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Throughout the year, exhibitions at the Schafhof present international and local positions in contemporary art. The spectrum includes all forms of visual arts, such as painting, video art, sculpture, photography, drawing, conceptual art, and installation. Group exhibitions with international and German artists, solo exhibitions with renowned artists and presentations of works by younger or regionally based artists take place in alternation. Applications are welcome.

Annual themes serve as common threads throughout the exhibition program, and facilitate an engagement with the exhibited works through a range of perspectives. A thematic emphasis also fosters a better understanding of art and a more enjoyable viewing experience. Certain themes emphasize formal aspects (for example, Color in 2013, Structure in 2015, and Sound in 2017), while others focus on specific concepts (for example Illusion in 2014, Identity in 2016, and Art and Science in 2019).

The Schafhof features a gallery on the ground floor and a large exhibition hall on the first floor, with a total exhibition space encompassing almost 450 square meters. The barrel vault ceiling and its unusual shape offer an atmosphere unique to the region and beyond.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Cod.Act: Cycloïd-E

Cycloïd-E is a spectacular sound sculpture more than 10 m in diameter with a hypnotic effect.

Date :

26.08.2017 until 03.10.2017

Cod.Act: Cycloïd-E


26 August ‒ 3 Oktober 2017: Exihibition in the vault on the 1st floor
In the framework of the topic of the year: Sound
opening hours: Tu ‒ Sa 2‒7 pm, Su + holidays 10 am‒7 pm
The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled.

25 August, Friday 7 pm: Exhibition opening
Shuttle bus from Freising Station to the House of Art: 6.30-7 pm; return: 8.50 pm
The exhibition opening takes place together with Steven Tevels: Solanum Tuberosum Sound Synthesis in the vault in the 1st floor.

  • Greeting: Josef Mederer, president of the District County of Upper Bavaria
  • Introduction: Eike Berg, director of the European House of Art,in dialogue with the exhibiting artists

5 September, Tuesday 5 pm: meetingpoint+art
Guided tour with Alexandra M. Hoffmann

24 September, Sunday 3 pm: KUNST#TAG 053 Science
Do you understand music? About decoding of acoustic events,
presentation by Prof. Moritz Eggert, Munich


A view in the exhibition


About the exhibition

The spectacular sound sculpture Cycloïd-E by the two Swiss artists André and Michel Décosterd (artist duo Cod.Act) is a chaos pendulum with a diameter of more than 10 meter. It consists of five horizontal metal pipes fixed to each other. Each piece is connected to a sensor and a loudspeaker. The accidental swing of the metal pipes creates a unique sound effect. The interaction of the physical powers stimulates the visual and acoustical perception at the same time, and it delivers a hypnotising impact on the viewer.

More information about Cod.Act and Cycloïd-E: www.codact.ch


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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