Eröffnung – LUA CÃO // 297

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16. Februar 2018 to 17. Februar 2018 19:00 - 00:00

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  • 16. Februar 2018
  • 17. Februar 2018

Kunstverein München e.V.

Galeriestraße 4

Eröffnung / Opening
Friday 16 Februar 2018
19 Uhr
Chinese New Year’s Afterparty at Goldene Bar (YEAR OF THE DOG)

Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva
‚Lua Cão‘
17 Februar – 15 April 2018
Curated by Natxo Checa and Kunstverein München
(1. OG + Kino + Foyer)

Habima Fuchs
‚297‘
17 Februar – 15 April 2018
(Schaufenster am Hofgarten)

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Alexandre Estrela + João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva
‚Lua Cão‘
17 Februar – 15 April 2018
Curated by Natxo Checa and Kunstverein München
(1. OG + Kino + Foyer)
OPEN Thursday – Sunday, 17-21 Uhr

From 17 February until 15 April 2018, Kunstverein München presents ‚Lua Cão‘ – a large-scale exhibition that tests the intersection of experimental film and video via the extensive bodies of work of Alexandre Estrela and the duo João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva. Co-organized by Natxo Checa, the exhibition spans both floors of the Kunstverein.

‚Lua Cão‘ is an immersive moving-image experiment with 21 films, videos, and images, arranged in five constellations. Every fifteen minutes the exhibition changes, following a four-hour-long technical script implemented by a projectionist, who turns the equipment on and off, and can give interpretative background or answer questions.

Originally presented by Galeria Zé dos Bois in Azores and Lisbon, ‚Lua Cão‘ is the result of more than a decade and a half of conversation between Checa, Estrela, and Gusmão and Paiva. The title refers to a rare optical phenomenon where the moon’s light is refracted to appear in a halo with a pair of adjacent ‘moon dogs’. Moons, eyeballs, multiple exposures, tunnels, light rays, and atmospheric and optical illusions proliferate throughout the exhibition to emphasize the role the mechanics of vision plays in both artistic practices, and to demonstrate their shared interest in the moving image that consistently connects abstractions to illusions, the everyday to the impossible.

A new bilingual publication of ‘literary miniatures’, written by the artists and curators, will be available – the eleventh in the Kunstverein’s Companion series, co-published with Roma Publications, Amsterdam.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the presentation, the exhibition will be open Thursday through Sunday from 5–9pm. The sequence begins promptly.

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Habima Fuchs
‚297‘
17 Februar – 15 April 2018
(Schaufenster am Hofgarten)

From 17 February until 15 April 2018, Kunstverein München presents ‚297‘ — an exhibition by Habima Fuchs in the Schaufenster am Hofgarten.

The sculptures, drawings, paintings, and installations of Habima Fuchs are the result of a earnest commitment to the discovery of the deep phenomena of life. Through close philosophical research and intensive analysis of religious and mythological iconography, Habima Fuchs generates hybrid forms that erase distinctions between tangible and intangible forms of being and appearance, accentuate the interrelation between entities and their environment, and syncretize some points of understanding from different cultural traditions.

The title ‚297‘ refers to the coincidental amount of hours Habima Fuchs recently spent in ‘service’ at the gothic St. Barbara’s cathedral in Kutná Hora — which allowed for sustained contemplation on how sacred sites can operate as vehicles for an inner journey. In her new installation in the Schaufenster, drawings, sculpture, and other elements are combined, pointing to the fundamental relationship and similarity between the human body and such buildings, in both shape and aim.