From Berlin to Bonn:
99 Wolves, Black Nylons, and
Masterpieces from New York
The "Guggenheim-Tour" leads
from Berlin, site of the Deutsche Guggenheim, to Bonn, where highlights
from the collection of the New York home museum are on show – a must see
in this hot German art summer.
for Cai Guo-Qiang's installation "Head On" at the
©courtesy Cai Studio
Art of Tomorrow –this show in the exhibition space at Unter den
Linden honors the artist and curator Hilla
von Rebay, who was responsible for laying the foundation for the New
Museum’s outstanding collection. Following the end of this
exhibition, the Deutsche
Guggenheim will be taken over by 99 wolves. The pack, made from
sheepskin, is part of the installation Head On, which the Chinese
"global player" Cai
Guo-Qiang created especially for Berlin.
Lewandowsky's installation "Von Hinten" in the garden of the Haus am
Photo: Bernd Borchardt,
courtesy Haus am Waldse
Definitely, when it comes to contemporary art. The stars of the
international art scene living in Berlin form the core of the exhibition Anstoss
Berlin (Impulse Berlin) at the Haus
am Waldsee. Somewhat off the beaten track, more than 60 artists
Breitz, and Norbert
Bisky testify to the city’s creative potential in the Zehlendorf
villa. Some of the works are situated in the villa’s beautiful landscape
garden, such as an underground installation by Olafur
Eliason, which features a mysteriously glowing ball of fire.
a museum: Max Liebermann's-Villa at the Wannsee,
courtesy Max-Liebermann-Gesellschaft Berlin e.V./Wandrey
you can also stroll beneath the high old trees in the garden of the Liebermann
Villa right on the Wannsee, which was recently reopened as a museum.
Approximately 40 works by the Berlin impressionist painter are on display
in the freshly restored rooms.
Castle Groß Leuthen:
Arwed Messmer, courtesy Rohkunstbau
about a real trip to the countryside? A tour through the Spreewald
has more to offer than boat rides on tree-lined canals, Sorb
folklore, and pickle patches. In the historical atmosphere of the
Water Palace of Groß Leuthen, the exhibition Rohkunstbau
presents site-specific installations by international artists such as Monica
Bonvicini and Gregor
Schneider. And after enjoying the art, you can take a dip in the lake
right in front of the palace or savor a piece of strawberry cake beneath a
sunshade at a nearby terrace café.
Hadid' science center Phaeno in Wolfsburg
And then it’s off to the
former capital! One stop along the way that’s really worth seeing is Zaha
Hadid’s spectacular futurist Phaeno
Museum of Science in Wolfsburg. Or the museum island of Hombroich.
In the lush green meadow grounds, visitors encounter minimalist building
sculptures in which unusual combinations of high-caliber art can be seen:
paintings by Gotthard
Graubner are juxtaposed with antique Khmer
sculptures, Calder mobiles with
furniture by Marcel Breuer.
Heerich's monumental sculpture at Museumsinsel Hombroich,
Riehle, © Stiftung Insel Hombroich
a few minutes away, a dialogue unfurls between Japanese art from eight
centuries and works of western modernism ranging from Cézanne
behind the elegant exposed concrete walls of the Langen
Foundation, which was designed by Tadao
Ando's Langen Foundation, ,