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Exhibition catalogue

Ends of the Earth — Land Art to 1974

With a foreword by Okwui Enwezor (Haus der Kunst) and Jeffrey Deitch (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles). MORE

In the press

Ends of the Earth - DER SPIEGEL - Interview

Interview with curator Philipp Kaiser on the exhibition “Ends of the Earth – Land Art to 1974” MORE


Ends of the Earth and Back

Essay by Philipp Kaiser and Miwon Kwon "Ends of the Earth and Back" MORE

Exhibition Walk-through , Exhibition Walk-through , Exhibition Walk-through

Wilhelm Sasnal



Robert Adams

29.06 – 25.09.05

During the Federal Garden Show BUGA 2005, which takes place under the motto "Perspective Change" from April to September 2005 in Munich, the Haus der Kunst is presenting the world premiere of Robert Adams's new series, "Turning Back". The 164-photograph "Turning Back" series looks back at the effects of progress. The work is laid out in the fashion of a journey around the American Northwest. MORE


Yayoi Kusama

09.02 – 06.05.07

The art of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) is pure obsession. Her trademarks: grid structures, spheres, mirrors and, above all, dots – Polka Dots. The exhibition is shown in the central Middle Hall of Haus der Kunst. MORE


Rupprecht Geiger

25.01 – 08.05.08

On his 100th birthday Haus der Kunst is paying tribute to the artist with an installation in the museum's central Middle Hall, where, besides two large color sails, the famous "Rote Trombe" [Red Dust Devil] is on display: an enormous tent-like object under which visitors can "stock up on red" for a few minutes. MORE


Shift II: Links of a Broken Chain

29.05 – 20.06.99

An installation by Christoph Brech MORE


Mike Kelley — Catholic Preferences.

11.02 – 17.04.95

Mike Kelley has with his installations and performances driven a thorn into the flesh of contemporary American art. MORE


Cardiff & Miller — Works from the Goetz Collection

13.04 – 08.07.12

The exhibition presents eight works by the Canadian artist duo Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, who, by combining image and tone and replicated spaces, activate as many of the viewer's senses as possible in order to make the depicted events as real as possible. Cardiff/Miller participated in dOCUMENTA (13), 2012. MORE


Shift I: The Dream of the Ego

30.04 – 24.05.99

An installation by Sabrina Hohmann MORE


Gustav Metzger

21.05.10 – 31.03.11

"Strampelde Bäumf/Mirrortrees" shows trees that have been torn from the earth by the roots, turned upside down and poured in concrete – trees toppled and kicking wildly, an image that reflects the story of Metzger's life. MORE


Garin Nugroho

19.09.08 – 11.01.09

In his film "Opera Jawa" (2006) Indonesian director Garin Nugroho re-interprets the Indian national epic "Ramayana". Nugroho combines traditional forms of Gamelan music, rod-puppet theater, Javanese dance and song with contemporary choreography; the projection is staged as a theatrical installation in the central Middle Hall of the museum. MORE


Hughie O’Donoghue

10.01 – 11.02.97

Like Francis Bacon before him, Hughie O’Donoghue concentrates on the human body, its carnality, vulnerability and sensual power. MORE


The Second Face

14.02 – 27.04.97

As a collection of African sculpture, the Barbier-Mueller Collection in Geneva documents the Dark Continent in all its creative richness as hardly any other museum does. MORE


Beauty now

10.02 – 01.05.00

Beauty was long not a category in modern art – fashion, advertising and mass media had claimed it for their own. In recent years, however, a return of beauty in contemporary art has been evident. MORE


Resistance — Thought Pictures for the Future

11.12.93 – 20.02.94



Robin Rhode

16.09.07 – 06.01.08

"Walk Off" is Robin Rhode’s first comprehensive exhibition in Europe. Drawings, photographs, animations and sculptures are on display a.o. – complemented by an action room, where Rhode will produce a wall drawing and develop a performance together with the dancer Jean-Baptiste André and the composer Thomas Larcher. MORE


Imi Knoebel

23.08 – 20.10.96

Born in 1940 in Dessau Imi Knoebel is one of the most important German painters of the generation after Joseph Beuys. Spanning three decades, Knoebel’s work can be attributed to Minimalism, although the limited art-historical term cannot full express his variety of genres. MORE