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Art City Guide

 

Much to discover: the art city guide whets your thirst for the art metropolises

The gallery scene in Düsseldorf, museum tips for Zurich, new off spaces in Vienna: The art city guide familiarizes you with selected highlights in 25 cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With PDF palm-size entries you can print out and take along with you. Selections and texts: Sabine Kunz

Highlights
Dresden classics - Albertinum

Historical and contemporary positions in art: This famous museum reopened in 2010 after complete modernization. The collection includes paintings by Gerhard Richter and Caspar David Friedrich, as well as sculptures by Auguste Rodin < more >

11 / 03 / 2011

Ruhrgebiet Ost classics - Museum Ostwall in the U-Tower

Art at the warehouse of a former brewery: The collection focuses on art post-1960 as well as on German Expressionism < more >

03 / 03 / 2011

Hamburg classics - Deichtorhallen

Photography and contemporary art: Changing exhibitions are shown in the two former wholesale market halls. The southern hall is dedicated exclusively to photography, often taken from the F.C. Gundlach collection < more >

06 / 01 / 2011

Inside tip: Düsseldorf  - Julia Stoschek Collection

The Who’s Who of contemporary art: This collection with its focus on video art has been on show in a renovated industrial building since 2007. There are changing exhibitions every year < more >

27 / 01 / 2011

Berlin classics - Neue Nationalgalerie

A legendary museum building: This legendary building by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe hosts major solo exhibitions by contemporary artists as well as parts of a collection containing works ranging from Classical Modernism to 1960s art < more >

17 / 02 / 2011

Inside tip Munich - Haus der Kunst

Critical enquiry: The Nazis erected the building for propaganda purposes. Today, it hosts changing exhibitions that in part critically address the venue’s past < more >

04 / 01 / 2011

Inside tip Vienna - Wiener Secession

International pieces of topical interest: In 1898, the Wiener Secession building was constructed for the Vereinigung bildender Künstler (Association of Visual Artists), whose chairman at the time was Gustav Klimt < more >

24 / 02 / 2011

Inside tip Hanover - Kestnergesellschaft

Art stars and new trends: Wolfgang Tillmans, Alex Katz and Alicja Kwade have all exhibited in the former Art Nouveau swimming baths. The art association is one of the largest in Germany < more >

11 / 01 / 2011

Inside tip Cologne - Sculpture Park

A morphing park: Most of the sculptures in the park between the Rhine, Zoo Bridge and the road are changed every few years. Various international artists are represented here < more >

30 / 12 / 2010

Bonn classics - Bundeskunsthalle

Masterpieces and important cultural gems: Bundeskunsthalle is one of the most frequented museums in Germany. It has an extensive program and stages up to four exhibitions simultaneously < more >

30 / 12 / 2010

Inside tip Zurich - Migros Museum/Galleries Löwenbräuareal

Experimental art: Contemporary art, often from the fields of performance film and theater, are shown in temporary exhibitions. Usually, the artists produce location-specific installations < more >

09 / 02 / 2011

Frankfurt classics - Städel

The flagship of the Frankfurt museum world: The collection covers European art from the Middle Ages to the Modern age. A new wing will be providing much space, and will be dedicated to contemporary art and photography < more >

11 / 01 / 2011