When walking towards the famous Brandenburg Gate, you see something strange behind it, some coloured “columns”. The first thing I thought, without knowing what it was, was that that construction was ruining my view. But this was the key point: it is meant to ruin the beautiful postcard view of the popular Berlin monument. The […]
Yesterday we spoke briefly about the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin (you can find the article here), and last week we had three episodes on the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (here are part 1, part 2 and part 3). Both these museums have a very particular architecture, but for two different reasons: the Hamburger Bahnhof […]
Here we are with this week’s #beautifulsunday! This is part of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. – M.C.
The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum was born as a train station in the XIX century, and was transformed into a contemporary art museum only in the late ’80s. Its collection includes works of Kiefer, Beuys, Lichtestein and Warhol, among numerous other artists and temporary exhibitions. But how to properly visit a museum like this one? First […]
This work is placed in Bebelplatz, in Berlin. The location of it is very important: in 10 May 1933 the Nazi Book Burning ceremony happened in many different university cities in Germany, including the capital of course. In 1933, in fact, various groups of national socialist students held this kind of ceremonies to proclaime a nationwide “Action […]
Tomorrow we’ll start a small thematic series, as I had the chance to visit Berlin last week end: Berlin is one of the capitals of contemporary art in Europe, and there are many things to talk about. But why talking about just one city as a whole? Every city has its history, and many artworks […]