Drawing the City

Paper-based works from 1945 to the present

Berlinische Galerie

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© Berlinische Galerie / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020

A fascination with the modern city experienced by artists from all over the world has always been a vibrant, finger-on-pulse theme in the art produced in Berlin since 1945. This exhibition of paper-based works is an invitation to explore both the charged history of Berlin and its portrayal by graphic means. The Berlinische Galerie’s Collection of Prints and Drawings has grown considerably in recent years thanks to purchases and donations, and the city motif is extremely well represented. Beginning with still lifes of buildings by Werner Heldt, visitors will witness the rubble left by the war, stroll through urban habitats on both sides of the Wall from the 1970s to the 1990s, discover subjective topographies in contemporary art and meet a cast list that throws together the individual, the mass and the media persona. Includes input from other sites of urban experience.

Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin

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10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Admission price
8,00 €

Every 1st Monday of the month 4,00 €
Increased admission prices may apply to selected special exhibitions.

Reduced price
5,00 €

Under 18: Free admission.

Reduced admission for holders of a ticket from the Jüdisches Museum Berlin valid for the same day or previous two days. This offer also applies in reverse.

Group ticket
Groups from 10 persons: 5,00 € per person

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