03/05/2019 - 23/08/2020

Ingo Maurer: Pendulum


Since time immemorial people have been fascinated by the archaic shape of the egg and its structural perfection. The swinging pendulum is one of nature’s physical phenomena that already offered orientation to the Egyptians. Watching a pendulum is one of the kinetic experiences with a positive impact on our well-being thanks to its regular and calming motion. It is this combination of the egg’s harmonious shape and the comforting quality of the pendulum that informed Ingo Maurer’s pendulum – either in motion or at rest it affords us a new spatial experience.

From 2019 the Danner Rotunda will regularly feature a special site-specific work not only in order to illustrate the transdisciplinary nature of the Pinakothek der Moderne but also to enliven the entrance area with an eye-catching object.
From May 3, 2019 until August 23, 2020 Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum will present the installation “Pendulum”, the brainchild of light designer Ingo Maurer.
From August 2020 it will be followed by projects from the Sammlung Moderne Kunst of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung Munich and the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich.

Ingo Maurer, Pendulum, 2019, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne  Foto: Patrizia Hamm
Ingo Maurer, Pendulum, 2019,
Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum,
Pinakothek der Moderne
Photo: Patrizia Hamm

Planning your visit

Open today till 6:00 pm

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


information here

Further visitor information

More information about your visit

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Judith Joy Ross, Untitled, from the series "Portraits at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.", 1983 1984, Bromide silver gelatin print on light-sensitive printing-out paper, gold-toned On permanent loan from Siemens AG since 2003 © Bavarian State Painting Collections
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August Sander, Bauernkinder, iglesiente (?), 1927
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Bettina Dittlmann, brooch, 2018, magnet, iron, garnets, 15 cm, h. 16 cm
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© Anish Kapoor. DACS/VG Bild-Kunst, 2020
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