+++++ On view until 18.09.22 +++++
The exhibition “Icons of Urban Art” shows a multitude of original works by the most legendary names of the urban art scene in an impressive spatial staging. Based on one of the largest Banksy collections in Europe, key works from official Banksy exhibitions are also presented.
Among them is the monumental oil painting “Are You Using That Chair?” – a subversive allegory on Edward Hopper’s famous painting “Nighthawks”. The large-scale work was previously only seen once in Banksy’s exhibition “Crude Oils”, 2005 in London.
+++++ On view until 04.09.22 +++++
Hambleton is considered one of the first street artists on the American continent. His most famous works were created in the 80s in the backyards and dark alleys of New York. There he painted distorted shadows of human bodies in black paint to frighten the viewer. A name was quickly found for it: the “Shadowman” was born.
His works were rediscovered about ten years ago. Richard Hambleton died at the height of his renaissance at the age of 65. This exhibition is dedicated to his rediscovery.
+++++ On view until 21.08.22 +++++
The history of the bunker goes back to 1941. The former air-raid shelter from World War 2 became a bunker hotel, later a nightclub, and was finally transformed into the MUCA (art) bunker.
The MUCA has restaged this characteristic building and brought it back to life with modern installations and elaborate murals.
The current exhibition builds a bridge to our second location, KUNSTLABOR 2, and its artists represented there.
We believe that art has the potential to change perceptions of the world. It is our aim to create spaces for a young and ephemeral art form, in which street and urban art are in dialogue with other genres of contemporary art, cross-fertilise each other and lead to new insights.
As a meeting place for urban and contemporary art, the MUCA impresses with its high-class exhibition programme. On several “art experience levels”, the MUCA not only presents the works of renowned, internationally acclaimed artists, we are also keen to offer a platform for experimental formats and interesting positions.
The MUCA does not only see itself as inserting urban art into the contemporary art discourse and musealising a young art form. Special attention is paid to art education. The exhibitions are accompanied by an extensive programme of artist and expert talks, readings and guided tours.
In the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town, just a stone’s throw away from Marienplatz, the first Museum of Urban Art in Germany is located in a former substation of the public utility company on a total area of approx. 2,000 sqm.
The museum visitor enters the building through a calligraphically designed “shell”. By this, the MUCA wants to create a connecting element between the interior and exterior space. This connection is important to us because it should convey to the visitor as soon as they arrive that street art as an art form needs public space as a space for discussion and that the interior space is a kind of protective and experimental zone.
An overview of all upcoming events you can find here:
Opening hours during summer time:
Saturdays and Sundays 12am-6pm
Special opening hours:
On the weekend 09 – 11 September: 12am-8pm
The museum will be closed from 19 September until 06 October due to changes in the exhibition areas
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