Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
Alte Jakobstr. 124 – 128, B 10969
Mon 10 – 18h, Wed – Sun 10 – 18h
U1, U6, M41 Hallesches Tor
Edvard Munch, Lovis Corinth, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and other artists—the Stadtmuseum Berlin boasts a premium collection of paintings, including some outstanding examples of modernism. From October onwards, 12 highlights from its collection will be exhibited within the permanent exhibition at the Berlinische Galerie as part of the project ”Stadtmuseum Berlin as guest”.
The Berlinische Galerie is showing Pınar Öğrenci’s film “Aşît / The Avalanche” (2022, 60 min.), produced for documenta fifteen. To make „Aşît“, Öğrenci returned to her father’s hometown Müküs (Bahçesaray in Turkish) in the region of Van, near the border between Türkiye and Iran. Öğrenci’s film shows traces of the different cultures that once lived in Müküs before parts of the population were murdered, displaced or forced to assimilate.
Julius von Bismarck (*1983) explores in his art how people define their place within their immediate environment and how society negotiates the concept of nature. He frequently uses deconstruction as a tool to question how, as a society, we evaluate nature as landscape and who asserts the right of interpretation. For his show at the Berlinische Galerie, von Bismarck adopts a biographical approach for the first time, delving into his family history.
The story of our furless species on Planet Earth is told here in two playful installations that fill the exhibition space. Matthias Böhler (*1981 Aachen) and Christian Orendt (*1980 Sighișoara, Romania) formed their artistic duo in 2008. In this exhibition a huge monkey-like creature serves as a multiple source of “raw materials” for busy squads of workers. At the heart of the second installation a spaceship resembling a lotus bud invites visitors to come inside and explore.
During the Cold War, some remarkable big buildings emerged in West Berlin as new locations for science, research and the arts. After years of neglect and now technically obsolete, most of these buildings are threatened with demolition. Ever since they appeared, these architectures have often been criticised as unsightly and inefficient. That view is being challenged today by a group of academics, cultural workers and politicians who appreciate them as achievements of modern Western technology.
Nasan Tur explores the political and social conditions that define our times. His works are experimental arrangements that draw attention to ideologies, social norms and behavioural codes and expand our options for individual action. To this end, he examines statements, gestures and images found in the media or in the public space and distils them into miniatures reflecting current social crises and discourse.
The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day – with both a local and international focus. Its outstanding collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) and the Eastern European avant-garde. The art of the divided and reunified city of Berlin provides another focus.
Edvard Munch (1863–1944) challenged his contemporaries with the radical modernity of his paintings, especially in Berlin, where the Norwegian Symbolist exerted a big influence around the turn of the century. The exhibition “Edvard Munch. Magic of the North” is a partnership with the MUNCH in Oslo. It tells the story of Edvard Munch and Berlin, illustrated by paintings, prints and photographs.
The shapes created by the plant world are prodigious. Embedded within their own complex, highly sensitive ecosystems, plants intertwine with human culture in many different ways. The exhibition “Greenery: Plants in contemporary photography” responds to this multi-faceted theme. These contemporary works mostly from our Photography Collection address the often contradictory relationship between humans and plants through the medium of photography.