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

Robert Doisneau: Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville
© Atelier Robert Doisneau, 2016

Robert Doisneau – Photographs
From Craft to Art

Until 5 March 2017

Very few photographers have become famous through a single picture. “Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville” (The Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville) is such a picture, which Robert Doisneau (1912–1994) took in March 1950 in front of a Parisian street café in the Rue de Rivoli. The image of the couple kissing was a work commissioned by LIFE magazine. Although it was staged, it contains an entire story: It became the symbol of Paris as the “city of love”. It is one of the iconic photographs of the 20th century. To the exhibition

Omer Fast: August, 2016
© Omer Fast

Omer Fast
»Talking is not always the solution«

Until 12 March 2017

Omer Fast (* 1972) is one of the most distinctive film and video artists of his generation. He creates narrations in his films that question the borders between one’s own and media narratives and between current and historic events. His works address the friction between documentary and fiction. The Martin-Gropius-Bau is showing seven of his projects at his first large solo exhibition in Berlin. To the exhibition