Holbein in Berlin: The Madonna of the Würth Collection and Masterworks of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
From January 2016, the Bode-Museum will bring together masterworks of renaissance artists Hans Holbein the Elder and the Younger from the national museums in Berlin. The collection features both drawings and painting from the artists, that were created in Basel and England. Holbein the Younger‘s first commissioned painting, ‘Darmstadt Madonna’ — now part of the Würth Collection — as well as three other portraits on wood will be the centerpieces of this exhibition.
The exhibition will be at the Bode-Museum from 21st January – 8th May 2016. For more information, visit here.
August Kopisch – Maler, Dichter, Entdecker, Erfinder
Born in Prussia in the 19th century, August Kopisch was a German artist who transferred his skills to literature after injuring his hand, which prevented him from continuing as a visual artist. His wonderfully diverse works will be on show at the Alte Nationalgalerie, where visitors can experience his both painting and poetry.
The exhibition will be open from 17th March – 17th July 2016. For more information, visit here.
Death in Naples – 125th Anniversary of the Death of Heinrich Schliemann
To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the death of archaeologist and excavator Heinrich Schliemann, the Neues Museum will host an exhibition with rarely seen features from number of excavations. For the first time, articles from the Trojan Collection, Mycenae, Tiryns, and Orchomenos will be brought together to create this monumental exhibition.
The new collection will be at the Neues Museum from 4th January – 30th June 2016. More information can be found here.
Mystic Travellers: Sufis, Ascetics, and Holy Men
From the collection of Polier-Albums at Museum für Islamische Kunst, a selection of paintings has been chosen from this new exhibition. Featuring mystical traditions that express some of the belief systems in South Asia, this collection will be a fascinating insight into underappreciated culture.
Retrospective by Stephen Shore
C/O Berlin will present the photographic works of New York artist Stephen Shore, which will include around 300 images, some of which have never been seen before. The new exhibition features only photographs made in Germany, which depict scenes of everyday life scenes through the eyes of Shore.
Retrospective will be at C/O Berlin from 6th February – 22nd May 2016. For more information, visit here.
Manifesto by Julian Rosefeldt
With a combination of 13 parallel films, Julian Rosefeldt will set up a staged film installation at Hamburger Bahnhof. Rosefeldt will include manifestos from artists of all stripes in each of these films, presented by Cate Blanchett and pieced together to create new poetic monologues. Blanchett will embody different characters in relation to the subject of the text.
Manifesto will be presented at Hamburger Bahnhof from 11th February – 8th May 2016. More information can be found here.
The Long Hello by Dirk Skreber
The Long Hello by Dirk Skreber, who is considered one of the leading contemporary German artists, will be on show at Capitain Petzel. As his previous paintings notoriously romanticized accidents and events of destruction, the new collection is sure to be just as exciting.
The Long Hello will be at Capitain Petzel from 9th January – 27th February 2016. More information will be coming soon here.
Marking the centenary of Dadaism, the Berlinische Galerie presents a collection of artworks from outside Europe that have been influence by the European avant-garde movement. In collaboration with the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, the exhibition will include 120 works from collections in Germany.
Dada Afrika will be at the Berlinische Galerie from 5th August – 7th November 2016. Please find more information here.
By Emily D’Silva