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Kunstpavillon im

Alten Botanischen


The "Kunstpavillon im Alten Botanischen Garten" (engl. "Artpavilion in the old botanic garden"), an exhibition surface of 155 square meters with a ceiling height of more than 8 meters in one single room, surrounded by a park in the center of Munich, between Munich Main Station and Karlsplatz Stachus, offers more than an exhibition surface and links the City to the Munich the art mile.

As art-pavilion it is an exhibition building with eventful history. As a producer-pavilion it is workshop for artists with different approaches. As forum-pavilion it has been since 62 years an open space for discussion and time-critical argument.

Contacting its history - after reconstruction and re-opening in 1950 the space was run by union-organized artists - Kunstpavillon sets a counterpoint to the established art scene by its interdisciplinary work. Kunstpavillon is directed, run and curated by artists in the form of a registered association as an independent space, subsidized mainly by the council of Munich and Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts and wants to offer neither arts center nor pure gallery exhibitions, but to point out processes.
It wants to obtain culture in other kind and provides a space meeting the questions and requirements of today´s artists´ situation. Social questions are dealt in a contemporary way, with exhibiting artists focussing social questions or phenomenas like artist collectives, authorship or artist-curators.

During August, it is the annual location of Seerosenpreis, a livetime achievement award funded by the Council of Munich for Munich-based Artists.


Image Rights:
Exterior view, Photo: Kunstpavillon e.V.
Exhibition view, Amedeo Polazzo, Photo: Thomas Splett © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Exhibition view, Doron Polak, Photo: Kunstpavillon e.V.


The building is accessible via a ramp. The staff is helpful.

Events Kunstpavillon


No. 16 | 17 | 18 | 20 | 21: alight at Karlsplatz (Stachus)

U4 | U5: alight at Karlsplatz (Stachus)

alight at Karlsplatz (Stachus)

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Akademie der Bildenen Künste München

Akademiestr. 2-4
80799 München


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