Must-See Art Guide: Munich

Hans Hofmann, Original Study Poster for Anderson-Mayer Galerie (1963). Courtesy of American Contemporary Art Gallery.

Let’s turn our sights to Germany this week. Over in Munich, this summer promises to be exciting and art-filled, thanks to the efforts of local gallery venues and the numerous public art projects on display organized this year by PAM. With shows ranging from canonical Ab Ex painters to populist street art, you’ve got options.

Kick things off with a terrific Paul Klee show over at Galerie Thomas. If you were fretting over missing this one, good news—it’s just been extended to June 9, so hurry on over. I’m never one to pass up the chance to see some very painterly painting by the likes of Hans Hofmann, Sam Francis, and Adolph Gottlieb in person, and if neither are you, you should head to American Contemporary Art Gallery. Their group exhibition, “Abstraction in Color,” runs through 29. Then, there’s the rhetorically titled solo exhibition “Why talk of love at a time like this?!” at Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle by one of Berlin’s most promising exciting artists, Sophie Reinhold. According to the show press release, her newest body of work explores “veiling, camouflage, and emptiness” as it clashes with assertive presence and gestures. You can count on her canvases to be unpredictable, clever, and never boring.

But there’s plenty more where that came from. Find artnet’s full list of picks below, and  Auf Wiedersehen.


Exhibition:Abstraction in Color: Sam Francis, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Charles Pollock, Richard Pousette-Dart, Jack Tworkov
 March 19–June 29, 2018
Where: American Contemporary Art Gallery, Maximilianstraße 29, Munich, Germany

Sophie Reinhold, Untitled (2018). Courtesy of Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle.

Exhibition:Sophie Reinhold: Why talk of love at a time like this?!
 April 13–June 2, 2018
Where: Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Amalienstraße 41, Munich, Germany

Gerold Miller, section 9 (2018). Courtesy of Walter Storms Galerie.

Exhibition:Gerold Miller
 April 14–June 2, 2018
Where: Walter Storms Galerie, Schellingstraße 48, Munich, Germany

Mirko Reisser, DAIM – Backsplash (2017). Courtesy of Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich.


Exhibition:55UND30 | MIRKO REISSER – DAIM
 April 16–June 9, 2018
Where: Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Amalienstr. 45, Munich, Germany


Paul Klee, Eine Blume tritt auf / A Flower Performs (1934). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas.

Exhibition:Paul Klee: Musik und Theater in Leben und Werk
 February 23–June 9, 2018
Where: Galerie Thomas, Türkenstrasse 16, Munich, Germany

Katharina Lehmann, Interstellar Rain (2018). Courtesy of GALERIE BENJAMIN ECK.

Exhibition:ABSTRACT Guillaume Colussi / Katharina Lehmann / Wonkun Jun / Robert Kamnatnik
 April 24–June 9, 2018
Where: GALERIE BENJAMIN ECK, Pestalozzistraße 14, Munich, Germany

Exhibition:thoughtfully embedded
 May 17–June 16, 2018
Where: Galerie Michael Hasenclever KG, Baaderstrasse 56C, Munich, Germany

Georg Baselitz, Victory Day, 31.VII.03. Courtesy of Galerie Leu.

Exhibition:Group Show
 May 1–July 1, 2018
Where: Galerie Leu, Am Kosttor 3, Munich, Germany

Alexandra Pirici, Signals (2016–). Courtesy of PAM.

Exhibition:Public Art Munich 2018
 April 30–July 27, 2018
Where: PAM, various locations, Munich, Germany

Bambi Kate (green). Courtesy of Galerie Kronsbein.

Exhibition:BAMBI: The Queen of Urban Art
 April 13–September 19, 2018
Where: Galerie Kronsbein, Wurzerstraße 11 & 12, Munich, Germany

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