Opening hours

 

Daily 10 am–8 pm
(also on bank holidays)

 

EXCEPTIONS
Each 3rd wednesday of the month
during AfterworkKH the exhibition
remains open until 10 pm.

How to find us

 

Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung
Theatinerstrasse 8
(in the Fünf Höfe)
80333 München
T +49 (0)89 / 22 44 12
kontakt@kunsthalle-muc.de

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Flowers Forever

Flowers in Art and Culture
February 3–August 27, 2023

About the
exhibition

February 3–August 27, 2023

With their splendor and diversity flowers have always captivated us. They possess great symbolic power – whether in mythology, religion, art or politics. In earlier centuries, flowers were coveted status symbols, today they are traded globally as a mass product. Currently, the flower is coming into focus as a fragile yet indispensable component of our global eco-system. With objects from art, design, fashion and natural science, Flowers Forever offers a fascinating, elaborately staged tour through the cultural history of flowers from antiquity to the present day.

The presentation comprises around one hundred and seventy works from international collections as well as installations created especially for the exhibition. Important examples from the histories of art and design enter into a fruitful dialog with new artistic approaches. The exhibition features works by Jan Brueghel the Younger, Abraham Mignon, Barbara Regina Dietzsch, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Hannah Höch, Andreas Gursky, Miguel Chevalier, Ann Carrington, Patricia Kaersenhout, Kehinde Wiley, DRIFT, and many other artists. They all bring the multifaceted cultural history of flowers to life in impressive ways.

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Program

Fri
3.2.
10 am–8 pm
1st day of the exhibtion "Flowers Forever"

A fascinating, elaborately staged tour through the cultural history of flowers from antiquity to the present day.

With their splendor and diversity flowers have always captivated us. They possess great symbolic power – whether in mythology, religion, art or politics. In earlier centuries, flowers were coveted status symbols, today they are traded globally as a mass product. Currently, the flower is coming into focus as a fragile yet indispensable component of our global eco-system.
With objects from art, design, fashion and natural science, Flowers Forever is the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the art and cultural history of the flower from antiquity to the present.

Wed
15.2.
from 6.30 pm
Afterwork-Führung
Afterwork Tours

Several guided tours in German through Flowers Forever will start from 6:30 pm. Together with the tickets to the exhibition, tickets for Afterwork tours are available.

The tours last about 60 minutes, max. 20 participants per tour. Tickets: € 7 + admission.

Thu
2.3.
20:00 Uhr
More than Honey

Documentary film, at cinema City Kinos, Sonnenstrasse 12a.

The film takes you into the fascinating universe of the bee from family beekeeping to industrialized honey farms.

In cooperation with the DOK.fest München.

Movie Trailer

Catalog

Flowers Forever

Flowers Forever (German edition) is the first exhibition catalog to deal with the art and cultural history of flowers from antiquity to the present day on this scale and in an interdisciplinary manner. Three large-scale interdisciplinary dialogues open inspiring and differentiated insights into the cultural history of flowers on the topics of flowers as symbol, flowers as motif, and flowers as commodity. Short texts also accompany selected objects to explain their context and relevance to the theme.

Price at the Kunsthalle: € 35

 

Edited by Roger Diederen and Franziska Stöhr. With contributions by Andreas Beyer, Michael John Gorman, Gudrun Kadereit, Isabel Kranz, Inger Leemans, Randy Malamud, Silke Peters, and D. Fairchild Ruggles.

288 pages, 24 x 29 cm, 275 color images, hardcover, available in German, published by Prestel Verlag.

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Flower Power Festival
Munich 2023

Celebrating nature in the city

Based on the Flowers Forever exhibition at the Flower Power Festival Munich 2023 everything revolves around blossoms. After the nationally sensational Faust Festival 2018, this is the second major event in the Bavarian capital in which everyone can participate.

Science, sustainability, plant diversity, garden art, climate change, biodiversity, aesthetics, quality of life – these and many more are conceivable topics that will be staged, be it with exhibitions, workshops, walks, theatre performances, installations and more. Indoors, outdoors and digitally are the festival’s playgrounds.

The Kunsthalle München, the Gasteig, Europe’s largest cultural centre, the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden and the BIOTOPIA – Bavaria’s Natural History Museum  are the impetus behind the festival. Many actors can identify with the themes of nature, culture, city and blossom, which describe the core idea of the festival. There are hardly any limits to creativity. Anyone and everyone can participate.

In addition to participation, inclusion will play an important role this time. The festival offers the chance to sensitise many people to the topic and at the same time to enable as many people as possible to participate in cultural life. Ideally, this could result in sustainable impulses that move something in our society in the long term.

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Program
All events soon available here.
Magazine
Interesting people and projects and a look behind the scenes.

The Munich Flower
Extravaganza

We needed well over 100,000 dried flowers for a major installation by artist Rebecca Louise Law. Everyone was invited to collect flowers – whether purchased bouquets or flowers from their own gardens – and bring them dried to the Kunsthalle by fall 2022. In addition, many local volunteers helped us prepare the flowers for installation. To have enough space for this, a disused swimming pool in Munich was specially hijacked.

Children & Young People

Booklet for Children
available free of charge at the ticket desk, 8–12 years (in German)
Guided tours for children
during school vacations (in German)
Workshops at the Kinderkunsthaus
during school vacations, 6–15 years

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