Anish Kapoor – HOWL

© Anish Kapoor, VG Bild-Kunst, 2021



Pinakothek der Moderne


Housing four institutions under one roof devoted to art, works on paper, architecture and design, the Pinakothek der Moderne ranks as one of the great art museums in Europe. At the centre of the building is the glass rotunda that serves as a vibrant meeting place. From 2019 on the rotunda will regularly feature special, site-specific works.

Anish Kapoor is considered one of today’s most influential contemporary artists. At the invitation of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen the artist has created a site-specific sculpture for the Rotunda, the central hub of the Pinakothek der Moderne, that will be installed on 16 September 2020 to mark the opening of the Pinakothek der Moderne exactly 18 years ago. Kapoor’s installation will transform viewers’ experience of the space and form a focal point in the ‘Kunstareal’ museum complex in Munich in 2020/2021.  Kapoor is world renowned for his often monumental and enigmatic works that traverse the boundaries between sculpture and architecture. His installation for the Rotunda continues his exploration of the symbiotic relationship between building and object. The immense PVC sculpture will fill the Rotunda, creating a vast monochrome void space that will challenge the viewer’s physical and sensory perception of interior and exterior, material and immaterial; a work that is both object and what Kapoor has termed the ‘non-object’.


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This exhibition has been made possible by PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.
With the friendly support of Herbert-Schuchardt-Stiftung, München and the Karl Thiemig-Stiftung


New Ocean Sea Cycle
Pinakothek Ed. 1/14 – Baffin

Video stream from the Pinakothek der Moderne as part of DANCE 2021 – 17th International Festival for Contemporary Dance

A film by Nightfrog, directed by Benedict Mirow
Online-Premiere | SO 16.05.2021 | 20:00–21:00 ARTE CONCERT and BR KLASSIK CONCERT
The film will be available in the ARTE Mediathek until 16.08.2021.

Richard Siegal: "New Ocean Sea Cycle" © Thomas Schermer

The choreographer Richard Siegal from the United States works on hybrid forms with his company Ballet of Difference, based at Schauspiel Köln and with myriad roots in Munich. The forms not only contain elements of different art disciplines, they also are reciprocally saturated with aesthetic and natural scientific perspectives. In his work "New Ocean," for instance, Siegal integrates a sculptural approach of dancing bodies together with ecological issues involving global warming into a mathematical system of choreography. For the museum Pinakothek der Moderne Richard Siegal is working on a choreographic form that allows the bodies of the dancers to actively engage in a dialogue with the architecture and the sculpture "HOWL."

Choreography: Richard Siegal
Costume designer: Flora Miranda
Lighting: Matthias Singer
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto with the Ensemble Modern
Rehearsal ManagementZuzana Zahradnikova

Dramaturge: Tobias Staab
Dancers: Martina Chavez, Margarida Isabel De Abreu Neto, Livia Gil, Mason Manning, Andrea Mocciardini, Claudia Ortiz Arraiza, Evan Supple, Zuzana Zahradnikova, Long Zou

A production of Schauspiel Köln and Tanz Köln.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Sciences of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia, in collaboration with NRWKULTURsekretariat, the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, and Kunststiftung NRW.
A coproduction with Muffatwerk München.

Media Conference & Artist Talk

Recording of the media conference & artist talk with Anish Kapoor and Oliver Kase (Head of Modern Art at Sammlung Moderne Kunst, Pinakothek der Moderne) that was broadcast live on YouTube on Sept. 16th 2020, the eighteenth anniversary of the museum.

A short section of the live talk (around 29:52) is not included in the edited release because the dialogue here stalled due to connection problems. During this part of the conversation Anish Kapoor talked about "Art as Fiction", concave/convex forms in relation to HOWL. It is intended to continue the dialogue with Anish Kapoor on site at the Pinakothek der Moderne as soon as it is possible again.