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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 ‒ 4 February 2024: Exhibition
Tuesday ‒ Saturday, 2 ‒ 6 pm; Sunday and holidays, 10 am ‒ 6 pm

  • The exhibition spaces and Café Botanika are wheelchair accessible.
  • The exhibition and accompanying programs are admission free.

About the exhibition

The artist duo creates a new light art project in the sculpture garden of the Art Forum. Objects and documentation of this and other installations will be shown in the gallery on the first floor. Hartung | Trenz had developed the double installation "Coinzidenz" in the barrel vault of the Schafhof and in the nave of the Freising Cathedral for a week as part of the 2015 Zamma Festival in Freising, which was met with great public enthusiasm.

"For nearly 20 years, the artist duo Hartung Trenz has been concerned with the relationship between word and image, the two most important visual ways of interpreting and archiving perception. The basic idea of their work is to deprive the word of its serious, authoritarian readability by attaching it to surface and space and to give it back its original poetic connotative capacity. The word images become image-text spaces that correspond with the real three-dimensional spaces onto which they are projected. The works of Hartung Trenz experiment with the interaction
of linguistic consciousness and pictorial association, the capacity of word and image to interpret and create world." (1)

Prizes: 2019 German Light Design Prize, 2019 SwitchOn, Art Prize Light, 2000 Tassilo Prize winner of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1997 Art Prize of the Fürstenfeldbruck District, 1997 Grant Prize of the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftun, 1995 Grant Prize of the Fürstenfeldbruck District, 1994 Debutant Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

(1) Ralf-P. Seipel: Preface, to: Hartung | Trenz: Light Space Language II

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
To download: PDF 10 MB