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
A modern art collection of 5000+ works of German and Eastern European paintings. To 31 Oct: 12×12. Each year, the IBB Video Space features 12 innovative film and video artists in Berlin. To 7 Nov: Dada Africa celebrates the Dada centenary with works paired with artefacts originating from Africa, Asia, and Oceana. To 31 Oct: Modern Visionaries features the utopian paintings and drawings of members of the Glass Chain artistic movement. Wed– Mon 10am– 6pm. €8/5 (€10/ 7 during exhibitions). www.berlinischegalerie.de. Alte Jakobstr. 124-128. T: 030.78902600. U Hallesches Tor. E4
MUST SEE Contemporary art and photography has finally reopened in the Amerika Haus, which housed the American library during the Cold War era. To 4 Dec: Gordon Parks. I am you. Selected Works. 1934-1978. With his weapon of choice, Parks used Exactly 100 years ago, the Dada movement was born in Switzerland as a protest against the outbreak of WWI, which Dadaists considered a bourgeois war, and came to Berlin soon after. This year marks the centenary of this innovative and defining 20th-century movement, and the Berlinische Galerie (this page), in conjunction with the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, is celebrating this milestone by presenting a new exhibition that invites dialogue between European Dadaist works and non-European artistic creations pitted together in juxtaposition. The exhibition incorporates artefacts from Africa, Asia, and Oceania and engages viewers to question the different understandings between traditional art and cultures in the vein of Dadaist criticism and non-European traditions. Until 7 Nov.