In 2021 the Münchner Stadtmuseum is opening the pop-up gallery Einwand on Sebastiansplatz. The gallery follows the permanent exhibition “Migration Moves the City – Changing Perspectives“. Located in the city center it offers a space for workshops, events, and entertaining exhibitions dealing with the history and the present of migrant Munich.
“Migrant background” is to be taken literally at the Einwand gallery. EIN meaning ONE in German; WAND meaning WALL; together the words obtain a new meaning: EINWAND meaning “objection” or “demur”.
The walls (WAND) are composed of an artwork, which represents the city’s migration past through different elements.
The Munich graphic artist Matthias Weinzierl and the team of the museum’s Migration Research division have designed a mural which recounts and honors the history of immigration (in German EINWANDerung).
Against this background, small exhibitions will be on display. These exhibitions, workshops and events are created participatory and are to be understood as “objection” (EINWAND = objection in German). Through experimental museum work, new exhibition formats, as well as new historic narratives, are created.
The Einwand gallery is multi-layered, innovative, spontaneous, multi-perspectival, participative and anti-racist. With level access and free of admission, the Münchner Stadtmuseum offers a cultural space open for and to everyone.