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The Alien Athena Foundation for Art brings together a diverse group of participants from the art world. Our collective experience over many years in engaging with the unique practice of Michael Müller that stretches the boundaries of the traditional understanding of art in many different ways inspired the creation of the Foundation.

Reflecting Michael's practice that encompasses all media and blurred the distinction between art creation and curating, we see art as a continued process of exchange and dialogue with and between other artists, the merging with different disciplines, geographies and audiences.

While the Foundation will support the production of new works that build on Michael Müller's work and interact with each other the foundation's purpose goes beyond this. It seeks to foster experiences through art creation and reception outside the constraints of the art market. Ultimately, we see art as an invitation to a journey of collaborative exchanges between different disciplines including science, philosophy, sociology and history, various media, different cultures, practices and modes of thinking.

Alien Athena Foundation for Art's mission will be accomplished by hosting exhibitions, issuing publications and awarding a biannual performance price accompanied by a mentoring program thereby connecting people who share this vision.

Book launch & Exhibition

Friday, 15 Sept 2023, 7-9 pm

Michael Müller
Lektüre und Ablenkung

Symposium

31 August and 1 September 2023

Symposium "Am Abgrund der Bilder"

Volume 4.2 of the Catalogue Raisonné "Ernstes Spiel" [Serious Game] is devoted exclusively to the large-format, 126-part work "Lektüre und Ablenkung" [Reading and Distraction], which belongs to the …

Exhibition

25 April - 10 May 2024

Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst

Works from the Bergmeier Collection

KUNSTSÆLE Berlin was established in the spring of 2010 as a joint venture by two art collectors, an artist, and a gallery owner. Since then, they have put their stamp on the Berlin arts scene, programming more than 130 exhibitions in their rooms on Bülowstraße. Where, a century ago, Samuel Fischer published Franz Kafka’s writings, the partners built a platform and created legends. In the future, the KUNSTSÆLE will be integrated into the Alien Athena Foundation for Art, which will continue the content-related concept and realize changing exhibitions and events at various international locations under the label KUNSTSÆLE.