Since its opening in 1991, the Kunsthalle Münster has presented national and international contemporary art. The temporary exhibitions focus on current trends and socially relevant topics. As part of the municipal department of Culture, Kunsthalle Münster is responsible for the art works belonging to the city's public collection.
Crying in Public is the first solo exhibition held in a German art institution by the Portuguese artist, Pedro Barateiro. Barateiro's diverse oeuvre is not tied to one medium. In his works, including sculptures, drawings, films, texts and performances, he engages with the present state of the world, saturated with information, and the sheer complexity of dealing with this wealth of data. His works question the mechanisms and structures of post-capitalist societies, with a central focus on the relationship between language, image and technology. Barateiro uses poetry as a tool to decolonise our bodies and minds. In a variety of ways, his works address a sense of estrangement in society, as well as that of the individual. His art is characterised by a wistful longing for a perfect place where community and affection innocently confront the wholesale commodification of life.
Pedro Barateiro: Crying in Public
Kunsthalle Münster, 02.07. – 01.10.2023
Exhibitions in other spaces:
Off the Pedestals: Iván Argote, Eduardo Chillida, Jenny Holzer, Zauri Matikashvili, Joiri Minaya, Leila Orth
Stadthausgalerie Münster, 05.07.–27.8.2023
Upcoming exhibitions at Kunsthalle Münster:
Förderpreisausstellung der Freunde der Kunstakademie Münster, 18.10. – 12.11.2023
Dominique White, 10.12.2023 – 10.3.2024
Kunsthalle Münster, Hafenweg 28, 48155 Münster
Opening times: Tue-Sun 12–6 PM