About

After being founded in 1954 the patron's circle FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST has been dedicated to enable growth and to ensure success of the Haus der Kunst which has developed into one of the most important venues for international exhibitions and cultural exchange in the last decades.

The FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST support the ongoing artistic program and facilitate selected individual projects. The members of our patron’s circle are in lively contact with the directors and curators of this institution, interacting with artists and like-minded art lovers. The FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST actively engage with art to broaden their view of the world.

Contribution

After their first significant funding in 1958, the FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST took part financially and ideally in many exhibitions at Haus der Kunst.

The benefit auction is the most important source for this, along with the contributions and generous donations of our members. In coordination with Andrea Lissoni, the proceeds of this year’s benefit auction will be donated to the major retrospective of the US artist Joan Jonas – pioneer of media and performance art.

Cooperation

With Andrea Lissoni, the artistic director of the Haus der Kunst, the FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST has an inspiring partner full of verve who stands for a global, open-minded program that sees arts as a form of empowerment while interrogating its artistic, social and cultural structures. With "connectivity" as a central idea in his exhibition concept, Andrea Lissoni creates new synergies, seeks new collaborations, finds new ways for the Haus der Kunst.

In order to ensure these ambitious endeavors and exceptional exhibitions by Andrea Lissoni, the FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST organize an equally popular and successful benefit event every year; an absolute highlight of the city’s calendar.

This year’s event with its leitmotif “AMID SUMMER NIGHT” will include an auction with works by contemporary artists who have a special connection to Haus der Kunst. In addition, exclusive experience lots promise unforgettable moments.

The FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST are delighted to have Christie’s as a professional partner with an exceptional expertise to strengthen the objective by supporting an outstanding institution.

Event from FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST: After Work Talk, 2021.

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