Exhibitions in 2014
Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) is one of the most important sculptors of the early twentieth century. Until his suicide at 31, the Italian created an extensive catalogue of some 300 works, including many animal sculptures such as "The Walking Panther" and the Anteater. Venerated in France and the USA, Bugatti's work bring in millions, although he is still largely unknown in Germany. The exhibition at the Nationalgalerie is the first show in Germany to focus exclusively on his works.
Old National Gallery from 28th March 2014 to 27th July 2014
Andreas Schlüter and the baroque Berlin
The spring of 2014 will mark the 300th anniversary of the death of sculptor and architect Andreas Schlüter. The exhibition at the Bode Museum from 3rd April to 3rd July 2014 will feature numerous pieces by Schlüter that clearly show influences from the French, Italian and Dutch Baroque. The works on display include many international loans. The exhibition shows Schlüter's relationship to the city of Berlin, where he was active as court architect from 1696-1713, during which time he designed the exterior of the Stadtschloss (City Palace).
Bode Museum from 3rd April to 3rd July 2014
Ai Weiwei is a mega star in the western international art scene. The Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau covers 3,000 m2 and shows new works and pieces never before seen in Germany, including examples of conceptual art, performance art, music, photography and installations. The poetic works of Ai Weiwei are often political statements, but also reveal cultural and historical references.
Martin-Gropius-Bau from 4th March to 7th July 2014
8th Berlin Biennale
The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art will bring together a range of local and international artistic positions that explore the intersection between history and individuals' lives. The exhibition focusses on three speculative approaches toward the city of Berlin: in its relationship to the built environment, in its relationship to citizenship, and in its relationship to labor. The 8th Berlin Biennale's curator is Juan A. Gaitán.
The World c. 1914. Colour photography before the Great War
This exhibition is devoted to the hitherto almost forgotten colour photographs and films which were made before the First World War, having been commissioned by the French banker Albert Kahn. Inspired by the colour photography of the Lumière brothers, he issued these commissions – at a time when the nations of Europe were already arming for the Great War – to photographers of both sexes, in order to build up the Archives de la planète with colour photos from all over the world. In this picture archive over 70,000 colour shots have been preserved.
Martin-Gropius-Bau from 1st August to 2nd November 2014
Wols Photographer. The Guarded Look
The photographer, painter and graphic artist Wols (Wolfgang Schulze, 1913-1951), is considered a trail-blazer of Art Informel. Wols, who was born in Berlin in 1913, moved to Paris an created a considerable photographic oeuvre. Around 740 works are shown for the first time in Berlin with multiple portraits of personalities such as Max Ernst, Nicole Boubant or Roger Blin. The show focuses on his photographic achievement, which has largely fallen into oblivion as a result of his early death.
Martin-Gropius-Bau from 15th March to 22nd June 2014
Hans Richter - Encounters. From Dada till today
Hans Richter (1888-1976) was a painter, film-maker and writer. But above all he was an artist who had great influence on society – a trendsetter. His artistic range extended from Expressionism through Dadaism, Constructivism and Surrealism to completely new forms of film art. The exhibition shows 150 works by Richter and some 50 works by his internationally esteemed colleagues of both sexes, thus reflecting the ground covered by these artistic personalities.
Martin-Gropius-Bau from 27th March to 30th June 2014
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