Haus der Kunst

The Future of Tradition - The Tradition of Future

100 Years after the Exhibition
Masterpieces of Muhammedan Art
in Munich

Zukunft der Tradition - Tradition der Zukunft
M. S. Farmanfarmaian: Untitled (Sculpture 1), 2008

Friday, 17 September 2010 - Sunday, 9 January 2011

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1
80538 Munich

0049-[0]89-211 27-113

Opening hours:
Mon–Sun 10 am – 8 pm,
Thu 10 am – 10 pm

10 | 7 € [reduced]

In 1910, the largest exhibition of art from the Islamic cultural sphere took place in Munich. With almost 3,600 exhibits in 80 rooms, Masterpieces of Muhammedan Art set new standards for the research and reception of art from Muslim countries.

Exactly one hundred years later, the exhibition at the Haus der Kunst recalls this epoch-making show but with a critical addition: it not only includes contemporary art, design, photography, architecture and fashion, but also provides the opportunity for contemporary artists and institutions from throughout the Islamic world to participate in the exhibition and thus provide fresh perspectives on a multitude of contemporary issues. The exhibition space, for instance, is designed by Samir el Kordy, one of Egypt's most innovative young architects, while collaboration with Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès and the Khatt Foundation allows the presentation of new developments in Arabic typography. The central space of the exhibition is devoted to the reinstallation of approximately 30 of the most distinctive and well-known artefacts originally presented in the 1910 exhibition, while contributions by invited artists and institutions fill the surrounding spaces.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
With the generous support of the Schörghuber Corporate Group

In collaboration with
Goethe Institut Ägypten
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence – Max Planck Institute

Guided tours:

Public tours, free of charge, German:
every Mon 6 pm, Fri 4 pm, Sun 3.30 pm

Public tours, free of charge, English:
Fri 6.30 pm on 17|24 Sep, 1|8|15|22 Oct, 5|19 Nov, 3|17 Dec

Public tours of the MVHS, German:
every Sat 3 pm, 6 €

Private tours may be arranged on request: fuehrungen@hausderkunst.de


«art after work» or «tour, coffee and cake», "hausderkunst goes p1" see to www.hausderkunst.de


Zukunft der Tradition – The Future of Tradition
edited by Chris Dercon, León Krempel and Avinoam Shalem, Prestel Verlag,
Munich 2010, German and English, 120 p.
Price: 29 € [exhibition], 39.95 € [book trade]