Program 2020 – 2021

The Architecture of
Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath


Reopening The Architecture of Deception

BNKR – current reflections on art and architecture has announced today the reopening of its exhibition spaces. The current exhibition The Architecture of Deception initially opened on March 3, 2020 with critical acclaim and a widespread coverage in local and national media. After a 6 months closure and the implementation of specific hygiene measures it is now open again to the public. Participating artists are Cortis & Sonderegger, Emmanuelle Lainé, Hans Op de Beeck, Bettina Pousttchi, Gregor Sailer and The Swan Collective. The exhibition brings together a number of existing and commissioned works ranging in media from photography and video to sculpture and installation among others.


Reopening: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Runtime: Sunday, December 20, 2020

Opening Hours:
Saturday and Sunday, 12 am – 6 pm

Please book a time ticket for your visit:

Entry: Free

Venue: BNKR, Ungererstrasse 158, 80805 München /


Preview Program 2021: exhibition trilogy The Architecture of

For its current cycle of projects BNKR – current reflections on art and architecture has extended its collaboration with acclaimed curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of artReoriented to curate a series of exhibitions and public programs until the end of 2021.

Conceived as an exhibition trilogy under the title The Architecture of, the 2020/2021 program comprises three consecutive exhibitions, each exploring the fault lines between art and architecture. Taking its departure point from the building that houses BNKR itself, it responds to the changes in architectural appearance and appropriation since its construction as a WWII bunker until its current function as a residential space. With a diverse range of artworks and site-specific commissions The Architecture of is intended as a spatial experience that encourages the viewer to critically reflect on the complex relationship between the physical and psychological dimensions of our lived realities.

The program trilogy consists of the following exhibitions:

Part 1
The Architecture of Deception
(September 9 – December 20, 2020)
Explores notions of illusion and deception, the creation of new realities, truth versus fiction.

Part 2
The Architecture of Confinement
(February – July 2021)
Explores notions of shelters and safety, captivity and freedom, ‘outside’ versus ‘inside’.

Part 3
The Architecture of Transformation
(September – December 2021) Explores notions of gentrification, decay and definition of living spaces.

Details of the second and third parts will be announced in January 2021.


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Gregor Sailer (2015), The Potemkin Village, Complexe de Tir en Zone UrBaine, French Army, France. Design: Floyd E. Schulze.




About the Curators

Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath are Founders of artReoriented, a multidisciplinary curatorial platform, launched in New York and Munich in 2009. They are Chairmen of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation in Hamburg, and Affiliate Curators at the Gropius Bau in Berlin. They are internationally recognized independent curators and award–winning authors whose curatorial practice is equally rooted in the field of modernist studies, as well as global contemporary artistic practices. Known for their rigorous inter-temporal, trans-cultural, and cross-disciplinary approach, they have taught at various universities, including the London School of Economics and New York University.

As an independent voice, Bardaouil and Fellrath have collaborated as a duo over the last ten years, engaging with a wide range of institutional models worldwide. Some of their exhibitions include Walking through Walls, Ways of Seeing, Surrealism in Egypt, Mona Hatoum: Turbulence, Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Staging Film, Tea with Nefertiti, and Told Untold Retold. Their exhibitions have been shown in institutions worldwide such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, Villa Empain in Brussels, Kunstsammlung K20 in Dusseldorf, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, IVAM in Valencia, Reina Sofia in Madrid, Tate Liverpool, Gwangju and Busan Museums of Art in South Korea, Beirut Exhibition Centre, and ARTER in Istanbul. In 2016 they were part of the team of curatorial attachés to the 20th Biennale of Sydney. At the Biennale di Venezia, they were curators of the Lebanese Pavilion in 2013 and the Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates in 2019.


Instagram: @sbardaouil / @till.fellrath


001_Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, artReoriented. Photo courtesy of NPUAE. Photo credit: Mohamed Somji/Seeing Things.