Rotunda Project 2022 | Part I

The Exhibition

In 2022, the Pinakothek der Moderne will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. This year, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München will host the Rotunda Project, turning its attention to current issues of the day. A suite of four successive artistic interventions invites you to experience surprising changes of perspective, inspiring food for thought and sensual impressions, as a lasting anniversary gift for the future.

The Rotunda is the central public space in the Pinakothek der Moderne with the four museums under one roof. The still young dynamic exhibition format of the Rotunda projects allows the centre of the building to become an energetic pole in the art area. Large-scale visionary artistic projects invite you again and again to linger in the Rotunda, to engage in stimulating conversations or simply to get a space for your own daydreams.

Gil Shachar, The Cast Whale Project, 2022,
Photo: Gunnar Gustafsson, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022
Gil Shachar, The Cast Whale project, 2022
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

The anniversary year opens with "The Cast Whale Project" by Gil Shachar. The giant humpback whale, stranded in the rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne, radiates an unprecedented calm that is transmitted to us humans. Instinctively, one moves attentively through the room, lowers one's voice and instantly pauses in silence. You want to understand what has happened here.

Whales are the largest living animals on our planet. For years, their species has been at the top of the endangered species list. Only a few people are granted the chance to encounter whales in their lifetime, at home in the endless expanses of the world's oceans. All the more we are drawn to these enigmatic creatures and the peace-loving giants enjoy our sympathy.

Admission to the Rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne is free. Please note the current Corona information.

Planning your visit

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Opening Hours

Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Monday closed


Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40
80333 München

Admission prices (Inclusive opening hours )

Sunday admission 1€

Thursday – Saturday 10€
reduced 7€
Day pass (Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst, Sammlung Schack) 12€

Duration of the visit

ca. 60 minutes


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