Annual gifts Kunstverein Munich
December 3 – 11, 2022
The webshop to view the Jahresgaben (not yet available for sale) is now online: store.kunstverein-muenchen.de
The Jahresgaben will open on Friday, December 2 and will be available for sale on that day exclusively on site from 6pm to 10pm.
From Saturday, December 3, 12 noon, the annual gifts can also be purchased online via our webshop. The exhibition is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. up to and including Sunday, December 11.
Condition for the purchase is the membership in the Kunstverein München. It is also possible to become a member only when purchasing an Jahresgabe. Annual gifts cannot be reserved and can only be purchased from the opening evening.
Please feel free to drop by!
nkd, Nordic Artists Centre Dale, Norway
august to october 2022
Karen Irmer – dauerhaft flüchtig
In 2020, the scholarship for artistic photography and electronic media, which is offered annually by the Province of Carinthia in cooperation with the Department of Culture Klagenfurt, went to the German media artist Karen Irmer. Due to Corona, the 5-month working stay in the painter’s studio of the city of Klagenfurt took place only this year.
“My works have no identifiable space or place. If you cannot clearly assign and recognize the things you see, what are you looking at? You observe yourself seeing. Seeing itself becomes the object of observation.”
The artist also devoted herself to the play with perception during her stay in Carinthia. The reflection of one’s own viewing continues to be an integral part of her artistic strategy. In the exhibition, a video work in which only the smallest movements take place is juxtaposed with large-format photographic prints. Depending on the incidence of light, these show a different contrast, which further intensifies the inherent mystical quality.
In this way, it is not the individual appearance as such, but the atmospheric situation that becomes the motif. The result is photographs of poetic beauty that, with their implied ambiguity, do not always allow the viewer to clearly determine their location.
Domestic Space – Fotografie
with Anja Behrens and Kirk Sora
On the occasion of the exhibition, a portrait of Karen Irmer was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.