The tragedy Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is one of the masterpieces of German literature. While first published in 1808 it still fascinates the modern reader with both it’s intriguing story and it’s stimulating intellectuality. The exhibition „YOU ARE FAUST“ at Kunsthalle München reflects on both the piece itself as well as on its influence on other artists since its publication. We very much enjoyed our tour through the exhibition as well as the discussions that followed during dinner at a traditional Bavarian restaurant.
On the 14th of February 2015 we visited the exhibition of the Christoph Heilmann Foundation at Lenbachhaus. Christoph Heilmann himself gave us a tour through his exhibition, which focusses on European landscape painting from the first half of the 19th century. During this period painters were fascinated by a genuinely sensual approach to nature and a subjective understanding of art. Christoph Heilmann introduced us to this aesthetic mindset both from an intellectual and an experiencial point of view. We were fascinated by Christoph Heilmann’s very personal and stimulating insight into the collection of his foundation!