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Munich’s VARIOUS OTHERS announces its SPRING 24 program

VARIOUS OTHERS presents its newest weekend SPRING 24 (May 3–5, 2024) with more than 18 openings in galleries, institutions, and artist-run spaces 38 participating venues in Munich. Starting with a diverse program of guided tours, artist talks, performances, and parties including the opening of VS, the interim exhibition space of the Museum Villa Stuck, at Goethestrasse 54 the launch of our brand-new FILTER Munich portal listing all contemporary art events in Munich.

VARIOUS OTHERS traditional Fall event is a hybrid Art Weekend that promotes the city’s most ambitious players—galleries, institutions, and artist-run spaces— and invites everybody to experience the diversity and quality of the art scene in Munich. Now with SPRING 24 on the first weekend in May, numerous participants have specifically coordinated the openings of their new exhibitions and are offering an exciting program. The opening course will be enriched by additional events such as guided tours, artist talks, book presentations, performances, and several parties. Guests can expect a varied art weekend with an exciting program.

Sperling Galerie is a (co)founder of Various Others

On Friday, new exhibitions open at the following galleries, Nir Altman (Cătălin Pîslaru), Paulina
(Evelyn Plaschg), JO VAN DE LOO (Andreas Chwatal), Knust Kunz Gallery Editions
(Sophie Schmidt and Raphael Danke), at Galerie Nagel Draxler (Halla Bint Khalid), nouveaux
(Christopher Friess), Britta Rettberg (Patrick Ostrowsky and Marius Glauer), and at
Sperling (Anousha Payne). The group exhibitions at max goelitz (Natacha Donzé, Rindon
Johnson, Haroon Mirza and Justin Urbach) and at Galerie Christine Mayer (André Butzer, Gabi
Dziuba, Andy Hope 1930, Franka Kaßner, Johanna Klingler, Jinn Bronwen Lee et al.) are
celebrating their final days and many galleries are also offering events for their current shows.

Group Show at Nir Altman, Munich

Institutional events, the opening of Museum Villa Stuck will be a particular highlight. This Munich
institution opens a new chapter in its long history on May 3 under the name VS in the interim
premises at Goethestrasse 54. In addition, several institutional exhibitions are opening at the
Kunstverein München (Carissa Rodriguez, Tiphanie Kim Mall, Constance DeJong), the Espace
Louis Vuitton München
is presenting Rineke Dijkstra, and Lothringer 13 Halle is showing the
group exhibition “A Community of Bodies.” The presentation of Oliver Laric at ERES Projects and
the performance by Silvia Cini with Kunstraum München & En plein air round off the new
institutional presentations.

In addition, there is also the current program at the Lenbachhaus (including Cao Fei), at the Pinakothek der Moderne (including DRIFT, Flatz, Kirmse), at Haus der Kunst (including Rebecca Horn, Liliane Lijn) and at Museum Brandhorst (including Alex Katz & Neue Highlights). The Artist-Run Spaces also offer something new in May: Salta art is a presenting their group exhibition at Sorry Square, Milchstrasse 4 is showing Sophie Schmidt, Berthold Reiß and Albrecht Dürer, NEBYULA (Rosa Stern Space) is celebrating the finissage of their first exhibition (Pierre Chaumont) in their new space in Gabelsberger Straße. The full VO Spring program is now available online at

Exterior of Kunstverein Munich

This year’s VO Spring program promises to be even more exciting than ever, as we are delighted
to welcome eleven new participants from Munich. An overview of all 38 participants can be
found in the appendix. For VARIOUS OTHERS in September, all participants are inviting national
and international partners—galleries, curators, and artists—to develop the program for VARIOUS
OTHERS together, which will take place this year from September 5 to 15.

VARIOUS OTHERS is a unique format organized by the association VFAMK e.V. The “Verein zur
Förderung der Außenwahrnehmung Münchens als Kunststandort” is a non-profit association that
promotes contemporary art in Munich and its international perception. We are grateful for the
efforts of the association’s long-standing partners and supporting members as well as for the
tireless commitment and dedication of its active members, without whom VARIOUS OTHERS
would not be able to function as it does.