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.
diner followed at “orangerie” at Charlottenburg Palace
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)