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OLED + Installation

Light and Building, Merck, Frankfurt am Main, 2016

In collaboration with Siegrun Appelt

Photo © Kristof Lemp

Edit: June 01, 2016



OLED LIGHT TUBE

Innovation Center, Merck, Darmstadt

In collaboration with Siegrun Appelt

Photo © Studio MC

Edit: May 21, 2016



CONSTRUCTION OF THE STUDIO RESIDENCY AT THE LAND

In collaboration with Rirkrit Tiravanija

Photo © David Scharlach

Edit: May 16, 2016



MC CERAMIC

Photo © StudioMC

Edit: April 01, 2016




OLED +

Installation at the "Light and Building" by MERCK, Frankfurt am Main, 2016

In collaboration with Siegrun Appelt

Graphic Design: Studio Matthias Göhrlich

Ceramic Objects: Studio MC

Photo © StudioMC

Edit: March 31, 2016



THE BOOK - The New Art Sonje Center in Seoul

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Edit: January 30, 2016



TIPI

Conversion of the top floor studio apartment

Team: Jessica Coates, Michel Müller

Edit: January 22, 2016




ART SONJE SPACE PROJECT / ARCHITECTURE AS / AND EXHIBITION, SEOUL
NIKOLAUS HIRSCH / MICHEL MÜLLER

More information: ART SONJE SPACE PROJECT

Edit: December 17, 2015



DISPLAY ARCHITECTURE FOR CORRUPTION: EVERYBODY KNOWS...

November 11–December 19, 2015

Opening: Tuesday, November 10, 6–9pm with a reading of the screenplay Act I, Swearing-in Whispers by CAMP

Artist talks and discussions: Wednesday, November 11, 7:30pm
with Pio Abad, Peggy Ahwesh, Julieta Aranda, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, and Natasha Ginwala

e-flux
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New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday noon–6pm
http://www.e-flux.com/program/corruption-everybody-knows/

Contributors: Pio Abad, Peggy Ahwesh, Julieta Aranda, Sarnath Banerjee, CAMP, Moyra Davey, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rana Hamadeh, Francis Newton Souza, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Susanne M. Winterling, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Yin-Ju Chen and James T. Hong, Hu Fang, Hassan Khan, Wietske Maas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Aaron Schuster, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Charles Stankievech, Jan Verwoert

Curated by Natasha Ginwala

Corruption accesses the state body as both a natural and mystical corpus, eventually producing a third phantom body—corrosive and self-extending—emitting from an inside as techniques of social performance, bureaucratic desire, and conversion in the very terms of ethical life. A glistening mirror of false potential in a climate of communal ventriloquism. We are strategically held by this spirit without an image, which thrives in parasitic acts of emergence via disappearance.

Its flesh seizes the veins of the post-revolutionary state, pumping, circulating, and blocking in a synchronized manner while unleashing shape-shifting forms as its residue: the “back office” and black market, daytime money laundering and nightly abductions. It is found in the materiality of phone tapping, fake paintings, and defective pixels; dispersed in the creepy smile of a business magnate, snoozing bureaucrats, and the politician’s insincere tongue. This ultimate stench of capital passes from body to body, as though an uncontainable viral flu.

The status of corruption may be said to lie at the division of visible and invisible labor, and at this tipping point it “acts out” and loops back into the body politic as a sentient character. The daily-wage worker and the cognitariat are equally implicated in this realm and made subservient to an uncanny sweep of this veiled hand.

This exhibition has developed through a series of interdisciplinary writing commissions as part of e-flux journal‘s SUPERCOMMUNITY issue no. 65 for the 56th Venice Biennale, and ongoing dialogues with artistic practitioners bringing together readings of corruption as a planetary subject—it thereby acts simultaneously as a multidimensional character and as a complex dramaturgical plot. Contributions from Pio Abad, CAMP, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, and Naeem Mohaiemen minutely expose the state apparatus as a network of covert operations and power relations. Through acts of performativity that are both cyclical and exceptional, works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rana Hamadeh, Hassan Khan, and Denise Ferreira da Silva consider questions of duplicity and truth-telling, the production of justice as communal ritual, and active refusals unto the task of representation. A gamut of depraved actions is unleashed in the dark humor and conspiratorial whispers of Sarnath Banerjee, Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong, Jan Verwoert, and Aaron Schuster; their scenography takes us from street bribes to FIFA’s crime scandal, through an unexpected brush with the Mafia and into a short animation detailing the history and failures of communism in West Bengal. Official languages of history-telling and their emblematic produce are subverted in favor of residual and annotated taxonomies in the practices of Moyra Davey, Francis Newton Souza, Peggy Ahwesh, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, and Franco “Bifo” Berardi. Meanwhile Julieta Aranda, Susanne M. Winterling, Hu Fang, Wietske Maas, and Charles Stankeivech engage the organic life of corruption through plant species, the interior of bodies and as bodily excess, via the chemical and the alchemical. The SUPERCOMMUNITY contributions are housed in a display architecture designed by Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller.

Corruption may be the still valid universalism in our midst, resonant since antiquity and continuing to find its strength as the invisible institution of neoliberal knowledge society, tasked with the administration of our collective depression. Let us not forget our agency as tricksters in the making-of-a-world. Might it be possible to harvest the productive capacity of corruption’s gestural performance—its speed, expanse, parallel economies, and anti-systemic drive?

For more information please contact program@e-flux.com.

Edit: November 01, 2015



THE STATE OF THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE / CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

"For me two projects presented at the biennial draw attention to this topic at best: First, Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller and, second, WORKac & Ant Farm. They take the aspects of the future from the past seriously into the design process of crafting them now. It is a fantastical world of day-dreaming of architecture that crosses through any statements of architects trying to do art…and fail gracefully…into the next set of ideas of what the future of art shall be, by architecture."

More information: http://blog.archpaper.com

In collaboration with David Adjaye, Markus Binder, Bollinger + Grohmann, Aroon Puritat + Sumeth Klahan + Chayanon Hansapinyo, Tobias Rehberger, Tomás Saraceno, Superflex

Edit: October 03, 2015



STUDIO MC CERAMICS

Architectural objects, coming soon.

Team: Jessica Coates, Michel Müller

Edit: September 20, 2015



DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY

Art Basel, 2015

Photo: Andreas Zimmermann, www.andreaszimmermann.ch

Edit: September 06, 2015



2015: THE INAUGURAL CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

More information: CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

More information: NIKOLAUS HIRSCH / MICHEL MÜLLER

Edit: August 15, 2015



THE STUDIO RESIDENCY AT THE LAND KICKSTARTER

More information: KICKSTARTER

Edit: July 06, 2015



Photo © Studio MC



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DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY / ART BASEL

For the week of Art Basel 2015, DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY by Rirkrit Tiravanija, architects Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller, and chef Antto Melasniemi will be installed on the Messeplatz in Basel. This new work can be seen as a disembodied extension of “the land,” a self-sustaining artistic community initiated by Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert near Chiang Mai in Thailand that engages with the idea of an artistic utopia, presenting an ecological and sustainable model for future artistic practice.

DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY can be experienced as a large-scale work at the crossroads between the fair and the complexity of the urban fabric. As an elementary fragment of the future studio residency at the land, the installation takes up the idea of an experimental workshop and puts it into practice in the public space of the Messeplatz in Basel. At the end of the show, the structure will be shipped to Thailand where it will form the basis for a new studio residency building that will host a range of artistic projects and workshops. Reminiscent of a Surrealist “exquisite corpse”—beginning with a single contribution that continues to grow piecemeal—various architects, engineers, and artists will contribute to this unusual assemblage as a collective work.

Under an open bamboo shelter, visitors are encouraged to engage in public debate and ad hoc discussions in the convivial atmosphere of shared food. Primarily sourced from local grocery stores and wholesalers, the ingredients are those that would have otherwise been thrown out (a project initiated by students from the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel in collaboration with students from the Städelschule in Frankfurt). Cooked with herbs and spices grown on site, the resulting dishes will be rooted in the Thai tradition but with a Finnish twist. However, unlike the traditional catering tents at the fair, there will be no fixed opening hours, menu, or price list. Even compensation is self-determined—by self-serving, serving others, donations, or participating in the cooking or washing up.

The installation consists of a modular bamboo and steel structure housing several kitchen and garden elements designed by Nikolaus Hirsch & Michel Müller within which the various themes of the project will be played out. Investigating models of sustainability, DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY employs various alternative energy models and a solar kitchen created by Melasniemi himself. Reflecting on the implications of the geopolitics of food, Tiravanija and Melasniemi have created a hybrid menu of Thai-Finnish recipes including fish ice cream and what they call a “bastard” pad Thai.

The installation will function as a platform and ideological extension to “the land” in the form of a series of symposia with Raphael Fellmer, Karl Holmqvist, Harald Lemke, Chus Martínez, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tobias Rehberger, Lorenzo Romito, Superflex, Jeronimo Voss, among others.

On the occasion of the installation at Art Basel, a book will be published by Sternberg Press (designed by Studio Matthias Görlich) and will include contributions by Nikolaus Hirsch, Karl Holmqvist, April Lamm, Antto Melasniemi, Philipp Misselwitz, Michel Müller, Jörn Schaffaff, and Rirkrit Tiravanija (ISBN 978-3-956791-65-9).

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Edit: June 22, 2015



THE BOOK

DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY is a project by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch, Antto Melasniemi, Michel Müller
with Angkrit Ajchariyasophon, Sophie Aschauer, Uthit Atimana, Marc Bättig, Klaus Bollinger, Felix Broecker, Carlotta Brucker, Leonardo Bürgi, Letizia Calori, Jessica Coates, Claireban Coffey, Nico Dockx, Raphael Fellmer, Michael Gass, Philipp Gasser, Matthias Görlich, Manfred Grohmann, Raphaela Grolimund, Philipp Grünewald, Somyot Hananuntasuk, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Karl Holmqvist, Pierre Huyghe, Duangporn Injan, Dueanthalay Injan, Kosit Juntaratip, Dong Kirativongkamchon, Komol Kongjarern, April Lamm, Paphonsak Laor, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Daniela Leykam, Suwan Limanee, Glorimarta Linares, Kim Boris Löffler, Hector Madera, Therdsak Mahawongsanant, Violette Maillard, Chus Martinez, Philipp Misselwitz, Kritya Notanon, Tepparit Nuntasakun, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tommaso Pagnacco, Intha Pankeaw, Philippe Parreno, Robert Peters, Thaiwijit Poengkasemsomboon, Tobias Rehberger, Anastasia Remes, Marion Ritzmann, François Roche, Natalia Rolon, Jirasak Saengpolsith, Heikki Salonen, Jörn Schafaff, Ilka Schön, Thasnai Sethaseree, Hanes Sturzenegger, Superflex, Molly Surno, Achim Vogelsberg, Emmi Wegener, Sasiwimon Wongjarin, Eveline Wüthrich

More: > STERNBERG PRESS <

Edit: June 22, 2015



DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY / ART BASEL

Art Basel to present a new installation by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller and Antto Melasniemi in Basel this June
For the duration of Art Basel, 'DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY' by conceptual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, German architects Nikolaus Hirsch/Michel Müller and Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi will be installed on Messeplatz in Basel. The new work will be an extension of Rirkrit Tiravanija's and Thai artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert's project 'the land', a self-sustaining artistic community near Chiang Mai in Thailand that engages with the idea of an artistic utopia, presenting an ecological and sustainable model for future artistic practice. Including a herbal garden, kitchen, communal dining and meeting area, the project will involve collaborations with engineers Bollinger + Grohmann and students from the Institute of Art of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel and the Städelschule in Frankfurt to activate the work during the fair.

Found: ART BASEL

Found: DO WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY

Download: Press_Release_German.pdf

Download: Press_Release_English.pdf

More: www.e-flux.com

Team: Jessica Coates, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller, Emmi Wegener

Edit: April 22, 2015



ASJF

New renovation project of the Art Sonje Center “ASJC”, Seoul, Korea

About ASJF: http://artsonje.org

Edit: March 02, 2015



Hans Ulrich Obrist via Instagram

Found: http://instagram.com/p/vH-fnMNlmf/

Edit: January 06, 2015



MC GARDEN

New studio space in the garden

Team: Jessica Coates, Michel Müller

Photo © StudioMC

Edit: July 09, 2014



A MUSEUM OF IMMORTALITY

Home Workspace Program (HWP), Ashkal Alwan
Building 110, 1st Floor
Jisr al Wati, Street 90
Beirut 2066-8421
Lebanon

“In the 1880–1890s Russian philosopher Nikolai Fedorov developed the project of the ‘Common Task,’ which consisted
of the creation of the technological, social, and political conditions under which it would be possible to resurrect all men
who have ever lived—through technological, artificial means. Here, the Christian promise of immortality and resurrection
had to be realized by technological means. Above all, however, Fedorov believed in the power of social organization,
and in this sense he was a true socialist. True social justice meant for Fedorov also justice for the dead—the end of the
privileging of the living in their relationship to the dead. This artificially produced immortality was for him a way to unite
the right technology with the right social organization. After the October Revolution, Fedorov’s ideas became especially
attractive, since materialist philosophy constituted the core on which Communist ideology was built.

“Fedorov considered the museum as an institution that could and should become the basis for the immortalization of
the whole of mankind. He believed, namely, that the technique of museological conservation is a kind of anti-technique,
since it does not produce new things but cares about the old ones. The museum is thus fundamentally at odds with
progress, which necessarily replaces old things with new things. The museum is a machine for making things immortal.
In so far as each human being is also merely a thing among other things, the museum’s anti-technique can also be
extended to the conservation of human beings. According to Fedorov’s project, at the first stage of its realization the
museum should become the museum of all human beings without exception: in this universal museum, every human
being should be allocated a room in which everything that is related to this human being should be collected: organic
matter (urine, hair, etc.), personal belongings, and images of this person, and memories by her/his relatives and friends,
etc.”

–Boris Groys, 2012

More: > A MUSEUM OF IMMORTALITY <

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Team: Jessica Coates, Ana Farfan, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller

Edit: June 17, 2014



A MUSEUM OF IMMORTALITY

The Home Workspace Program is pleased to present A Museum of Immortality, on view from June 11 through July 18, 2014
at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut. The exhibition is initiated by Anton Vidokle, following a curatorial concept by theorist and
historian Boris Groys. A Museum of Immortality is comprised of works by more than fifty artists, writers, curators, filmmakers
and architects who took part in and contributed to the 2013–14 Home Workspace Program, presented in an architectonic
environment designed by Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller. 

More: www.e-flux.com/announcements/a-museum-of-immortality

More: http://ashkalalwan.org

Team: Jessica Coates, Ana Farfan, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller

Edit: June 03, 2014



A STUDIO BUILDING FOR THE LAND

In collaboration with Rikrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand), the Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, the
Cologne Institute for Architectural Design (CIAD), the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, the University of Applied Arts
Vienna, as well as the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University

Photo © StudioMC

Edit: May 21, 2014



NO FUTURE FOR 603 QM

:: The end of 603 qm ::
:: The concept of 603 qm ::

Photo © StudioMC

Edit: April 15, 2014



COPY AND INSERT

An Inhabitable Model for the Delhi Public Library

In their ongoing research on cultural institutions Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller develop a project that oscillates between infrastructure and installation.
Inserted in the backyard garden this 6 x 12 metre pavilion provides a scaled down copy of the Delhi Public Library that both mirrors the existing institution and
proposes a new institutional model.

Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller

Team: Jessica Coates, Ana Farfan, Nikolaus Hirsch, Michel Müller, Sabina Priese, Hans Sachs

Edit: April 05, 2014



OFF THE GRID

An artist’s refuge in post-rural Thailand

The Habitat Unit, TU Berlin in collaboration with the architects and curators Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller (Frankfurt), the artists Rikrit Tiravanija and Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand) as well as the Cologne Institute for Architectural Design (CIAD) and the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau.

More: http://habitat-unit.de

Edit: March 25, 2014



{INSERT 2014}

The Sharp Edge of the Global Contemporary

Artistic Directors: Raqs Media CollectiveWith works by Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme | Clark House Initiative | Eyal Weizman | Gauri Gill | Harun Farocki | Hito Steyerl | Ivana Franke | Katarzyna Kozyra | Kendell Geers | Kiluanji Kia Henda | Lu Xing-Hua | Mai-Thu Perret | Rirkrit Tiravanija | Superflex | Tomàs Saraceno | Wanuri Kahiu | Yao Jui-Chung | Nikolaus Hirsch + Michel Müller | Eyal Weizman + Paulo Tavares

More: http://insert2014.in/

Edit: February 06, 2014



{INSERT 2014}

The Sharp Edge of the Global Contemporary

Artistic Directors: Raqs Media CollectiveWith works by Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme | Clark House Initiative | Eyal Weizman | Gauri Gill | Harun Farocki | Hito Steyerl | Ivana Franke | Katarzyna Kozyra | Kendell Geers | Kiluanji Kia Henda | Lu Xing-Hua | Mai-Thu Perret | Rirkrit Tiravanija | Superflex | Tomàs Saraceno | Wanuri Kahiu | Yao Jui-Chung | Nikolaus Hirsch + Michel Müller | Eyal Weizman + Paulo Tavares

More: http://insert2014.in/

Edit: January 06, 2014

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