This autumn, the Various Others initiative will again be bringing art from all over the world to Munich’s galleries, museums and off-spaces. We asked some young artists from the city which events they recommend.
From 9 September to 11 October 2020, Munich will once more become an exciting meeting point for art: almost 20 international galleries are being welcomed to the city from Vienna, Zurich, London, Paris, Madrid, Bangalore and New York, in the third year of an initiative that enriches Munich’s cultural landscape. Just in the first week of Various Others, visitors will be able to choose from 20 exhibition openings; these will then be followed by more than 50 additional events all over the city. We talked to some local artists about their personal picks from the event list.
“The Responsive Curating exhibition sounds very interesting. The title appeals to me; I always like to be surprised in that regard – and I’ve been wanting to visit the Kunstraum for ages. Basically, it’s always exciting when there’s something art-related going on in Munich. It lets you gather new impressions and inspirations – which is probably even more important this year than usually. I am particularly pleased that Various Others is taking place in Munich and not somewhere that is more well-known as an art capital.”
“Especially in difficult times, art and culture must be kept alive. Various Others shows how diverse the city is, as well as highlighting the importance of that diversity and the decentralisation of the creative space. I am looking forward to the Lucy McKenzie exhibition in the Museum Brandhorst art gallery, as well as Il Mondo Umano in the Galerie Klüser, which includes pieces by Jürgen Teller. The Various Others initiative is a big deal for Munich, and it will give the city’s cultural scene a real boost.”
“I am eyeing up the events in the Haus der Kunst art gallery. With its location right by the English Garden, it is always a beautiful venue for exhibitions. The programme of events they have there is incredible all year round; what’s more, after attending you can go for coffee and cake or head to the Golden Bar for an evening drink – perfect! Various Others is a good thing for Munich, as apart from for the Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of Museums) the various venues usually just do their own thing. It’s really lovely to see so many places coming together.”