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February Art Guide - Munich

February Art Guide - Munich


This month we have many interesting openings in Munich, here are my choices to share with you! To visit these exhibitions or learn more about the art scene in Munich take a tour with Sofia.

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Exhibition: Falling Light
Artist: Chen Wei
Venue: Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
Dates: Until April 7th, 2018
Opening:  February 8th, 2018


To kick off the 50th anniversary of Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle the rising position of Chinese artist Chen Wei and Thomas Ruff will be presented. The works shown in Chen Wei’s new exhibition Falling Light unite the motifs and issues of his oeuvre of the past several years and develop them further: urban spaces devoid of people, stage-like settings with strong lighting effects, wet ground, sporadic individuals or just their hands in scenes of isolation, symbolically charged elements, like the sparkling coins. The unfinished crops up in the half-laid paving stones in Fresh Paint, while what has been and gone is expressed in Fragment through the tiled floor of a late-night bar, across which are strewn the shards of broken bottles, the remains of a party. Promise is the theme of Sharing Apartment, in which the open door and the warm light behind it evoke, in conjunction with the emptiness of the room in the foreground, an uncanny atmosphere.

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Exhibition: 
Artist: Thomas Ruff
Venue: Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle
Dates: Until April 7th, 2018
Opening: February 8th, 2018


Since 2014 Thomas Ruff has been working on his Negatives, a series in which he converts the typical sepia tones of early photography into cyan tones, thus not only harking back to the cyanotypes of yesteryear but also, and more importantly, transforming the positive back into its negative form, a process that raises the “means to the end”, namely the tonally reversed, negative image as the prerequisite for the ultimate photograph, to the status of an artwork in its own right. Within this series, Thomas Ruff has developed a new cycle of photographs titled neg◊lapresmidi which will be shown in the forthcoming exhibition in its entirety. In a sequence of 25 photographs, Thomas Ruff follows in the tracks of the dance legend Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950).

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III.

Exhibition: 55 | Wohnzimmer - Gert Weber Meets Old Friends
Artist: Various Artists
Venue: Galerie Max Weber Six Friedrich
Dates: Until March 10th, 2018


Gert Weber meets old friends is the first exhibition on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the gallery with furniture by Gert Weber and art works by Andreas Schulze, Peter Zimmermann, Georg Baselitz, Imi Knoebel, Siegfried Anzinger, Stephan Huber and others.

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