Nicholas Bussmann – Wandering Dunes @ HKW

All politics and social practices are a mere continuation of music by other means. That is one way to describe the approach of artist and musician Nicholas Bussmann. At HKW, Bussmann invites visitors to participate in his multi-layered experiments in societal composition, ritual and polyphony. The focus of the exhibition is the Wandering Dunes, an installation and sandbox game where – in dialogue with game masters – worlds emerge and pass away. In musical performances, a choir and other musicians activate the installation while references to nomadic communities in Europe repeatedly appear. The mobile Dachs Kirsche Schuh, created especially for the exhibition, gathers emojis around an imaginary campfire under baroque clouds that oscillate between identity and difference, stereotypes and subversion, gambling for luck and algorithmic indifference.

Exhibition curated by Anselm Franke

Wandering Dunes 003 with Sina Ahmadi, André Alves, Lucile Desamory, Yusuf Ergün, Franz Friedrich, Şifa Girinci, Valeria Gordeev, Michael Guggenheim, Margareth Kammerer, Rudi Katholnig, Leonor Narciso, Laura Mello, Eduard Mont de Palol, Rico Repotente, Konstantin Schimanowski, Aaron Snyder, Florina Speth, Helga Utz, Meret Weber

Photos Sebastian Bolesch

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