The Art Supermarket
Have you ever dreamt of becoming an art collector? The 15th Berliner Kunstsupermarkt offers more than 5000 original works of art made by young artists, with prices ranging between €59 and €330. The event’s aim is to help aspiring artists become known while also opening the art market to art lovers with smaller budgets. Ever since it was launched in 1998, the “art supermarket” has been gathering more and more fans every year because, as its creators say, art makes people happy. Open from 30 October to 30 January (Mon–Sat 11am– 8pm) as a pop-up store inside shopping center The Q. Free entry. Q 205 ( The Q.), basement, Friedrichstr. 67–70. www.kunstsupermarkt.de.
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. Features the paintings of such artists as Emil Nolde and Erich Heckel. To 13 Mar: Max Pechstein – Pioneer of the Modern Art. 100 works from the museum’s collection, including some rarely- shown paintings. Wed– Mon 11am– 5pm. € 5/3. www.bruecke-museum.de. Bussardsteig 9. T: 030.8312029. U Oskar- Helene- Heim. Off Map
Learn about daily life in the former East Germany at this hands- on museum. Closets filled with GDR (DDR in German) fashion and a Trabant (the GDR car) are just some of the items on display, while photographs illustrate Communist habits, such as collectively potty-training babies or going on nudist holidays. Mon–Sun 10am– 8pm, Sat until 10pm. € 7/4. www.ddr-museum.de. KarlLiebknecht-Str. 1. T: 030.847123731. S Hackescher Markt, U Alexanderplatz. E3
Deutsches Historisches Museum
MUST SEE Learn about the milestones in German history from the Roman occupation of the Germanic areas to the present day. To 3 Jan: Layers of Time takes a look at the changes and influence of the Berlin Zeughaus throughout history. To 3 Jan: Unification explores the challenges faced by the newly-unified Germany after the fall of the Wall. To 10 Jan: 1945– Defeat, Liberation. New