Disparate Narratives

Haus der Kunst’s, Munich, Capsule programme offers international emerging artists the opportunity to present new works in an institutional context. The fourth edition pairs Colombian-born, London-based artist Oscar Murillo and Russian media artist Polina Kanis. Expanding upon a practice consisting chiefly of single-channel videos, Kanis has developed a new, immersive three-channel installation. In The Procedure (2017), the artist takes a fictional museum building as the starting point for her meditations on collectivity and division. Lying in ruins after an unknown disaster, any attempts to ascertain what has happened to the building elicit the same response from the people interviewed: “I saw nothing.”

Capsule 08: Polina Kanis. The Procedure, 15 September 2017 – 18 March 2018, Haus der Kunst, Munich.


1. Polina Kanis, The Procedure, 2017. Video installation HD (colour, sound) 25:23 min. Courtesy of the artist.