Bildende Kunst

FROM BERLIN SECESSION
TO THE PRESENT

The highly acclaimed collection of fine art contains around 5,000 items including painting and sculptures, media works and installations. Numerous works by prominent artists and artist groups ranging from the Berlin Secession and Berlin Dada to the Eastern European avant-garde, the ‘Neue Wilde’ (Young Wild Ones) and
the young art scene after the Fall of the Wall provide comprehensive insights into the multi-facetted art of an internationally prominent, modern metropolis. A lively panorama of Berlin evolves, dating from the turn of the 20th century to the present day.

Some important artists and emphases in the collection:

Around 1900, Berlin Secession and Expressionism:
Ernst Barlach, Paul Baum, Max Beckmann, Reinhold Begas, Lovis Corinth, Jacoba von Heemskerck, Ludwig von Hofmann, Walter Leistikow, Max Liebermann, Ludwig Meidner, Moriz Melzer, Heinrich Richter-Berlin, Eugen Spiro, Georg Tappert, Lesser Ury, Anton von Werner

DADA Berlin and the "Novembergruppe":
Rudolf Belling, Nikolaus Braun, Erich Buchholz, Max Dungert, Otto Freundlich, George Grosz, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Raoul Hausmann, Otto Möller, Arthur Segal

The Eastern European Avantgarde:
Naum Gabo, El Lissitzky, Iwan Puni, Lajos d`Ebneth, Wladimir Burljuk, Wladimir Lebedew, Alexandra Exter, Alexander Rodtschenko

New Objectivity and the Era of National Socialism:
Otto Dix, George Grosz, Carl Hofer, Alexander Kanoldt, Jeanne Mammen, Ernst Neuschul, Felix Nussbaum, Christian Schad, Rudolf Schlichter

New Beginnings after the Second World War and Abstract Expressionism:
Alexander Camaro, Werner Heldt, Fred Thieler, Hann Trier, Heinz Trökes, Hans Uhlmann, Emilio Vedova

New Figuration and the 1970s:
Georg Baselitz, K.H. Hödicke, Edward und Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Bernd Koberling, Marwan, Wolfgang Petrick, Eugen Schönebeck, Walter Stöhrer, Wolf Vostell

Junge Wilde and the 1980s:
Elvira Bach, Rainer Fetting, Walter Libuda, Helmut Middendorf, Salomé, Trak Wendisch, Jörg Weirich, Bernd Zimmer

Concrete-Constructive Art:
Frank Badur, Horst Bartnig, Andreas Brandt, Johannes Geccelli, George Rickey

Contemporary Art since the 1990s:
Fritz Balthaus, Ronald de Bloeme, Thomas Eller, Bernhard Garbert, Eva Grubinger, Anton Henning, Gregor Hildebrandt, Clemens Krauss, Raimund Kummer, Via Lewandowsky, Axel Lieber, Miguel Rothschild, Henrik Schrat

Entire bodies of work by individual artists play an important part. They include:
Naum Gabo, Werner Heldt, Hannah Höch, Herbert Kaufmann, Edward und Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Issai Kulvianski, Marwan, Brigitte und Martin Matschinsky-Denninghoff, Iwan Puni, George Rickey, Ursula Sax, Rolf Szymanski, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann, Wolf Vostell, Max Wechsler

 

Contact

Dr. Stefanie Heckmann
Curator of Fine Arts
E-Mail
Phone: +49 (0)30-789 02-604

 

 

 
 
 
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