Plot by Kapwani Kiwanga at Haus der Kunst München

Munich, 2020

The seventh edition of the series Der Öffentlichkeit – Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst is dedicated to the Franco-Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga.

Kapwani Kiwanga will create the site – specific installation ‘Plot’ for the museum’s Middle Hall, as well as the area surrounding Haus der Kunst in Munich. The project is conceived as an ever-changing series of artistic interventions and events in three “acts”, staged across the entire run of the installation.

Kvadrat has sponsored Der Öffentlichkeit – Von den Freunden Haus der Kunst with a total of 277 metres of textile, including the curtain fabrics Zulu 2 and Air 4.

In the first act which opens on 9 October, the museum’s famous Middle Hall is re-imagined via a series of large semi-transparent curtains, whose gradients of greens and pastels both evoke the neighbouring English Garden, as well as blur the boundaries between the museum’s interior and exterior spaces.

This complex environment is further complemented by a series of inflatable sculptures housing both objects and plants, hinting at biological-architectural hybrids, whilst simultaneously referencing historic Victorian-era botanical technologies.

The two further acts in December and March will include a festive parade with banners and illuminated lanterns to be installed on the museum’s exterior.

By dividing the project into three acts, Kiwanga’s ‘Plot’ shifts between artwork and event and questions the idea of a complete work of art.

Opening:
9 October 2020 – 24 April 2021

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday closed
Thursday 10 am to 10 pm
Friday, Saturday 10 am to 8 pm