SPACE IS THE PLACE (4/4) – Intergalactic

23.05.2019, 7 pm

Group exhibition with Nuotama Bodomo, Caroline Corbasson, Alicja Kwade, Nahum, Michael Najjar and Tom Sachs

Press Preview: Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 11 AM
Opening: Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 7 PM
Runtime: 24th May – 12th July 2019
Venue: BNKR, Ungererstrasse 158, 80805 München / www.bnkr.space

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the group exhibition Intergalactic deals with the artistic exploration of outer space. Outer space here lies at the centre of the creative and critical debate as a speculative projection surface for artists and visionaries alike. The inspiring range of exhibition contributions from all over the world includes such diverse media as photography, sculpture, installation and film.

Intergalactic marks the end of the exhibition cycle curated by Lukas Feireiss, which since September 2018, under the title SPACE IS THE PLACE, has been dedicated to the artistic perception and appropriation of space and architecture in various exhibitions, a symposium and numerous public events. Taking into account theoretically as well as practically founded disciplines, a kind of artistic securing of evidence has been taking place through which the space surrounding us is opened up as an object of investigation in a variety of ways. Intergalactic takes the discussion to the final frontier: outer space.

Supporting program:

Thursday, 06th June 2019
4 PM: Lukas Feireiss, Memories of the Moon Age (Spector Books, 2019)
6 PM: Nahum, Voyage: A Session for Remembering (Registration via info@bnkr.space)

Participating artists

Nuotama Bodomo (1988) is a Ghanian filmmaker, writer and director based in New York. Her award-winning short films have played at festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, Telluride, Rotterdam, SXSW, and New Directors/New Films. Afronauts was exhibited at the Whitney Museum New York and at the 2018 Venice Biennale for Architecture. She is currently developing the feature film version of Afronauts.

Caroline Corbasson (1989) is a French artist based in Paris. Her work addresses scientific questions and materials of the natural universe. Through careful observation and scrutiny of plants, minerals and earth, Corbasson captures the poetic essence of her surroundings. She is currently directing her first short-film, set at Paranal Observatory in the Atacama desert, Chile.

Alicja Kwade (1979) is a German-Polish artist whose works include such diverse media as video, sculpture, installations and light installations. In her works she poses questions about our perception of reality. In doing so, she interacts with scientific, philosophical, social or even economic phenomena that determine our everyday lives.

Nahum (1979) is a Mexican artist, musician, multi-instrumentalist, performer and artistic director based in Berlin. His work combines outer space technologies, illusionism and hypnosis to create alternative and extreme perspectives of human experience. He is the Founding Director of the KOSMICA Institute and chaired the Technical Activities Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS).

Michael Najjar (1966) is a German photographer, artist, adventurer and future astronaut. Najjar takes a complex critical look at the technological forces shaping and drastically transforming the early 21st century. His “outer space” work series deals with the latest developments in space exploration and the way they will shape our future life on earth, in earth’s near orbit and on other planets.

Tom Sachs (1966) is a US American bricolage artist and sculptor, probably best known for his elaborate recreations of various modern icons, all of them masterpieces of engineering and design of one kind or another. For more than a decade, Sachs has been dedicating an extensive series of works to the American space program.


Lukas Feireiss (1977) works as curator, writer and art director in the international mediation of contemporary cultural reflexivity beyond disciplinary boundaries. He is author and editor of numerous books and curator of manifold exhibitions in the field of art, architecture, design and theory. He has lectured and taught at various universities worldwide, and is head of the new Master of Fine Art and Design Program Radical Cut-Up at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.


Press contact

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Lisa Bellmann
+49 (0)89.480 71 03, lisa-bellmann@nickl-pr.de

001_Nuotama Bodomo, screenshot short film Afronauts, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.

Caroline Corbasson_Bending Space 01

002_Caroline Corbasson, 1910, Mayo 6, 2016, Folded paper / 30 x 23,7cm / Unique / framed. Courtesy the artist and galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva.

003_Alicja Kwade, Mini Mobile, 2017, iPhone, stone, chain, motor, dimensions variable, unique. Courtesy the artist and KÖNIG GALERIE.

Nahum2018 Kopie

004_Nahum, Voyage: A Session to Remember… Courtesy the artist.

005_Michael Najjar, orbital ascent, 2016, 182 x 280 cm, from the series „outer space“, courtesy Wemhöner Collection.


006_Tom Sachs, Glove (Right), 2011, Tyvek, synthetic polymer paint on plywood, velcro, rubber. 14.5 H x 7 W x 7 D inches. S/N: 2011.123.0002. Photography: Kevin Todora 2017.