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Unusual insights into cultural history, often with spectacular findings and the latest research results, form the pillars in the Martin-Gropius-Bau programme alongside contemporary art and photography. Monographs of outstanding artists are as much the focus as current artistic positions.
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Current exhibitions

Procession (Detail)
© Frobenius-Institute Frankfurt am Main

Art of Prehistoric Times
Rock Paintings from the Frobenius Collection

Until 16 May 2016

Around 100 samples, including many large, wall-sized copies from the Frobenius Institute, as well as photographic and archive material, depict the epic history of rock-art documentation in European caves, the central Sahara, the savannahs of Zimbabwe, and the Australian outback. This exhibition examines the impact of these never-before-seen images on modernity, and the manner in which they have inspired artists.
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Günter Brus: Vienna Walk, 5 July 1965
© BRUSEUM / Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum; photo: Ludwig Hoffenreich

Günter Brus. Zones of Disruption

Until 6 June 2016

Since Günter Brus (born 1938 – lives in Graz) first appeared in public as an “actionist” in 1965 with his “Wiener Spaziergang” (Vienna Walk), he has created a manifold œuvre. This is the artist’s first exhibition in Berlin, even though Brus lived there for a long period, and influenced the art scene in the city significantly. The comprehensive exhibition with the title “Fault Zones” leads through his complete oeuvre, but also focuses on special aspects.
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Lee Miller, Women with Fire Masks, London, England, 1941
© Lee Miller Archives England 2015. All Rights Reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

Lee Miller – Photographs

Until 12 June 2016

Lee Miller (1907-1977) is one of the most versatile USA photographers and photo-journalists of the 20th century. She united opposed genres such as surrealism, fashion, portrait and travel photography, as well as war reporting into her repertoire of works. The exhibition leads through the photographer’s diverse stations of life in New York, from Paris and Egypt up to Germany.
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Isa Genzken: Nofretete, 2014
© Isa Genzken, Galerie Buchholz, Köln/Berlin, VG Bild – Kunst, Bonn 2016, Photo: Stedelijk Museum, Gert-Jan van Rooij

Isa Genzken: Make Yourself Pretty!

Until 26 June 2016

Isa Genzken (*1948) is one of the most remarkable and radical artists of our time. She has earned international renown with her profound work. Her diverse works represent one of the most important contemporary stances of our time. Her oeuvres are now comprehensively on show in Berlin for the first time.
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Incense burner
© INAH. Museo Regional de Antropología. Palacio Cantón, Mérida, Yucatán

The Maya – Language of Beauty

Until 7 August 2016

The Maya are one of the oldest cultures in the world. This exhibition is all about the magnificent artistic forms of expression of the Maya. With a collection of around 300 works of art, including many Mexican national treasures, it displays the fundamental aspects of pre-Hispanic art: the body and the physique are central to this exhibition.
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