#Theresien25 for Italy

A light in dark times - Solidarity in Europe - Donations for Italy

Inspired by the balcony events and strong cohesion in Italy during the Corona crisis, we want to set a sign with this art event by Georg Veit and Torsten Mühlbach. A sign – from 4 friends from Munich – for solidarity in Europe and friendship with Italy.




Anyone who, like us, believes in the European solidarity and wants to help with a donation can do so right here:


During five nights, light designer Georg Veit, in isolation during the Covid-19 quarantine, surprised his backyard neighbours with an “artistic light show” (BR), as he turned “the backyard into an aquarium of colours” (Deutschlandfunk) and showed them “a light in bleak times” (SZ).

On the 6th evening, the art event was thematically dedicated to Italy, a country with which we feel particularly close and connected. “A shine for Italy” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung). “Courtyard light show to express solidarity” (Deutsche Welle). “Songs and lights to support Italy and the european cohesion” (IoDonna – Corriere della Sera)


The Covid-19 pandemic has hit Europe and especially Italy very hard, threatening European solidarity. For that reason, we, four friends from Munich, in a joint effort with the art project by Georg Veit and Torsten Mühlbach, want to make a stance. A sign of solidarity with Europe and a signal of friendship with Italy, a stance against the division of society. Especially on a personal level.


We want to be by the side of our Italian friends during this terrible crisis and use this art event to call for donations. For this, we have selected three projects to which we have a personal contact and which are in urgent need of support:

Fondazione Pangea

supports and consults women in Italy who are victims of domestic violence with a nation-wide network.

La Cordata

accommodates and accompanies minors traumatized through and endangered by the Covid-19 crisis.


the Bellevue de Monaco partner project distributes meals to vulnerable people and refugees in Palermo.

Anyone who, like us, believes in the European idea, and solidarity, and wants to help with a donation can do so right here:

Or directly via bank transfer to:

Muenchner Freiwillige, IBAN: DE32 7015 0000 1004 8704 14

Re: #theresien25forItaly (Note: THIS IS IMPORTANT!)

BIC: SSKMDEMM (Stadtsparkasse München)


Donations will be collected through the non-profit association Münchner Freiwillige. 100 % of the raised funds will be equally distributed (1/3 to each) among the above-mentioned projects. All amounts are tax deductible (above 200€ with receipt).

Fundraising campaign will end on June 30th 2020.

Marina, Georg, Anette, Gregor (from left)

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Georg Veit

Munich born lightdesigner Georg Veit started working at the Muenchner Kammerspiele with the theaterlight-visonary Max Keller.

After assisting Robert Wilson and Vanessa Beecroft he was in charge of the concert series “Century of Song” at the Ruhrtriennale from 2003 until 2009, with performances of Susan Vega, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, David Byrne and Iggy Pop and many more. Also at the Ruhrtriennale there was a first collaboration with Philipp Stölzl for the opera „Rubens und das Nicht Euklidische Weib“. With the same director he worked at the Bregenzer Festspiele for “Rigoletto” 2019/2021 at the seastage.

Since 2011 the cooperation with Urs Schoenebaum and Alex Ollé (La Fura Dels Baus) brought him to many international opera houses, for example Moscow, Rome, Lille, Lyon, Brussels, Sydney and Buenos Aires.

Further collaborations with William Kentridge (Tate Modern London, Ruhrtriennale, Holland Festival), Romeo Castellucci (Wiener Festwochen, Opera La Monnaie Brüssel), Pierre Audi (Vlaamse Opera Antverpen, Holland Festival).


Torsten Mühlbach

The Munich-based contemporary artist and curator Torsten Mühlbach is often seen as a kind of art rebel. The artist’s work, which evades a concrete categorization, ranges from sculptures, installations, videos, collages, photographs to his most formative works, his material images.



copyright: Georg Veit, Marina Tomacelli, Anette Lentze,Gregor Lentze 2020

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