Endowed by the artist Michael Müller and the art collector Geraldine Michalke, the Alien Athena Foundation for Art is dedicated to the further development of the exhibition platform Kunstsaele Berlin, which has been in existence since 2010. Like the Kunstsaele Berlin, which has already realized over 130 exhibitions, the non-profit foundation is committed to the diversity of artistic expression in a wide variety of media.

In addition to its publishing activities, which begin with the publication of Michael Müller's catalog raisonné, the Alien Athena Foundation for Art focuses on promoting exhibitions and participating in and shaping the international art discourse in all its social significance. In order to offer artists a free space for artistic development, a sponsorship award for performance will be offered, which thematically follows Müller's Kleine Proben für Nietzsches Geburtstagsparty 2313 and is intended to stimulate the discourse around new intermediary concepts.

Heideggers Hütte, 2017

Michael Müller

Oil on canvas

36 × 46,5 × 4,5 cm

Tanktop, 2017

Michael Müller

Oil on Nike Dry-Fit tank top and steel

71 × 46 × 3,5 cm

On over 900 pages, the thick tome lays out a chronological tour of ten years of exhibition-making, starring Andre Butzer, Lovis Corinth, Channa Horwitz, Friedrich Kunath, Michael Müller, Blinky …

Nevin Aladağ, Darren Almond, Monica Bonvicini, Leiko Ikemura, John Isaac, Irene Kanga (CATPC), Alicja Kwade, Olaf Metzel, Michael Müller, Thomas Rentmeister, Ugo Rondinone, Willem de Rooij, Karin Sander, Nasan Tur & Yin Xiuzhen

curated by Philipp Bollmann

AAF is organizer of the perfomance programm Nietzsches Hügel 2022. From March 16 to 20, the festival in Berlin will gather 13 current and remarkable positions of dance and choreographic creation, made possible by funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Lottostiftung Berlin. This is the first time since its founding in 1994 that Berlin has hosted the dance platform.