Art Tour

The Banality and Symbolism of Material

26 Aug 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free entry

Daimler Contemporary

Berlin, Germany


Travel Information

  • Varian-Fry-Str.: 200, 347
  • S+U Potsdamer Platz Bhf: S1, S2, S25; U2

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Art tour focussing on Breder, Goepfert, Hilgemann, Judd, LeWitt, Posenenske, Uecker


Visitors to exhibitions in the 1960s were confronted with new materials such as perspex, aluminum, plywood, PVC film, steel, automotive paint, cardboard, cotton fabrics and rough-cut stone slabs. Thus, the demand for de-individualization, objectification and democratization is often formulated on the material level with a shock effect. Ideologically biased materials and techniques - pedestals, cast bronze, canvas, frames - were replaced by mass-produced goods. The tour attempts to uncover various symbolic implications of the new materials.

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Daimler Art Collection

Daimler Art Collection

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