Flowers

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Exhibition poster
26 August 2022 – 15 January 2023

JR: Chronicles

The Kunsthalle München presents the first major retrospective in Germany dedicated to the French artist JR (born in 1983) who exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors.

JR achieved fame by emblazoning huge portraits of anonymous people on the façades of buildings, trains, container ships, even border walls. With his art, JR gives greater visibility to those, whose dignity and rights are frequently ignored in the political discourse, in a way that is as perceptive as it is compassionate. His recent projects include a large-scale pasting in a maximum security prison in California, a TIME Magazine cover about guns in America, a monumental mural in the suburbs of Paris, or a gigantic installation at the US-Mexico border fence.

As he remains anonymous, JR leaves the space empty for an encounter between the subject and the passer-by. That is what JR’s work is about, raising questions.

With photographs, videos, models and pastings covering entire walls, the multimedia exhibition revisits a selection of JR’s projects, which are, by their very nature, only temporary.

This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum.

Exhibition poster
3 February – 9 July 2023

Flowers Forever

Flowers in Art and Culture

Flowers are of immense importance for humans and nature. Flowers Forever is the first exhibition to be fully devoted to the history of the flower in art and culture from antiquity to the present day. The Kunsthalle München offers fascinating insight into the topic with paintings, sculptures, photographs, design, fashion, interactive media installations and scientific objects that explore the role of the flower in art and science, in mythologies and religions, in the economy, ecology and politics.

Join us for the big flower installation by Rebecca Louise Law. We need your commitment and help in collecting, drying and tying 200,000 flowers. You can find all the info here.

The exhibition forms part of the city-wide Flower Power Festival Munich 2023.

 

 

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