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Florian Matzner (2011)

Florian Matzner (* 1961 in Essen ) is a German art scholar and curator .

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Matzner studied art history in Marburg, Hamburg and Rome and received his doctorate in 1991 on the subject of state iconography in the Italian Renaissance at the Philipps University of Marburg . He then had a teaching position for art studies at the design and architecture departments of the Münster University of Applied Sciences and was a research volunteer at the Westphalian State Museum for Art and Cultural History in Münster until early 1993 . In 1993 he became a scientific consultant at the Westphalian State Museum. Since 1998 he has held a professorship for art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich .

From 2002 to 2005 Matzner was chairman of the “Commission for Art in Buildings and Art in Public Spaces” of the city of Munich. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Bremen State Advisory Board for Art in Public Space and Artist Funding, and since 2014 a member of the Hamburg Elbkulturfonds. He is the author and editor of extensive works as well as the curator of numerous exhibitions on contemporary art with a focus on art in public spaces .

Florian Matzner lives in Munich and Rosignano Marittimo (Tuscany) .

Curated exhibitions

  • 1993: German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (project manager)
  • 1995: Architecture of the late baroque in Europe, Landesmuseum Münster
  • 1997: Sculpture.Projects in Münster (project leader)
  • 1998 and 1999: Arte all'Arte exhibitions in Volterra, San Gimignano and Montalcino (Tuscany)
  • 1999: Sculpture Biennale Münsterland
  • 2001: Salto Mortale Museum for Sepulchral Culture Kassel
  • 2002: Beyond the Garden , Rimini (Italien)
  • 2003: No Art = No City! Urban utopias in contemporary art , Städtische Galerie Bremen
  • 2005: Evergreen , Federal Garden Show Munich-Riem
  • 2006: ... back to the figure! Contemporary painting , Hypo-Kunsthalle Munich 2006.
  • 2010: Emscherkunst . 2010: 20 works of art by 40 artists on the Emscher Island as part of the Ruhr.2010 Capital of Culture
  • 2010/11: (Re) Designing Nature. Current positions in the design of nature in fine art and landscape architecture , Künstlerhaus Wien and Städtische Galerie Bremen
  • 2013: Emscherkunst. 2013 in the northern Ruhr area with around 30 international artists
  • 2014: Tatort Paderborn - phenomenon pedestrian zone , art project in public space
  • 2015: Believing History , 20 students from 13 German art schools, Lorsch Abbey
  • 2016: Emscherkunst 2016 , 25 works of art in the northern Ruhr area
  • 2018: DAMnedART - Embrace Our Rivers , 14 Indian and European artists, Chennai (India)
  • 2020: Presents | Presences , public art project in Chemnitz with 20 international artists


Commons : Florian Matzner - Collection of images, videos and audio files