Preview 2023

23 January 2023

Dear friends of the Apartment of Art, AoA

It is time to give a little preview of the exhibition season 2023

This year, we are pleased to start the season on April 22nd with the exhibition "A Room for One's Own". This exhibition is curated by Hanna Banholzer, research associate at the Kunstmuseum Basel. She lived in Munich from 2019-2022 and has implemented here during this time the very successful project "Hotspots of Art" with a public folding plan and an exhibition in the Maximiliansforum, on the independent exhibition scene in Munich .
She writes about this exhibition: "In her 1929 feminist essay "A Room for One's One", Virginia Woolf called for more retreats and working spaces for women writers, which were necessary to strengthen their own practice and to change the male-dominated literary landscape. The exhibition of the same name at apartment der kunst takes this idea of emancipatory appropriation of space as a starting point and presents works by artists* who in different ways question spatial power structures as well as demand visibility in the public sphere." With Katrin Bittl, Nele Ka and Lilian Robl.

A Room for One´s Own

On June 24 follows the opening of the exhibition "Diaspora Iran" curated by Vinzenz Adldinger. In his studies he has focused on the art of Iran and has traveled there several times. For several years he has also worked as an accompanist at the Iranian Film Festival "Cinema Iran" in Munich. During his studies he worked for several years as an assistant in the Apartment of Art.
He writes about the exhibition: "In the topicality of these days of the revolution "Women, Life, Freedom" in Iran, the focus is on artists* as representatives of the Iranians* from the Diaspora, they make as a mouthpiece on the grievances medial attention and take in this way even from a distance to the best of their ability share". With Parastou Forouhar, Kaveh Kavoosi, Sima Dehgani.

Photo and work: Papillon befleckt; Parastou Forouhar

At the end of the season an event that we are particularly pleased. On September 09 we may celebrate our 10th anniversary with an exhibition by Benjamin Bergman. Benjamin Bergman loves the absurd and the confusion. His works, public interventions and exhibitions always give reason to question one's own entrenched mechanisms of perception and to put oneself and the world in ever new relations. His last exhibitions were shown at the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Kunstmuseum Bonn. He has also designed a column for the wonderful STOA 169 hall in Polling.

Photo and work: Ring My Bell; Benjamin Bergmann

A wonderful news at the end! From 2024 we can resume the exchange and residency program with Taiwan together with our partners (TAV Taipei; Kulturreferat München, Villa Waldberta and Goethe Taipei). From May-June 2023, the call for proposals for the Munich artists will be published and we are looking forward to a lively participation again. Our thanks to all visitors and benevolent companions in 2022

With best wishes for

Apartment of art 2023