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Philipp Geist displays two room-sized installations. The barrel vault becomes a walk-in light art installation, while on the ground floor, underwater photographs of rivers from all over the world offer unfamiliar perspectives.

Date :

14.04.2018 until 03.06.2018



14 April ‒ 03 June 2018: Exhibition (ground floor exhibition until 17.06)
in the framework of the topic of the year: Emotion 

opening hours: Tu ‒ Sa 2‒7 pm, Su + holidays 10 am‒7 pm
Ikon barrierefrei The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled.

13 April, Friday 7 pm: Exhibition opening
Shuttle bus from Freising Station to the House of Art: 6.30-7 pm; return: 8.50 pm


About the exhibition

The projects of Philipp Geist, an artist who has become world famous for his spectacular light installations, are primarily characterised by their integration of space, sound and moving images.

Outstanding examples of his numerous major projects of recent years include, for instance, "Time Drifts cologne" on the cathedral square at Roncalliplatz in Cologne at the turn of the year from 2016 to 2017 or the projection on the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro in 2014, the year celebrating Germany and Brazil's relationship.

The "inBetween" installation turns the exhibition room in the barrel vault into a walk-in light art installation. Ropes and fabrics are stretched from the ceiling to the floor and hung up one after the other. Room-filling projections of abstract, picturesque visual compositions, and of terms and words, are projected from several directions. Visitors can move among them and immerse themselves with all their senses in the emotionally charged space, a materialised virtual world. 

The multi-channel video work "Riverine Zones", a video room installation that takes the viewer on a journey of discovery taking in many international rivers, is displayed in the gallery on the ground floor.  With an underwater camera, the artist reveals a world that is so close to us and yet so far away. Philipp Geist juxtaposes the underwater worlds of different metropolises and small towns. Aspects of human interaction with the precious resource of water in different regions of the world are thus brought to light. The topicality of environmental issues and the significance of environmental protection are brought home in an unusual and subtle manner. In this project, the approach is only partially documentary in nature; instead, observers are immersed in an alternative time and space with its own laws and movements acting upon them.

A view in the exhibition

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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