The mobile art education station or "Kunstmobil" at the Museum Brandhorst is a fold-out, mobile installation in front of the Museum Brandhorst in Munich's "Kunstareal". As an open-space studio, it invites visitors to engage in artistic activity. When folded up, the installation takes on the characteristics of an exhibition object.


Type of intervention: Installation / Action
Project character: art / event
Theme: creative city / social city
Project goal: Activation / catalyst / playfulness

Project location: Munich; Maxvorstadt; Museum Brandhorst, Theresienstr. 35
Project dimension: folded up 2,5m2; unfolded up to approx. 20m2

Project period: 24.05.2019 - 15.04.2020
Project duration: 1 year
Project frequency: one-time
Project timings: ongoing

Type of open space: outdoor space building
Ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted - but locked at night and not usable

Clients: Museum Brandhorst // cultural institution
Creators: Stiftung Freizeit // planner, artist
Project partners: unknown
Other actors: unknown

(Commissioned) budget: Bavarian State Painting Collections
Funding: unknown
Own funds: unknown

Planning context ★★☆☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The mobile art station is to be understood as a counterpart to the concept of a museum (in this case the Museum Brandhorst). In the museum, people become (silent) observers and remain in the passive role of visitors. The mobile art station holds up a mirror to this concept as a participatory, inviting studio by inviting visitors to become actively artistically active and to rediscover the curious, creative "child" in themselves. The installation can thus be understood as a total work of art, which only comes into being when people actively use it. In this form, it joins other installations that have been created in recent years in front of the museum and cultural sites in the Kunstareal. It becomes clear that the public space of the Kunstareal cannot be understood solely as a "path from one museum to the next," but as a space that the population can use in a participatory and appropriative way.

Spatial planning reference:
The Kunstmobil in the open space around the Museum Brandhorst and the Pinakothek der Moderne is directly related to both museums. As a fold-out, mobile station, it changes the public space around the museums. As a temporary installation without direct follow-up planning, however, the spatial planning reference is limited.

Research sources
Stiftung Freizeit, 2019. art mobile for Museum Brandhorst. www.stiftungfreizeit.com/2019/05/kunstmobil.html, 14.06.2019.

Christopher King, Fabian Konopka

Fabian Konopka, TUM, 2019

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel