21 Jun 2024
26 Jun 2024

Performances, exhibitions and discussions

Arts festival: What is the City NOW?

  • Friday, 6/21/2024 - Wednesday, 6/26/2024

Event location

Public event

Who is this city, and what? Academic, cultural and educational institutions join up for the festival „What is the City NOW“ to find new perspectives on life in Munich. Together with the people of Munich, we want to hear unheard stories about the city, create new spaces and celebrate the way we live in Munich - for a city that is open to everyone.

The festival is a joint event of the TUM Center for Culture and Arts with the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Lenbachhaus, the Munich University of Applied Sciences, and LMU Munich. It connects artists and researchers alike across disciplines, from architecture to games engineering.

What is the City NOW? | Complete festival program
All events, venues and partnering institutions at a glance (PDF 2,6 MB)

All events at TUM (25/26 June)

Immersive performance by Amon Ritz | Premiere

The Art of Becoming a Cyborg

25/26 June – Pavillon 333

Even in the city, new technologies determine our everyday lives. The TUM Center for Culture and Art presents a special experience at the interface of art and technology: In this performance by media artist Amon Ritz, the audience becomes part of the theatrical and electronic production process in the light of headlamps. Participants build headlamps around the question "How are the electronic gadgets made that we use every day and that shape our lives? Wearing the headlamps, they become cyborgs themselves, blurring the line between human and machine, organism and artefact.

Venue: Pavillon 333 (at the Pinakothek der Moderne), Türkenstraße 15, 80333 Munich. Infos und Lageplan

Free entry. Please register as tickets are limited.

Cinema on wheels

Ciné Vélo Cité

The mobile cinema on a bicycle and film lab by filmmaker Patrik Thomas is part of "PEARL" and is travelling through the city, stopping at all festival hotspots and showing films that were created with the communities in their exploration of their city. On 25 June, the CVC will stop at Pavilion 333 and show short films about the city. Free admission. No registration necessary.

  • 25 June (9-10 pm)

Mobile kiosk

K67: Habibi Trafika

We've found a real kiosk icon: A K67 kiosk - a relic from socialist Yugoslavia that was a fixture of urban cityscapes for decades. The Trafika becomes a meeting point and stage at all festival locations and connects the program items with each other. Together with local protagonists and partner organisations, we invite you to get together for talks, readings, music and more. Pavilion 333, admission free.

  • 25 June (7-9 pm): DJ Spoma
  • 26 June (5-6 pm): Iskra & Vlado Grizelj Duo
  • Permanent exhibition "Un-Ebenbild/Ogledalo" by balkaNet
Even more festival highlights

Complete festival programm (PDF 2,6 MB)
What is the City NOW? | Alle events and venues at a glance | 21-29 June

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