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Museum Brandhorst is “Forever Young”, celebrating 10 years of activity

Opens today the incredible exhibition “Forever Young” at Museum Brandhorst in Munich to celebrate its tenth birthday. As a museum with one of the most important collections of contemporary art in Europe, Museum Brandhorst celebrates on this May, 10 years of activity. Ten years in which a lot has happened and its collection of artworks has expanded considerably. Since its opening in May 2009, the collection has gone from 700 to 1200 works, with many masterworks by Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, Cy Twombly and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Forever Young - Source: Museum Brandhorst's website

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, there will be a major exhibition called “Forever Young – 10 Years of Museum Brandhorst” , where everyone can admire incredible artworks from the museum’s collection: 190 works by 45 artists. From the early 1960s to today, the exhibition brings together works well-known from the past and recent acquisitions. An interesting insight into the development of art.

Museum Brandhorst's external building - Source: Museum Brandhorst's website

The exhibition will be articulated in three main themes: the first one is about the colours and the irony of Pop Art, particularly in its often overlooked political dimension, and in its dark side. The second one is about how capitalism changes society and shapes identity, in the controversial topic of subjectivity in the present era. The third and last one is more properly about art, particularly contemporary painting and the continual renewal of this traditional art form. Brilliant shows like “Painting 2.0: Painting in the information Age”, “Wade Guyton: Das New Yorker Atelier”, “Kerstin Brätsch: Innovation” and “Jutta Koether: Tour de Madame”, exhibited in these recent years in the museum, were dealing with this core theme.

Also, there will be many lectures, discussions, talks, workshops, exhibitions tours and performances, a lot of collateral events to the main exhibition. Art at 360 degrees, in every detail, in every nuance of it, for every enthusiast and curious.

Andy Warhol - Self portait, 1986 - © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Thanks to the wide range of partnerships, people can also listen to music, like “Ave Maria” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Otello”, sung by Mirjam Mesak of the Bavarian State Opera Studio; or get fit with “Workout with Warhol”. Or dance, watch films, enjoy the gastronomic offerings. A wide variety of offers. Especially for the anniversary, the gallery presents Twombly’s rose paintings in its original form as envisaged by the artist.

All the people who are in the art world, as artists, curators, gallerists, collectors, art fans, but also general curious public are invited to this incredible event, which celebrates an important landmark for the museum, a milestone to celebrate the success of the past 10 years and to look forward to a promising future.

Cy Twombly - "Untitles (Roses)" 2008 - Photo: Haydar Koyupinar, Bavarian Staatsgemälde - Collections: Museum Brandhorst , Munich - © Cy Twombly Foundation

Forever Young – 10 Years of Museum Brandhorst

Period: 24 May 2019 – 1 April 2020

Opening hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm

Thursday: 10 am to 8 pm

Closed on Mondays

Admission to the museum will be free for the first weekend , 25 – 26 May.

Where: Museum Brandhorst

Kunstareal Theresienstrasse 35 a

80333 Munich – Germany

Entry: regular 7 €, reduced 5 €, Sunday 1 €

- Giulia Zamponi


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