Felix Nussbaum, Der tolle Platz, 1931, © Repro: Kai-Annett Becker

Art in Berlin 1880-1980.
Permanent Exhibition.

The presentation from the Berlinische Galerie collection is a multi-facetted tour through the art of Berlin from 1880 to 1980. It ranges from paintings of the late 19th century, when the Kaiser reigned and tastes were largely determined by the moneyed classes, via Expressionism and the East European avant-garde to post-war modern architecture and the “wild” works of the Seventies. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the collection, there is a lively dialogue between paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and architecture. The show illustrates a diversity of artistic styles and credos, but also tensions, polarisations and fresh departures, which remain hallmarks of Berlin as an artistic hub. As a city of the modern age that is attracting more young international artists than ever before, Berlin is still a centre of permanent new beginnings.

Tactile models and an inclusive museumapp stimulate the dialogue with art and create an artistic experience with all the senses. In addition, a tactile floor guidance system allows blind and visually impaired visitors an independent tour through the permanent exhibition as well as orientation in the Berlinische Galerie.

Artists (selected):
Marta Astfalck-Vietz, Otto Dix, Fidus (Hugo Höppener), Naum Gabo, Werner Heldt, Hannah Höch, Oskar Kokoschka, Fritz Kühn, Walter Leistikow, Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, Max Liebermann, El Lissitzky, Jeanne Mammen, Ludwig Meidner, Felix Nussbaum, Georgij Petrussow, Iwan Puni, Erich Salomon, Gertrude Sandmann, Karl Schenker, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann, Julie Wolfthorn, Anton von Werner, Heinrich Zille.

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