The Fabric of Modernity: Matisse – Lurçat – Miró
French Tapestries from 1918 to the Present
For over 400 years, the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris has acquired a reputation for woven artworks of the highest quality. With innumerable large-scale tapestries spanning the period from the end of World War I to the present day, the exhibition reveals just how surprisingly modern this noble craft truly is. In collaboration with the most prestigious French and international artists, including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Le Corbusier, Joan Miró and Louise Bourgeois, the Gobelins Manufactory created textile masterpieces, which are now being presented in Germany for the first time.
An exhibition cooperation with the Mobilier National, Paris.
A spectacular fashion extravaganza in the Kunsthalle München, which is presenting the work of Thierry Mugler – designer, director, photographer and perfumer par excellence – for the first time in a brilliantly staged exhibition. Over 140 creations from haute couture and prêt-à-porter, unpublished archive material and pictures by world-famous photographers highlight three decades of the Frenchman’s work. Time and again since the 70s, Mugler has succeeded in influencing pop culture and revolutionising the world of couture. He was drawn to unusual materials such as metal, faux fur, vinyl and latex to produce his futuristic, glamorous designs, thereby creating epoch-making garments that radiate both a sensual as well as powerful femininity.