From March 8 to April 3, the exhibition “Site Visit” invites artists from Munich, New York, Berlin and Los Angeles to encounter and engage with each other. In workshops, artists’ talks and installations, they will spend four weeks on the lower floor of Museum Brandhorst exploring questions about the significance of institutional spaces and the conditions of artistic creation.
Central to the exhibition format are the alternating installations of emerging local artists. Four artists who live in Munich – Helin Alas, Johanna Klingler, Robert Keil and Maria VMier – exhibit works conceived specially for the exhibition at Museum Brandhorst on a weekly basis. Until April 27th Robert Keil’s installation “Strings” (2022) will be on view. Robert Keil’s sculptures are made of deconstructed toy robot dogs, which have been rewired to produce different movements and sounds. The artist creates an uncanny organism that connects the entire museum into one electronic, physical, and sonic artwork. Keils installation is followed by Maria VMiers paintings and bronze doorknockers. VMier’s installation “Hi!” (2022) is on view from 29 March to 3 April 2022. Accompanying workshops and conversations with the international artists Haris Epaminonda, Carolyn Lazard, Cameron Rowland (25 March, 7 p.m.) and Madeline Hollander (29 March, 7 p.m.) complement the exhibition. Throughout its entire run, Madeline Hollander’s installation “Sunrise/Sunset” (2021) will keep a watchful eye on the exhibition.
“‘Site Visit’ turns the process of the artists’ site visit, which usually happens at the beginning of an exhibition project, into a program of installations, talks, and workshops. Inviting the public into this process provides the opportunity for intensive examinations of contemporary art practices. With chances to see art, hear artists talk, and have group conversations, we hope to create dialogue between leading artistic positions and the public.” – Curator Giampaolo Bianconi