The publication appears on the occasion of the 4th Biennale of Artists at Haus der Kunst, curated by Cornelia Oßwald Hoffmann, in collaboration with Birthe Blauth and Peter Gregorio.
“THE BIG SLEEP”—the exhibition title refers to Raymond Chandler's detective novel and the legendary Film Noir. Sleep and death, pause, standstill, threats, ambiguity, fears—these aspects are virulent and gained astonishing topicality in 2020, as does the participation of many American artists in the exhibition. The Haus der Kunst becomes the setting for a production that plays with twilight and darkness, light and shadow. With introductory essays, artist texts and exhibition views, the catalog allows you to immerse yourself deeply in “THE BIG SLEEP”.