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Berlin

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RMIT BA Fine Art Students Presentation - Berlin City of Art & Culture

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Berlin

  1. 1. LOOK INTO BERLIN: Major Centre of Modern & Contemporary Art Brought to you by: CharmineChoi Edmond Lui Jane McAulay Zoe Cheng
  2. 2. <ul><li>3 opera houses </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1500 theatres and stages </li></ul><ul><li>More than 175 museums and collections </li></ul><ul><li>450 galleries (authorities estimate that one new gallery opens every week) </li></ul><ul><li>In excess of 250 public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>130 cinemas and a multitude of other cultural possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO site – Museum Island </li></ul><ul><li>Annual cultural budget of almost one billion euros per year! </li></ul>BERLIN: World Leader of Culture
  3. 3. Why Important Contemporary Art Centre? <ul><li>Attracts artists from all over the world for many reasons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting from historical and political perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After Unification artists stayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally city of pleasure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major art school - Hochschule de kunste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign students encouraged to study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social & Financial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheaper to live than many other major European cities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More space – East German buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Government and public funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For interaction with other arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To look at great art first hand </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. YOUR ITINERARY: for lovers of Modern and Contemporary art/ culture DAY 1 Public Art AM East Side Gallery PM/ Evening Orientation Trip: Including Potsdamer Platz & Reichstag Dome DAY 2 Modern Art AM New National Gallery PM Bauhaus Archives Evening Jürgen Stumpf Weinerein DAY 3 Memorial Art AM Jewish Museum AM Holocaust Memorial Evening Tiergarten Park & Beer Gardens DAY 4 Contemporary Art AM Hambuger Bahnhof Museum PM/ Evening Kunsthaus Tachles
  5. 5. Day 1 DAY 1 Public Art
  6. 6. EAST SIDE GALLERY <ul><li>Not a gallery but a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin Wall came down in 1989 and gallery opened Sept 28, 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 118 artists from 21 countries have painted on a 1,316 meter long section of the Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by two German artist’s associations VBK and BBk </li></ul>Day 1 - Public Art
  7. 7. <ul><li>Thierry Noir & Christophe Bouchet (first artists - started painting 1984) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fugitive, bright, flat-faced cartoon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbol of new found freedom after the reunification of Germany and the end of the cold war </li></ul></ul>Day 1 - Public Art <ul><li>Dimitri Vrubel (1990) ‘Brotherly Kiss’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God, help me survive this deadly love” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brezhnev and Honecker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socialist virtue of brotherhood among men </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Changing Importance </li></ul><ul><li>After Unification : forgotten and crumbling </li></ul><ul><li>Late 20th C : Restoration </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2009: Reopened (20 th anniversary) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original artists and international artists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today’s Upkeep: Lottery & private funds </li></ul>Day 1 - Public Art <ul><li>www.http://www.doew.at </li></ul><ul><li>www.eastsidegallery.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.lackindustrie.de </li></ul><ul><li>www.malerinung-berlin.de </li></ul>
  9. 9. ORIENTATION COACH TRIP Including Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate Postdamer Platz, Reichstag, Berliner Dome and River Spree Day 1 - Public Art ( afternoon/ evening ) Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz View of River Spree
  10. 10. POTSDAMER PLAZ <ul><li>Public Square center Berlin surrounded by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brandenburg Gate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reichstag </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Before war – busiest district </li></ul><ul><li>War Years : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>heavily bombed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>desolated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1961 Divided by Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shared by America, Britain and Soviet during Cold War </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New focus of attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest building site in Europe, esp Western area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Centre by Hemlut Jahn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kollhoff Tower by Hans Kollhoff </li></ul></ul>Day 1 - Public Art ( afternoon/ evening ) Sony Centre Interior
  11. 11. REICHSTAG DOME & Rooftop Restaurant <ul><li>Top of Reichstag (Parliament, 1894) </li></ul><ul><li>Architect - Sir Norman Foster (British) </li></ul><ul><li>Built 19 April 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Glass dome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cupola </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Symbol of unification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported by soaring mirror column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>360 degree view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmentally-friendly glass, mirrors, light </li></ul></ul>Day 1 - Public Art (afternoon/evening)
  12. 12. Day 2 DAY 1 Public Art DAY 2 Modern Art
  13. 13. NEW NATIONAL GALLERY aka Temple of Light <ul><li>Now one of most important museums in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by Mies van der Rohe (1965 - 1968) </li></ul><ul><li>Major collection of 20th century European painting and sculpture </li></ul><ul><li>One of 6 venues of National Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Works from Munch to Beuys </li></ul><ul><li>Other artists - Kirchner, Picasso, Klee, Feininger, Dix, Kokoschka </li></ul>Day 2 - Modern Art Alexander Calder, Têtes et Queue , 1965
  14. 14. ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER Potsdamer Platz (1914) <ul><li>Belonged to ‘Brücke’ group of artists </li></ul><ul><li>Shows identifiable place – important shopping day centre </li></ul><ul><li>Two prostitutes of different ages in the evening </li></ul>Day 2 - Modern Art
  15. 15. BAUHAUS ARCHIVES (created 1979) <ul><li>Originally designed by Walter Gropius – founder of Bauhaus School (1919-33) </li></ul><ul><li>Houses objects, documents, literature, photographs, teaching materials, drawings and paintings that relate to the Bauhaus </li></ul><ul><li>The shed roof silhouette </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only element that reflects Gropius’s original design </li></ul></ul>Day 2 - Modern Art (afternoon)
  16. 16. Highlight BAUHAUS ARCHIVES <ul><li>Objects on Display </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Temporary exhibition featuring highlights of Bauhaus collection ( Chairs by Marcel Breuer 1924) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permanent Exhibition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibits rotated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50,000 photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(far right) showing Gropius with entry for Chicago Tribune Tower </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects made by students and teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(near right) Marianne Brandt Tea Extract Jug, 1924, brass, silver, ebony </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sculpture Garden </li></ul></ul>Day 2 - Modern Art (afternoon)
  17. 17. JÜRGEN STUMPF WEINEREIN Day 2 - Modern Art (evening) <ul><li>Only in Berlin! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay-what-you-want wine bar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequented by artists </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Day 3 DAY 1 Public Art DAY 3 Memorial Art DAY 2 Modern Art
  19. 19. JEWISH MUSEUM <ul><li>More than a museum </li></ul><ul><li>A complex of architecture and sculpture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space challenges visitors: reflecting the difficulties of the Jews in history </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Designed by Daniel Libeskind </li></ul><ul><li>Original Jewish Museum was founded on Oranienburger Straße in 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Adjoins the old Berlin Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Sits on land that belonged to both East and West Berlin before the Berlin Wall fell </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish life and traditions </li></ul>Day 3 - Memorial Art
  20. 20. <ul><li>New idea of memory as distinct from nostalgia through a manifestation </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold </li></ul><ul><li>Remembrance and commemoration of six million murdered Jews </li></ul><ul><li>Freely accessible day and night </li></ul><ul><li>19,000 square metre site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs </li></ul>HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL (2005) Day 3 - Memorial Art (afternoon)
  21. 21. TIERGARTEN Day 3 - Memorial Art (evening) <ul><li>Largest park in Berlin and a popular outdoor oasis </li></ul><ul><li>32 marble sculpture groups depict royal ancestors </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation for Berliners with beer gardens </li></ul><ul><li>House of World Cultures presents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art exhibitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theatre and dance performances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Author readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Films </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic conferences </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Day 4 DAY 1 Public Art DAY 4 Contemporary Art DAY 2 Modern Art DAY 3 Memorial Art
  23. 23. <ul><li>Day 4 - Contemporary Art </li></ul><ul><li>19th century train station </li></ul><ul><li>Museum for Contemporary Art </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent collection including: Anselm Kiefer , Joseph Beuys , Cy Twombly , Robert Rauschenberg , and Andy Warhol </li></ul><ul><li>Memorable temporary exhibits </li></ul>HAMBURGER BAHNHOF MUSEUM 19th century train station
  24. 24. Permanent Collection at HAMBUGER BAHNHOF MUSEUM <ul><li>Anselm Kiefer </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Warhol </li></ul>Day 4 - Contemporary Art
  25. 25. KUNSTHAUS TACHELES (with Restaurants) <ul><li>The Kunsthaus Tacheles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art center and nightclub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opened in East Berlin (1990) after the Berlin Wall came down </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building damaged from shelling in World War II - never repaired </li></ul><ul><li>Occupied by a number of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>international artists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>performers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>musicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>before becoming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>art centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>café </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cinema </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>performance and exhibition space </li></ul></ul>Day 4 - Contemporary Art (afternoon/ evening)
  26. 26. <ul><li>Presentation Aims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce Berlin as a leading “city of culture” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look more closely at its contribution to Modern and Contemporary art - formal and informal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let your eyes experience a little of Berlin’s beauty </li></ul></ul>Want to see the presentation again? Go to: http://www.slideshare.net/janeymca/berlin-3546281 “ For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. ”

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