Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)
Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)
Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)
Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)

Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)

Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)

Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)

Paolo Nestler, Haus der Kunst, Extension, 1972 - exhibition building (steel and glass structure) / Copyright: Museum of Architecture of the TU Munich (Photo: Sigrid Neubert, Munich)

1972 Olympics

For the Olympic Summer Games, held in Munich in 1972, the architect Paolo Nestler designed a temporary installation on the north side of Haus der Kunst. On June 16, 1972, after four years of preparation, the exhibition "World Cultures and Modern Art" opened, presenting 2700 exhibits from more than 20 countries. As the official cultural contribution to the Olympic Games, the exhibition, in which more than 100 academics had participated, was dedicated to the origin of Modern Art and, for the first time, comprehensively documented the influence of Oriental, Asian and African cultures on the European art.

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