Berlin; visit for the 6th Annual Gathering of the Int’l Council Museum Berggruen; David Bowie and Ai Weiwei at Martin-Gropius-Bau and more…

by Venetia Kapernekas

A  two day visit in Berlin on the occasion of the 6th Annual gathering of the International Council Museum Berggruen Berlin.

The celebration started with a very interesting panel discussion “Imagining The Future of the Museums” featuring Hans Ulrich Obrist, Katharina Fritsch, Jeff Coons, TarySimon with welcome note by Udo Kittelman, Director National Galerie-StaatlichMuseen zu Berlin.

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diner followed at “orangerie” at Charlottenburg Palace

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next day a short visit at Martin-Gropius-Bau for an exhibition of David Bowie 

20 may to 10 august 2014

more here https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/aktuell/festivals/gropiusbau/programm_mgb/programm_mgb_ausstellungen.php

and Ai WeiWei-Evidence

Modernism is the original creation of enlightened human beings, it is the ultimate observation of the meaning of existence and the misery of reality; it keeps a wary eye on society and power; it never makes compromises and never cooperates.
Ai Weiwei 1997 (quoted from “Ai Weiwei – Der verbotene Blog”, Galiani: Berlin, 2011)

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https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/aktuell/festivals/gropiusbau/programm_mgb/mgb14_ai_wei_wei/ausstellung_ai_weiwei/veranstaltungsdetail_80214.php

 

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