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Pinakothek der Moderne. Modern Art Collection

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Franz Marc, Fighting Shapes, 1914, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Dancing School, 1914, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Paul Klee, Das Licht und Etliches, 1931, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Exhibition "Baselitz - Remix", 2006

Exhibition "Female Trouble", 2008

Exhibtion "Neo Rauch - Begleiter", 2010

Exhibition "Subjektiv", 2010/11 in cooperation with HFF, Munich

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Within the rich collection of Expressionist works, the Cubist and Futurist re-definition of autonomous art challenges the question of man’s changed circumstances in the modern age. The artists of the “Brücke”, the “Blaue Reiter” and Max Beckmann address this issue impressively. Pablo Picasso’s pictorial fantasies and formal richness of invention are illuminated in large groups of works along with the Surrealist enigmas of the worlds portrayed by Max Ernst, René Magritte and Salvador Dalí.
Important themes after 1945, such as the formal and contextual extension of the term art, the "nobilitation" of the trivial and the ensuring related discussion on the equality of everyday and high culture are at the centre of extensive groups of works by Lucio Fontana, Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin and Georg Baselitz.
It has never been the intention of the collection to present a seamless chronology of art in the 20th and 21st century. Attention is centered much more on questions that set standards in modern and contemporary art. This approach takes the collection’s unique profile into account that places a decisive emphasis on concentration and the creation of focal points.
The parallel developments in classical modern art are thus much more clearly understood as a result of concentrating the visitor’s view on selected works than would be the case if a broad, encyclopaedic overview were provided. Differing perceptional mechanisms at the end of the 20th century are conveyed in exceptional individual artistic positions. By juxtaposing these, works enter into a more precise dialogue with one another in different presentations of the collections than would otherwise be possible if presented as a single panorama.

Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst
Der Turm der Blauen Pferde. Postkarten von Franz Marc an Else Lasker-Schüler in der Sofie und Emanuel Fohn-Schenkung
07.06.2016 - 17.07.2018

Das legendäre Gemälde des Expressionismus "Der Turm der blauen Pferde" von Franz Marc gilt seit Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs als verschollen, nachdem es von den Nationalsozialisten 1937 als "entartet" beschlagnahmt wurde. Erhalten hat sich aber der einzige farbige Entwurf des Gemäldes auf einer Postkarte, die Franz Marc Neujahr 1913 an die befreundete Dichterin Else Lasker-Schüler sandte. Als Teil der neuen Sammlungspräsentation und anlässlich des 100. Todesjahrs von Franz Marc ist der "Der Turm der blauen Pferde" mit weiteren 21 bemalten Postkarten Franz Marcs aus der Fohn-Schenkung in Saal 10 der Pinakothek der Moderne ausgestellt, ergänzt um die Vorstudie zu Franz Marcs Hauptwerk "Tierschicksale", 1913: "Die Bäume zeigten ihre Ringe, die Tiere ihre Adern".

Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst
Olaf Metzel - Reise nach Jerusalem / Musical Chairs
03.10.2017 - 31.12.2018

For the opening of the Pinakothek der Moderne, Olaf Metzel created a sculpture that highlighted the stage-like appearance of the staircase. The artist was particularly interested by the lone column on the mid-landing, which he dressed in a dazzling robe of colourful acrylic glass, in the centre of which he stacked deformed plastic chairs. Metzel named this eccentric work ‘Journey to Jerusalem’, (the West-German name for musical chairs) and it soon became one of the museum’s most iconic works. This expansive work may be seen again on the occasion of the museum's 15th anniversary.

Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst
Roni Horn. PI
23.03.2018 - 23.09.2018

The 45-part work "PI", created in Iceland by Roni Horn (b. 1955) is one of this artist’s major works. Like a researcher out in the field, she illustrates the diverse facets of this specific place, about which she has also created a series of artist’s books and sculptures.

Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst
Photography today: Private Public Relations
15.06.2018 - 07.10.2018

How do we experience the public sphere in a global, chaotic and digitised world, and what kind of role does photography assume in this context? With ‘Private Public Relations’, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst is continuing its exhibition series ‘Photography Today’ on innovative trends in contemporary photography, which it kicked off in 2016. With the rise of social media, and against the backdrop of an increasingly radicalised political climate, there is a great need to interpret the fragmented, global social space in which we currently live. This exhibition deals with the relationship between the photographic image and public space in the digital age.

Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst
Photography from the Collection of the Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation
01.07.2018 - 01.09.2018

Photographs from the collection of the Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation go on display in thematic or monographic exhibitions that rotate every half year. The collection is primarily dedicated to the photography of the New Objectivity and avant-garde movements of the 1920s and 1930s, featuring works by photographers such as Aenne Biermann, Karl Blossfeldt, Florence Henri, Germaine Krull, Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, and Friedrich Seidenstücker.

Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst
Around us the city
17.07.2018 - 21.01.2019

Modern photography is intimately connected to urban culture. In the 1920s, photographers drew inspiration from the urban environment to make experimental compositions and create the ‘new vision’ of the Neues Sehen movement. Their approach is today considered emblematic of avant-garde photography. At the same time, however, many photographers directed their gaze towards the social fabric of the city. Adopting the role of flaneurs and street photographers, they documented everyday life and the sheer dynamism of the city’s countless inhabitants. These views show the city as a collective living space, while creating a multi-layered portrayal of people and their living conditions in urban space.

27.07.18 12:30
Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst

30 Minuten - ein Werk: Giorgio de Chirico, Le muse inquietanti, 1917


Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung


Sprache: deutsch

28.07.18 15:00
Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst

Olafur Eliasson - WASSERfarben


Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung


Sprache: deutsch

29.07.18 15:00
Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst

Joseph Beuys und das Soziale in der Kunst


Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung


Sprache: deutsch

29.07.18 15:00
Pinakothek der Moderne – Sammlung Moderne Kunst

Farbenfrohe Bilderreise in der Pinakothek der Moderne. Eine Veranstaltung der MVHS

Liebt ihr knallbunte Farben? Es wird sich auf eine Reise durchs Museum begeben und dabei Kunstwerke der Pop-Art-Künstler und anderer Künstler der Moderne entdeckt, die in bunten Farben dann gedruckt und gemalt werden. Danach wird das eigene kleine Bilderbuch gestaltet.

Veranstaltungstyp: Workshop

Für Kinder ab fünf Jahren mit begleitenden Erwachsenen. Anmeldung aller Personen erforderlich bis 19.7.2018. Kursnummer G214350. Anmeldung unter https://www.mvhs.de/programm/museumswerkstatt-fuer-familien-2715/G214350/.

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail https://www.mvhs.de/programm/museumswerkstatt-fuer-familien-2715/G214350/
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Familien- und Ferienaktionen, Geburtstage für Kinder und Jugendliche im Museum, Veröffentlichungen, Programme für Klassen aller Schularten und Jahrgangsstufen und Kindertagesstätten, Fortbildungen

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