June 22, 2021
In the lead-up to the bicentenary of the Kunstverein München in 2023, the Summer School entitled ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’ explores alternative forms of collective knowledge production and negotiates the concept of an institution intended for the public. The format takes the empty space between two exhibitions and the urban surroundings of the Kunstverein as its setting, thereby allowing for the simultaneous presence of various approaches in the same place.
The Summer School invites participants to work together with guest lecturers and the curatorial team on four topics—architecture, exhibition and display history, publishing, as well as society and city history—within the context of the institution’s archive.
During the day, the four groups will engage with communal learning processes that include speculative re-formulations of the institution as well as field research in the social and cultural context of Munich. In the evenings, further approaches and questions will be presented and discussed in (semi-)public formats such as lectures, discussion rounds or screenings.
The Summer School offers up to 40 spots and is open for applications from local and international students of Fine Arts, Art Theory, Curatorial Studies, Philosophy, Critical Studies, Architecture and related disciplines, as well as from artists and interested members of the public. The number of participants is limited to 10 people per working group. The application should include a letter of motivation stating why you wish to partake in the Summer School and the desired working group (max. 250 words); curriculum vitae and contact details (1 page).