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 in order 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.

A major contribution was the exhibitions series “DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT – VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST“ (The Public – From Freunde Haus der Kunst), especially commissioned for the middle hall of the institution. The exhibition series ran from 2012 to 2021 and featured 7 editions of different, international artists who were left free to explore the concept of the public sphere and thereby conceived installations for the 800 square meter space: Haegue Yang, Manfred Pernice, Anri Sala, Laure Provoust, Sarah Sze, Theaster Gates and Kapwani Kiwanga.

Cooperation

In Dr. Andrea Lissoni, the new artistic director of the Haus der Kunst, the FREUNDE HAUS DER KUNST have found 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. 

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

This years event with its leitmotif “AMID AUTUMN GLOW” will include an auction with works by artists who have a special connection to Haus der Kunst, preceeding all the artists of the exhibtion series "DER ÖFFENTLICHKEIT – VON DEN FREUNDEN 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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Interview

Artistic Director Dr. Andrea Lissoni on the exhibition series "DER ÖFFFENTLICHKEIT – VON DEN FREUNDEN HAUS DER KUNST" and what to expect in the future for Haus der Kunst

15 May 2021

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