International Art Adventures in Berlin Kaleidoscope Retrospective

On this day, we set out to see various spaces in the City Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and then to the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum for Gegenwart-Berlin Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin.

City Center Berlin, Landscape Park

City Center, Pieces of the Wall

Piotr (from Poland), Peter (from East Berlin), Tali (from Telavi), Marianna (from Hannover)

Hanging out in the lobby after walking around the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin,, reflecting on the influential artwork created in the time of history most dark for the Germans, this became a springboard for dialogue. Peter Vicent grew up in the East and knew life behind the wall. He shared with us stories of his grandfather during the war, and as a doctor, how he was treated by the Russians after declining the offer by the American Army to leave and go with them and was subjected to the life he chose. Piotr and his family fled Poland during the 1980s arriving in Los Angeles, where they began a new life in America, before moving to Chicago when they couldn't find work in California. Tali moved to the Netherlands from Tel Avi where she currently lives with her husband and three daughters. Marianna moved to the United States in the early '80s but remembers growing up in Germany. 

 This was one of my favorites of the collection, the cubism era. The artist in the collection used propaganda to express themselves in a post-socialist climate and capture what was happening in society at that time.

Richard Long's "Berlin Circle" was one of the most exciting installations I got a chance to view. The artist took walks in various landscapes. During these walks, he creates his works. He forms lines or circles with materials he finds or leaves traces with his feet on the ground he treads. Born in Bristol, England, he is one of the most protagonists of land art.

Okay, so I was next to last leaving the museum. Still, I got caught up in the heart of the exhibition, a two-screen video installation, entitled A COUPLE THOUSAND SHORT FILMS ABOUT GLENN GOULD from 2007, recently donated to the museum through Outset Contemporary Art Fund.

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