ars viva 2023

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With the exhibition “ars viva 2023”, Haus der Kunst continues its commitment to a younger generation of artists. The winners of “ars viva 2023”, Paul Kolling, Shaun Motsi, and Leyla Yenirce, will present new site-specific works at Haus der Kunst, on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the renowned award for emerging artists.

The reality of current events of a political, ecological, or social nature is present in the works of all three artists. Paul Kolling is one third of the terra0.org collective, which explores the creation of technological hybrid ecosystems. Previous works include a forest that manages itself through automated processes, smart contracts, and blockchain technology, created with the help of artificial intelligence. At the interface between moving image, sound, and performance, Leyla Yenirce creates works that address the persecution of the Kurdish Yezidi religious minority and the resistance of female fighters. The works of Shaun Motsi question how knowledge and information are constructed, inherited, and acquired, in particular in relation to popular culture and image production. Through film, painting, installation, and text, he explores cultural narratives and their connections within a global context.

Curated by Jana Baumann with Manuela Hillmann.


An exhibition by Haus der Kunst München in cooperation with the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V.

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