Rock’s Pho­to­graphic Legacy

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One of to­day’s most in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed pho­tog­ra­phers and di­rec­tor of the James Dean biopic Life, An­ton Cor­bijn started out as a self-taught new­comer cap­tur­ing the per­for­mances of lo­cal bands. To­day the Dutch artist is renowned for hav­ing im­mor­tal­ized the vi­su­als of artists such as U2, Me­tal­lica, Johnny Cash, Björk, and Depeche Mode. Evoca­tive, emo­tional, and monochromatic, about 600 pieces of his iconic work are on dis­play at the C/O Ber­lin (p. 44) in a two-part ret­ro­spec­tive se­ries ti­tled Hol­lands Deep and 1-2-3- 4. From 7 Nov. MUST SEE One of the city’s best art and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion spa­ces and an im­por­tant ex­am­ple of early 20th- cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture, the im­pos­ing build­ing com­bines Ital­ian Re­nais­sance el­e­ments with lo­cal fea­tures, such as mo­saics of al­le­gor­i­cal fig­ures. To 6 Dec: Piet Mon­drian. The Line. Artis­tic de­vel­op­ments of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th cen­tury. To 13 Dec: Rus­sia and Ger­many fol­lows the two na­tions’ jour­ney from con­fronta­tion to co­op­er­a­tion on the cel­e­bra­tion of the 70th an­niver­sary of the end of WWII. To 10 Jan: From Hock­ney to Hol­bein fo­cuses on 250 of the 16,000 works found in the Würth pri­vate col­lec­tion. To 31 Jan: Ger­maine Krull. Pho­to­graphs high­lights one of the 20th cen­tury’s most im­por­tant pho­tog­ra­phers. Wed– Mon 10am–7pm. Prices vary by ex­hi­bi­tion. www.gropiusbau.de. Niederkirch­n­er­str. 7. T: 030.254860. U Kochstraße. E4

Men­schen Mu­seum

The in­ter­na­tion­ally pop­u­lar tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion Body Worlds show­cased anatomist Gun­ther von Ha­gens’ plas­ti­na­tion process, which pre­serves body parts and re­veals their in­ner struc­tures. The per­ma­nent Ber­lin ex­hi­bi­tion shows 200 body parts amd 20 whole- body prepa­ra­tions, fo­cus­ing on spe­cific or­gans and dis­eases. Mon– Fri 9am–7pm, Sat–Sun 10am–7pm. €14/12. www.memu.ber­lin. Panoramaplatz 1. S+U Alexan­der­platz. F3

Mu­seum of Asian Art

The im­por­tant col­lec­tion of East Asian and In­dian works in­cludes fab­u­lous lac­quered ob­jects, ce­ram­ics, Ja­panese paint­ings, and a sec­tion on art along the Silk Route. To 6 Jan: Jaipur and Am­ber in the Pho­tog­ra­phy of the 19th Cen­tury. Prints and panora­mas of the two lively and pic­turesque ci­ties that cap­ti­vated the first pho­tog­ra­phers of In­dia. To 6 Jan: RAGAMALA ex­am­ines mu­sic and love in re­la­tion to In­dian mu­sic the­ory. To 10 Jan: Tigers, Cranes, Beau­ti­ful Women. Sym­bolic in the art of the Far East, th­ese re­cur­ring mo­tifs are found in this ex­hi­bi­tion of large-scale fold­ing screens. Tue– Fri 10am– 5pm, Sat–Sun 11am– 6pm. €8/4. www.smb.mu­seum. Arn­i­mallee 25. T: 030.266424242. U Dahlem Dorf. Off Map

Mu­seum for Com­mu­ni­ca­tion

An en­ter­tain­ing jour­ney through the his­tory of com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­side the neo- Baroque build­ing that once housed Ber­lin’s post of­fice mu­seum. Ro­bots wel­come vis­i­tors, while iPads make per­fect tour guides through the de­vel­op­ment of postal and tele­phone com­mu­ni­ca­tion, all the way to the era of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. To 21 Feb: Jetzt Wächst Zu­mam­men, Was Zusam­men Ge­hört ex­plores de­vel­op­ment of the postal and com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­work in former East Ger­many af­ter 1990. Tue 9am– 8pm, Wed– Fri 9am– 5pm, Sat–Sun 10am– 6pm. €4/2. www.mfk- ber­lin.de. Leipziger Str. 16. T: 030.202940. U Mohren­straße, U Stadt­mitte. E3

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