"An animal, a night, a scream, a human“- CoBrA meets Mariko Saito 
Alechinsky, Appel, Constant, Jorn, Saito

Opening: September 8, 6 pm
Live painting Mariko Saito at 7 pm

Opening hours OPEN ART: Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10,  from 11 am to 6 pm
Duration of exhibition: thru October 28

75 years ago, the CoBrA group (1948-1951) was founded in Paris. Surrounded by the destruction Hitler Germany left behind in Europe, the group was focused on looking positively into the future as well as critically examining the recent past. Contrary to the tendency towards colour-reduced abstraction, their strongly coloured figures painted in a seemingly naive way appeared provocative at the time. 
Works on paper by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Constant and Asger Jorn refer in this anniversary exhibition to the ideas of the CoBrA group such as fantasy and suggestion, expressionism and bad painting, children's art and the "dirt" of the street. To this day, CoBrA painting has not become obsolete. On the contrary, it serves artists even today as a source of inspiration for their practice. This is also the case for Mariko Saito (*1979), who lives in Paris and will paint the gallery windows in a live performance. For her "in today's material and consumption-oriented society", "the act of exchanging invisible energy" is particularly important.

We are looking forward to your visit!

HEIKO HERRMANN - iron sculptures   HANS PLATSCHEK - drawings and paintings
Duration of the exhibtion: thru June 15, 2023

Presentation of the recently published book Heiko Herrmann - Aussenweltstabilisatoren, with an introductory text by Andreas Strobl and a catalogue raisonné of the artist's iron sculptures created between 2006 and 2022. The publication is published by the van de Loo Foundation.

We also present the just finish new catalogue Hans Platschek - Höllenstürze. Hahnenkämfe. Nette Abende. It contains text contributions by the editors Claus Mewes and Selima Niggl, as well as by Margrit Brehm, Waltraud Brodersen, Christian Demand, Peter Gorsen, Karl Janke, Christine Künzel, Hans-Joachim Petersen and Julia Weimar. The catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Kunsthalle Schweinfurt.
On the occasion of his 100th birthday, the comprehensive retrospective presents an up-to-date view of the oeuvre of the author and painter Hans Platschek (1923-2000).
In cooperation with the van de Loo Foundation and the Hans Platschek Foundation



Caroline Achaintre

Monday, February 13, 2023 
Favorit Bar, Damenstiftstraße 12, 80331 Munich

Twice a year, artists with an expressive and visual approach to art are invited to talk about themselves, their career and their work in the intimate setting of a bar talk.
London-based artist Caroline Achaintre (*1969 Toulouse, FR) is a professor of painting and textile art at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle. In her sculptural work, she deals with both formal and content-related contradictions. In tufted tapestries and clay sculptures she plays with contrasts between surface and space, colour and structure, but also with the tension between comfort and horror.


Mehmet & Kazim

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 
Favorit Bar, Damenstiftstraße 12, 80331 Munich

Twice a year, artists with an expressive and visual approach to art are invited to talk about themselves, their career and their work in the intimate setting of a bar talk.
The artist duo Mehmet & Kazim, who studied under Prof. Markus Oehlen at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, add a remarkable facet to Munich's art scene as Kissing Cousins. There are two of them, they are cousins, they are called Akal and they paint in white and red - like Turkish AK and AL. Nevertheless, it is not a concept, but real painting. And high and low are of no importance.



H.M. Bachmayer, Dietrich Bartscht, Miriam Cahn, Gunter Damisch, Martin Disler, Franz Hitzler, Leiko Ikemura, Asger Jorn, Gustav Kluge, Uwe Lausen, E.R. Nele, Max Neumann, Helmut Sturm, HP Zimmer and artists from the ARTIST BAR TALK

“5 years Foundation van de Loo” is an opportunity to draw attention to our work and to present previously funded projects. It all started with JUNG UND WILD, a Munich perspective on 1980s painting, and with the new event format ARTIST BAR TALK at the Favorit Bar, so far with Andrew Gilbert, Leda Bourgogne, Marcel Hüppauff & Kolja Gollub and Aneta Kajzer, as well as planned with Mehmet & Kazim and Caroline Achaintre. It continued with publications on Gustav Kluge, Helmut Sturm, Franz Hitzler, Asger Jorn and Uwe Lausen. And last not least there is the continuous promotion of children and youngsters through the KINDERFORUM VAN DE LOO and the KUNSTLINGE! in the Pinakothek der Moderne. The exhibition offers an insight into the objectives and program of the foundation, not least based on a selection of works by the participating artists. We are looking forward to your visit! 



An exhibition at the Foundation van de Loo from September to December 2021

In 1954, the Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) moved to Albisola, a small town on Italy's Ligurian coast famous for its ceramic tradition. There he expanded his international network, established contacts with artists such as Fontana, Matta, Lam or Farfa and, last but not least, founded the Situationist International as one of the most important post-war avant-gardes in Europe. With ceramics, bronze and marble, he opened up new pictorial possibilities and developed his painting to the expressiveness for which he is famous today. However, the significant role Jorn played in Italy and Italy for Jorn has not been adequately acknowledged until now. 

The Foundation sponsored the publication of "Asger Jorn. His Years in Italy 1954-1973" by Ursula Lehmann-Brockhaus, who died in 2019. On occasion of the book release, the Foundation is showing a selection of Jorn's collages, paintings, bronzes, ceramics and documents that reveal references to Italy and offer an incentive to explore the subject further.


Aneta Kajzer

Monday, June 21, 2021 
Favorit Bar

Film recording: Peter A. Pfaff

Twice a year, artists with an expressive and visual approach to art are invited to talk about themselves, their career and their work in the intimate setting of a bar talk.
Aneta Kajzer (*1989 Katowice, POL) is a painter who celebrates the painting process and colour. She trusts her experience that "the hand is quicker than the thought" and lets herself be guided intuitively from initial abstraction to figurative forms. On the floor, with her hands and large brushes, she creates humorous but also resistant images that captivate with their quality of colour and material.





Emil Cimiotti I Jean Dubuffet I Lothar Fischer I E.R. Nele I Henri Michaux I Hans Platschek I Heimrad Prem I Judit Reigl I Antonio Saura I Emil Schumacher I KRH Sonderborg

September to October 2020

In 1957 Otto van de Loo opened his gallery with an exhibition of KRH Sonderborg. This show was followed by numerous exhibitions in quick succession with artists who are now considered the main representatives of the "Informel", such as ER Nele, Cimiotti, Schumacher and Reigl. Painters such as Dubuffet, Fischer, Platschek, Prem and Saura were already developing "abstraction as a world language" with figurative inserts. The exhibition traces these years.

In this context, the van de Loo Foundation invites you to an artist talk with the sculptor ER Nele, who was part of the international art scene in the 1950s and 1960s. She will talk about her time in Munich, her exhibitions at Galerie van de Loo and her relationship with the gallery's artists.


Artist's edition by Franz Hitzler and Katharina Ponnier

More than a year ago Franz Hitzler and Katharina Ponnier came to the Foundation with the idea of producing an artist's book of etchings and poems. In a long and intensive process, the technically ambitious project took shape and was finally realised with the help of Joschi Josephski's etching workshop, the typesetter Werner Hiebl / Offizin Albis and the bookbinder Sabine Moosmüller.

Today we are very pleased to present a box containing 35 etchings and 24 poems. It has been published in an edition of 15 copies in the format 37 x 21 cm. Within eight chapters, the sheets, printed on both sides, lie loosely inside each other and can thus either be leafed through or taken out for framing. At the same time, Allitera has published a book with the collected poems of Katharina Ponnier, illustrated with the etchings from the portfolio.

In the showroom of Galerie van de Loo, "by-products" from the elaborate process of creation are also on display. Cover drafts, design drawings and collages for etchings as well as proofs give a very lively impression of Franz Hitzler's intensive work on the project.


Marcel Hüppauff und Kolja Gollub
November 4, 2020
Favorit Bar

Within Artist Bar Talk series, this time it was planned to invite the Hamburg-based artists Kolja Gollub and Marcel Hüppauff. Unfortunately this time, due to Covid restrictions, this could not take place with an audience. Nevertheless, it was possible hold the talk in the Favorit Bar. Peter Pfaff recorded it on film. Many thanks to him and the Favorit Bar.

Kolja Gollub (*1990 Bielefeld) and Marcel Hüppauff (*1972 Stuttgart) are part of the 8th Salon in Hamburg, co-founded by Roberto Ohrt, an open forum for studio play, exhibitions, research and discussions. Both don’t like the cliché of the artist as a brilliant individualist, but they seek the interplay with others and thus create counter-images to this not at all accidental isolation.








Last year‘s publication of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition „young and wild – The 1980s in Munich“ at the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste München was the start of the van de Loo Foundation funding activities. The exhibition was curated by Marie-José van de Loo and Selima Niggl presenting tendencies of painting during the 1980s through the perspective of Otto van de Loo. It showed works by Hans Matthäus Bachmayer, Dietrich Bartscht, Miriam Cahn, Gunter Damisch, Martin Disler, Franz Hitzler, Leiko Ikemura, Siegfried Kaden, Gustav Kluge, Max Neumann and Helmut Sturm.

jung und wild. Die 1980er Jahre in München

ed. by Marie-José van de Loo and Selima Niggl in cooperation with Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste

with a preface by Michael Krüger and Winfried Nerdinger and an introduction by Selima Niggl

The catalogue can be ordered through the foundation for the price of 23 €.