- October 31st, 2009
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My friend Mark Polscher introduced me to a new museum in München that opened in May.
The Museum Brandhorst is in the Kunstareal – close to the Alte and Neue Pinakothek museums as well as the Pinakothek der Moderne – and is near the university district. It’s a two-story structure that features 36,000 vertical ceramic louvres in 23 different coloured glazes. Except for one room, all of the inside galleries have white walls and Danish oak flooring for a neutral look. There’s an abundance of Warhol and Twombly and a selection of Beuys, Nauman, Richter, Hirst, a.o.
The Futurelab presents a research and development laboratory that combines the experimental and analytic aspects associated with a scientific-based workplace with the creative, art-based locale of an atelier. This kind of setup encourages a working discipline that involves artists, technologists, designers, sociologists, and many other fields of endeavor that continue to nourish the synergistic relationship that these various fields require in order to encourage new ways of thinking. The video below, created to show the diversity of the Futurelab, is from last year – before the move to their new larger and futuristic present location where creative ideas have even more possibilities of realization.
(thanks to onurson)