The „Munich Speech®“ is an exclusive, international, non-profit series of events, to discuss cutting-edge art- and culture-topics in a private surrounding. The name „Munich Speech®“ derives from the celebrated series „Speeking about your own country: Germany“ at the Kammerspiele Munich in 1985 with Joseph Beuys.
Produced and presented since 2014 by Dietlinde Behncke (cultural journalist, formerly at ZDF headquarter Berlin), the focus lies on outstanding positions/ personalities, who change, take action for or develop visions for Munich and who receive direct and immediate attention through the "Munich Speech®“.
The series of events is planned three or four times a year at the private apartment of André and Dietlinde Behncke. Former guest were for example Bart van der Heide (in 2014 director of the Kunstverein Munich, since 2015 chief curator of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Matthias Lilienthal (2015, new director of the Kammerspiele München) or the fair for digital art UNPAINTED with the founders Benedict Rodenstock and Dr. Annette Doms (2016, opening UNPAINTED in Munich).