The now partially completed north wing of Herrenchiemsee Palace, commissioned by King Ludwig II will serve as the setting for a selection of outstanding contemporary artworks. In contrast to the museum context, the special location will feature paintings, sculptures and installations by Andy Warhol, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning, Georg Baselitz, Arnulf Rainer, Imi Knoebel, Wolfgang Laib and Fabienne Verdier. Several works, including the pollen work by Wolfgang Laib and the painting series by French artist Fabienne Verdier, realized using a unique calligraphic technique, were created with this unusual venue in mind. Other works were selected in cooperation with the artists or representatives of their estates, or stem from the holdings of the Pinakothek der Moderne and Museum Brandhost.
The reciprocal and multidimensional dialogue between the creative work of the artists that radically looks to the future and the ever-fascinating anachronistic concept of beauty of Ludwig II, which expresses the Bavarian king's veneration in the 19th century for the absolutist King Louis XIV and his palace Versailles, generate a fertile tension.