Denkraum Deutschland 2020
About the exhibition
DENKRAUM DEUTSCHLAND, the annual temporary exhibition in the Pinakothek der Moderne, seeks to highlight and discursively explore artistic modes of thought in order to present the ways that artists, designers and architects see society, highlighting their political potential.
The central theme of DENKRAUM DEUTSCHLAND 2020 is digitality.
The term digitality was coined by media theorists and refers to the interweaving of digital and analogue realities. In times of travel restrictions and mandatory social distancing, it determines our lives more than ever, either making them easier or more complicated. Never before have communication and politics been so closely interwoven with technology as they are today, never before has the space where political opinion is formed been so uncertain, but at the same time so democratic. However, to what extent are individuals able to act in a self-determined way within a barely tangible, seemingly limitless reality? What can they rely on, where are identities deliberately manipulated, and where do they dissolve?
The intersections between the digital and the material can be understood as an “interspace” in which constant transformation and communication processes take place. Interspaces allow for information to become available without the constrains of time, space and human presence. They are sites of uncertainty and ambiguity. For artists and designers, on the other hand, these very interspaces are places of creative discovery and exploration, curiosity and development.
DENKRAUM DEUTSCHLAND 2020 aims to explore these creative processes in the space between the digital and the analogue and to accompany museum visitors on a journey that presents design, painting, objects and video works in an experimental way.
With contributions from Samuel Beckett, Heinz Butz, Hell Gette, Shoji Kawamori/Sony Design Center, Alexander Löwenstein, Kristina Lovaas, Ivan Paskalev, Gülbin Ünlü, Thomas Thiede/Alexander Kluge, Thomas Weinberger/Benjamin Zuber, and Daria von Loewenich, Anna K. Seidel and Paul Wellenhof, students of the Otto Falckenberg School of the Performing Arts, from Munich.
Open daily except Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Direction: Miro Craemer
Co-curator: Philipp Messner
Education programme: Pia Brüner
The Pinakothek der Moderne’s education series Togetthere_Xperience is supported by
PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne
The Federal Agency for Civic Education
Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne
Further information about the exhibition on the website of the Bavarian State Painting Collections.
Planning your visit
Open today till 6:00 pm
Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday 10.00 – 20.00
Barer Straße 40
Sunday admission 1€
Thursday – Saturday 10€
Day pass (Alte Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst, Sammlung Schack) 12€
ca. 60 minutes