After the cancellation of the Tollwood Winter Festival
Art as a sign of hope on the Theresienwiese
After the cancellation of the Tollwood Winter Festival by the Bavarian state government, Tollwood remains present on the Theresienwiese: An art installation should give the residents of Munich hope and confidence in these difficult times. The installation is at the same time appeal to Politics, not to forget artists, market people, gastronomes and all those who are threatened due to the Corona pandemic in their existence now. Because culture is existential.
Festival director Rita Rottenwallner: “We can not and do not want to simply disappear into the void with all the beauty that so many wonderful and dedicated people have created. Above all, our works of art, which give so much joy of life, we want to show the Munich people.”.
Three highly symbolic works of art – the Phönix, the Bacchus and the Magical Forest – will remain on the Theresienwiese from December 4, 2021 to January 2, 2022.
- The “Phoenix” by Adam Stubley. Surrounded by fire bowls, the 12-meter-high “Phoenix” sculpture represents the legendary figure who rose from the ashes.
- The “Bacchus” by Torsten Mühlbach. The vine dancing in lofty heights is a Symbol for the Greek god of dance, and reflects glittering drops on the
- The “Magic Forest”-Area: The magic forest is decorated with a glittering Pegasus by Torsten Mühlbach and a huge, artfully designed Christmas tree a
Symbol of faith in life.