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“aktuell ’83”

Städtische Galerie In Lenbachhaus

As her contribution to “aktuell ’83,” Christina Kubisch transformed the garden of the Lenbachhaus into a sound space, the sound varying in intensity as one followed 14 separate routes. Above one’s head a colorful tangle of cables hung between trees and fountains. As “neither/nor” as was the sound quality—not bad, not good—so, with some exceptions, was the exhibition as a whole, but nonetheless this was the most comprehensive show of contemporary art in Munich in 12 years. It was conceived by the city’s cultural-affairs department on the basis of cultural policy rather than artistic considerations: an “Alpenländische Triennale” (Triennale of Alpine countries) is planned, to be continued after Munich in a three-year tour to the other participating cities—Milan, Vienna, and Zurich. The four city commissioners, Erika Billeter (Zurich), Vittorio Fagone (Milan), Dieter Ronte (Vienna), and Armin

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