Hotel Bayerischer Hof

Opening the 19th of May

The Bayerischer Hof is a luxury hotel in Munich that first opened its doors in 1841, and has been run by the Volkhardt family since 1897. The hotel was almost completely destroyed on the night of April 25, 1944, but was reconstructed after the war, and has undergone expansions (e.g. the addition of the Palais Monteglas) and numerous renovations ever since. It features over 40 conference rooms, a ballroom, a night club, and the hotel’s own theatrical hall presenting works in the boulevard theatre style. Amongst other events, the Bayerischer Hof now also hosts the Munich Security Conference: a privately organized meeting of high-level politicians, diplomats, military personnel and security experts, held annually since 1963 in order to discuss current international conflicts as well as questions concerning the future world order. The hotel provides the backdrop for Olaf Nicolai’s artistic research into the black swan theory developed by financial mathematician and former Wall Street trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb. For Public Art Munich, the core of this theory—namely the circumstances of an unexpected and catastrophic event—are examined in the form of a congress.