Museum Brandhorst

Forever Young – 10 Years of Museum Brandhorst

24 May 2019 – April 2020

Museum Brandhorst | Kunstareal München

A lot has happened at Museum Brandhorst since its opening in May 2009: besides hosting numerous solo exhibitions, the museum’s own collection has steadily expanded from 700 to over 1,200 works. Today, it is one of the most important collections of contemporary art in Europe, with many significant works by Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Bruce Nauman, Cady Noland, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

To celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary in May 2019, the institution will be mounting an exhibition of stellar works from the collection. ‘Forever Young – 10 Years of Museum Brandhorst’ traces an arc from the early 1960s to the present day, connecting many recent acquisitions with well-known highlights from the past.

The exhibition comprises 190 works by 45 artists and will focus on three primary themes:
The first is Pop Art, particularly in its often overlooked political dimension. The second is the controversial topic of subjectivity in the present – and thus the question of how late capitalism shapes identity. The third forms one of the core themes of Museum Brandhorst: contemporary painting and the continual renewal of this traditional art form. In recent years, the museum has mounted major shows dealing with this subject, including ‘Painting 2.0: Painting in the Information Age’ as well as the highly regarded solo exhibitions ‘Wade Guyton: Das New Yorker Atelier‘, ‘Kerstin Brätsch: Innovation’ and ‘Jutta Koether – Tour de Madame’.

As part of the anniversary exhibition, Twombly’s Rosensaal – in the artist’s originally intended form – will also be on view.

‘Forever Young’ will open on Thursday, 23 May 2019. To mark the opening week, admission to the museum will be free for the first weekend, 25–26 May. With rotating exhibits, the show will run until April 2020, accompanied by a varied programme comprising parties, performances, talks, discussions, and concerts.

The exhibition is funded by
PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.

Media partner: ARTE

Fig.: Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2001, 39 x 40 x 29,8 cm, Udo und Anette Brandhorst Collection, Photo: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich © Cy Twombly Foundation