HANS MATTHÄUS BACHMAYER | DIETRICH BARTSCHT | MIRIAM CAHN
GUNTER DAMISCH | MARTIN DISLER UND FRANZ HITZLER
Exhibition opening on Thursday, the 1st of July 2017 at 6 pm
Duration: until 22nd of July 2017
JUNG UND WILD. DIE 1980ER JAHRE IN MÜNCHEN
HM Bachmayer | Dietrich Bartscht | Miriam Cahn | Gunter Damisch Martin Disler | Franz Hitzler | Leiko Ikemura | Siegfried Kaden | Gustav Kluge | Max Neumann | Helmut Sturm
at Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste till the 9th of July
JUNG UND WILD. DIE 1980ER JAHRE IN MÜNCHEN HM Bachmayer | Dietrich Bartscht | Miriam Cahn | Gunter Damisch Martin Disler | Franz Hitzler | Leiko Ikemura | Siegfried Kaden | Gustav Kluge | Max Neumann | Helmut Sturm
In the early 1980s, after Concept and Minimal Art had dominated the scene for 10 years, a new form of art, soon to be called »new«, »wild« and »vehement«, was responsible for the revival of paint pot, brush and liberal gesture. A renaissance of this movement was recently celebrated in famous locations such as the »Städel Museum« in Frankfurt or the »Haus der Kunst« in Munich focussing on the well-known hot spots of the time – Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg. One easily forgets, however, that a similarly intense revolution in painting had started in other places as well. The time is ripe to adopt a Munich perspective, in this case through the eyes of gallery owner Otto van de Loo. The exhibitions he organized and the acquisitions he made for his own collection between 1980 and 1990 testify his striving for a form of painting that goes beyond superficiality. In doing so he was also filled with enthusiasm for artists not included in his regular programme, whose works he discovered in locations such as the Munich galleries of Dany Keller and Karl Pfefferle. Most of the artists featured here in the Academy of Arts have a very autonomous and individualistic standpoint. What they all have in common, though, is their oppositional manner in which they tried to come to terms with the existential issues of their time. They celebrated the revival of painting and treated the medium as well as the themes in a remarkably sincere manner.
Duration: till the 9th of July 2017
Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste Max-Jospeh-Platz 3, 80539 München, Mi - So 11 - 16 Uhr
We also would like to invite you to our current gallery exhibition "FÖHNSTURM", showing works from the 80' by the following artists: Hans Matthäus Bachmayer, Dietrich Bartscht, Miriam Cahn, Gunter Damisch, Martin Disler und Franz Hitzler.