From 2011 to 2018, curator Okwui Enwezor was the director of Haus der Kunst – with the aim of breaking open the Eurocentric art canon. He wanted to encourage visitors to critically rethink. However, as the Süddeutsche Zeitung correctly stated, the “cosmopolitan in a black tailored suit” and the Bavarian state capital remained an odd couple. True to his convictions, he stood both for a global concept of art and a critical perspective regarding the idea of the nation state. With curator and art historian Markus Müller, a close confidant of Enwezor, festival curators Julia Grosse and Julian Warner discuss the challenges of a critical curatorial practice and the possibility of a long-termed opening of art and cultural institutions.