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Throughout the year, exhibitions at the Schafhof present international and local positions in contemporary art. The spectrum includes all forms of visual arts, such as painting, video art, sculpture, photography, drawing, conceptual art, and installation. Group exhibitions with international and German artists, solo exhibitions with renowned artists and presentations of works by younger or regionally based artists take place in alternation. Applications are welcome.

Annual themes serve as common threads throughout the exhibition program, and facilitate an engagement with the exhibited works through a range of perspectives. A thematic emphasis also fosters a better understanding of art and a more enjoyable viewing experience. Certain themes emphasize formal aspects (for example, Color in 2013, Structure in 2015, and Sound in 2017), while others focus on specific concepts (for example Illusion in 2014, Identity in 2016, and Art and Science in 2019).

The Schafhof features a gallery on the ground floor and a large exhibition hall on the first floor, with a total exhibition space encompassing almost 450 square meters. The barrel vault ceiling and its unusual shape offer an atmosphere unique to the region and beyond.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Forced Screenings - Cover image
10.07.2022 - 05.02.2023
Video Footage from Ukraine 2014 - 2022 | Found footage films and video performances by artists from Ukraine ... more information
Focus Freising 2: Opening
19:00 - 21:00
Opening of the exhibition DIE AUFSTELLUNG (THE COMPILATION) with artist Rebekka Bauer. ... more information
Fokus Freising 2: Cover EN
10.12.2022 - 05.02.2023
The installation DIE AUFSTELLUNG (THE COMPILATION) with 550 metal objects and photographs from the family archive addresses the transmission of traumas of World War 2. ... more information
The Thin Line - Cover - Kateryna Moskalyuk
13.12.2022 - 05.02.2023
Pop-up exhibition - Ukrainian photographers document life in their country ... more information
Focus Europe IV | Smirnova
18.02.2023 - 10.04.2023
The exhibition FOCUS EUROPE IV presents the works of 10 artists who participated in the previous year's European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria. ... more information