Anyone who has worked with light sources in recent years will certainly have come across the name of Ingo Maurer, the multiple award-winning and internationally renowned artist of light, in the course of his work. Now the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich is dedicating the exhibition «Ingo Maurer intim. Design or what?» dem Werk dieses Mannes, der mit seinen teils futuristischen und verspielten Leuchten einen wichtigen Beitrag zur faszinierenden Welt von Licht und Schatten in der Innenarchitektur geleistet hat.

An overview of Maurer’s work from early designs to current lighting fixtures is on display, with more than 80 objects, models and photographs. Ingo Maurer and his team worked intensively on the conception of the exhibition; unfortunately, Maurer himself passed away shortly before the opening.

Maurer’s famous first work is the classic «Bulb» in the shape of an oversized light bulb. However, he became internationally known with the then revolutionary «YaYaHo» lighting system, a low-voltage cable system for halogen lights.

YaYaHo, Bild: Ingo Maurer

Since then, he and his team have developed complex, sophisticated and elaborate lighting objects and lighting concepts for private and public spaces as well as spectacular unique pieces in his Munich company.

The exhibition will run until 18 October 2020 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays until 8 p.m. and is closed on Mondays.