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The Kunsthalle Munich

Hypo Cultural Foundation

Nestled between Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz in the heart of Bavarian Capital. The Kunsthalle Munich organizes three exhibitions annually and has built up an international reputation. Every year, the Kunsthalle Munich is one of Germany’s leading exhibition venues with welcoming over 350,000 visitors. Art and culture from around the world are displayed here in all their glory – whether it be painting, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, handcrafts, or design.

Erwin Olaf. Unheimlich schön (incredible beautiful)
14th May until 26th September

In the Netherlands, Erwin Olaf (*1959) is one of the most famous contemporary artists. Now Kunsthalle München is dedicating the first comprehensive solo exhibition in Germany to him. Selected photographs, short films, sculptures, and multimedia installations from over forty years of work show Olaf’s development from an analog to a digital artist, from the rebellious photojournalist of the 1980s to the sophisticated storyteller of the 2000s.

For his pictures, Olaf creates a world that is staged down to the smallest detail, which looks confusingly similar to ours but appears enigmatic due to its artificiality. With their aesthetics borrowed from the film and advertising industries, are only superficially immaculately placative; in fact, they deal with questions of democracy, equality, or self-determination. Olaf uses clichés and stereotypes to question the power of images in our society – sometimes humorously, always aesthetically, never well-behaved …

Digital offering for the exhibition:

Live digital tours of the exhibition’s 360° tour will now be available via Zoom during the lockdown. From March 4, the digital tour will also be accessible to individual users* free of charge. From home, all rooms of the exhibition can be experienced in the 360° tour. More information at
The digital exhibition is a joint project with HypoVereinsbank and Antenna International.

Current Exhibition:

Erwin Olaf. Unheimlich schön (incredible beautiful)
Date: 14.05. – 26.09.2021

Your Benefit with CityTourCard Munich: 1 € on regular admission fee at Kunsthalle Munich*

*Corona-related changes to the exhibition dates are possible at short notice. Please check for the latest information.


© Bildrechte / Photo Credits: Kunsthalle München, Erwin Olaf

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