MAXIMILIAN KIRMSE | Staatliche Graphische Sammlung – Pinakothek der Moderne Munich


From February 7 until May 5, 2024, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung | Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich will present the exhibition MAXIMILIAN KIRMSE – BERLIN MON AMOUR with works on paper and canvas by the Berlin based artist.

“Clearly, the phrase Berlin Mon Amour cannot be understood as a light-hearted declaration of love to a big city whose harsh reality is scarcely something to boast about. It is a paradox that carries a provocative contradiction which only makes sense on closer inspection. Berlin Mon Amour refers not to that easy-going attitude to life associated with other metropolises.

Instead, it describes a city’s very own zest for life and unbridled vitality, whose sense of freedom and openness to the world stands in stark contrast to paralyzing pettiness and provincialism. It is this joie de vivre and vitality that defies reactionary stagnation and continues to inspire Berlin’s vital spirit of rethinking and reimagining. Drawn by this elixir of life, it enchants those who manage to immerse themselves in it and embark on their own adventure of love with this metropolis on the Spree.” (Michael Hering)

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Michael Hering, Fid Fischer, Olga Hohmann and many more, edited by Michael Hering, published by Buchhandlung Walther König.

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