>>> The exhibition “The Architecture of Deception” will be temporarily closed until Sunday, 28.02.21. <<<


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: N.N.

Runtime: Sunday, April 25, 2021

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

Please book a time ticket for your visit: https://eveeno.com/reopening_thearchitectureofdeception

Entry: Free

Venue: BNKR, Ungererstrasse 158, 80805 München / www.bnkr.space


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
(Until April 25, 2021)
Explores notions of illusion and deception, the creation of new realities, truth versus fiction.

Part 2
The Architecture of Confinement
(May – 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.


Media contacts

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Christian Neuhierl
+49 (0)89.480 71 03, christian.neuhierl@nickl-pr.de



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