The Un­touched Planet Earth

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A pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words, but a pho­to­graph… a black-and-white pho­to­graph evokes more emo­tions than a mere pic­ture ever could. From vol­canic land­scapes to Arc­tic ice­bergs to me­an­der­ing rivers and canyons to prim­i­tive rain­forests, Brazil­ian pho­tog­ra­pher Se­bastião Sal­gado’s high- con­trast black-and-white photography cap­tures the last re­main­ing un­touched ves­tiges of our planet. Ge­n­e­sis, the new ex­hi­bi­tion of Sal­gado’s works at C/O Ber­lin (this page) from 18 April, serves as homage to planet Earth and calls upon all its in­hab­i­tants to pro­tect its di­ver­sity. on the Nile takes a closer look at Jews, Chris­tians, and Mus­lims in Egypt from an­tiq­uity to the Mid­dle Ages. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €8/4. www.smb.mu­seum. Am Kupfer­graben. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

Bröhan-Mu­seum

Start­ing in 1966, col­lec­tor Karl Bröhan amassed hun­dreds of Art Nou­veau and Art Deco ob­jects and var­i­ous paint­ings from the Ber­lin Se­ces­sion­ist move­ment. Browse through pieces of fur­ni­ture, house­wares, ce­ram­ics, and glass­ware from this fas­ci­nat­ing artis­tic pe­riod. To 24 May: Hans Chris­tiansen, a ret­ro­spec­tive of the art nou­veau artist. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm. www.broe­han­mu­seum.de. Schloßstr. 1a. T: 030.32690600. U So­phie- Char­lotte- Platz. A3

Brücke Mu­seum

Founded in Dres­den in 1905, the Die Brücke move­ment drew in­spi­ra­tion from prim­i­tive art and ex­pressed ex­treme emo­tion and po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion through lively, ex­ag­ger­ated color. This mu­seum ex­plores the his­tory of the move­ment through the paint­ings of artists like Nolde, Kirch­ner, Heckel, and many more. To 19 Jul: Otto Müller. Har­mony and Grace. At the cen­ter of the ex­hi­bi­tion stand nine color lith­o­graphs de­pict­ing Sinti and Roma peo­ple. Open Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. € 5/3. www.bruecke-mu­seum.de. Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- He­leneHeim. Off Map

C/O Ber­lin

Af­ter be­ing evicted from its pre­vi­ous lo­ca­tion in Mitte, the C/O Ber­lin cen­ter for con­tem­po­rary art and photography has fi­nally re­opened in the Amerika Haus, which housed the Amer­i­can li­brary in the Cold War era. To 10 Apr: A Suit­case Full Of Pic­tures, Photography Be­tween 1934 and 1944 show­cases the pho­to­graphs of re­sis­tance fighter Lore Krüger. To 10 Apr: Ni­ina Vata­nen – Be­yond the Vis­i­ble Sur­face ex­plores the work of the con­tem­po­rary Finnish pho­tog­ra­pher. To 10 Apr: Blow Up is an ex­hi­bi­tion on Michelan­gelo An­to­nioni’s clas­sic film and photography in the Swing­ing Six­ties in Lon­don. From 18 Apr to 28 Jun: Art, Free­dom and Life­joy: Part of the Tal­ent se­ries, show­cas­ing promis­ing young pho­tog­ra­pher Emanuel Mathias with text by art critic Sabine Weier. From 18 Apr to 16 Aug: Sebastiao Sal­gado: Ge­n­e­sis is a homage to the blue planet: ar­chaic vol­canic land­scapes, Arc­tic ice masses, me­an­der­ing river canyons, moun­tain chi­ans en­veloped in mist, and end­less sand dunes. Open daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. www.co- ber­lin.org. Har­den­bergstr. 22–24. T: 030.28444160.

Daim­ler Col­lec­tion

The renowned car cor­po­ra­tion has a small but im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of 20th- cen­tury art that can be viewed in the his­toric Haus Huth, the only build­ing on Pots­damer Platz to es­cape WWII de­struc­tion. Open daily 11am– 6pm. € free. www.samm­lung.daim­ler.com. Haus Huth. Alte Pots­damer Str. 5. T: 030.25941420. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Dalí Ber­lin

More than 400 works by the Sur­re­al­ist painter, with a fo­cus on drawing, il­lus­tra­tion, and film. Dali fans will ex­plore new per­spec­tives of the artist’s life and work. Open daily noon– 8pm (Sun from 10am). €11. www.dal­iber­lin.de. Leipziger Platz 7. T: 0700.3254237546 (toll num­ber). U Pots­damer Platz. D3 MUST SEE One of the finest col­lec­tions of Euro­pean art from the 13th to the 18th cen­turies. Lots of Dutch and Flem­ish pain­ters, inc. Rem­brandt and Ver­meer, and a vast col­lec­tion of Ital­ian Re­nais­sance art, inc. Bot­ti­celli, Ti­tian, and Canaletto. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb. mu­seum. Matthäikirch­platz 50. T: 030.266424242. U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Ham­burger Bahn­hof

CL9040 MUST SEE A for­mer rail­way sta­tion turned into a con­tem­po­rary art mu­seum in 1996. The per­ma­nent col­lec­tion in­cludes a se­lec­tion of works from the Friedrich Chris­tian Flick Col­lec­tion, and the many tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions fo­cus on paint­ing and sculp­ture from the past 50 years, as well as videos, mu­sic, and de­sign. To 16 Aug: And away with the min­utes. Di­eter Roth and Mu­sic shows Roth’s mu­sic- re­alted art projects for the first time. To mid-Aug: Of­fi­cial Wel­come takes seven artists con­cerned with the ex­plo­ration of a spe­cific me­dia, from photography to per­for­mance and as­sem­blage. To 31 Aug: A-Z. The Mar­zona Col­lec­tion is a cel­e­bra­tion of the con­cep­tual art of the 1960s and 1970s. Open Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm (un­til 8pm on Thu), Sat & Sun 10am– 6pm. €14/ 7. www.ham­burg­er­bahn­hof.de. In­vali­den­str. 50-51. T: 030.266424242. U Naturkun­de­mu­seum, S Haupt­bahn­hof. D2

Haus am Wald­see

Since 1946, this villa in Zehlen­dorf has been or­ga­niz­ing con­tem­po­rary art ex­hi­bi­tions cov­er­ing a wide spec­trum of me­dia and styles. Each show is ac­com­pa­nied by a num­ber of events for chil­dren and adults, lec­tures, con­certs, and per­for­mances. There’s also a multi- sen­sory sculp­ture gar­den. To 17 May: Martin As­sig, Glück­haben. As­sig plays on the no­tion of the me­dieval anony­mous artist who sub­mits to a higher ideal and sur­veys his own work with a sense of won­der, as though from the out­side. Open Tue–Sun 11am– 6pm. € 7/5. www. hausamwald­see.de. Ar­gen­tinis­che Allee 30. T: 030.8018935. U Krumme Lanke. Off Map

Hel­mut New­ton Col­lec­tion

Be­fore dy­ing in a car ac­ci­dent, the art pho­tog­ra­pher do­nated all of his work to Ber­lin, the city in which he was born in 1920. Best known for his nude photography of Amer­i­can stars, New­ton now has a whole mu­seum ded­i­cated to his work. To 17 May: Hel­mut New­ton: Per­ma­nent Loan Col­lec­tion The orig­i­nal pho­to­graphs of Hel­mut New­ton, many of which have never been shown in Ber­lin, are now ex­hib­ited in this per­ma­nent loan se­lec­tion. Open Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm, un­til 8pm on Thu. €10/5. www.hel­mut-new­ton.de. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.31864856. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

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