Exhibitions & Discourse

All exhibitions and the discourse programme of MaerzMusik 2023 at a glance.


Nandita Kumar: From Paradigm to Paradigm, Into the Biomic Time

Friday, 27 January to Sunday, 26 March 2023

Nandita Kumar’s installation at daadgalerie is playfully reminiscent of a newspaper-press, stuck in an eternal loop. The work comments on the constant regurgitation of misinformed and manipulative facts by individuals and organizations as they influence public opinion to protect their own interests: a reminder to listen closely to the echoes of history and avoid mindlessly replaying the discordant notes of the past.

Nandita Kumar: From Paradigm to Paradigm, Into the Biomic Time

© daadgalerie

Research, Exhibition & Performance


Voices of Resistance from the Philippines

Saturday, 18 March to Sunday, 9 April 2023

Lakbayan is a “protest tactic, an organizing tool, propaganda machinery and a lobby mechanism.” (Mong Palatino) This involves the mobilization of mass organizations of peasants, indigenous peoples and other sectors of Philippine society across the country to march to the capital and present their demands to the national government. Inspired by this tradition, Dang A Dang Radio will present a collection of protest music and sonic expressions of dissent from the Philippines. Through a sampling of the archive through “listening stations” with audio recordings, text and visual materials, it will highlight the country’s history and tradition of protest.

Lakbayan. Voices of Resistance from the Philippines

© Aditi Kapur

Discourse & Installation

Library of MaerzMusik

Sunday, 19 to Sunday, 26 March 2023

The “Library of MaerzMusik” is a new space/time for open exchange and personal study, to which the festival invites visitors daily from 14:00 with free admission. In this modular library in the Festspielhaus, artists and the public meet in interactive formats, lectures and artistic interventions.

Glass ball caleidoscope

Glass ball caleidoscope

© Kluvi1, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons