3rd KloHäuschen Biennial
 
ABOUT THE SPACE - Learning from the Pros
 
 
  For the third time in a row now, KloHäuschen hosts its biennial. But how is a former pissoir supposed to know how one sets something like that up, a biennial? In order to research the matter more closely, KloHäuschen undertakes an excursion, together with its curator Dr. Susanne Schmitt, its artistic director Anja Uhlig, and Prof. Dr. Natalie Göltenboth from the Univeristy of Munich and a her Anthropology class.
 
Academically speaking, this is called „fieldwork“ – and it means that you have a very thorough look at a place, that you ask the research objects many questions and that you observe them in their actual environmnet. Being a space, KloHäuschen is of course especially interested in how the Venice Biennial deals with spaces.
 
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3
 
In the big exhibition at Arsenale, however, KloHäuschen looks pretty blank. Almost the whole brick space of the Arsenale halls is covered in partition screens that are painted in a dark grey or white.
 
KloHäuschen does not really see why the actual space is not allowed to play along for real. It finds cut surfaces where the partition screens meet the space and holes in the white cover up where the Arsenale space remains visible. And it comes to think that this is quite an interesting way of working with space, after all - the high brick walls and the points of contact in between. And thus, it wants to have a cover up like that as well for its next biennial.
 
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3
 
Back in Munich, KloHäuschen luckily meets the artist Rasso Rottenfusser. He perfectly works with partition screens and cover ups and develops his works of art together with spaces and places. And KloHäuschen is overjoyed and really honored when he confirms to make sure that KloHäuschen, too, gets such a great cover up for its KHBi3.
 
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3
Das KloHäuschen - KHBi3