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Hartung | Trenz: LEAVES

The artist duo, known for their numerous light installations in churches and urban spaces, is developing a light installation in the sculpture garden and showing previous projects in the gallery.

Date :

16.12.2023 until 04.02.2024

Hartung | Trenz: LEAVES


16 December 2023 ‒ 4 February 2024: Exhibition
Tuesday ‒ Saturday, 2 ‒ 6 pm; Sunday and holidays, 10 am ‒ 6 pm
The light installation in the garden can be seen on the opening days until 10 pm.

  • The exhibition spaces and Café Botanika are wheelchair accessible.
  • The exhibition and accompanying programs are admission free.
Vernissage der Ausstellung LEAVES von Hartung und Trenz ... weiterlesen
Führung durch die Ausstellung LEAVES mit Alexandra M. Hoffmann ... weiterlesen
Artist Talk in the context of the exhibition LEAVES by Hartung | Trenz ... weiterlesen

About the exhibition

The title of the exhibition references a light art installation recently created by Hartung | Trenz for the Art Forum's sculpture garden. The gallery will also be showing two other installations by the artist duo as well as photographs and videos of earlier projects.

The light installation LEAVE draws directly on the location and season of its presentation at the Schafhof at the turn of the year. Like autumn leavey, thickly packed and layered in some parts, loosely scattered in others, acarpet of text consisting of thousands of words, syllables, morphemes, acronyms and interjections, each one no longer than three letters, covers parts of the facade of the Kunstforum, the parklike premises, and the trees and bushes, already devoid of leaves.

The lush but bare vegetation of the garden evokes the remnants of a complex, previously perfect text. The viewers' personal associative reading generates new texts and meanings in this walkable natural and cultural space.

About the artist duo

Detlef Hartung
born in Caracas, Venezuela; lives and works in Cologne
1979-84: Study of mechanical engineering, TU Munich
1985-91: Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, diploma, master student with Professor Berger
1992-98: Assistant, Academy of Fine Arts Munich
1998-99: Research assistant, Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Georg Trenz
born in Munich; lives and works in Munich
1982-86: studies at the FH Munich, diploma artistic-aesthetic communication design
1988-94: studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, master student with Professor Berger
since 1999: Lecturer for design basics at various municipal master and technical schools in Munich

Opening hours


Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat: 2 pm - 6 pm
Sun + holidays: 10 am - 7 pm

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat: 2 pm - 7 pm
Sun + holidays: 10 am - 7 pm


Das Titelbild des Flyers über die Kunstwerke im Skulpturengarten im Außenbereich des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern zeigt die Skluptur "SpaceSheep" des ungarischen Künstlers Csongor Szigeti, ein silbernes, halb abstraktes Schaf auf einer Wiese.
Brochure about the Sculpture Garden in the outdoor area of the Center for Art
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