Housing four separate collections of art, prints and drawings, and architecture and design under one roof, the Pinakothek der Moderne is among Europe’s greatest museums.
What kinds of feelings does art provoke in us—joy, excitement, anger, sadness—when we allow our gaze to be led by intuition alone? Featuring paintings, objects, and films by 40 international contemporary artists, this exhibition encourages direct dialogue in order to stimulate an intense emotional engagement. Curated by Nicola Graef and Bernhart Schwenk.
Feelings. Art and Emotion
08/11/19 – 04/10/20
This single-room presentation of the work of German artist Astrid Klein (b. 1951) celebrates the recent acquisition of two photo-works and three collages generously financed by the Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation. Like other works by Klein in the museums’s collection, the newly acquired pieces provide insight into two key elements of her practice: persisting gender clichés and turmoil in the global political climate. Curated by Corinna Thierolf in collaboration with Tatjana Schäfer.
Astrid Klein. That Perfect Love Drive Out Fear
21/07/20 – 17/01/21
Anish Kapoor is considered one of today’s most influential contemporary artists. At the invitation of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen the artist has created a site-specific sculpture for the Rotunda, the central hub of the Pinakothek der Moderne, that will be installed on 16 September 2020 to mark the opening of the Pinakothek der Moderne exactly 18 years ago. Kapoor’s installation will transform viewers’ experience of the space and form a focal point in the ‘Kunstareal’ museum complex in Munich for eleven months. Curated by Oliver Kase.
ANISH KAPOOR – HOWL
16/09/20 – 15/08/21
Exhibition project in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. This year's edition focuses on lithography.
Im Blick: Boxenstop II.
17/09/20 – 14/10/20
The starting point for the new film project What Can You See by Omer Fast (b. 1972) is a major graphic work by Max Beckmann from 1917, which the collection was recently able to acquire. This exhibition is the first in a trilogy aimed at facilitating a dialogue between contemporary artists and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung’s substantial holdings of Beckmann’s works on paper. Curated by Michael Hering.
Max Beckmann/Omer Fast. Abfahrt
08/10/20 – 10/01/21
A participatory laboratory whose second edition focuses on the relationship between physical and digital reality.
Denkraum Deutschland II
10/10/20 – 18/10/20