NS-Dokumentationszentrum München, Munich, Germany
28 Nov 2019 - 30 Aug 2020


An exhibition of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism about the future of the past. 

Works of art by over 40 international artists explore how to interpret the past and its links to the present against the background of the historical exhibition, opening up a dialog between contemporary art and the remembrance work performed by the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. These works, many of them new, invite viewers to consider global life realities while adding international perspectives to German history and creating polyphonic narratives of the past and future. Through the media of painting, photography, installation, video, and performance, artists from different generations convey many-sided images of history, recounting individual experiences and reporting on structural connections alike. The exhibition features selected works of art, some from the Nazi period and recent decades alongside new works created specifically for this context.

A major opening event will be held at the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism on November 27, 2019. The Polish art historian and curator Anda Rottenberg will deliver a lecture titled “Long way to Laramie, Wyoming” at 6pm. The speech will give as well the exhibition’s artistic director, Nicolaus Schafhausen, who co-curated the 6th Moscow Biennale, and who was the curator of the German Pavilion for the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennale.



Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Heba Y. Amin, Kader Attia, Sammy Baloji, Michal Baror, Cana Bilir-Meier, Ayzit Bostan, Mohamed Bourouissa, Andrea Büttner, Keren Cytter, Brenda Draney, Loretta Fahrenholz, Sirah Foighel Brutmann / Eitan Efrat, Aslan Ġoisum, Ydessa Hendeles, Arthur Jafa, Sebastian Jung, Brian Jungen, Leon Kahane, Annette Kelm, Baseera Khan, Ken Lum, Paweł Kowalewski, Else Lasker-Schüler, Jumana Manna, Paula Markert, Michaela Meise, Michaela Melián, Kent Monkman, Artur (Stefan) Nacht-Samborski, Olaf Nicolai, Otobong Nkanga, Emil Nolde, Marcel Odenbach, Emeka Ogboh, Trevor Paglen, Harald Pickert, Joanna Piotrowska, Jon Rafman, Willem de Rooij, Cemile Sahin, Mira Schendel, Gregor Schneider, Hito Steyerl, Rosemarie Trockel, Želimir Žilnik





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