Mühlenhaupt permanent outdoor exhibition
Date: 11/2020 – 01/2021
Client: Kurt Mühlenhaupt Museum, Berlin
To mark the 100th birthday of Berlin artist Kurt Mühlenhaupt (19 January 1921 to 16 April 2016), the Kurt Mühlenhaupt Museum in Kreuzberg commissioned molitor with the design, implementation and media technology of a permanent exhibition in its outdoor space.
Kurt Mühlenhaupt was a German painter, sculptor and writer. He became known as a “milieu painter” of Berlin’s Kreuzberg district and belonged to the group of Berlin painter-poets founded in 1972 – a community that also included renowned writers such as Günter Grass and Wolfdietrich Schnurre.
For the biographical exhibition, molitor had metal panels powder-coated and then printed with text and images. Each of the 10 panels, which are suspended from the brick walls in the museum’s outdoor courtyard spaces, depicts an important period in the artist’s life. This quaint Kreuzberg setting is perfect for an exhibition about the “artist of the little people”, as Kurt Mühlenhaupt is often described. The outdoor Mühlenhaupt exhibition in Berlin-Kreuzberg has been open to visitors since January 2021.