Must-See Art Guide: Munich

This week's guide includes Peter Halley, Paul Klee, Anna McCarthy, and more.

Anna McCarthy, Fat Moon Fairytale (2018). Courtesy of Sperling.

This week, let’s pay a visit to Munich. The German city has a well-earned reputation as a major art hub, and currently it offers a range of gallery and museum exhibitions that, while focusing on canonical artists, still manage to defy expectations.

Galerie Thomas Modern, for instance, currently boasts a solo show of Peter Halley, but rather than focus on his best-known “prison cell” paintings, it instead presents a little-known series of gouache studies that the artist completed back in 1977–1978. The end result is a fresh look at a painter you might think you know very well. Similarly, Galerie Klüser presents some Andy Warhol works that—while unmistakably Warholian—you might not know already. In particular, the in memoriam portrait of Joseph Beuys manages to be a moving tribute within the Pop legend’s oeuvre. You also might enjoy “New Paintings & Objects,” the exhibition of Robert Rudigier’s formal abstraction at arToxin, which accomplishes the tricky thing of straddling painting and sculpture rather deftly. Lastly, we’d be remiss not to point out the lovely Paul Klee survey at the Pinakothek Moderne, which highlights the conceptual underpinnings that defined Klee’s diverse practice.

But that’s not all. You’ve also got a range of fresh contemporary talent on view, so if you’re in the mood to discover something new, Munich has got you covered. Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and go and see them for yourself—you might find yourself surprised by what you see.


Exhibition:Anna McCarthy: The man in the moon (and she likes it)
 February 9–March 24, 2018
Sperling, Regerplatz 9, Munich, Germany

Robert Rudigier, Götter Adieu (2017). Courtesy of arToxin.

Exhibition:New Paintings & Objects
 February 3–March 24, 2018
arToxin, Kirchenstraße 23, Munich, Germany

“New Editions” installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Sabine Knust.

Exhibition:New Editions
 February 22–March 31, 2018
Galerie Sabine Knust, Ludwigstraße 7, Munich, Germany

Emmanuel Seitz, Untitled (2018). Courtesy of Galerie Christine Mayer.

Exhibition:Emmanuel Seitz
 February 24–March 31, 2018
Galerie Christine Mayer, Liebigstraße 39, Munich, Germany

Giuseppe Veneziano, La Pietà di Superman (2010). Courtesy of Galerie Kronsbein.

Exhibition:Giuseppe Veneziano MASH-UP
 October 20, 2017–April 5, 2018
Galerie Kronsbein, Wurzerstraße 11 & 12, Munich, Germany

Peter Halley, Landscape with Tree (1978). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Modern.

Exhibition:Peter Halley: Patterns and Figures, Gouaches 1977–78
 February 23–April 7, 2018
Galerie Thomas Modern, Türkenstrasse 16, Munich, Germany

Luzia Simons, Jardim 11 & 13 (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Binder.

Exhibition:EDEN NOW
 February 8–April 7, 2018
Galerie Andreas Binder, Knöbelstraße 27, Munich Germany

Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys in Memoriam (from the portfolio “For Joseph Beuys”) (1986). Courtesy of Galerie Klüser.

Exhibition:Andy Warhol: Paintings and Works on Paper
 March 8–April 14, 2018
Galerie Klüser, Georgenstraße 15, Munich, Germany

Marthe Wery, Série Lignée (c. 1974). Courtesy of Barbara Gross Galerie.

Exhibition:MARTHE WÉRY
 March 16–May 12, 2018
Barbara Gross Galerie, Theresienstraße 56 Hof 1, Munich, Germany

Paul Klee, After the Drawing 19/75 [Absorption] (1919). Courtesy of the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Exhibition:Paul Klee: Construction of Mystery
 January 1–June 10, 2018
Pinakothek der Moderne,

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