previews

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Pinakothek der Moderne
    Barer Straße 40
    November 17–February 5

    Curated by Bernhart Schwenk and Michael Semff

    Pasolini was twentieth-century Italy’s most important and provocative cultural figure. A writer, filmmaker, playwright, and painter, he focused his oeuvre on sexuality, politics, religion, and revolution. One of Italy’s first no-globals, he was also among its last romantic visionaries. Murdered in 1975, Pasolini’s last years were spent denouncing political corruption and making aesthetically astonishing work, such as the infamous film Salò (1975), which attacked transnational consumer capitalism. The thirtieth anniversary of his assassination (which some suggest he sought) provides the occasion for this first-ever survey of Pasolini’s visual and literary art, including rarely seen drawings and paintings, and a film retrospective organized by the Filmmuseum München.

  • Franz Marc

    Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus
    Luisenstraße 33
    September 17–January 8

    Curated by Annegret Hoberg

    The Lenbachhaus is home to a major collection of Blaue Reiter art and is sponsor of the monumental Franz Marc catalogue raisonné. It is thus the ideal venue for what will be the largest retrospective of Marc’s work since the commemorative exhibition that followed his death in 1916. Nearly one hundred canvases and even more works on paper, sculptures, and design materials—some never before exhibited—provide an opportunity to consider Marc’s development chronologically and thematically. Special attention will be paid, of course, to his coloristic expression of spiritual concerns and his totemic treatment of animals. Annegret Hoberg, who has edited the accompanying catalogue, is also the author of the catalogue raisonné, the final volume of which will be published to coincide with the exhibition.