Your visit to the Gropius Bau
Extensive hygiene measures have been taken to protect Gropius Bau visitors and employees including restricting access to the exhibitions. Please wear your own mouth and nose protection on site and maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from others. We recommend to purchase the exhibition tickets in advance in our online shop. More information on hygiene and conduct requirements can be found here.
The Walther König bookshop and restaurant Beba are open under special conditions. Please note that the cloakroom is closed for security reasons. Bags and backpacks no larger than A4 format are permitted in the galleries.
Letter to Oneself
Lee Mingwei’s new work Letter to Oneself, developed especially for the Gropius Bau in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, invited the public to write letters to themselves and send them in. Now that Lee Mingwei’s exhibition has ended, all submissions are presented digitally on our website.
Artist in Residence 2020
Botanical Comrades 植物同志
As this year’s In House: Artist in Residence at the Gropius Bau, artist and theorist Zheng Bo explores how plants practice politics. The first phase of his research is shaped by conversations with experts in anthropology, ecology and philosophy, fostering questions to be investigated in later phases.
Recordings of Zheng Bo’s first online conversations under the title of Politics of Plants. Preliminary Questions are available here on our website.
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The Gropius Bau is one of Europe’s most important exhibition venues. With its acclaimed contemporary and archaeological exhibitions, the Gropius Bau has consistently opened up new realms of experience and established its international reputation. In view of its eventful history and the variety of institutions that have been active here over the years, the Gropius Bau is organised as an open framework for addressing a broad variety of artistic modes of thinking and their social implications. Through active collaboration with contemporary artists involved the programme, creative processes are revealed, new perspectives opened up and the possibilities of the institution reflected.
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