Why is it important to look at the architecture of the museums too? – The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in comparison to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

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 […]

How to visit a contemporary art museum? – The Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

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 […]

MEMORIAL FOR THE NAZI BOOK BURNING, MICHA ULLMAN, 1995

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 […]