Flavin by night - kick-off to the 2024 museum season


February 2, 2024    
16:00 - 20:00


Fridtjof-Nansen-Straße 16, Traunreut, Bavaria, 83301, Bavaria

Event type

DASMAXIMUM is still in its winter break - so we are all the more looking forward to an unforgettable opening evening of the new museum season on February 2, 2024: at the Flavin by night the museum will once again open at dusk until dark, showing Dan Flavin's impressive light installations.
The museum opening is accompanied by free admission and a program for young and old.

Dan Flavin

The American Dan Flavin (1933-1996) is probably one of the most important light artists in the world. Using industrially prefabricated fluorescent tubes and minimalist forms, he succeeded in an unconventional way in detaching fluorescent light from its use in the advertising world and transforming it into art. With the 9-part installation "European Couples" DASMAXIMUM shows one of his early major works in Traunreut. Sculpture, architecture and the light colors on the surrounding surfaces unite in it to an artwork of unlimited extension.

Flavin - Munich - Bavaria

The program focuses on Dan Flavin's work in Bavaria. Since his first exhibition at Galerie Friedrich in Munich in 1968, Dan Flavin has been a regular guest in Bavaria, whether to prepare exhibitions, plan designs for a lighting system for the 1972 Olympic Games or simply to relax by Lake Starnberg. The comprehensive installation "Untitled (For Ksenija)", which he created in 1994 for the opening of the Kunstbau of the Lenbachhaus, is an intensive testimony to his connection with the region. With the room-filling installation "European Couples", which has been on display in its entirety in Traunreut since 2011, he has created a shining monument to friends and supporters of these formative years - including Heiner Friedrich.

Flavin by night

At Friday, February 02, 2024the Flavin Hall on the museum grounds will be used by 4 - 8 p.m. will be open. Experience the luminous and intense world of color by light artist Dan Flavin outside of normal opening hours! In keeping with the museum's concept, the unique light installation "European Couples" can be rediscovered as the sun goes down and then in full darkness. The food truck of the Country inn Hittenkirchen warms with mulled wine and spoils with fancy delicacies inspired by the theme of American art.

Admission and participation in the program are free of charge!
We are looking forward to your visit.

Note: You will find parking facilities for "Flavin by night" in the Heidenhain employee parking lot at Gartenstraße 28.


4 p.m.
Can you paint with light?
Art encounter for children (8-14 years)

5 p.m.
Introduction to the work of Dan Flavin #1
Short lecture by Dr. Maria Schindelegger

6 pm
Flavin - Munich - Bavaria
Conversation between Ksenija Protic and Dr. Maria Schindelegger

7 p.m.
Introduction to the work of Dan Flavin #2
Short presentation by Vanessa Zmudzinski


4-8 p.m.
Language collage by the pupils of the grammar school
Trostberg remixed by DJ Hell
(ticket hall)

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