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Know Thyself (2)

Current Exhibitions in Berlin

Chronorama: Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century

Following the great public success of the first stop in Venice, the Helmut Newton Foundation and the Pinault Collection are showing 250 works by outstanding photographers including Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank and Irving Penn. more

Jill Mulleady & Henry Taylor: You Me

Jill Mulleady (*1980 in Montevideo, Uruguay) and Henry Taylor (*1958 in Ventura, USA) share a long-standing, close friendship and an absolute dedication to painting. more

Poetics of Encryption

This extensive group exhibition at KW builds upon the recent book by Nadim Samman titled "Poetics of Encryption: Art and the Technocene". It surveys an imaginative landscape marked by Black Sites, Black... more

Hans Uhlmann: Experimental Forming

Hans Uhlmann’s (1900–1975) metal sculptures, like his drawings, were a distinctive feature of post-war modern art in Germany. more

Lucy Raven: Ready Mix

The Neue Nationalgalerie is showing Lucy Raven's video installation "Ready Mix" (2021), which focuses on work, technology and the hidden mechanisms of power. more

Christopher Bauder: Vektor

For his largest indoor installation to date, light artist Christopher Bauder heads to one of his favourite places: At Kraftwerk Berlin, 50 lasers and other light elements merge with a three-dimensional soundscape. more

Valie Export: Retrospective

Valie Export: Retrospective

January 27 - May 22, 2024

C/O Berlin is kicking off 2024 with a retrospective of the Austrian icon of feminist performance art Valie Export.  more

Miles Aldridge: Virgin Mary. Supermarkets. Popcorn

Miles Aldridge has been one of the most sought-after international fashion photographers since the 1990s and achieved fame through his highly stylised, psychedelic style with quotes from film, art history and pop culture. more

George Grosz: A Piece of My World in a World Without Peace – Die Collagen

George Grosz: A Piece of My World in a World Without Peace

January 11 - June 03, 2024

The special exhibition at Das Kleine Grosz Museum focuses on the lesser-known collages by George Grosz and spans a wide range of styles from Dada to Pop Art.  more

Josephine Baker: Icon in Motion

The exhibition explores the facets and strategies of Baker’s framing of her persona in an audio-visual essay, and displays the uniqueness of her dancing style and her radiance on the screen. more

Omar Victor Diop: Allegoria, Diaspora and Liberty

Omar Victor Diop's photographs focus on the reformulation of history, the representation of experiences in the diaspora and the global politics of Black resistance. more

Mit heißer Nadel (With a Hot Needle)

The question is often asked whether tattooing is a craft, a service or a form of fine art. This exhibition looks for answers in the areas in between, areas that have become increasingly complex. more

Lee Ufan

Hamburger Bahnhof presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the painter and sculptor Lee Ufan in Germany. more

Gundula Schulze Eldowy: Berlin in a Dog's Night

Gundula Schulze Eldowy says that Berlin made her a photographer. Her series of photographs "Berlin in einer Hundenacht" (Berlin in a Dog's Night), which she took between 1977 and 1990, shows realities of life in the former East Berlin. more

Preview: From Odessa to Berlin

The Gemäldegalerie (Old Master Paintings) is showing twelve paintings from the Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art. more

Viva Frida Kahlo (1)

Viva Frida Kahlo

November 10, 2023 - April 7, 2024

The immersive exhibition "Viva Frida Kahlo" at the Napoleon Complex is a visually powerful journey through the life and work of the famous Mexican artist.  more

Richard Artschwager: Cornered

The work of Richard Artschwager has always defied categories and continues to bemarked by a spirit of nonconformity. more

Ruth Orkin: Women (2)

Ruth Orkin: Women

December 08, 2023 - February 18, 2024

The exhibition "Women" shows a lesser-known side of photographer Ruth Orkin: That of a sensitive, curious, spirited and funny chronicler of American women of the 1940s and 1950s.  more

Dalí Surreal

This exhibition is a newly conceived multimedia spectacle that presents Salvador Dalí's world-famous artworks in a way never seen before: "Dalí Surreal - The Immersive Exhibition Experience". more

Edvard Munch: Trembling Earth

Trembling Earth at Museum Barberini is the first exhibition on landscapes by Edvard Munch and focuses on his approach to nature. more

The Dark Rooms Vertical

Light and sound installations in a monument to Berlin's industrial heritage: the location of "The Dark Rooms Vertical" is completely secret - with abandoned old column halls and room-sized rusty steel pools. more

Extreme Tension: Art between Politics and Society 1945 – 2000

Hardly any other era was so marked by division, rupture and transformation as the period after the Second World War. In light of this, the Neue Nationalgalerie has consciously chosen the title Extreme Tension for the upcoming presentation of its postwar... more

Unbound: Performance as Rupture

This exhibition at the Julia Stoschek Foundation traces the intersections of performance and video art since the 1960s and up to the present, paying particular attention to forms of rupture, break and pause. more

Ai Weiwei: know thyself

Ai Weiwei's "know thyself" brings together new works from his ongoing series in which he recontextualises art historical and contemporary images by deconstructing and reconstructing them in Lego bricks. more

Mark Dion: Delirious Toys

The American artist Mark Dion has created works of art using objects from the toy collection of the Stadtmuseum Berlin. Hundreds of installations also take a critical look at children's toys themselves. more

Nationalgalerie: A Collection for the 21st Century

Hamburger Bahnhof offers a polyphonic panorama of the Berlin art scene and the city itself from the threshold of the opening of the Wall to the present. more

Banksy: A Vandal turned Idol

How a graffiti vandal became a globally celebrated street art idol: In December 2023, the unauthorised Banksy exhibition opens in Berlin's Kleisteck and takes visitors into the world of the British street art idol. more

Timeless: Ukrainian Contemporary Art in Times of War

One year after the start of the Russian war of aggression, the Bode Museum has invited ten Ukrainian artists to enter into a dialogue with selected works from its own collections. more

Nadia Kaabi-Linke: Seeing Without Light

For her solo exhibition at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin-based artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke explores hidden traces of violence that unnoticeably shape our understanding of history and the present time. more

Permanent Exhibitions

Enthüllt. Berlin und seine Denkmäler

Unveiled. Berlin and Its Monuments

Permanent exhibition

The permanent cultural-historical exhibition in the Citadel shows political monuments that have shaped the Berlin cityscape from the 18th century to the present day.  more

Pergamon-Panorama

Pergamon Panorama

Permanent exhibition

In Yadegar Asisis' new Pergamon panorama, original parts of the Pergamon altar and a video installation can be seen.  more

Dark Matter - Lichtinstallationen (4)

Dark Matter

Permanent exhibition

The multimedia light project «Dark Matter» presents expansive light installations in the premises of a former factory site in Lichtenberg.  more

Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen

Imprisoned in Hohenschönhausen

Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition "Testimonies of political persecution 1945-1989" provides vivid impressions of the experiences of former political prisoners in the Stasi remand prison in Berlin-Hohenschönhausen.  more

Deutsche Kinemathek: Permanent Exhibition

Discover 120 years of German film history and an entertaining outline of television history in West and East Germany at Berlin's Museum of Film and Television, the Deutsche Kinemathek. more

Preview: Upcoming Exhibitions

Stadtbad Reloaded: Digital Art Exploration

At "Stadtbad Reloaded" in Berlin, embark on an exciting tour of a 96-year-old disused swimming pool, which is brought back to life with impressive works of art on over 100 video frames in every corner. more

Modigliani: Modern Gazes

Amedeo Modigliani was a European artist in the broadest and most innovative sense. more

Yero Adugna Eticha: Black in Berlin

"Black in Berlin" is a unique archive that provides an insight into the multifaceted realities of Black people’s lives in a white majority society. more

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