The Fabric of Modernity
Matisse, Picasso, Miró ... and French Tapestries
For the first time in Germany, the Kunsthalle München is presenting tapestries that were produced in the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris from designs created by the most prestigious artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Le Corbusier, Joan Miró and Louise Bourgeois. With innumerable large-scale wall hangings that span the period from the end of World War I to the present day, the exhibition reveals just how surprisingly modern the traditional craft of tapestry weaving truly is. More information here.
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 Over 140 creations from haute couture and prêt-à-porter, unpublished archive material and pictures by world-famous photographers highlight three decades of the Frenchman’s work.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.