Munich Ambassador H.E. Max Haarich installed his Embassy of the Republic of Užupis as part of the group exhibition “Die ersten Jahre der Professionalität 41” in Bavaria’s Galerie der KünslterInnen. In his room, H.E. Max Haarich’s shows central cultural cultural artifacts of his work from the past 5 years including the Munich version of the Užupis constitution, the Užupis Principles for Trustworthy AI design, but also new works like the Užupis Republic Treasury Bill, a collaboration with the Hungarian painter Zsuzsa Gyetvai, as well as the embassy dog Sunny Capitolina created by Steffanie Oberhoff.
The topics of this exhibition center around the technological and financial instruments that shape our society. While some works refer to artificial intelligence and shall serve as an impulse for the policy debate, other works are meant as direct paradox interventions: the embassy offers to pay the world’s debts by issuing emergency money to visitor’s according to their calculated personal debt.
The inside of the inflatable dog Sunny Capitolina offers enough room for the embassy office. Visitor’s are welcome to meet H.E. Max Haarich to announce their citizenship or get to know Otto the Octopus. The exhibition is open from 12 APR to 8 May. More info here.