The Asymmetric Studio
Sound - Lecture - Performance
The Asymmetric Studio is a Sound-based program organised by Jan St. Werner, in co-operation with Kunstverein München and BR Hörspiel und Medienkunst. Taking place in the foyer of the Kunstverein between March and June 2013 The Asymmetric Studio consists of four events with invited guests. It offers a stage for musicians, composers and musicologists from different backgrounds and practices to come together with the aim of mapping a space etween established disciplines, experiences and sounds. These live performances, improvisations and conversations are recorded live and subsequentlybroadcast on hör!spiel!art. mix on BR2 at a later date.
Das Asymmetrische Studio 1 - transaxelectroacoustique (Black Manual and Jan St. Werner)
Das Asymmetrische Studio 2 - Helmut Lachenmann
Das Asymmetrische Studio 3 - Andrey Smirnov
Das Asymmetrische Studio 4 - miscontinuum - an electronic opera
No Country For Odd Poets
Kuratiert von Pico Be und Anna McCarthy
No Country for Odd Poets is a poetry series, initiated by the author and musician Pico Be, with the aim of offering authors scope to read from and speak about their work. The audience is invited to engage with the author and his/her work for the duration of an evening. The series initially took place in the Munich off-space Art Babel and was called “Kein Land für Alte Dichter” (eng. No Country for Old Poets). On every occassion the author was guarded by two armed persons who acted as the symbolic protectors of poetry.
As of May 2012 the series has moved house, received a new name and a new co-creator. In collaboration with the artist Anna McCarthy, Pico Be continues the series in the Kunstverein Munich, under the new name No Country For Odd Poets. The concept remains the same, only a new symbolic thread has taken the place of the weapon - a 'lap of honour', which comprises of each guest poet taking a ride on a horse around the adjacent Hofgarten. This act is usually reserved exclusively for Bavarian statesmen and police. This is filmed by Anna McCarthy and the resulting footage is projected during the actual reading.
The Local Contemporary
curated by Anja Lückenkemper
Over the course of this year, the format The Local Contemporary will present four young positions of the art and design field within the new Kunstverein Munich Display Window. These positions address a sense of locality, from the specific site of the Hofgarten to the city of Munich. By using this space, the Kunstverein intends to show the creative potential amongst local networks that operate in its hometown alongside its international program.
Kunstverein Munich Display Window (Project Space) is supported by Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München.