Munich; Lenbachhaus at Kunstbaum “Playtime”

by Venetia Kapernekas

a sunday afternoon to the newly fabulous  opened exhibition at Lebenchhaus at Kunstbaum ” Playtime”

a collaboration of the Lenbenchhaus and Munich Re on the subject of work.

March 15, 2014-June 29, 2014

 Tehching Hsieh One Year Performance 1980-1981 (Waiting to Punch the Time Clock)
Photograph by Michael Shen   © 2014 Tehching Hsieh
Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly, New York

Darren Almond, Francis Alÿs, Mel Bochner, Monica Bonvicini, Pet Shop Boys, KP Brehmer, Charlie Chaplin, Slatan Dudow, Beate Engl, Harun Farocki, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Andrea Fraser, Melanie Gilligan, Tehching Hsieh, Jörg Immendorff, Stephan Janitzky, Ali Kazma, Sharon Lockhart, Michaela Melián, Henrik Olesen, Anna Oppermann, Adrian Paci, Dan Perjovschi, Peter Piller, Julian Röder, Martha Rosler, Dieter Roth, Andreas Siekmann, Christoph Schlingensief, Allan Sekula, Richard Serra, Kerstin Stakemeier, Mladen Stilinović, Berwick Street Collective (Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan), Donna Summer, Jacques Tati, Wibke Tiarks, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Timm Ulrichs, Ignacio Uriarte

“The exhibition PLAYTIME takes up the subtle critique aimed at the modern working environment by Jacques Tati in his eponymous film, and raises a variety of questions: How do artists from different generations and backgrounds engage with the subject of work? What does it mean to work as an artist today? And how is the artist’s work different from other forms of work? The artists we have invited contribute a wide range of perspectives and methods. They not only address work as such, but also the norms and behavioral precepts of a society defined by work. They examine existing power relations and gender-specific conventions in the working world and interrogate the connections between identity, the situations in which we live and work. 1960s socio-critical and activist positions enter into dialogue with more recent pieces that reflect on the conditions under which we work today.”  (Lenbachaus press release)

In Bildern: Die Ausstellung „Playtime“ im Münchner Lenbachhaus

Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break Installation, „Duane Hanson: Sculptures of Life,“ 14 December 2002 – 23 February 2003, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 2003, Vier gerahmte C-Prints, je 183 x 307cm(Courtesy Collection of Contemporary Art Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona Foto: Sharon Lockhart und Collection of Contemporary Art Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona)


Dieter Roth “Solo Scenes” 1997-1998

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