Events

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Lecture
“On Van Gogheling”: Van Gogh and German Expressionism
Mittwoch, 22. Januar 2020, 19 Uhr

Dr. Alexander Eiling, Head of Modern Art, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

In an article entitled “Vom Van Gogheln” (On Van Gogheling), published in 1910, the writer and journalist Ferdinand Avanarius described the enthusiastic response of German artists to Vincent van Gogh’s work: “Van Gogh is dead, but the van Gogh people are alive. And how alive they are! [...] There is Van Gogheling everywhere.”
For the generation that followed Van Gogh, the artist’s unique, anti-academic approach to depicting nature offered both liberation and encouragement. But the responses of different artists varied considerably. Some found their own, individual path; others remained in the shadow of their model. The lecture will explore Van Gogh’s reception in Germany at the start of the twentieth century and his influence on German expressionists.

Alexander Eiling is Head of the Department of Modern Art at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main and co-curator of the exhibition Making Van Gogh: A German Love Story, which will be on show until February 16, 2020.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7 p.m.
Auditorium
€ 10 / concessions € 8

Ticket price includes admission to the exhibition one hour before the event.

Tickets

Vincent Van Gogh, Blossoming Chestnut Branches, 1890, Emil Bührle Collection, Zurich

Vincent Van Gogh, Blossoming Chestnut Branches, 1890, Emil Bührle Collection, Zurich

Mittwoch, 22. Januar 2020, 19 Uhr

Dr. Alexander Eiling, Head of Modern Art, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

In an article entitled “Vom Van Gogheln” (On Van Gogheling), published in 1910, the writer and journalist Ferdinand Avanarius described the enthusiastic response of German artists to Vincent van Gogh’s work: “Van Gogh is dead, but the van Gogh people are alive. And how alive they are! [...] There is Van Gogheling everywhere.”
For the generation that followed Van Gogh, the artist’s unique, anti-academic approach to depicting nature offered both liberation and encouragement. But the responses of different artists varied considerably. Some found their own, individual path; others remained in the shadow of their model. The lecture will explore Van Gogh’s reception in Germany at the start of the twentieth century and his influence on German expressionists.

Alexander Eiling is Head of the Department of Modern Art at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main and co-curator of the exhibition Making Van Gogh: A German Love Story, which will be on show until February 16, 2020.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7 p.m.
Auditorium
€ 10 / concessions € 8

Ticket price includes admission to the exhibition one hour before the event.

Vincent Van Gogh, Blossoming Chestnut Branches, 1890, Emil Bührle Collection, Zurich

Vincent Van Gogh, Blossoming Chestnut Branches, 1890, Emil Bührle Collection, Zurich

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Art and religion in dialogue
The Language of Objects
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5 p.m.

Superintendent Angelika Zädow, Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Potsdam
Dr. Dorothee Entrup, art historian, Museum Barberini


Van Gogh was deeply religious. In some of his still lifes he arranged objects like sacred items on an altar. Many of them are symbols for the artist’s emotional world or contain hidden messages. Taking a painting from the exhibition as a starting point, the conversation will explore Van Gogh’s work from an art-historical and theological perspective. There will be an opportunity to continue the conversation afterwards in the foyer.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

In cooperation with Stadtkirchenarbeit Potsdam

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Vincent van Gogh, Still Life with Plaster Statuette, 1887, oil on canvas. © Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Vincent van Gogh, Still Life with Plaster Statuette, 1887, oil on canvas. © Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5 p.m.

Superintendent Angelika Zädow, Evangelischer Kirchenkreis Potsdam
Dr. Dorothee Entrup, art historian, Museum Barberini


Van Gogh was deeply religious. In some of his still lifes he arranged objects like sacred items on an altar. Many of them are symbols for the artist’s emotional world or contain hidden messages. Taking a painting from the exhibition as a starting point, the conversation will explore Van Gogh’s work from an art-historical and theological perspective. There will be an opportunity to continue the conversation afterwards in the foyer.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 5 p.m.
Foyer
€ 3 (excluding entry ticket)

In cooperation with Stadtkirchenarbeit Potsdam

Vincent van Gogh, Still Life with Plaster Statuette, 1887, oil on canvas. © Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Vincent van Gogh, Still Life with Plaster Statuette, 1887, oil on canvas. © Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

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The Art of Calm
Quiet Morning
Yoga and Meditation

For all early risers and art-loving yogis. Join a 90-minute yoga session on Sunday morning inspired by the current exhibition, taught by Anna and Sandra. From 11 o’clock, participants can enjoy the original paintings in quiet contemplation.

Sunday, December 1,
Sunday, January 5,
Sunday, January 5,

from 9:30 to 11 a.m.


€ 18 / reduced € 16 (per session)
The ticket price includes entry to the museum after the yoga session.

Please bring your own yoga mat and cushion.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Tickets

Yoga and Meditation

For all early risers and art-loving yogis. Join a 90-minute yoga session on Sunday morning inspired by the current exhibition, taught by Anna and Sandra. From 11 o’clock, participants can enjoy the original paintings in quiet contemplation.

Sunday, December 1,
Sunday, January 5,
Sunday, January 5,

from 9:30 to 11 a.m.


€ 18 / reduced € 16 (per session)
The ticket price includes entry to the museum after the yoga session.

Please bring your own yoga mat and cushion.

In cooperation with Happy Yoga Potsdam/Berlin

Tickets

Films
In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam

To accompany the exhibition Van Gogh: Still Lives, the Filmmuseum Potsdam is showing feature films and documentaries from several decades, which illuminate Van Gogh’s biography and artistic work in new and surprising ways.

Willem Dafoe (Vincent Van Gogh) in VAN GOGH © DCM

Willem Dafoe (Vincent Van Gogh) in VAN GOGH © DCM

In cooperation with the Filmmuseum Potsdam

To accompany the exhibition Van Gogh: Still Lives, the Filmmuseum Potsdam is showing feature films and documentaries from several decades, which illuminate Van Gogh’s biography and artistic work in new and surprising ways.

Willem Dafoe (Vincent Van Gogh) in VAN GOGH © DCM

Willem Dafoe (Vincent Van Gogh) in VAN GOGH © DCM

Information
All films are shown at the Filmmuseum Potsdam: 
Breite Str. 1a/Marstall, 14467 Potsdam, Germany 
Tickets for all screenings may be purchased at the Filmmuseum Potsdam.
Ticket reservations:  T +49 331 27181-12 or ticket@filmmuseum-potsdam.de

Please note: Visitors who present a Museum Barberini ticket at these screenings will receive a discount on their ticket to the Filmmuseum Potsdam. Ticketholders of these films will also receive discounted admission to the Museum Barberini.


Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Besuch bei van Gogh. Ein utopischer Film
Dir. Horst Seemann, starring Grazyna Szapolowska, Christian Grashof, Rolf Hoppe, GDR 1985, 104 min.

In the twenty-second century, antiquities and paintings command huge prices. When Marie, a doctor, needs more energy units for her research than she can afford, her boss has an idea: Marie is sent back to the nineteenth century in a time machine, where she is to buy paintings by Vincent van Gogh at bargain prices. The plan is successful, but Marie is reluctant to return to the present because she has fallen in love with Van Gogh—and with the unspoiled nature which inspires the painter.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5


Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Vincent & Theo
Dir. Robert Altman, starring Tim Roth, Paul Rhys, USA 1990, original version, 200 min.

For the director Robert Altman the key to Van Gogh’s artistic biography and the history of the reception of his work can be found in the relationship between the brothers Vincent and Theo. A moving cinematic portrait that sheds light on the lives of the two brothers.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5


Friday, January 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Van Gogh & Japan
Dir. David Bickerstaff, UK 2019, documentary, German version, 85 min.

Inspired by an exhibition of Japanese art, which he visited in Paris in 1886, Van Gogh took his art into a new, exciting direction. In 1888 he left Paris for the south of France, where he hoped to find a landscape like Japan’s. This documentary film is based on the exhibition of the same name held in Amsterdam in the summer of 2018, the first to explore the influence of Japanese art on Van Gogh’s work.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5


Saturday, January 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Lust for Life
Dir. Vincente Minnelli, starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Pamela Brown, USA 1956, German version, 122 min.

This biopic by Vincente Minnelli traces Van Gogh’s path from his time as a lay preacher to his failed marriage, and narrates his life as a painter, from Paris to Arles, and his difficult friendship with Gauguin. The physicality of Kirk Douglas’s acting in the title role powerfully conveys the painter’s inner turmoil.

Filmmuseum Potsdam
€ 6 / concessions € 5