One of the German capital’s youngest museums, Berlinische Galerie collects art created in Berlin from 1870 to today. Combining a focus on the local with international standards, the museum features art by Max Beckmann, Hannah Höch, Nan Goldin, Daniel Libeskind, and many other renowned artists in disciplines ranging from impressionism and classic modernism to contemporary in-situ installations. Reproducing central works from the museum’s collections, this book offers an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at its inner workings.
Lavishly illustrated with two hundred color images, Berlinische Galerie highlights the museum’s collections of fine arts, works on paper, photography, and architecture, as well as its artists’ archives. These images are accompanied by essays describing the challenges museums face in the twenty-first century and revealing how works of art are handledincluding conservation measures, the ways they are presented to children, and how curatorial concepts provide ever-changing interpretations. Published on the occasion of the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this book is an informative and insightful look at this internationally renowned museum.
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About the Author
Founded in 1975 as a private institution, Berlinische Galerie is a museum of modern art, photography, and architecture in Berlin. With its emphasis on cultural history, it collects, researches, and exhibits works from 1870 to the present.
Table of Contents
A Greeting from the Governing Mayor of Berlin
A Toast from Friends
In Situ. Installation Art at the Berlinische Galerie
- Presentation of the Collection
- The Collection
Berlin Embraces Modernism.
From the 1870s until the First World War
Naturally Flawed. Chance and Defect in Photography
Handwriting: Traces of a Bygone Age?
The Graphic City and Its Nature.
Marking the Urban Map with Our Prints and Drawings
Berlinethe Unknown City.
Ideas Never Built from the Architecture Collection
- Temporary Exhibitions
40 Years Young
Digital Change: Freeing Museums from Self-imposed Asepticism
- Museum Matters
Setting up the Exhibition
Works from the Collection