Hel­mut New­ton: Al­ways In Vogue

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Pho­tog­ra­pher Hel­mut New­ton’s life ended abruptly on Sunset Boule­vard in 2003, but his fash­ion por­traits con­tinue to at­tract hun­dreds of fans to Ber­lin’s Hel­mut New­ton Foun­da­tion (p. 44). Right be­fore his fa­tal car ac­ci­dent, New­ton do­nated his com­plete works to his birthplace of Ber­lin, which then erected the mu­seum in his honor. Un­til mid-Novem­ber, his oeu­vre is pre­sented along­side the works of two of his most no­table col­leagues, Frank Hor­vat and Szy­mon Brodzyak. Hor­vat’s tra­di­tional pho­to­graphic or­ches­tra­tion pro­vides an in­ter­est­ing con­trast to the sur­re­al­is­tic feel of Brodziak’s large black-and-white nude com­po­si­tions. www.hel­mut-new­ton.com

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 such artists as Emil Nolde, Ernst Lud­wig Kirch­ner, 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. Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. € 5/3. www.bruecke-mu­seum.de. Bus­sard­steig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- He­lene- Heim. 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 dur­ing the Cold War era. 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. Daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. www.co- ber­lin. org. Har­den­bergstr. 22–24. T: 030.28444160. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

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. To 30 Aug: From a Poem to the Sunset. The first part of a dou­ble ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases the new ac­qui­si­tions of con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese and in­te­na­tional art. Daily 11am– 6pm. Free. www.samm­lung.daim­ler.com. Alte Pots­damer Str. 5. T: 030.25941420. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Dalí Ber­lin

The per­ma­nent ex­hibit fea­tures more than 400 works, most from pri­vate col­lec­tions, by the Sur­re­al­ist pain­ter, with a fo­cus on draw­ing, il­lus­tra­tion, and film. Dalí fans ex­plore new per­spec­tives of the artist’s life and work. Daily noon– 8pm (Sun from 10am). €11. www.dal­iber­lin. de. Leipziger Platz 7. T: 0700.3254237546 (toll num­ber). U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Deutsche Bank Kun­stHalle

With an em­pha­sis on pa­per and pho­tog­ra­phy, the Deutsche Bank’s art col­lec­tion is a stroll along the timeline of mod­ern art. Ev­ery year, the bank pays trib­ute to young artists by or­ga­niz­ing an in­ter­na­tional prize. Daily 10am– 8pm. €4/3. www.deutsche- bank- kun­sthalle.de. Un­ter den Lin­den 13/15. T: 030.2020930. S+U Friedrich­straße. E3

Gemälde­ga­lerie – Old Mas­ters Paint­ing Gallery

MUST SEE One of the finest col­lec­tions of Euro­pean art from the 13th to the 18th cen­turies. Lots of Dutch and Flem­ish pain­ters, in­clud­ing Rem­brandt and Ver­meer, and a vast col­lec­tion of Ital­ian Re­nais­sance art, in­clud­ing Bot­ti­celli, Ti­tian, and Canaletto. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €10/5. www.smb.mu­seum. Matthäikirch­platz 50. T: 030.266424242. U Pots­damer Platz. D3 CL9040 MUST SEE The per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of this for­mer rail­way sta­tion 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- re­lated art projects for the first time. To mid-Aug: Of­fi­cial Welcome takes seven artists con­cerned with the ex­plo­ration of a spe­cific medium, from pho­tog­ra­phy to per­for­mance and as­sem­blage. To 23 Aug: Draw­ing Dou­ble Re­ver­sal. First ex­hi­bi­tion to fo­cus on the graphic oeu­vre of Elaine Sturte­vant. To 31 Aug: A-Z. The Mar­zona Col­lec­tion. A cel­e­bra­tion of the con­cep­tual art of the ‘60s and ‘70s. To 6 Sep: Moby Dick. In­stal­la­tions by Michael Beut­ler, oc­cu­py­ing and trans­form­ing spa­ces through cul­tural in­ter­ven­tion. To 27 Sep: Black Moun­tain: An In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Experiment ex­plores the leg­endary Amer­i­can arts col­lege, which ex­isted 1933-1957 near Asheville, North Carolina. To 11 Oct: Two by Two. The first joint ex­hi­bi­tion of New York- based post-Ab­stract Ex­pres­sion­ists Mary Heil­mann and David Reed. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), 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 Zehlen­dorf villa has or­ga­nized con­tem­po­rary art ex­hi­bi­tions that cover a wide spec­trum of media and styles. Each show is com­ple­mented by events – lec­tures, con­certs, and per­for­mances – for chil­dren and adults. The multi- sen­sory sculp­ture gar­den is one of the city’s finest and worth a visit on its own. To 16 Aug: Neza­ket Ekici – Ev­ery­thing We Own Owns Us. Tue– Sun 11am– 6pm. € 7/5. www.hausamwald­see.de. Ar­gen­tinis­che Allee 30. T: 030.8018935. U Krumme Lanke. Off Map

Hel­mut New­ton Foun­da­tion

Be­fore dy­ing in a car ac­ci­dent on Sunset Boule­vard in 2004, 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 an en­tire mu­seum ded­i­cated to his oeu­vre. The Mu­seum of Pho­tog­ra­phy oc­cu­pies the two up­per floors of the build­ing. Tue–Sun 10am– 6pm, Thu un­til 8pm. €10/5. www.hel­mut-new­ton.de. Jebensstr. 2. T: 030.31864856. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C3

Lieber­mann Villa on Lake Wannsee

CL9040 MUST SEE The for­mer sum­mer res­i­dence of artist Max Lieber­mann, co-founder and head of the Ger­man Se­ces­sion­ist move­ment. Be­fore be­ing dis­missed and banned by the Nazis in 1933, Lieber­mann painted around 200 works in this villa, some of which are on dis­play in his stu­dio on the up­per floor. To 10 Aug: Max Lieber­mann and Vin­cent

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