Must-See Art Guide: Munich

This week's guide features Thomas Struth, Fernando Botero, Anna Vogel, and more.

“A rock that keeps tigers away” installation view. Courtesy of Kunstverein München.

Despite evidence to the contrary, New York is not the center of the universe. It might be hogging the headlines a bit at the moment with the return of Chelsea shows, but let’s not overlook some of the other cities unfurling their fall programs. For anyone in Munich, we’ve rounded up a selection of the just-about-to-close and the just-about-about-to-open exhibitions you won’t want to miss: Head over to Galerie Andreas Binder for the study in contrast of its current two-person show, “Dual Tones.” Between Eugene Lemay’s juicy, impasto paintings and Yigal Ozeri’s elegant black-and-white photographs, you’ll find a lot of unexpected similarities. Then, head over to Walter Storms Galerie for its classically Minimalist exhibition of Alan Charlton’s work once it opens on September 9. Or, if slightly goofy but ultimately sincere paintings are more your thing, Galerie Thomas Modern has your back with a solo presentation of the Columbian master Fernando Botero.

Find our full list of picks below, and happy fall everyone!


Exhibition:A rock that keeps tigers away
When: July 15–September 17, 2017
Kunstverein München, Galeriestraße 4, Munich, Germany

Yigal Ozeri, untitled (Olya Monochrome) (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Andreas Binder.

June 23–September 23, 2017
Galerie Andreas Binder, Knöbelstraße 27, Munich, Germany

Alan Charlton, Cross Grid Painting (2011). Courtesy of Walter Storms Galerie.

Exhibition:Alan Charlton
When: September 9–October 28, 2017
Walter Storms Galerie, Schellingstraße 48, Munich, Germany

Fernando Botero, Woman on a Bench (2001). Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Modern.

Exhibition:Fernando Botero
When: September 8–November 4, 2017
Galerie Thomas Modern, Türkenstrasse 16, Munich, Germany

Aribert von Ostrowski. Courtesy of Galerie Christine Mayer.

Exhibition:Aribert von Ostrowski: Portrait of an image
When: September 16–October 21, 2017
Galerie Christine Mayer, Liebigstraße 39, Munich, Germany

Brigitte Kowanz, UN Climate Change Conference Paris 30.11.2015 12.12.2015 (2017). Courtesy of Häusler Contemporary München.

Exhibition:Brigitte Kowanz: Codes and Cables
When: September 8–October 31, 2017
Häusler Contemporary München, Maximilianstraße 35, Munich, Germany

Anna Vogel. Courtesy of SPERLING.

Exhibition:Anna Vogel: Ferner weite Städte
When: September 8–October 21, 2017
SPERLING, Regerplatz 9, Munich, Germany

Thomas Struth, Thomas Struth, Audience 11, Florenz (2004). Courtesy of Haus der Kunst.

Exhibition:Thomas Struth: Figure Ground
When: May 5, 2017–January 7, 2018
Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich, Germany

Florian Süssmayr, Selbstportrait (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle.

Exhibition:Florian Süssmayr: Selbstporträt
When: September 8–November 11, 2017
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Amalienstraße 41, Munich, Germany

Martin Assig. Courtesy of Galerie Tanit.

When: September 8–October 28, 2017
Galerie Tanit, Maximilianstr 45, Munich, Germany

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