The Long Night of Museums in Munich

Presentation of the film “Exploring Art at the European Patent Office” & night tours on art in the public space around the EPO, with a light installation by Raphael Kurig

museum During the Long Night of Museums in Munich on 16 October 2021, the European Patent Office is showing a film about its art collection, which is not usually open to the public.

Moreover, for the first time, night tours are being offered on the artworks in the grounds of the EPO buildings. These works will be illuminated to optimum effect as part of a light installation created by Munich video artist Raphael Kurig especially for the Long Night of Museums.

The European Patent Office is now offering Munich audiences extensive insight into its collection of international contemporary art in the German version of the documentary entitled “Exploring Art at the European Patent Office”; after the film, interested members of the public will have an opportunity to put their questions to the curator of the EPO art collection in a live chat.

Impressions of Munich’s Long Night of Museums 2021


Impression 1, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 2, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 3, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 4, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 5, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 6, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 7, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 8, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 9, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 10, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 11, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 12, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Impression 13, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Photos: Wolfgang Stahl

Streaming of the documentary entitled “Exploring Art at the European Patent Office”

With its documentary “Exploring Art at the EPO”, the European Patent Office is providing unique insights into the founding and development of its art collection. Produced to mark the 40th anniversary of the collection, the film highlights the importance of art in the workplace and includes interviews with employees. The film was shot in four countries and features over 50 key works from the collection, taking the audience on a tour through six artists' studios and presenting the architects of the EPO's Munich headquarters, where its patronage of the arts began. For the first time, the film will be shown in German during The Long Night of Museums in Munich.

The Long Night of Museums in Munich

Overview:

“Exploring Art at the European Patent Office”, documentary, 35 mins.
Written by Kristine Schönert, directed by Carsten Funke and produced by Yasmine Weiss

  • 16.10.2021, 20.00 hrs CET, film starts at www.epo.org/art-collection,
    Introduction: Dr. Kristine Schönert, curator of the EPO art collection
    Followed by a Q&A session in the live chat #EPO on Slido.
  • 16.10.2021,19.00 - 23 hrs: Guided tours on art in the public space around the European Patent Office, at two locations in the city (starting on the hour, approx. 30 mins)

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