Friends of the MMK
Each year, on the first Monday in February a selected circle of patrons assemble at Museum für Moderne Kunst to dine. 16 hosts invite 16 guests to dinner at a quite extraordinary venue, namely the “Mensa” designed by artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt. Museum Director Dr. Susanne Gaensheimer introduces the evening and presents a guest speaker.
Each guest then becomes a host in the following year, and in turn nominates a new member for the annual Tischgesellschaft. In this way, a group of committed patrons emerges that is dedicated in quite unique fashion to supporting the Museum für Moderne Kunst. The totality of members then meet up every second year for the “Große Tischgesellschaft”.
Both the host and the guest donate the sum of EUR 1,500 in order to take part in the Tischgesellschaft. Moreover, the host also covers the cost of the hospitality, which comes to EUR 250. The MMK is using these donations to fund special projects.
As of the third year, participants become members of the “Große Tischgesellschaft” and support the Museum für Moderne Kunst with an annual donation of EUR 500. The Tischgesellschaft has taken upon itself to forge close links between patrons, curators and artists, and to provide substantive support for the MMK’s work.
GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE TISCHGESELLSCHAFT
2013 Carsten Nicolai 2012 Douglas Gordon 2011 Tino Sehgal 2010 Stephan Huber 2009 Chris Dercon
2008 Daniel Birnbaum 2007 Rolf Ricke 2006 Axel Hecht 2005 Frieder Burda 2004 Sturtevant
2003 Heiner Goebbels 2002 Dieter Eckart 2001 Wolf Singer 2000 Friedhelm Mennekes
1999 Siegfried Unseld 1998 Daniel Cohn-Bendit 1997 Klaus Reichert
The Große Tischgesellschaft 2010 and 2012 was generously supported by
InterContinental, Frankfurt und CATERING´S BEST
GUEST SPEAKERS AND EVENTS AT THE GROSSE TISCHGESELLSCHAFT
2012 "Da Franz" - Dinner in honour of Franz West
2010 Performance by Ayzit Bostan and Opening of the Not in Fashion-Shop
2008 Susanne Gaensheimer
2006 Francesca von Habsburg
2004 Ingvild Goetz
2002 David Reed
INFORMATION & CONTACT
For specific information on the activities of the Tischgesellschaft, please contact Petra Bufe via the membership office of the Friends.
Telephone +49 69 174296
Fax +49 69 174297