failed transcendence

8 September - 11 November 2023 Munich

On the occasion of Various Others and Open Art 2023 max goelitz invites artists Nicolás Lamas with gallery Meessen De Clercq, Brussels and Jeremy Shaw to the group exhibition failed transcendence together with Haroon Mirza, Helga Dóróthea Fannon and Niko Abramidis &NE.


The central theme of the exhibition is borrowed from the concept of failed transcendence by author Tom McCarthy, it focuses on the notion of failure and the questioning of traditional notions of authenticity.

The exhibition juxtaposes photographic objects by Jeremy Shaw (*1977 in North Vancouver, CA), which reveal the exploration of altered states of consciousness – with multimedia works by Haroon Mirza (*1977 in London, UK), which in turn address the fusion of spirituality and technology. The central video installation by Mirza together with Helga Dóróthea Fannon (*1984 in Gothenburg, SE) picks up on these themes and enfolds the exhibition in rhythmic-shamanistic sound. Nicolás Lamas' (*1980 in Lima, PE) sculptural works show an extensive investigation of naturalness and artificiality, while Niko Abramidis &NE's works (*1987 in Europe) visualize the intertwining of physical and virtual realities and attempt to grasp the different levels of truth and reality.


Opening | Munich

Friday 8 September 

6 – 9 pm


Bloody Marys by Bar Garçon
Saturday 9 September

12 – 2 pm


Special hours during the Opening Weekend

Saturday 9 September, 12 – 7 pm

Sunday 10 September, 12 – 6 pm


→ further informations about the artists' oeuvre in the viewing room


→ Exhibition text

→ Press kit

installation views