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Museum Brandhorst
Theresienstraße 35A 80333 München

Silver Factory | Scriptural Abstraction

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  • Time of day6:00 until 7:30 PM
  • Target groupsTeenagers, Adults
  • RegistrationFree of charge | No registration necessary | Join in at any time




In the works of Cy Twombly we go in search of traces, make an inventory of the signs and develop a register from it. You will get to know some secret languages and codes. In subsequent abstraction exercises we will develop an approach to our own signs. Afterwards we will create large scriptural posters of our own abstractions. Here we will also focus on movement, which can flow from the wrist or the whole body.


The workshop will be run by art historian and educator Dr. Barbara Dabanoğlu. She wrote her doctoral thesis on Cy Twombly’s sculptures and was a research assistant in the art education department at Museum Brandhorst during the exhibition project “Future Bodies from a Recent Past.” She has developed numerous analog and digital workshop formats, and also conceived the inclusive youth project “Kunstlinge” for the Pinakotheken.





Every second Thursday evening from 6 to 7.30 p.m., the free drop-in format “Silver Factory” provides the right setting for teenagers and adults to get creative. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous studio, the Silver Factory, various different techniques and themes entice us to take part in varied artistic endeavors across all media. Whether drawing, painting, using different printing techniques or dancing, whether analog, digital or hybrid, come by and be transported into the world of colors and shapes in a relaxed atmosphere.





You will find many other programs in the museum as well as information about the artists and artworks in the collection in our digital creative lab: Factory.

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