PHOTO: © Mario Dondero/ÖNB, Literaturarchiv


In the organizer's words:

EXHIBITION: 14.5. - 3.11.2024

She is an icon of 20th century literary history, every new publication from her estate is an event, the fascination of her work and her person remains unbroken: Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973), the great Austrian poet, is being honored for the first time in Munich in a comprehensive exhibition.

To this day, she continues to inspire biographers and filmmakers, literary scholars and generations of readers worldwide. In cooperation with the Austrian National Library, the Literaturhaus München is showing previously unpublished material from her estate, including letters from Max Frisch, Henry Kissinger, Marie Luise Kaschnitz and Nelly Sachs. Numerous original manuscripts, personal items such as her typewriter and wardrobe, rare audio and film documents show how Ingeborg Bachmann's life followed an aesthetic concept that is inseparable from her work. Video commentaries by contemporary Bachmann experts bear witness to the topicality and enduring impact of her texts.

The five stations of the exhibition focus on Ingeborg Bachmann's central works, from the early story "Das Honditschkreuz" (1944) to the famous volumes of poetry "Die gestundete Zeit" (1953) and "Anrufung des großen Bären" (1956) to the celebrated, much-interpreted only novel "Malina" (1971). The stations evoke the places that shaped her, the unhoused one: the Klagenfurt of her childhood, the Vienna of her early fame, Munich, Zurich, Berlin and again and again Rome - "I learned to live here." The exhibition shows Ingeborg Bachmann as a self-confident and vulnerable artist, as an early media star and style icon, and as a political writer.

An exhibition of the Literaturhaus München in cooperation with the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library, Vienna // With the kind support of the "Freunde und Förderer des Literaturhauses München" // Special thanks to Dr. Heinz Bachmann, London, as well as to the Landesmuseum für Kärnten and the Cultural Department of the City of Klagenfurt.

Link to the website


Opening hours: MO-SU 11AM-6PM, THU 11AM-8PM
Summer break 5.8. - 1.9.2024

Accompanying program to the exhibition: INGEBORG BACHMANN

CURATORS: Kerstin Putz & Michael Hansel (Vienna), Anna Seethaler (Munich)

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY (Munich): Uta Degner (University of Salzburg)

DESIGN & SCENOGRAPHY (Munich): unodue{ münchen / Costanza Puglisi & Florian Wenz

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Price information:

Admission: EURO 8.- / 6.- // Mondays EURO 3.- for pupils & students // Last round from 5.30 pm (TU from 7.30 pm): EURO 4.- In the gallery (ground floor) in the Literaturhaus München


Literaturhaus München Salvatorplatz 1 80333 München

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