Events in Museum Barberini

Yoga and Meditation » Relax in the Museum
Richter in the morning
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9 a.m.

Special opening hours on Sunday morning for early birds: Come for an hour of yoga with yoga instructor Anna Rischke. Participants can let the effects of Gerhard Richter’s works sink in while meditating before the museum officially opens. Afterwards, you may visit the exhibition.

If the weather is nice we will meet in the courtyard. Please bring your own yoga mat.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Anna Rischke and Sandra Lange, yoga instructors

€ 8 / reduced € 6

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition

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Sunday, August 26, 2018, 9 a.m.

Special opening hours on Sunday morning for early birds: Come for an hour of yoga with yoga instructor Anna Rischke. Participants can let the effects of Gerhard Richter’s works sink in while meditating before the museum officially opens. Afterwards, you may visit the exhibition.

If the weather is nice we will meet in the courtyard. Please bring your own yoga mat.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Anna Rischke and Sandra Lange, yoga instructors

€ 8 / reduced € 6

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition

Tickets

Additional Tour
Art and Gardens: A Festival of Color
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 3 p.m.

For many artists, landscapes, gardens, and the colors of nature are a source of inspiration. A short tour in the museum focuses on select paintings from the twentieth century. Emil Nolde found his way to expressive color through the flowers in his garden, and the play of color in Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s work created rhythm in his paintings. Landscapes are a key aspect of Gerhard Richter’s work. Following the tour, we will visit the Museum Barberini garden and the Freundschaftsinsel, a Potsdam monument of landscape design, with landscape architect Georg von Gayl.

Georg von Gayl, landscape architect, Berlin

Andrea Schmidt M.A., art historian, Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini, Museum Garden and Freundschaftsinsel

€ 10 plus admission

Please book ahead of time.

The tour will take place rain or shine

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Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (952-2), 2017, private collection. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (952-2), 2017, private collection. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 3 p.m.

For many artists, landscapes, gardens, and the colors of nature are a source of inspiration. A short tour in the museum focuses on select paintings from the twentieth century. Emil Nolde found his way to expressive color through the flowers in his garden, and the play of color in Ernst Wilhelm Nay’s work created rhythm in his paintings. Landscapes are a key aspect of Gerhard Richter’s work. Following the tour, we will visit the Museum Barberini garden and the Freundschaftsinsel, a Potsdam monument of landscape design, with landscape architect Georg von Gayl.

Georg von Gayl, landscape architect, Berlin

Andrea Schmidt M.A., art historian, Museum Barberini

Museum Barberini, Museum Garden and Freundschaftsinsel

€ 10 plus admission

Please book ahead of time.

The tour will take place rain or shine

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (952-2), 2017, private collection. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (952-2), 2017, private collection. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Talk & Concert

Soundscapes: Construction and Expression

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

Clemens Goldberg, host and critic with rbb Kulturadio

Dr. Ortrud Westheider, director of the Museum Barberini

Musicians from the Kammerakademie Potsdam

€ 20 / reduced € 15

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

In cooperation with the Kammerakademie Potsdam

Gerhard Richter’s artistic work is full of contradictions. By his hand, existing images are transformed into something new. Richter has a close relationship to music, especially works by Arvo Pärt, one of the most important composers of contemporary music. Pärt’s works are often referred to as meditation music and they emphasize expressiveness. The works also contain distinct constructive components. The concert contrasts Pärt’s compositions with from Johann Sebastian Bach‘s The Art of the Fugue,which is also quite structured. Bach, however, was just as interested in expressing emotion. In this concert, these musical contradictions enter into dialog with the paintings of Gerhard Richter.

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Gerhard Richter, Red-Blue-Yellow (339-4), 1972, oil on canvas, 98 x 92 cm, private collection, Switzerland. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Red-Blue-Yellow (339-4), 1972, oil on canvas, 98 x 92 cm, private collection, Switzerland. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Clemens Goldberg, host and critic with rbb Kulturadio

Dr. Ortrud Westheider, director of the Museum Barberini

Musicians from the Kammerakademie Potsdam

€ 20 / reduced € 15

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

In cooperation with the Kammerakademie Potsdam

Gerhard Richter’s artistic work is full of contradictions. By his hand, existing images are transformed into something new. Richter has a close relationship to music, especially works by Arvo Pärt, one of the most important composers of contemporary music. Pärt’s works are often referred to as meditation music and they emphasize expressiveness. The works also contain distinct constructive components. The concert contrasts Pärt’s compositions with from Johann Sebastian Bach‘s The Art of the Fugue,which is also quite structured. Bach, however, was just as interested in expressing emotion. In this concert, these musical contradictions enter into dialog with the paintings of Gerhard Richter.

Gerhard Richter, Red-Blue-Yellow (339-4), 1972, oil on canvas, 98 x 92 cm, private collection, Switzerland. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Red-Blue-Yellow (339-4), 1972, oil on canvas, 98 x 92 cm, private collection, Switzerland. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Talk
Religious Metaphysics of Light or Autonomous Abstraction? Gerhard Richter and the Controversy Surrounding His Cologne Cathedral Window
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

In 2007, Gerhard Richter created a new stained-glass window for the Cologne Cathedral. It caused more uproar and elicited more controversial discussions inside and outside the church than any other work created for a sacred space in the past years. Art historian Hubertus Butin explains the artistic concept, the difficult development, and the site-specific context of this stained-glass window, along with its aesthetic and symbolic significance.

Hubertus Butin, art historian, Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

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Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

In 2007, Gerhard Richter created a new stained-glass window for the Cologne Cathedral. It caused more uproar and elicited more controversial discussions inside and outside the church than any other work created for a sacred space in the past years. Art historian Hubertus Butin explains the artistic concept, the difficult development, and the site-specific context of this stained-glass window, along with its aesthetic and symbolic significance.

Hubertus Butin, art historian, Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition one hour before the event begins.

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Public Tour
ÉCOLEFLÂNEURS: The Art of Strolling
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 p.m.

An invitation to everyone to take an hour and surrender to the many voices of the city. As in a museum, individual impressions and observations flow into each other, allowing an idiosyncratic story to pass slowly across the inner eye of flaneurs. Following a brief introduction focusing on how to slow down and the language of strolling, we will take an hour-long stroll with a personal flaneur to aid in creating solitude and reconnoiter the city with no planned route or destination.

Elke Schmid and Thomas Schütt, ÉCOLEFLÂNEURS, Berlin

Introduction in the auditorium

€ 10 plus admission

Please book ahead of time.

The tour will take place rain or shine.

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Gerhard Richter, Shadow Picture (209-8), 1968, oil on canvas, 67 x 87 cm, Collection Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Shadow Picture (209-8), 1968, oil on canvas, 67 x 87 cm, Collection Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2 p.m.

An invitation to everyone to take an hour and surrender to the many voices of the city. As in a museum, individual impressions and observations flow into each other, allowing an idiosyncratic story to pass slowly across the inner eye of flaneurs. Following a brief introduction focusing on how to slow down and the language of strolling, we will take an hour-long stroll with a personal flaneur to aid in creating solitude and reconnoiter the city with no planned route or destination.

Elke Schmid and Thomas Schütt, ÉCOLEFLÂNEURS, Berlin

Introduction in the auditorium

€ 10 plus admission

Please book ahead of time.

The tour will take place rain or shine.

Gerhard Richter, Shadow Picture (209-8), 1968, oil on canvas, 67 x 87 cm, Collection Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Shadow Picture (209-8), 1968, oil on canvas, 67 x 87 cm, Collection Fundação de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Creative Tour
Discovering Modern Art with a Pen in Your Hand
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2 p.m.

You’ll see more if you have a pencil in your hand. During a tour of the exhibition, experienced art educators will not only explain the works on display but will also provide instruction to guests while they create their own sketches and drawings. Materials are provided. The tour is for everyone; no prior knowledge is necessary.

€ 8 plus admission

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Gerhard Richter: 192 Colors (136), 1966, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Sammlung Gerhard und Elisabeth Sohst, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: 192 Colors (136), 1966, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Sammlung Gerhard und Elisabeth Sohst, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2 p.m.

You’ll see more if you have a pencil in your hand. During a tour of the exhibition, experienced art educators will not only explain the works on display but will also provide instruction to guests while they create their own sketches and drawings. Materials are provided. The tour is for everyone; no prior knowledge is necessary.

€ 8 plus admission

Gerhard Richter: 192 Colors (136), 1966, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Sammlung Gerhard und Elisabeth Sohst, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: 192 Colors (136), 1966, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Sammlung Gerhard und Elisabeth Sohst, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Talk
A Tradition of Narration: Cultures with Oral Traditions
October 08, 2018, 7 p.m.

The oral transmission of stories and cultural practices is the basis of a cultural community. Collective identities are formed through regional narratives. Steve-Régis “Kovo” N’Sondé has collected traditional stories handed down for generations in Mbomo in the Congo and written them down in the Congo Tales. He and his brother Wilfried N’Sondé, author of the novel The Heart of the Leopard Children (2008), will discuss oral culture in a European and African context.

Steve-Régis “Kovo” N’Sondé, philosopher and author

Wilfried N’Sondé, author

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition Congo Tales one hour before the event begins.

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Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

October 08, 2018, 7 p.m.

The oral transmission of stories and cultural practices is the basis of a cultural community. Collective identities are formed through regional narratives. Steve-Régis “Kovo” N’Sondé has collected traditional stories handed down for generations in Mbomo in the Congo and written them down in the Congo Tales. He and his brother Wilfried N’Sondé, author of the novel The Heart of the Leopard Children (2008), will discuss oral culture in a European and African context.

Steve-Régis “Kovo” N’Sondé, philosopher and author

Wilfried N’Sondé, author

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition Congo Tales one hour before the event begins.

Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

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Theology and art history in dialogue

On the Hidden Aspects of Religion

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 5 p.m.

Can art play a role in religion today? Can it transmit concrete religious ideas, or act as an indirect impetus for metaphysical feelings and thoughts? What were the artist’s intentions? Using Gerhard Richter’s paintings as examples, the speakers examine the question of whether (his) paintings have a religious impact and if so, what are their effects.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Kampling, Theology, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Eberhard König, Art History, Freie Universität Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

With FU guest auditor card: free of charge

An extra ticket is needed to visit the exhibition.

In cooperation with the guest auditor card program of the Freie Universität Berlin

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Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Can art play a role in religion today? Can it transmit concrete religious ideas, or act as an indirect impetus for metaphysical feelings and thoughts? What were the artist’s intentions? Using Gerhard Richter’s paintings as examples, the speakers examine the question of whether (his) paintings have a religious impact and if so, what are their effects.

Prof. Dr. Rainer Kampling, Theology, Freie Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Eberhard König, Art History, Freie Universität Berlin

€ 10 / reduced € 8

With FU guest auditor card: free of charge

An extra ticket is needed to visit the exhibition.

In cooperation with the guest auditor card program of the Freie Universität Berlin

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: A B, Quiet (612-4), 1986, Museum Barberini © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

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Talk
The Story Behind the Stories: The Congo Tales Project
October 15, 2018, 7 p.m.

Stefanie Plattner, initiator of the Congo Tales, and Eva Vonk discuss the concept and development of this long-standing project, which includes the presentation at the Museum Barberini of the film The Little Fish and the Crocodile and photographs by Pieter Henket. They describe working with the people and explain how storytelling continues to be developed as a bridge between cultures.

Stefanie Plattner, managing director of Storming Donkey Productions

Eva Vonk, producer

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition Congo Tales one hour before the event begins.

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Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

Stefanie Plattner, initiator of the Congo Tales, and Eva Vonk discuss the concept and development of this long-standing project, which includes the presentation at the Museum Barberini of the film The Little Fish and the Crocodile and photographs by Pieter Henket. They describe working with the people and explain how storytelling continues to be developed as a bridge between cultures.

Stefanie Plattner, managing director of Storming Donkey Productions

Eva Vonk, producer

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Ticketholders may visit the exhibition Congo Tales one hour before the event begins.

Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

Pieter Henket, The Twins, 201718

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Conference for the exhibition

The Baroque Path: Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini in Rome

October 17, 2018, 10 a.m.

The conference sets the stage for the forthcoming exhibition The Baroque Path, which will bring masterpieces from the collections of the Barberini and Corsini palazzi in Rome to Potsdam in the summer of 2019. Rome was the cultural center of seventeenth century Europe not only for architecture, but also for the visual arts. Pope Urban VIII, a son of the Barberini family, was a patron to many of the painters and sculptors whose works will be presented in this exhibition.

With Maurizia Cicconi, Michele Di Monte, Inés Richter-Musso, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schütze, Dr. Franziska Windt

Gallerie Nazionali

Barberini Corsini, Rome, in collaboration with the Museum Barberini, Potsdam

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Free admission for students, please register in advance

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Guido Reni (1575-1642), Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

Guido Reni (1575-1642), Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

The conference sets the stage for the forthcoming exhibition The Baroque Path, which will bring masterpieces from the collections of the Barberini and Corsini palazzi in Rome to Potsdam in the summer of 2019. Rome was the cultural center of seventeenth century Europe not only for architecture, but also for the visual arts. Pope Urban VIII, a son of the Barberini family, was a patron to many of the painters and sculptors whose works will be presented in this exhibition.

With Maurizia Cicconi, Michele Di Monte, Inés Richter-Musso, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schütze, Dr. Franziska Windt

Gallerie Nazionali

Barberini Corsini, Rome, in collaboration with the Museum Barberini, Potsdam

€ 10 / reduced € 8

Free admission for students, please register in advance

Guido Reni (1575-1642), Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

Guido Reni (1575-1642), Magdalena, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome

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Films & Documentaries
In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam

In conjunction with the exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, the neighboring Filmmuseum Potsdam is showing documentaries on Gerhard Richter and his work. In addition, a program of short films reviews the 1920s and 1930s when avant-garde artists revolutionized film using abstraction.
Tickets are to be purchased at Filmmuseum Potsdam.

Documentation
August 25, 2018, 7 p.m., Filmmuseum Potsdam

From April to September 2009, director Corinna Belz was able to capture the creation of a cycle of large abstract paintings with her camera in Gerhard Richter’s studio. This film closely follows the creative process, including the role played by chance and potential failure. It received the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Award) in 2012 for its excellent documentation.

Gerhard Richter Painting
D: Corinna Belz, D 2011, doc., 97 min.

Supporting film: In the Workshop: Gerhard Richter
D: Hannes Reinhardt, BRD 1969, doc., 13 min., in German

Admission: € 6 / reduced € 5

Gerhard Richter, Curtain (58-1), 1964, Oil on canvas, 65 x 47 cm, Block Collection, Berlin. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Curtain (58-1), 1964, Oil on canvas, 65 x 47 cm, Block Collection, Berlin. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

August 25, 2018, 7 p.m., Filmmuseum Potsdam

From April to September 2009, director Corinna Belz was able to capture the creation of a cycle of large abstract paintings with her camera in Gerhard Richter’s studio. This film closely follows the creative process, including the role played by chance and potential failure. It received the Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Award) in 2012 for its excellent documentation.

Gerhard Richter Painting
D: Corinna Belz, D 2011, doc., 97 min.

Supporting film: In the Workshop: Gerhard Richter
D: Hannes Reinhardt, BRD 1969, doc., 13 min., in German

Admission: € 6 / reduced € 5

Gerhard Richter, Curtain (58-1), 1964, Oil on canvas, 65 x 47 cm, Block Collection, Berlin. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter, Curtain (58-1), 1964, Oil on canvas, 65 x 47 cm, Block Collection, Berlin. © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Documentation
Gerhard Richter: The Cologne Cathedral Window
September 8, 2018, 7 p.m., Filmmuseum Potsdam

Close-ups of two of Gerhard Richter’s most famous works focus on Ema (Nude on a Staircase) and the stained-glass windows in the south transept of the Cologne Cathedral, which were created 40 years apart. They mark two different aesthetic positions and attest to how Richter has challenged public expectations of art.

Gerhard Richter: The Cologne Cathedral Window
D: Corinna Belz, D 2008, doc., 30 min.
Ema (Nude on a Staircase): Gerhard Richter 1966
D: Corinna Belz, D 2012, doc., 26 min., in German

Admission: € 6 / reduced € 5

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Painting (551-1), 1984, Privatsammlung, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Painting (551-1), 1984, Privatsammlung, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

September 8, 2018, 7 p.m., Filmmuseum Potsdam

Close-ups of two of Gerhard Richter’s most famous works focus on Ema (Nude on a Staircase) and the stained-glass windows in the south transept of the Cologne Cathedral, which were created 40 years apart. They mark two different aesthetic positions and attest to how Richter has challenged public expectations of art.

Gerhard Richter: The Cologne Cathedral Window
D: Corinna Belz, D 2008, doc., 30 min.
Ema (Nude on a Staircase): Gerhard Richter 1966
D: Corinna Belz, D 2012, doc., 26 min., in German

Admission: € 6 / reduced € 5

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Painting (551-1), 1984, Privatsammlung, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

Gerhard Richter: Abstract Painting (551-1), 1984, Privatsammlung, © Gerhard Richter 2018 (29062018)

short film program
Abstraction in Film: Ruttmann, Fischinger, Moholy-Nagy
October 4, 2018, 7 p.m., Filmuseum Potsdam

In the 1920s, the artistic avant-garde attempted to liberate film from any form of representation and narrative. They created moving images, experimenting with color, abstract shapes, rhythm, and other elements from music and painting to generate expressiveness.

Abstraction in Film: Ruttmann, Fischinger, Moholy-Nagy
Short films, D 1921–1938, total duration ca. 60 min., in German

Admission: € 6 / reduced € 5

Silent Film:DJ, Photo: Verena Panter.

Silent Film:DJ, Photo: Verena Panter.

October 4, 2018, 7 p.m., Filmuseum Potsdam

In the 1920s, the artistic avant-garde attempted to liberate film from any form of representation and narrative. They created moving images, experimenting with color, abstract shapes, rhythm, and other elements from music and painting to generate expressiveness.

Abstraction in Film: Ruttmann, Fischinger, Moholy-Nagy
Short films, D 1921–1938, total duration ca. 60 min., in German

Admission: € 6 / reduced € 5

Silent Film:DJ, Photo: Verena Panter.

Silent Film:DJ, Photo: Verena Panter.