The recent exhibitions ‘Dark Pop’ and ‘YES! YES! YES! Warholmania in Munich’ took Pop Art and its artistic successors as their focal points. The long-term exhibition “Schiff Ahoy. Contemporary Art from the Brandhorst Collection” at the Brandhorst Museum strikes a lighter note – at least at first glance.
The exhibition’s point of departure are works of minimal and post-minimal art, Arte Povera, and conceptual art from the Brandhorst Collection. The period in which these artists developed their own idiom – the late 1960s and early 1970s – was a pioneering era in contemporary art. Artists challenged the static and final nature of a work, challenged the role of the viewer, and engaged in alternative artistic formats and channels of distribution. In the exhibition, these innovations provide points of connection among works from the museum’s collection and dramatically reveal questions that have remained relevant to this day.
The exhibition places special focus on recent purchases of the past two years, most of which are presented to the public for the first time. With works by Kerstin Brätsch, Paul Chan, Louise Lawler, Seth Price, R.H. Quaytman or Heimo Zobernig, the exhibition marks the expansion of the Museum Brandhorst’s collection into current artistic practice – an emphasis which will continue to develop with solo exhibitions featuring Kerstin Brätsch and Seth Price in 2017.
You can see the exhibition “Schiff Ahoy. Contemporary Art from the Brandhorst Collection” at the Brandenhorts Museum until February 1, 2017. On Sundays, tickets to all three of the Munich Pinakotheken, including the Brandenhorst Museum, only cost €1.
Pinakothek der Moderne Opening Hours: daily except Mon 10am-6pm, Thu 10 am - 8pm.
Pinakothek der Moderne Tickets: €10 euros, reduced €7, Sunday admission €1
Day tickets to all three Pinkotheks and the MuseumBrandenhorst €12
Children and young people under the age of 18; students of art, art history, and art education; school classes, preschoolers, after-school groups; and youth groups from member states of the European Union receive free entrance (when accompanied by their instructors or chaperones).