PHOTO: © P1 München, Foto: Vincent Kolibius

Glamour und Geschichte. 40 Jahre P1

In the organizer's words:

Established in 1950 as a "studio restaurant" and venue for the Munich art scene in the east wing of the Haus der Kunst, P1 has developed into one of the most desirable places in the German club scene since the mid-1980s. There are countless stories about P1: Whitney Houston's first concert in front of a European audience, a party for Tina Turner at which fake Deutschmark bills rained down from the ceiling, footballers in love, scandals and spectacular parties. To mark its 40th anniversary - the club opened in its current form in 1984 - Haus der Kunst is now dedicating an exhibition to the club as part of the "Archives in Residence" exhibition series.

P1 is one of the few clubs, if not the only one, to live next door to an art exhibition venue. Just like the Haus der Kunst, the P1 is constantly reinventing itself. To this day, it is an integral part of international club culture and a place of longing for different generations of night owls.

Clubs are spaces for artistic expression and experimentation, places of participation and identity formation, venues for encounters and desire. Sound and lighting, dance floors and lawns create free spaces in which visitors are guided from the real world of everyday life into their own reality of an endless night.

The exhibition in the Archive Gallery of Haus der Kunst, which was developed on the basis of archive material, also opens up such a world to visitors. On the one hand, the design of the room is a reminder of the earlier, initial location. On the other hand, the room elements are based on the minimalist design of Milanese designer Matteo Thun, who redesigned the space in the 2000s.

The idea of participation is continued- retrospectively - in the exhibition. Haus der Kunst invites visitors to share their personal P1 stories and memorabilia and thus expand the exhibition digitally. A magazine about P1 and its stories will be published as part of the exhibition.

Curated by Sabine Brantl and Lydia Antoniou.

Supported by Franz Rauch and Sebastian Goller.

This content has been machine translated.


Haus der Kunst Prinzregentenstraße 1 80538 München

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