, Gabriela Volanti, Jeff Wall, Andrea Zittel, Stefanie Zoche



Times of radical changes or exceptional events have often shown, in hindsight, to be highly culturally productive. The exhibition THE WORLD:REGLITTERIZED is an immediate reaction to the massive changes within society and our lifestyles since the spring of 2020. In a way, this show sees itself as an essay referencing artistic positions and asking what it means not just for individuals but the entire population, to remain in the material reality of separate safe spaces. What turn will the immaterial, the psyche, the imagination take? How will the familiar and the mundane be filled with new meaning? How do our universal habits change, confronted with the impact of long-lasting legitimate social restrictions?


The exhibition intentionally oscillates between large, immersive installations and small, discursive objects within the framework of its suggestions. Thus the external or internal gaze onto the world will be reflected from ever-changing perspectives. The intended effect is an audience transfer toward a momentary “hands-on” mode rather than a distanced contemplation of contemporary art, generally favoured by the viewers. The visitors will be given a chance to become immersed in spheres apart from their world in order to be able to think about this world.


The focus will be on everything reaching beyond the limited, angst-ridden sole existence, and simultaneously register what the imaginary ego will do to escape the given situation it finds itself in. The basic position, however, remains optimistic and is closely expressed by the title THE WORLD:REGLITTERIZED, aspiring to form a universal, improved reconstruction or –at least- a new, distinctive shine and sparkle on all objects.



Curated by Alexander Timtschenko

Co-Curated by Susanne Prinz

In Collaboration with Berkan Karpat, Rainer Ludwig and Ulrich Zentner

With texts by Susanne Prinz and Dr. Cora Waschke




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The virtual edition of the exhibition is available at