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Plateau Munich 2017
Approximately 45 galleries and institutions are opening their doors on October 27 until 9om and on October 28 between 11am and 6pm.
Our galleries are also participating in Plateau, showing the film 'Fernando Botero - Born in Medellin' by Peter Schamoni in the context of our current Botero exhibition.
As an event note, we would like to recommend to you the discussion at the garden lounge of Hotel Bayerischer Hof, on October 28 at 7pm. Silvie Aigner (Parnass), Heike Grossmann (Galerie Thomas), Prof. Stephan Huber (AsbK Munich) and Hans-Peter Wipplinger (Leopold Museum, Wien) are talking about the topic 'Too much art?!?' (moderation: Heinz Schütz).
Galerie Thomas Modern at Paper Positions Munich
Following the great success of Paper Positions in Berlin, the art fair is also taking place in Munich from October 27 to 29, 2017.
In the centrally located Alte Bayerische Staatsbank, 35 international galleries are presenting their most significant artistic positions of contemporary and modern art with a focus on paper works.
Opening hours of Paper Positions: October 27 & 28, 11am to 7pm, October 29, 11am to 6pm.
Entrance fee: 15 Euro
- June 26, 2017 - Galerie Thomas MODERN
Rebecca Horn awarded Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize
Rebecca Horn is awarded the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize of the City of Duisburg for lifetime achievement. The Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize, one of the most renowned international awards for sculptors, is awarded to Rebecca Horn in recognition of her life’s work which had a major influence on shaping 20th and 21st century sculpture.
As a sculptor, draughtswoman, literary figure, filmmaker, video, installation and performance artist, Rebecca Horn has over the past decades formulated her own unique poetry of the mechanical in an extensive and rigorous body of work.
The jury honoured Rebecca Horn as “one of the most original, innovative and experimental artists in Germany whose work enjoys international recognition. From the 1960s until today she has created an equally complex and distinctive body of work in which she addresses the existential human condition. [...]"
The Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize was awarded by expert juries every five years from 1966 to 2006 to keep alive the works of the sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881-1919), a native of Duisburg, and to honour the lifetime achievement of contemporary, internationally renowned sculptors. Among the winners of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Prize are Eduardo Chillida, Norberg Kricke, Jean Tinguely, Claes Oldenburg, Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra, Richard Long, Nam June Paik and most recently, in 2006, Reiner Ruthenbeck, all of whom have earned a place in art history with their works.
(Installation shot of the exhibition "Rebecca Horn - Black Moon Mirror", 2014/15)
On June 24 and 25, 2017, the 3rd Kunstareal-Fest takes place in Munich. Themed "Thought-provoking Impulses", all institutions of the art quarter invite visitors to stroll and look around.
Galerie Thomas and Galerie Thomas Modern also open their doors for this special occassion: on Saturday - as usual - between 10am and 6pm and on Sunday between 11am and 5pm. Apart from our current exhibition "Adolf Luther", we are also presenting selected works from Classic Modern and German Expressionism.
Visit the website of Kunstareal München here!
Franz Erhard Walther awarded "Golden Lion" at Venice Biennale
Franz Erhard Walther has been awarded the "Golden Lion" as best artist at Venice Biennale.
In his oeuvre, Walther combines a basic exploration of the notion of sculpture with an accentuation of its origination process. Although his works are reminiscent of Minimalism in their simplicity and reduced form, Walther's approach is different. He regards his objects as working material that can be used to trigger fundamental experiences. The viewers enter into an active dialogue with the works through so-called 'work actions', which alters the traditional concept of viewer and work and leads to an "other concept of the work (of art)" (Walther).
The Frankfurt artist Anne Imhof won the "Golden Lion" for Best National Participation, the German pavillon.
More about Franz Erhard Walther