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 […]

PRIVACY, INDOOR WITH A TRANSVESTITE ON AN ARMCHAIR, VALERIO ADAMI, 1968-69

Valerio Adami is an italian contemporary artist, best known in France. He was very much influenced by american Pop Art, and if someone of you has familiarity with Andy Warhol (as most people do) it will be easy to see some similarities between the two of them, even if they are very different too. Later […]