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Kunstraum Live

PERFORMANCE:
Deniz Ünal: Characters of Control
Saturday 6 April, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
You Are Good
Saturday 16 March 2019, 7–9pm

BOOK LAUNCH AND SCREENING:
Allusion to a body no longer present
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7–9pm

IN PLATO'S ANUS | GIORGIO SADOTTI
Thursday 28 February 2019, 6–9pm

Rainer Ganahl
Comme des Marxists
8 Dec 2018

Life/Forms 2.0: 'Königin der Nacht’
a performance by Johannes Büttner and Bastian Hagedorn
2 September 2018

Tyler Eash and Sara Rodrigues
Allusion to a body no longer present
2 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial) – Performance
24 March 2018, 7pm

Charismatic Megafauna
in fragments from the shattered toe 4 November 2017

Performances For Pets
Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey
in fragments from the shattered toe
Talk for humans - Saturday 21 October 2017, 5pm
Performances for dogs - Sunday 22 October 2017

Maria Metsalu
in fragments from the shattered toe
25 November 2017

Kunstraum
FIVE YEARS PARTY
Saturday 7 October 2017

Jeremiah Day
THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET
31 May 2017

Johnston Sheard & Nils Alix-Tabeling
How Can You Love Me Knowing That I Could Never Love You? (Part One)
17 June 2017

Beth Collar & Hannah Still
Brainstem Thinking
10 June 2017

Performing Objects
Isabelle Cornaro, Benedict Drew, Anna Franceschini, Iain Hamilton Grant, Rebecca Lennon, Maria Walsh and Zoe Williams
3 June – 4 June 2017

Fiona James
GUTLESS SPEECH (and other impossible thoughts)
11 August 2016

Fay Nicolson
OVER AND OVER PURE FORM
5 August 2016

Morphologies live programme
13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October 2014
Alex Cecchetti, Lucy Clout, Fiona James, Sabel Gavaldon, Gudrun Hasle, Frances Loeffler, Henning Lundkvist, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Gro Sarauw, Vladimir Tomić, Werker Magazine
Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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Rainer Ganahl
Comme des Marxists
8 Dec 2018


Marx has been a major point of orientation as I strive to conceptualise the world around me through the lens of his historical materialism and his ethics. I make these artworks not only out of my inherently ludic nature, but also because of my unceasing belief in the fundamental democratic assumption that all people should be treated as equals.

– Rainer Ganahl

COMME des MARXISTS is a fashion house created by New York based Austrian / American artist Rainer Ganahl, who’s haute et basse couture collections (including Karl Marx Wears Prada; Lottery Economics; Marx 4 Kids; Karl Marx Speaks Chinese; Hermes Marx; Marx 99 cents; and Karl Marx visits David Zwirner on 20th Street) playfully reflect on the inequalities and contradictions of both the fashion industry and our contemporary world. COMME des MARXISTS zooms in on the precarious conditions associated with fashion production, our surveillance society, as well as the notion of art as a prestigious, non-suspicious blue-chip token for ultra-high-end consumption and investment.

Coinciding with Ganahl’s first exhibition in London – Comme des Marxists at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion UAL – Kunstraum will host a high-energy mashup of fashion show and performance night, mixing video of Ganahl’s 2013 New York White Columns show with live streaming video of the event itself.  Garments from the exhibition with new works added will be modelled by a variety of people including art world professionals. 

We would like to thank all the models who participated : Jacqueline Ramnarine, Virginia Valentini, Antoine Simon, Yidan Zhang, Jadie Caldwell, Amalie Marinas, Mariyam Khatri, Sushma P., Lisa Penny, Nimneh Hyde, Julia Sasaki Hernanz, Lucy Cowling, Tyler Eash, and Camille Bréchignac.

Comme des Marxists continues at Fashion Space Gallery until 12 January 2019