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Susanne Gaensheimer and Aino Laberenz would like to thank

After almost six months, the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011 ended a week ago. Several 100,000 international visitors and media representatives have paid special attention to Christoph Schlingensief and the German Pavilion. Susanne Gaensheimer and Aino Laberenz would like to sincerely thank everybody that has contributed to the success of the German Pavilion in 2011 as well as to the accompanying publication. Thank you for your cooperation, your commitment and your financial support:

Harald Dutch Adams

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The artist Christoph Schlingensief

“The artist Christoph Schlingensief” recently published by the Praesens Verlag.
(ISBN 978-3-7069-0592-3)

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Last month German Pavilion – only 24 days left!

Schlange stehen am Deutschen Pavillon, 30. Oktober 2011, Foto: Booth
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Queuing at the German Pavilion, 30 October 2011, Photo: Booth

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Opening of the school

Eröffnung der Schule, 8. Oktober 2011, Foto: Michael Bogár
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Opening of the school, 8 October 2011, Photo: Michael Bogár

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Presentation of the Golden Lion Award

from left to right Aino Laberenz, Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer and Giorgio Orsoni, Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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Schlingensief’s opera village in Africa: A “Conversation” at the German Pavilion

Dr. Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Francis Kéré, Aino Laberenz, Chris Dercon, Simon Njami und Susanne Gaensheimer
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Dr Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Francis Kéré, Aino Laberenz, Chris Dercon, Simon Njami and Susanne Gaensheimer

Conversation at  the German Pavilion, 2 June 2011, Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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Torsten Lemmer: Christoph works!

Working with Christoph Schlingensief when you’re an extreme rightist music producer?
Can it be done? Yes, it can be done! more…

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Den Skandal erzeugen immer die anderen

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Schorsch “Tuffi“ Kamerun: That’s probably what they call freedom

“Christoph’s at the station, picking up the German Nazis.” So the press lady at Zurich’s
Schauspielhaus told me when I asked. The town was up in arms. A clear-cut case.
Typical. Hmm, but is that actually political? Those who wanted to know more precisely right away had failed to understand the moment. For the methodical examination of this sort of Schlingensief action amounted to a slowing of his creativity. Conversely: that was his permanent advantage. Because he permitted virtually no dissection of his work. That was how he always remained one step faster, ahead of those who thought they had finally come close, were finally right on it. Fiddlesticks. Because those moments were exactly when the twist came. Intuitive, hardly conceptual. And the mistaken belief of being on the same level with him thanks to “solid preparation,” that was even more wrong. Because then people needed to work off the ballast of their analytically approximate approaches when something altogether different was suddenly at issue. more…

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Heftige Reigen, kritische Masse – Christoph Schlingensief und sein Publikum

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Irm Hermann: From Berliner Republik bis Mea Culpa

I first met Christoph Schlingensief in 1987, when he cast me for his film Schafe in Wales
[Sheep in Wales]. He was still fairly unknown at the time, and at first glance he struck me
as a good-looking young middle-class man who had manners; every mother-in-law’s perfect dream. Yet behind the bourgeois façade lurked a great seducer, who would use his overwhelming charm to drive me into the craziest acts of self-abandonment, something I had not experienced since my time with Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After Fassbinder, with whom I spent a formative chapter of my life, from 1966 until his death in June 1981, and to whom I owe my very personal “Éducation sentimentale” in matters artistic as well as personal, working with Christoph now cast a similarly fascinating spell over me that mixed pleasure, fear, and curiosity. more…

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Link to current Schlingensief Website

Schlingensief Website

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Sich in den Weltzusammenhang hineindenken

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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of Schlingensief`s Fluxus Oratory in the German Pavilion, Altar view with film projection. Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of Schlingensief`s Fluxus Oratory in the German Pavilion, Altar view with film projection. Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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Auf dass die kreisenden Gedanken endlich einen Grund finden!

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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of Schlingensief`s Fluxus Oratory in the German Pavilion, Monstranz. Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of Christoph Schlingensief`s Fluxus-oratorio in the German pavilion, light box with radiograph
Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of Christoph Schlingensief`s Fluxus-oratorio in the German Pavilion, altar panel “Tolerance belt”, litter and bedside, Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of Schlingensief`s Fluxus Oratory in the German Pavilion, altar view with film projection, Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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Gespenster und monströse Stimmen: Interart und das Fremde in Christoph Schlingensiefs Ready Made Oper “Mea Culpa”

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Alexander Kluge: The Complete Version of a Baroque Invention by Christoph Schlingensief

Jewish tombs in the twelfth century bear an emblem: a hare. In 1943, the symbol on the stones attracted the attention of Oberrottenführer Hartmut Mielke when his convoy was bulldozing Jewish cemeteries in central Germany so that the sites could be used for the construction of water tanks for fire trucks. The motif returns on tombstones from the seventeenth century: outstretched, prone hares “sleeping” or “slain.”
The Oberrottenführer, who was a dedicated local historian in his spare time, knew that this use contrasted with pagan depictions of hares in Celtic areas south of the Rhön Mountains, where hares are documented as appearing on sacrificial stone altars, but not on tombs. more…

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Zirkulationen des Schmerzes

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Diskursverknappungsbekämpfung und negatives Gesamtkunstwerk

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Ball of Bad Taste

Christoph Schlingensief, Vienna 1998. Ball of Bad Taste. Sausage stand on Burgring, on the way between the Vienna Opera Ball and the Ball of Bad Taste © Peter Rigaud

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Avant-garde! Marmelade! Avant-garde! Marmelade!

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Gedenken an einen zukünftig Verstorbenen

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Susanne Gaensheimer would like to thank

Aufdi Aufdermauer
Harald Dutch Adams
Davide Babolin
Voxi Bärenklau
Florian Berktold
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A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within

A Church of Fear vs. the Alien Within. Stage installation of the Fluxus-oratorio by Christoph Schlingensief in the German Pavilion, Altar view with film projection
Photo: (c) Roman Mensing, artdoc.de

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Terror 2000

Audio: Funeral

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Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Christoph Schligensief
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Terror 2000 (Intensive Station Germany), Germany, 1991-92, Directed by Christoph Schlingensief © Filmgalerie 451

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100 Years Adolf Hitler

Audio: At Table

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Brigitte Kausch (Eva Braun)
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100 Years Adolf Hitler (The Last Hour in the Fuhrerbunker), Germany, 1988-89, Directed by Christoph Schlingensief © Filmgalerie 451

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United Trash

Audio: The birth of Peter Panne

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Jones Muguse, Thomas Chibwe
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United Trash, Germany 1995-6, directed by Christoph Schlingensief © Filmgalerie 451

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Church of Fear, German Pavilion

Christoph Schlingensief, “Church of Fear”, German Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia 2011, View of main room

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Egomania

Audio: Epilogue (excerpt)

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Tilda Swinton, Udo Kier
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Egomania – Island Without Hope, Germany, 1986, Directed by Christoph Schlingensief © Filmgalerie 451

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Menu Total

Audio: Theme Music (Helge Schneider)

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Helge Schneider
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Menu Total, Germany, 1985-86, Directed by Christoph Schlingensief © Filmgalerie 451

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The German Chainsaw Massacre

Audio: Border Control

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Artur Albrecht
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Artur Albrecht

The German Chainsaw Massacre (The First Hour of German Reunification), Germany, 1990, Directed by Christoph Schlingensief © Filmgalerie 451

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Schlingensief’s opera village in Africa: A “Conversation” at the German Pavilion

Christoph Schlingensief pursued his idea of an opera village in Burkina Faso passionately. He imagined it as a “social sculpture,” a place of encounters and of dialogue. The Goethe-Institut supported Schlingensief in this project from the very beginning and continues to be committed to its development. In March, it began the “Conversations” series in Ouagadougou: workshops and discussions both in Africa and in Europe intended to support the realization of the opera village by providing creative stimuli and promoting inner-African dialogue. Now, on 2 June the second meeting will be held at the German Pavilion. Planned participants include Aino Laberenz, Susanne Gaensheimer, Francis Kéré, Chris Dercon and Simon Njami.

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Settebello

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Helke Bayrle for Christoph Schlingensief

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Christoph Schlingensief

Christoph Schlingensief, Via Intolleranza II, Premiere Kunsten Festival des Arts Brüssel May 15, 2010 © Aino Laberenz

Christoph Schlingensief
German Pavilion
54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2011
June 4 – November 27, 2011


“…ultimately, what counts is that I feel safe knowing that there is a social thrust to my work”

(Christoph Schlingensief)


For the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011, the German Pavilion will present an exhibition with artworks by Christoph Schlingensief.

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Elisabeth Schweeger: A Personal Perspective on Christoph Schlingensief

“The great power, however, rests in uncertainty, in the conviction that there are no solutions but only transformations and changes of form … that, to me, is not fatalism, it is a very big yes to life.” (Christoph Schlingensief)

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Movie Poster “United Trash”

© Filmgalerie 451, Design: Assmann/Stock

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Dear Christoph


Sunday, August 22, 2010, eight o’clock. Stunned by the news of your death that came yesterday—in the end, it was a surprise after all—and having slept only a few hours, I gaze into the morning sun, little big Scorpio brother, and find no way forward in my gloom. As though paralyzed, my mind keeps returning to something Bazon Brock made us take to heart: Death must be abolished, this damn mess must stop. Your fiftieth birthday was to be in a few weeks, the opera village project in Africa needed ongoing work, and of course you had hoped to make a personal appearance in Venice next year, where you were to design the German biennial pavilion. It would have been an honor for you to represent the nation and to irritate it as well, to challenge and provoke. more…

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Learning from Africa

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Photographs of children in Burkina Faso

Upload: 11.04.2011

On Bayreuth

Kluge

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Einsam

Melian


lyrics and music: Christoph Schlingensief

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Learning from Africa

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Photographs of children in Burkina Faso

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Katzilein

Katzilein

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Learning from Africa

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Photographs of children in Burkina Faso

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Via Intolleranza II

The provisional final performance of ‘Via Intolleranza II’ in Munich has already take place without Christoph Schlingensief, who had to leave for reasons of illness, and showed that it works – sadly – even without him. 90 concentrated minutes about the colonial situation in our heads, Schlingensief and his team included just as much as the pleasant Africans who are also in Europe looking for agents and careers. The framework is provided by a couple of remembered quotations from Nono’s ‘Intolleranza’, socially-aware avant-garde opera from distant times, where one still knew exactly where morality and progress were leading. The debate is as Gordian as it is fruitful, and after the dilemmas and their intractability have been repeatedly raised, examined and allowed to collapse in a compact performance, an African version of Bayreuth almost seems to be the logical consequence. At the end a Schlingensief double sits behind a pane of glass surrounded by a projected scratchy film, bangs hesitantly on the glass and asks the good old futile question of all artists like Mr Punch: “Another weird bit of performance art. Is anybody there?” Be warned: this is not a homage to Schlingensief, but a notable production!
Franz Wille

A production of the Festspielhaus Afrika gGmbH in co-production with Kampnagel Hamburg, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels and Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. In cooperation with Burgtheater Vienna, Impulstanz and Wiener Festwochen
World premiere 15 May 2010

Theatertreffen Berlin 2011


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Interdisciplinary Symposium: Der Gesamtkünstler Christoph Schlingensief

The interdisciplinary Symposium Der Gesamtkünstler Christoph Schlingensief organized by the Elfriede-Jelinek-Research Centre in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Wien and the Thyssen-Bomemisza Art Contemporary will be held from 6th – 10th April 2011.
The symposium will include discussions about  Schlingensief’s artistic and theatrical aesthetics, the form of his works, the networking of Arts and the resulting media compaction and collisions.
For further information about the program and venue, please visit the website http://www.elfriede-jelinek-forschungszentrum.com/veranstaltungen/schlingensief-symposium-2011/.

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Learning from Africa

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Photographs of children in Burkina Faso

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Mein Filz, mein Fett, mein Hase

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Schlingensief. Area 7

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Christoph Schlingensief and Gilbert & George

Christoph Schlingensief, Gilbert & George, Haus der Kunst, 24 Mai 07, © Marion Vogel

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Site survey for the Opera Village II

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Burkina Faso © Thomas Goerge

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Horror House

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A Chance Acquaintance

By 1984 I had grown tired of meeting market deadlines in my writing about movies. No launching date? No text! So it was welcome news that the people at Hamburg’s Abaton theater had put together a series of Unknown films by unknown young German directors. I went, curious to see a movie, any movie, without the constraint of having to deliver a review. Tunguska—Die Kisten sind da [Tunguska—The Boxes Have Arrived], by a guy whose name I would learn over time to pronounce without stumbling. Schlingensief. more…

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Site survey for the Opera Village I

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Burkina Faso © Thomas Goerge

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Christoph Schlingensief on Richard Wagner

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The Squanderer

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Immediate Demolition of Venice!


June 23, 2010

To be honest, i don’t get what that lead architect there is saying? It strikes me as a canard. Nazis and communists have one thing in common, they always have to annihilate something to make room for themselves. They’ll rebuild the palace of the republic, too, in a few years, and some day they’ll build that disney imbecility the city palace as well, and then there will be an ordinance some day that we citizens of the federal republic have to run around in historic costumes. There is no limit to the architectonic imbecility in germany. more…

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Parsifal

Christoph Schlingensief, Parsifal 01-f, 2004, C-Print, Colour, 121 x 98 cm, Courtesy Hauser & Wirth

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Via Intolleranza II

v.l.n.r.: Ahmed Soura, Kerstin Grassmann, Jean Marie Gomzoubou Boucougou, Nicolas Ulrich Severin Tounga, Issoufou Kienou,
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from left to right: Ahmed Soura, Kerstin Grassmann, Jean Marie Gomzoubou Boucougou, Nicolas Ulrich Severin Tounga, Issoufou Kienou, "Primo" Abdoul Kader Traore, Amado Komi

Via Intolleranza II, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, May 15 – 18, 2010 © Aino Laberenz

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Princess Yenenga Lounge

Hotel Ouagadougou

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Art and Religion

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Patti Smith and Christoph Schlingensief in conversation about art and religion, Haus der Kunst, December 14, 2008, Photo: Marion Vogel, © Haus der Kunst

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“Animatograph”. Area 7

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Ouagadougou. Site survey

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Site survey for the opera village. Ouagadougou. © Bianka Schulze

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The Animatograph. Iceland Edition

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“The Animatograph”, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2005 © Aino Laberenz