In the organizer's words:

In-between 1-9
Spaces of possibility

In-between 5
Manuela Illera
(space of possibility)

Manuela Illera
Philipp Gufler
(film program)

Exhibition from June 7 to July 4, 2024
Opening Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6 to 9 pm

In 2024, 'Dazwischensein' provides the conceptual superstructure for nine short, individual artistic presentations that explore the theme in its various aspects. Being in-between can be a thought, a state or even a feeling. We want to understand being in-between as a possibility to see more and to grasp different perspectives at the same time.

The installation 'Piedras Lunares' (Moonstones) by Manuela Illera, developed especially for the Space of Possibilities, is thematically based on the spiritual conquest of Latin America, which is closely linked to the Spanish conquista. The Spanish crown, which had financed Columbus' voyage, was granted the new lands in South America in 1493 through two papal bulls: the Eximiae devotionis and the Inter Caetera divinae, in which Pope Alexander VI formulated the special mission of making the indigenous peoples members of the church and allowing them to share in the blessings of the Gospel. The Colombian-born artist's work builds on the project 'Lenguas Solares' (Languages of the Sun), which she recently developed for the Istituto Cervantes in Munich. It is the second project in a series of decolonial practices developed especially for the location.

Manuela Illera (*1988 in Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in Munich. She studied painting in Buenos Aires and fine arts at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich under Prof. Julian Rosefeldt until 2023. Illera's works are closely interwoven with her feminist practice, which is characterized by the migrant perspective. Her interdisciplinary work deals with time-based media and the combination of sound and performing arts. She deals with themes such as decoloniality, queerness, the body and subversive identities. Her music, films, collective works, social projects and experiential designs explore the role of whiteness, capitalism and patriarchal social conformity in society. Illera is co-founder of the band 'Cosmica Bandida', co-director of the decolonial music festival 'La Retornona' in Bogotá and produces the feminist podcast 'Extravagant Mortals'. Her exhibitions and performances have been shown internationally, including in Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, Paris, Vienna, Bogotá and Buenos Aires.

Interviewer: Atabey Mamasita (b. Carlos Maria Romero *1979) is an artist and curator focusing on cultural heritage practices relevant to historically marginalized communities and social cohesion. Among other things, Atabey was co-curator at the Museu de Arte do Rio in Rio de Janeiro and curator of the Contemporary Dance University Festival in Bogotá. Atabey is currently curator for Performative Practices at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Philipp Gufler (*1989 in Augsburg) lives in Amsterdam and Munich and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Philipp Gufler combines various media in his artistic work. These include screen prints on fabric and mirrors, artist books, performances and videos. In the 'Quilts' series of works, the artist makes reference to artists, writers, magazines and lost queer spaces. In addition, the human body and AIDS play an important role in his artworks, for example in the video installations 'The Responsive Body' or 'Becoming-Rabe'. He has had solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Göttingen, Françoise Heitsch, Munich, BQ, Berlin and Kevin Space, Vienna, as well as group exhibitions at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Centraal Museum, Utrecht and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. In 2015 he received the Bavarian Art Promotion Prize, in 2020 the Media Prize of the German AIDS Foundation and in 2021 the Dutch Royal Award for Painting. He is an active member of the self-organized Forum Queeres Archiv München.

Film program
Manuela Illera
Animal Ventus, 2023
Film, 30 minutes

Philipp Gufler
Lana Kaiser, 2020
Film, 13 minutes
Rory Pilgrim (music), Julia Swoboda (camera), Nathalie Bruys (sound), Theo Cook (grading), Hammann Von Mier Verlag (accompanying publication)
In memory of Lana Kaiser (1985-2018)

Opening night
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 6 pm to 9 pm
Introduction 7.30 pm

Manuela Illera in conversation with Atabey
Wednesday, June 26, 2024, 7 pm

Finissage with music
Thursday, July 4, 2024, 7 p.m.

Dazwischensein is a project in cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, the Uri Institute Cultures of the Alps and the Lucerna Foundation. With the kind support of the Curt Wills Foundation and the sponsorship of the Verein Ausstellungshaus für christliche Kunst e.V., Munich. The project was made possible by the BBK - Verbindungslinien funding program with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.

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