Martin-Gropius-Bau
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin © Jirka Jansch, 2015
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

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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

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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William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015
© courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery (New York, Paris, London), Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg, Cape Town) and Lia Rumma Gallery (Naples, Milan)

NO IT IS ! William Kentridge

Until 21 August 2016

Der Südafrikaner William Kentridge (* 1955) gehört zu den international bedeutenden zeitgenössischen Künstlern. Er ist nicht nur bildender Künstler, sondern auch Filmemacher, Regisseur und ein großer Erzähler. Seit mittlerweile mehr als drei Jahrzehnten bewegt sich sein umfassendes Schaffen durch unterschiedliche künstlerische Disziplinen. Sein interdisziplinäres Gesamtwerk wird erstmals in Berlin von den Berliner Festspielen präsentiert: im Martin-Gropius-Bau (12. Mai bis 21. August 2016) und im Haus der Berliner Festspiele im Rahmen des Festivals Foreign Affairs (5. bis 17. Juli 2016). To the exhibition

Thomas Struth, Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2
© Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth
Nature & Politics

Until 18 September 2016

Thomas Struth is internationally considered one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, his work will be displayed at the Berliner Martin-Gropius-Bau. The exhibition will feature approximately 37 large-format photographs from the years 2005 through 2016. To the exhibition