OAK PLANTING IN HONOR OF JOSEPH BEUYS
Ever since DASMAXIMUM began the "Oak Plantings in Honour of Joseph Beuys" around 2015, Dr. Corinna Thierolf, at that time still head of the "Art since 1945" department at the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, was interested in a planting in the vicinity of the Pinakothek museums and with direct reference to Joseph Beuys' work "The End of the 20th Century", which is in the permanent collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne.
On the occasion of Corinna Thierolf's departure from Munich, her wish was granted by the "International Patrons of the Pinakothek e.V." and the "PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V." listened to her wish: Duke Franz of Bavaria personally took over the first sponsorship for a planting on Reichenbachplatz. Even though the pandemic requirements limited the participants to the very narrowest circle, it was still possible to plant on 12 May, the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys.
Tree sponsor: HRH Duke Franz of Bavaria
Initiators: Dr. Corinna Thierolf, International Patrons of the Pinakothek der Moderne München e.V., PIN Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V.
Planting: Building Department Horticulture Munich
Basalt stele: Landsburg Quarry, donated by the Foundation
DASMAXIMUM / Heiner Friedrich
PHOTOS OF THE OAK PLANTING
Fig.: 1.R.f.l.t.r.: The basalt stele is collected from the DASMAXIMUM museum and brought to its destination in Munich by the Rinke company. Employees of the building department of the city of Munich unload the tree and place the basalt stele.
2.R.1.B.: Dr Bernhard Maaz, Director General of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, helps to position the tree. 2.B.(f.l.t.r.): Dr. Bernhard Maaz, Dorothée Wahl, Chairwoman of PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne, HRH Duke Franz of Bavaria and Christian von Sydow, Chairman of the Board of the International Patrons of the Pinakothek, wait to fill the planting hole with soil.
3.R.1.B: Employees of the construction department drive the planting stakes. 2.B.: Christian von Sydow, Dr Bernhard Maaz, HRH Duke Franz of Bavaria and Dorothée Wahl are pleased with the successful planting.
4.R.: Dr. Birgit Löffler, Director of the Museum DASMAXIMUM presents the tree sponsorship certificate to HRH Duke Franz of Bavaria.
Photos: Florian Freund