Must-See Art Guide: Munich
This week's guide includes Peter Halley, Paul Klee, Anna McCarthy, and more.
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)”
When: February 9–March 24, 2018
Where: Sperling, Regerplatz 9, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: “New Paintings & Objects”
When: February 3–March 24, 2018
Where: arToxin, Kirchenstraße 23, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: “New Editions”
When: February 22–March 31, 2018
Where: Galerie Sabine Knust, Ludwigstraße 7, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: “Emmanuel Seitz”
When: February 24–March 31, 2018
Where: Galerie Christine Mayer, Liebigstraße 39, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: “Peter Halley: Patterns and Figures, Gouaches 1977–78”
When: February 23–April 7, 2018
Where: Galerie Thomas Modern, Türkenstrasse 16, Munich, Germany
Exhibition: “Andy Warhol: Paintings and Works on Paper”
When: March 8–April 14, 2018
Where: Galerie Klüser, Georgenstraße 15, Munich, Germany
When: January 1–June 10, 2018
Where: Pinakothek der Moderne,
Follow artnet News on Facebook:
Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.