The presentation from our collection is a multi-facetted tour through the art of Berlin from 1880 to 1980. It ranges from paintings of the late 19th century, when the Kaiser reigned and tastes were largely determined by the moneyed classes, via Expressionism and the East European avant-garde to post-war modern architecture and the “wild” works of the Seventies. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the collection, there is a lively dialogue between paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and architecture. The show illustrates a diversity of artistic styles and credos, but also tensions, polarisations and fresh departures, which remain hallmarks of Berlin as an artistic hub. As a city of the modern age that is attracting more young international artists than ever before, Berlin is still a centre of permanent new beginnings.
Rudolf Ausleger, Otto Bartning, Max Beckmann, Rudolf Belling, Fritz Brill, Max Dungert, Candilis-Josic-Woods und Schiedhelm, Rainer Fetting, Janos Frecot, Naum Gabo, Rolf Gutbrod und Frei Otto, Werner Heldt, Hannah Höch, Hermann Kaspar, Oskar Kokoschka, Margarete Kubicka, Fritz Kühn, Max Liebermann, Walter Leistikow, Jeanne Mammen, Jindřich Marco, Ludwig Meidner, Felix Nussbaum, Iwan Puni, Sergius Ruegenberg, Erich Salomon, Gertrude Sandmann, F. Albert Schwartz, Eugen Schönebeck, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann, Wolf Vostell, Julie Wolfthorn, Anton von Werner, Heinrich Zille.