28.9.23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM




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History is created in the present, not in the past. It changes with the arrival and departure of those who remember. Remembering must be constantly rethought by each generation. The Association of German Architects (BDA) explores the significance of architecture for our culture of remembrance in a series of evening events. On 28.9.23, Sabine Brantl, the head of the Archive at Haus der Kunst, will be a guest speaker.

Today, Haus der Kunst is one of the important globally active centers for contemporary art. At the same time, the building serves as a reminder of the instrumentalization and alignment of art. Opened in 1937 as “Haus der Deutschen Kunst” [House of German Art] the building was one of the first architectural showcase projects of the Nazi regime and a central hub for art and propaganda.

Since the 1990s, the continuous examination of the place and its history has been integral to the self-conception of Haus der Kunst. In 2004, the holdings of the Historical Archive were cataloged.

In her lecture, Sabine Brantl will explain the multifaceted and often challenging approach to the history of the building. How has the perspective on history and architecture changed since the post-war period, and what factors have been decisive in this transformation? What role does the archive play as the “memory” of the past and the basis for research and memory projects? And how do artists who exhibit at Haus der Kunst actively engage in the process of reflection?

The lecture will take place at the BDA headquarters, Türkenstraße 34, 80333 Munich. Admission is free.

Moderated by Robert Rechenauer