The World Ac­cord­ing To Arp

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A pi­o­neer of ab­stract art, FrenchGer­man artist Hans Arp was one of the most in­flu­en­tial artists of the 20th cen­tury and is best known for his un­du­lat­ing, sin­u­ous shapes made with un­con­ven­tional ma­te­ri­als and tech­niques. Inspired by forms found in na­ture, which he be­lieved fol­lowed the same de­vel­op­ment pat­terns as art, Arp started his ca­reer with col­lages, which be­came in­creas­ingly three- di­men­sional over time, and later moved on to re­liefs and sculp­tures. Un­til 11 Oc­to­ber at the Ge­org- Kolbe- Mu­seum (p. 43), the ex­hi­bi­tion Hans Arp, The Navel Of The Avant- Garde ex­plores the artist’s ca­reer through his vis­ual and writ­ten works, in­clud­ing the po­ems and es­says that ac­com­pa­nied his artis­tic de­vel­op­ment.

Perg­a­mon Mu­seum

Stasi Mu­seum

Rus­sia has held parts of the Perg­a­mon’s col­lec­tion since the end of WWII, de­spite a treaty to

re­turn them. MUST SEE The 3300-year- old bust of Queen Ne­fer­titi is the mu­seum’s top at­trac­tion. Ex­am­ine a world-fa­mous Egyp­tian col­lec­tion that in­cludes many im­por­tant pa­pyruses, while hun­dreds of ar­ti­facts re­late early hu­man history. Badly dam­aged dur­ing WWII and left aban­doned un­til the 1980s, the mu­seum re­opened in 2009. To 16 Nov: Egypt’s Emer­gence Into History takes a look at the ori­gins of early Egyp­tian cul­ture, fo­cus­ing on the mas­tery of medi­ums such as stone and ivory. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.neues-mu­seum.de. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt.

E3/F3 One of Ber­lin’s main at­trac­tions houses the out­come of Ger­many’s early-20th- cen­tury arche­ol­ogy ex­ca­va­tions. The im­pos­ing Ishtar Gate of Baby­lon with its glazed blue bricks is a feast for the eyes, as are the Mar­ket Gate from Myle­tus, the re­con­structed in­te­ri­ors of an Assyr­ian palace, and many other splen­dorous tes­ti­monies to the an­cient world. The al­tar room will be closed for restora­tion works un­til the end of 2019. To 18 Oct:

ex­plores artist Aat­ifi’s mod­i­fied and aes­thet­i­cally re­duced cal­lig­ra­phy in re­la­tion to the cul­tur­ally- rich Is­lamic world. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1-3. T: 030.266424242. U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3 The GDR’s Min­istry of State Se­cu­rity, the Stasi, has been de­scribed as one of the most re­pres­sive in­tel­li­gence and se­cret po­lice agen­cies to have ever ex­isted. Ex­plore the agency’s head­quar­ters

Akademie der Kün­ste Hanseat­en­weg

The Ber­lin Art Academy’s long and pres­ti­gious history dates back to 1696. To­day, this im­por­tant ex­hi­bi­tion space houses one of the most com­pre­hen­sive in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ar­chives of 20th­cen­tury art. Daily 11am–7pm. € 6/4 (Free en­try Tue 3–7pm). www.adk.de. Hanseat­en­weg 10. T: 030.200572000. S Belle­vue, U Hansaplatz. C3

Alte Nationalgalerie

A splen­dorous col­lec­tion of 19th- cen­tury art. Ger­man artists, such as the Ro­man­tics Cas­par David Friedrich, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Carl Blechen, are well rep­re­sented, while the sec­ond floor fea­tures French im­pres­sion­ists, in­clud­ing Monet, De­gas, Renoir, and Cézanne. To 20 Sep: Im­pres­sion­ism– Ex­pres­sion­ism: Turn­ing Point In Art. The ex­hi­bi­tion traces the sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences be­tween the two move­ments and ex­am­ines their en­dur­ing pop­u­lar­ity. Tue– Fri 10am– 6pm ( Thu un­til 8pm), Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €12/6 with ex­hi­bi­tion, €10/5 mu­seum only. www.smb.mu­seum. Bode­str. 1– 3. T: 030.266424242. S+U Friedrich­straße, S Hack­escher Markt. E3

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. From 22 Aug: Rudi Meisel. Com­pa­tri­ots 1977-1987 Two Ger­manys. The un­der­ly­ing sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween the then-firmly es­tab­lished East and the West are doc­u­mented in Meisel’s in­quis­i­tive pho­tog­ra­phy. From 22 Aug: Eyes Wide Open! high­lights more than 300 works by renowned Leica pho­tog­ra­phers and how the Leica in­flu­enced 20th cen­tury pho­tog­ra­phy. Daily 11am– 8pm. €10/5. www.cober­lin.org. Har­den­bergstr. 22–24. T: 030.28444160. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4

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. To 30 Aug: Photo-Poet­ics ex­plores the self-re­flec­tive na­ture of still-life pho­tog­ra­phy. Daily 10am– 8pm. €4/3.

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