Munich: cultural and entertainment tips from Philip Messner – Munich

Snow doesn’t always have to be white. South Tyrol showed this six years ago in Munich when he covered the meadow in front of the Alte Pinakothek with colored snow for his installation “Clouds”. The project caused an uproar. At that time, many passersby were walking around on the colored snow surface, examining the colored layers of snow or making colored snowmen. Philip Messner is now aware of a new, no less vibrant project: the installation “Continuous Transformation” at the Pinakothek der Moderne.

Monday: Love in Paris

Influential Dramatic Relationship: Makita Samba (right) as Camille and Noemi Merlant as Nora in a scene from “Where the Sun Rises in Paris”.

(Photo: dpa)

I start at Johannisplatz in Haidhausen and get my breakfast at Obori bakery in Lothringerstrasse. Then I devote myself to the usual organization in my studio. There is a lot on the agenda this week, and I still have to finish installing my work at Pinakothek. In the afternoon, I cycle to the restaurant “Kloster” on Preysingstrasse. If the weather is right, it is one of the most amazing places in Munich outside. In the afternoon I return to the studio, where I continue to work on drafts to make the glass. In the evening I want to watch “Where the Sun Rises in Paris” at the Theater. It is set in the 13th arrondissement of Paris in Les Olympiades – that is the original title of the film. I saw it already in the fall, but I liked it so much that I want to watch it again with a friend from the field.

Tuesday: pastries with jam

On Tuesdays, I like to have a small breakfast at the Fortuna Café on Metzstrasse, which is not far from me. My classics are here: espresso macchiato and buttery pretzel with jam. Sounds unusual – but I like the flavor combination. Thereafter I devoted myself to improving my work at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Maxvorstadt. Lunch meeting with Bernhardt Schwenk, Head of the Contemporary Art Group at PdM. While eating a pizza at Rosso on Amalene Street, we talk about the opening on Friday and the meeting planned. Near the corner is the Rüdiger Schöttle gallery with an exhibition by Daniel Knorr – I’ll stop here when I get the chance. The day ends with my gourmet friends (Flo from Acqua Monaco and Eberhard from Garibaldi) with Claudia at Restaurant Zauberberg in Nymphenburg.

Wednesday: High

Celebrity tips for Munich and the region: Where potato flour used to be stored, there is now a modern themed climbing hall:

Where potato flour used to be stored, there is now a modern climbing hall with a special character: the “Heaven’s Gate” on the site of the old Pvanni in Ostbahnhof.

(Photo: Stefan Rampf)

Today I’m in the studio exclusively. I usually work on several projects at the same time – so I need lonely days like this. In a concrete sense, this means: working, making phone calls, cooking quick pasta, and chatting with my neighbors in between. In the late afternoon I go climbing with my son in the “Gate of Heaven”, the new hall on the Ostbahnhof.


Cook something with him in the evening and listen to Jörg Seewald’s ‘Measurement of Music’ from 8pm. Lee Jorg wrote that today’s guest is Murat Kaymar: “Actually a singer in Whiskey Foundationbut now with Late after midnight At first, a great soul reminiscent of Barry White and Bill Withers, accompanied by Munich’s most exciting guitarist, Kona Vaughn Charles It was produced in London. The first single “The Gambler” is killer. better. Jorg. “

Thursday: hair and cruelty

Celebrity tips for Munich and the region: Twelve years have passed since

It’s been twelve years since “Einfallenden Neubauten” released her latest studio album. Now they have released a new album to celebrate their 40th anniversary: ​​”Alles in Allem” is very much about exploring the ‘Berlin’ topos.

(Photo: Mote Sinabel / dpa)

Within a five minute walk from my house to my studio, I have the best coffee shop in town at “Grenzgänger” on Wörthstrasse. I received a tip from my friend Manuel from the Dolomites, who was the manager of the star restaurant “La Perla” in the Badia until two years ago. I would say they also have the best olives in town. In the evening I receive a visit from my cousin and her husband. Together we go to New buildings collapse to the Moffat Hall. Before that, a turn for the opening of Karsten Nikolai at Haus der Kunst. In short: it will be an evening full of sound.

Friday: stillness and movement

Celebrity tips for Munich and the region: You know the wait indicator when the computer is busy with calculations.  After being rebuilt and expanded, Meissner transfers this into his composition

You know the wait indicator when the computer is busy with arithmetic operations. Reconstructed and expanded, Messner transports the digital icon directly into a real space in his “Continuous Change” installation.

(Photo: Pinakothek der Moderne)

Today is the opening day of my work Continuous Transformation, which can be seen for the first time at the Pinakothek der Moderne. At the same time, by the way, with Roman Ondak, “Measurement of the Universe”, in which the body sizes of museum visitors are measured and recorded for the wall. All this as part of the new presentation of the group. At 5 p.m. there will be an on-site chat with Bernhardt Schwenck and myself. After that we celebrate in small groups a meal in the area. Anyone who still has time after the talk can come to the opening Friday at Milchstrasse 4 for a new exhibition by Kontingent Kollektiv, a group of sociology students who have offered an exciting program there with invited artists since February. The projects space started in 2009 with a friend, Panos Mylonas. Since then, exhibitions have been held here in various groups, which can be well viewed from the outside.

Saturday: cycling in Fischbachau

Today I am going to the country, visiting Nora and Thomas in Fishpacho. I recently started riding two race bikes and we are doing a lap like last time. The route has not yet been determined. We’ll see how the weather turns out. But it is clear that we will get fresh trout from the neighbors and weeds from the garden after that. Thomas also shows me the preparations for his publication with Alexander Kluge. will appear soon.

Sunday: The Body of the Future

After a busy and exciting week, today I am approaching the matter consciously. So there are only two points in my Sunday program. First, visit the exhibition “Future Bodies from the Recent Past” at the Brandhurst Museum, which I missed opening on Wednesday. Second: Read the book “The Dawn of the World” by Werner Herzog. The book is about a Japanese officer stationed in the jungle who only learns in 1972 that World War II is over. You can almost hear Herzog’s voice as you read. Unconditional recommendation.

Philip Messner was born in Bolzano. He studied South Tyrolean at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Michelangelo Pistoletto and at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris with Giuseppe Benoni and Jean-Luc Velmouth. His works can be found in many public and private collections, such as the Bonn Federal Collection, the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich. In 2016 the exciting project realized “ZipperNumerous awards and grants accompanied his career, including studio grants from Bavaria and the city of Munich. Philip Messner lives and works in Munich.

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