| This year, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures) turns twenty. To celebrate 20 years of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, well-known artist Rirkrit Tiravanija was chosen to develop the artistic program for the anniversary. Tiravanija has invited other prominent artists such as Christian Philipp Müller, Anri Sala, John Bock, and Arto Lindsay to participate in the jubilee. The opening event on September 2, 2009 featured philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah discussing cosmopolitan ethics, Gob Squad’s Welcome-Performance “Who are you wearing?”, Christian Philipp Müller’s performance and installation “Tohuwabohu”, a cooking performance by Rirkrit Tiravanija, and the video installation “Why the Lion Roars” by Anri Sala. This video features impressions from the opening event and excerpts from Christian Philipp Müller’s performance “Tohuwabohu”. The parties and artistic interventions of The Spirit of the House run until September 30, 2009. The full-length version of the video documentary of Christian Philipp Müller’s performance is available at our HD page: http://vernissage.tv/blog/hd/#tohuwabohu
The Spirit of the House, Opening Event, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Germany, September 2, 2009.