2018

Lee Bul: Crash

29 September 2018 to 13 January 2019

Lee Bul is one of the most important Korean artists of her generation, having received significant international recognition for her formally inventive and intellectually provocative work. From 29 September 2018 to 13 January 2019, the Gropius Bau presents Crash, her first solo exhibition in Germany. This comprehensive survey is the first exhibition Stephanie Rosenthal has curated as the new director of the Gropius Bau.
Werkschau ist die erste von Stephanie Rosenthal kuratierte Ausstellung als neue Direktorin des Gropius Bau.
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Lee Bul, „Willing To Be Vulnerable“, 2015–2016, Exhibition view “Crashing” Hayward Gallery, 2018

Lee Bul, „Willing To Be Vulnerable“, 2015–2016, Exhibition view “Crashing” Hayward Gallery, 2018

Photo: Maxie Fischer, photo courtesy: Gropius Bau

Gurlitt: Status Report

An Art Dealer in Nazi Germany

14 September 2018 to 7 January 2019

News that the Bavarian Public Prosecutor’s office had seized the art collection of Cornelius Gurlitt (1932–2014), caused a national and international sensation when it was made public in November 2013. Spanning a wide range of eras and styles – from Dürer to Monet and from Cranach to Kirchner and Rodin – the exhibition presents works that have been hidden from public view for decades and provides an insight into the current state of the investigation of the Gurlitt trove.
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Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Crouching Woman, ca. 1882

Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Crouching Woman, ca. 1882. Marble, www.lostart.de/521802

Marble, www.lostart.de/521802

Kunstmuseum Bern, Legat Cornelius Gurlitt 2014, Photo: Albrecht Fuchs © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH

Restless Times
Archaeology in Germany

21 September 2018 to 6 January 2019

Through spectacular new archaeological finds, and fresh perspectives on old ones, the exhibition reveals an unparalleled network of cultural interaction existing in Europe from earliest times to the recent past. Mobility, conflict, exchange and innovation – their origins, effects and interconnections – have always shaped coexistence in Europe.
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Himmelscheibe

Himmelscheibe. Oldest European representation of the night sky, found in 1999 by illegal amateur treasure hunters at Mittelberg, Sachsen-Anhalt

Oldest European representation of the night sky, found in 1999 by illegal amateur treasure hunters at Mittelberg, Sachsen-Anhalt

© Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, photo: Juraj Lipták

Philippe Parreno
Looking back on a Future Exhibition

25 May to 5 August 2018

Philippe Parreno’s untitled solo exhibition at the Gropius Bau Berlin has yet to exist and will perhaps never exist as it is described here. This is not to say that it is any less real. To be sure, this show has many different modes of existence which, as of now, are purely virtual, sites of possibility which may or may not become actual. To date, the exhibition exists in various modes that have changed over time including one which can be experienced through VR headsets. Yet at this time, nothing appears fixed, the future that the exhibition takes remains open, and we can only imagine what Parreno intends to do. More information

Philippe Parreno, Anywhen, 2017 (film still)

Philippe Parreno, Anywhen, 2017 (film still). Colour, sound, 11:02 min s, Sound Mix: 5.1, Aspect Ratio: 1.85

Colour, sound, 11:02 min s, Sound Mix: 5.1, Aspect Ratio: 1.85

© Philippe Parreno. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London, Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Esther Schipper, Berlin

Welt ohne Außen
Immersive Spaces since the 1960s

8 June to 5 August 2018

The exhibition “Welt ohne Außen” features art works spanning from the late 60s to the present day, together with live works and workshops. Curated by Thomas Oberender and Tino Sehgal, the exhibition traces a development from the pioneers of immersive installations to contemporary artistic practices, bringing together a wide range of art forms and disciplines. Featuring installations, virtual reality, 3D-film, a smell organ, as well as live works and workshops, the exhibition develops a unique dramaturgy that allows visitors to enter into these immersive spaces, with each work unfolding within its own temporality. More information

Welt ohne Außen

Covered in Time and History
The Films of Ana Mendieta

20 April to 22 July 2018

Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) is one of the outstanding artists of the 1970s and 1980s. The exhibition Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta at the Gropius Bau will feature 23 of Mendieta's multi-layered film works, which after several years of research have been restored and digitised.
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Ana Mendieta, Creek, 1974

Ana Mendieta, Creek, 1974

Photo: The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC.,Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co.