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Berlinische Galerie: The Shuttered Society. Art Photography in the GDR 1949-1989 (Video)

The Berlinische Galerie, Berlin’s Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, has posted the video Berlinische Galerie: The Shuttered Society. Art Photography in the GDR 1949-1989 on its YouTube channel. As stated in the ‘About’ section of the video on YouTube: The Berlinische Galerie is to stage the world’s first comprehensive exhibition of art photography […]

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Natural History Museum (Museum für Naturkunde)

Yesterday afternoon, with Berlin’s weather teetering on the edge of the depressive part of its bi-polar summer weather cycle, I went to the Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum). I have been conscious for a while now of neglecting Berlin’s museums. I’ve posted about the Deutches Historisches Museum and The Stasi Museum, both of which I […]

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Mark Jenkins – Glazed Paradise

Mark Jenkins uses humour and shock tactics in his art, particularly his street installations, to convey his message. Jenkins’s work employs a number of ideas and techniques but it is his life-size and life-like figures that have always intrigued me.  He creates these sculptures by taking live models and wrapping them in cling film and […]

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The Stasi Museum

The former headquarters of the Secret Police in Berlin is now The Stasi Museum.  This is the building that was ‘stormed’ in 1990 by protesters looking for the files that were kept here.  With all the secrecy that surrounded this building in a divided Germany, it seems apt that since re-unification it has become accessible to […]

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