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An exhibition on the Flemish artist Paul van Ostaijen (1896-1928) is on display at the Ephraim-Palais Museums. It is dedicated to his work created in Berlin and his artistic environment in exile in Berlin.

Besucherin in BOEM!
Besucherin in BOEM! Stadtmuseum Berlin, Foto Alexander Rentsch

The important Flemish expressionist, poet, Dadaist and surrealist Paul van Ostaijen spent the revolutionary years after World War I from October 1918 to May 1921 in exile in Berlin.

Here he witnessed the revolutionary events and met many expressionist artists. His volume of poetry "Bezette Stad" ("Occupied City"), written in Berlin, exploded the forms of poetry and typography known until then.

In Belgium and the Netherlands, van Ostaijen is appreciated as a rebel and outstanding artist, especially for his novel rhythmic poetry. The Flemish exhibition title "Boem!" ("Boom!") is borrowed from one of his poems.
The exhibition approaches the person of van Ostaijen and his work created in Berlin with exhibits of painting, graphic art, and original manuscripts.

Highlights include handwritten manuscript pages by Paul van Ostaijen, "The Lovers" by Fritz Stuckenberg (portrait of Paul van Ostaijen and Emma Clements), and a current artistic position by Berlin artist Hanaa el Degham.


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OPENING HOURS
Tue - Sun | 10 am - 6 pm
Mon closed

ENTRANCE FEE
5,00 / reduced 3,00 Euro
up to 18 years free admission
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