Art as a sign of hope
4.12.2021 – 2.1.2022 | Theresienwiese | Munich
After the cancellation of the Winter Festival, Tollwood remains present on the Theresienwiese: the art installation, originally planned as part of the festival, is now intended to give hope and confidence to the people of Munich in these difficult times.
The installation is also an appeal to politicians not to forget artists, market traders, restaurateurs and all those whose livelihoods are threatened by the Corona pandemic. Because culture is existential.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2022!
Three highly symbolic works of art
Adam Stubley: Phönix
The 12-metre-high “Phoenix” sculpture, surrounded by fire bowls, stands for the legendary figure who rose from the ashes. Adam Stubley, a renowned artist from the north of England with his adopted home on the Ammersee, has created a phoenix for Tollwood. Bent from steel wire, he created a work of art in bright colours that does not need to burn to radiate hope and shine into the future. Stubley’s phoenix is also a symbol of resilience and the will to live.
Torsten Mühlbach: Zauberwald (Enchanted Forest)
With a glittering Pegasus by Torsten Mühlbach and a huge, artistically designed Christmas tree, the Enchanted Forest is a symbol of faith in life.
Torsten Mühlbach was born in 1974 in Torgau, Saxony. He is a graduate of the Munich Art Academy and was a master student of Nikolaus Gerhart. Torsten Mühlbach is one of the most versatile artists currently working in Munich.
Torsten Mühlbach: Bacchus is Dancing
The vine dancing in the airy heights is a symbol for the Greek god of dance, and reflects glittering drops onto the Theresienwiese.