Wed, October 26 – Sat, October 29, 2016

From October 26 through 29, the accompanying program of the exhibition "FAVORITES III: New Art from Munich" will take place. The artists in the exhibition will be inviting guests of their choice for performances, book presentations, talks, concerts, and more.

Further information coming soon.




Wed, October 26, 2016, 6pm

Conversation between curator Saim Demircan and artist Flaka Haliti
at Kunstbau, Lenbachhaus

Saim Demircan and Flaka Haliti will chart the development of the artist's recent installations and exhibitions, and will discuss the subject matter and material choices that both contextualise and interconnect her work.

Saim Demircan is a curator and writer based in Berlin. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a curator at Kunstverein München in Munich, Germany. Previously he curated a two-year programme of Offsite Projects, as well as an exhibition of works by German artist Kai Althoff, at Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea, UK. He has published on numerous artistic practices, and is a regular contributor to frieze and Art Monthly as well as a contributing editor to Art Papers. During 2017 Demircan will be the curator at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 in New York.

In Cooperation with Academy of Fine Arts Munich (AdBK), class Professor Pitz.


Book Presentation: Anna McCarthy - How to start a revolution
at Kunstbau, Lenbachhaus

"HOW TO START A REVOLUTION" is a multi-layered work that deals with clichés of rebelliousness. It is embedded in socio-political events from 2007 to 2015 and their mediatic and subjective reception. The project is a sort of microcosm of people and places in McCarthy's immediate environment representing global events in a humorous, absurd, and critical manner. Geographically anchored in Munich and Bavaria, it reaches beyond the local peculiarities and relocates them into the context of historical global events. Examples are documentaries such as  'Bored Rebel in Oberpfaffenhofen' or ridiculously provocative political actions in public spaces (such as numerous "in-flux" archives or a pathetic musical, which was first performed in 2013 at Haus der Kunst). The project has been exhibited internationally, among others at Nottingham Gallery for Contemporary Art, Chisenhale Gallery London, Ringberg Castle Hamminkeln, Galleribox Iceland and at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow.

"HOW TO START A REVOLUTION: The Book" is at the same time an extension of the project, as well as its summary. It is published by Edition Taube including an artist's edition of 50 copies in cooperation with gallery SPERLING.

Concert: Friends of Gas
"Friends of Gas are like a mosquito bite – Quick to happen, but causing a lingering itch."

FRIENDS OF GAS from Munich move with noisy guitar runs and fragmentary text between a fixed structure and improvisation, between post-punk, noise and the cold 80s. When FRIENDS OF GAS step onto the carpet, a gas-soaked breeze spreads right away. That smells kinda cool, but also repulsively unhealthy. FRIENDS OF GAS are Nina Walser, Veronica Burnuthian, Thomas Westner, Martin Tagar and Erol Dizdar.



ThU, October 27, 2016, 6 Pm

NoFutureKomplex (Sebastian Stein & Mitra Wakil & Stephan Janitzky) present their latest work.
at Kunstbau, Lenbachhaus

"What happens in munich, stays in munich." (30 minutes, 2016, expanded cinema) C. says: "As a professional actor I love being the center of your attention. Don't expect artistic expression for the benefit of your problems and hit the surface."

Concert: CRICKET
First experimental improvisation concert of the so called birthday group: Fabo Beger, Sebastian Dacey, Hedwig Eberle, Anna McCarthy und Rax Mossner.



Thu, October 27 and Sat, October 29, 2016, 2pm

Guided tour through the Archive forum for homosexuality Munich"
with Philipp Gufler

Bayerstr. 77a (Rear building, 3rd floor), 80335 München

The "Archive forum for homosexuality Munich" was founded in April 1999 as a self-organizing association by a group of lesbian and gay history enthusiasts. Ever since they have been working to support scientifically and culturally relevant research on the history and daily life of lesbians, gays, transsexuals and bisexuals, to collect these materials and make them available to a wider public.

Philipp Gufler has been a member of the "Archive forum for homosexuality Munich" since 2013. In 2014 he presented his video installation "Projections onto a crisis (Gauweilereien in München)" and published an accompanying artist's book of the same title. In this project Gufler dealt with the 1980s and the catalogue of measures against AIDS devised by the Bavarian government at the time. Since then other works have been developed from his studies at the "Archive forum for homosexuality munich", such as his silkscreen series "Quilt“ or his video portrait of Erich Haas (with Liane Kingler). During the guided tour Philipp Gufler will give an introduction to the holdings of the archive and his own artistic research.

Admission free (max. 15 persons)
Please get registered: fuehrungen-lenbachhaus (at)

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