ECM — A Cultural Archaeology: Essay by Okwui Enwezor
One of the fundamental questions addressed in the exhibition “ECM – A Cultural Archaeology” is how can music be presented in a museum exhibition? The history of the record label ECM – as Okwui Enwezor states in his essay “Big Ears” – should be made comprehensible through more than just documents, archives, and artifacts. A major concern of the exhibition was to present the work of Manfred Eicher and ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) to the public in an appropriate manner, and to show ECM’s relationship to different artistic disciplines. These range from the films of Godard, Theodor Kotullas, and Peter Greenaway to the concerts of Keith Jarrett and The Art Ensemble of Chicago; from the performances by Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, and Codona to the graphic design of Barbara Wojirsch and photographs by Dieter Rehm, Roberto Masotti, Deborah Feingold, and others.
Stretch your view
Stretch your view
Clive Kellner: Kendell Geers 1988 — 2012
Clive Kellner, curator of the exhibition, gives an overview of Kendell Geers' work from 1988 to 2012. MORE
Julienne Lorz: From the Bell Jar to the Cage
In her essay, curator Julienne Lorz follows the trajectory of Louise Bourgeois's career, from her early works to the "Cells", a motif which the artist explored for more than two decades. MORE
Branka Stipančić: "Deal with it, Comrade!"
Branka Stipančić on the Croatian art scene during the 1960s. MORE
Withholding Images MORE
Okwui Enwezor: Gestures of Affiliation
This essay by Okwui Enwezor focuses on three public buildings that respond to the necessity to inscribe new types of historical content into architecture itself. MORE
Portals and Processions: Matthew Barney's "River of Fundament"
Essay by Okwui Enwezor MORE
Ulrich Wilmes: Deep, Dark Time
Catalogue essay by curator Ulrich Wilmes on Baselitz's practice of critical reflecting on his own work against a new temporal background. MORE
Patrizia Dander: A Desire for Things
In her essay, curator Patrizia Dander returns to Mark Leckey's 2004 exhibition "Septic Tank". MORE
Ends of the Earth and Back
Essay by Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon "Ends of the Earth and Back" MORE
Ulrich Wilmes: "Between Reading and Seeing"
Curator Ulrich Wilmes on the art of American artist Mel Bochner, who is considered one of the founders of conceptual art. MORE
Patrizia Dander: "Centrifugal Forces at Work"
In her essay on the Croatian artist Ivan Kožarić, exhibition curator Patrizia Dander tries to get to the heart of Kožarić's work, which is characterized, above all, by artistic freedom. MORE
Julienne Lorz: Joëlle Tuerlinckx and the Exhibition
In her essay, curator Julienne Lorz explores the working methods of the Belgian conceptual artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx, whose exhibitions can be seen as a medium in itself. MORE
Sculptural Acts - Essay by Patrizia Dander and Julienne Lorz
Sculptural Acts brings together two seemingly disparate elements: sculpture and the act. While sculpture is ordinarily associated with a state of stasis, the act suggests movement or an action of some sort. MORE
Okwui Enwezor: Rise and Fall of Apartheid
The essay offers a comprehensive overview of the pictorial response to apartheid in South Africa. MORE
History of the air-raid shelter in Haus der Kunst
Text on the history of the former air-raid shelter in Haus der Kunst by Munich historian Sabine Brantl. MORE
Ulrich Wilmes: Ellen Gallagher
Catalogue essay about the cornerstones of the artist's visual language MORE
Alex Kitnick: Everybody's Autobiography
In his catalogue essay, Alex Kitnick looks at Mark Leckey as an archivist of past lifestyles and fads. MORE
ECM — Sound samples
The exhibition "ECM — A Cultural Archaeology" was accompanied by a concert series featuring renowned performers. Here, you will find sound samples of all the participating musicians and ensembles. MORE
Ana Dević: "A Feeling of Wholeness"
Ana Dević's essay on the Croatian artist Ivan Kožarić was published in May 2013 in the magazine "Afterall". MORE