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In “SchmetterDINGE”, puppet artist Florian Feisel investigates the narrative potential of materials. The installation explores a collection of butterfly and beetle specimens. These insects of the Holometabola order all underwent a complete metamorphosis during their lifetimes, and once were pupa. In German, “Puppe” means both pupa and doll/puppet – this installation focuses on a collection of 2,756 fragments of porcelain dolls. They were salvaged by retired restorer Günter Mirbach from the former grounds of the Hertwig & Co. porcelain factory in Katzhütte, Thuringia. These body fragments of remainder and rejected dolls were dumped around 100 years ago, and spent the two World Wars buried under the earth.

The lecture-performance accompanying the installation provides, in a fascinating encounter set in a fictional scientific-theatrical research laboratory, the catalyst for an exploration of new associations.

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours

The Münchner Stadtmuseum and the Filmmuseum München are closed until further notice.

Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month selected exhibitions at the Münchner Stadtmuseum are open until 8 pm

Munich Film Museum Screenings
Tuesday – Sunday 8 pm
Screening times may change if the film exceeds standard duration

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S/U-Bahn station: Marienplatz
U-Bahn station: Sendlinger Tor
Bus 52/62 stop: St.-Jakobs-Platz


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80331 München
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