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Our current exhibitions:

Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel (June 09, 2018 - February 10, 2019)
Gerhard Richter: Abstraction (June 30 - October 21, 2018)
Congo Tales: Told by the people of Mbomo (June 30 - October 21, 2018)
Color and Light: The Neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross (November 17, 2018 - February 17, 2019)

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Communications & Social Media

Achim Klapp, Marte Kräher
T +49 331 236014 305
E presse@museum-barberini.com
www.museum-barberini.com

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Christina Müller, Pia Feldkamp
marketing@museum-barberini.com
T +49 159 06055918

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Communications & Social Media

Achim Klapp, Marte Kräher
T +49 331 236014 305
E presse@museum-barberini.com
www.museum-barberini.com

Marketing

Christina Müller, Pia Feldkamp
marketing@museum-barberini.com
T +49 159 06055918

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

Front of Museum Barberini, Photo: Helge Mundt, © Museum Barberini

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Gerhard Richter: Abstraction / Download Press Kit

Please download here the press kit exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction (June 30, 2018 to October 21, 2018).

The press kit also contains the press information for the exhibition Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel (June 9, 2018 to February 17, 2019) and Congo Tales: Told by the people of Mbomo (June 30 to October 21, 2018).

Press Releases

  • June 27, 2018 | Press Release
    Museum Barberini presents masterpieces from the collections of the palazzi Barberini and Corsini Rome

    Museum Barberini presents masterpieces from the collections of Palazzo Barberini and Corsini Rome next year

    From July, 13, until October, 6, 2019, the Barberini Museum will be presenting the exhibition Baroque Pathways. The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome. 54 masterpieces from the collections of the Palazzi Barberini and Corsini are shown in Potsdam, including one of the most important works of Caravaggio, his 1589/99 created painting Narcissus.

    Flaminia Gennari Santori, Director of the National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome: "We are pleased to present our museum and part of its collection in Potsdam, a city with so many links to the art and architecture of Rome." During his pontificate as Pope Urban VIII. in the 17th century, Maffeo Barberini collected pictures and commissioned paintings that are now among the major works of Italian baroque. The exhibition, the first project of the Museum Barberini within the Old Masters, will highlight the themes and stylistic developments of the Baroque in Rome. In the 17th century the city was the cultural center of Europe, not only in architecture but also in fine arts.

    Ortrud Westheider, director of the Barberini Museum: "It is a great honor for us and the recognition of the still young Barberini Museum to be able to cooperate with the renowned National Gallery. From the beginning, it was our wish to realize an exhibition with the collection bearing the same name as our building. I'm especially pleased that this is possible with the spectacular loan from Caravaggio's Narziss."

    The Barberini Museum on the Old Market of Potsdam is a reconstruction of the Palais Barberini, built by Frederick the Great in 1771/72, modeled after the Palazzo Barberini. The architects Georg Christian Unger and Carl von Gontard adapted the Baroque façade built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini with others on behalf of Taddeo and Francesco Barberini in Potsdam between 1627 and 1638, and varied it. Today, Palazzo Barberini is home to one of the most important collections of Italian painting. Together with the collections of the Galleria Corsini they form the Gallery Nazionali Barberini Corsini.

    The Foundation Prussian Palaces and Gardens Berlin Brandenburg (SPSG) and the City of Potsdam take the exhibition as an opportunity to let the Barberini Museum turn the summer of 2019 into a celebration of Italian art and culture. Dr. Franziska Windt, curator of the French and Italian paintings of the SPSG: "The palaces and gardens of Potsdam testify to countless inspirations that Frederick II and Frederick William IV received from Roman models. We invite our visitors to follow in the footsteps of these suggestions. "An app designed as a walking route to the Roman monuments in Potsdam aims to open up the artworks. Other partners of the city, among them the Potsdam Museum - Forum for Art and History, the Film Museum and the Potsdam Chamber Academy, the Potsdam Education Forum, the Friends of Potsdam-Perugia and the PMSG Potsdam Marketing and Service GmbH are also dedicated to the subject of Italy in Potsdam. Jann Jakobs, Mayor of Potsdam: "We look forward to numerous initiatives. 'Italy in Potsdam promises an inspiring summer of culture.'


    Baroque Pathways. The National Galleries Barberini Corsini in Rome
    Exhibition at the Museum Barberini, Humboldtstraße 5-6, 14467 Potsdam
    July 13 to October 6, 2019

    Symposium on the exhibition: October 17, 2018, Museum Barberini
    With lectures by Maurizia Cicconi, Michele Di Monte, Inés Richter-Musso, Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Sagittarius, dr. Franziska Windt. 10 Euro / reduced 8 Euro, free admission for students, registration required.

  • June 8, 2018 | Press Release
    Exhibition Max Beckmann. World Theater ends successfully with around 90,000 visitors

    Sunday, June 10, 2018, marked the final day of the exhibition Max Beckmann: The World as a Stage. 112 masterpieces, some of which have rarely been seen, were on loan from prominent international and German museums and private collections. Around 90,000 visitors saw the exhibition at the Museum Barberini in the past four months.

    “We were able to accomplish our goal of using a clear narrative to stimulate our visitors’ interest in Beckmann, whose works are often difficult to understand. The Beckmann show was the fourth major exhibition in a row since our opening last year with consistently high attendance figures and where the response from the public and media has been outstanding,” explains Ortrud Westheider, Director of the Museum Barberini. “I’m especially pleased that we’ve been able to establish ourselves as an important center for cultural events in the Berlin-Brandenburg region through our diverse program that includes themed tours, films, tango evenings, meditation and children’s circus acrobatics in the museum, and of course the excellent talks held by Norbert Lammert, former President of the German Bundestag, and Ulrich Matthes, Cem Özdemir, Klaus Staeck, Harald Welzer, and many other prominent guests.”

    The Beckmann show was held in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen; the exhibition’s first stop in Bremen attracted around 70,000 visitors. At the end of June, the Museum Barberini will open its doors to its next major exhibition: Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, which examines for the first time the abstract strategies and processes that are a central theme in Richter’s oeuvre. The show was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together around 90 pieces from international museums and private collections, some of which have never been exhibited before. In the fall, the Museum Barberini will show the first retrospective in Germany of the French neo-impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross. That will be followed in the spring of 2019 by Picasso: The Late Work. All loans for this show come from the collection of Jacqueline Picasso. Jacqueline Picasso’s daughter Catherine Hutin has made this rarely-seen collection available to the show in Potsdam.

    SERVICE INFORMATION & ADMISSION

    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5–6, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    Mon & Wed–Sun: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., first Thu of every month: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., closed Tue
    Mon–Fri (except Tue) for kindergartens and schools with reservations: 9 – 11 a.m.
    Admission: € 14 / reduced € 10 / children and teens under 18: free

    Annual membership individuals: € 30 / Annual membership couples € 50 /

    Young Friends (35 and under) € 20


    Timed tickets available online at www.museum-barberini.com

    On Sunday, 10th June 2018, the exhibition Max Beckmann: World Theater with 112 partly barely shown masterpieces from major international and national museums and private collections will end. Around 90,000 visitors have visited the exhibition during the past four months at the Museum Barberini.

    "Our desire to inspire our visitors with a very clear narrative for the often cumbersome Beckmann has come true. Since our brilliant start last year, the Beckmann show has now been the fourth major exhibition in a row with continuously high visitor numbers and outstanding audience and media feedback, "explains Ortrud Westheider, director of the Museum Barberini. "I am particularly pleased that our versatile side program - with thematic tours, a film program, a tango evening, meditation and children's circus acrobatics in the museum, not to mention the wonderful talks with Bundestag President a. D. Norbert Lammert, Ulrich Matthes, Cem Özdemir, Klaus Staeck, Harald Welzer and many other prominent guests - were able to establish us as an important event and cultural event in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. "

    The Beckmann show was realized in cooperation with the Kunsthalle Bremen, a first station of the exhibition in Bremen had previously attracted around 70,000 visitors. At the end of June, the next big exhibition will start in the Museum Barberini: Gerhard Richter. For the first time abstraction is dedicated to a theme central to Richter's painting, the abstract strategies and procedures in the artist's oeuvre. The show is based on a work from the collection of the Barberini Museum and brings together over 90 works, some of them not yet exhibited, from international museum and private collections. In autumn, the Museum Barberini presents the first retrospective of the French neo-Impressionist Henri-Edmond Cross in Germany. In the spring of 2019 follows Picasso. The late work. All loans for this show are from the Jacqueline Picasso collection. Jacqueline Picasso's daughter Catherine Hutin has made this collection, which until now has hardly been publicly exhibited, available for the exhibition in Potsdam.

    SERVICE DATA & ENTRIES
    Museum Barberini, Alter Markt, Humboldtstraße 5-6, 14467 Potsdam
    Mon & Wed-Sun 10-19, every first Thu in the month 10-21 o'clock, Tue closed
    Mon-Fri (except Tue) for kindergartens and schools after registration 9-11 o'clock
    Admission: € 14 / concessions € 10 / children under 18 years free
    Annual Pass Individual € 30 / Annual Pass € 50 /
    Young Friend (under 35 years) € 20
    Online time slot tickets at www.museum-barberini.com

  • May 23, 2018 | press release
    Masterpieces by Nolde, Feininger, Nay and an Oral Culture Project Accompany the Gerhard Richter Show

    Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel, June 9, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019
    Congo Tales: Told by the People of Mbomo, June 30 – Oct. 21, 2018

    Alongside the exhibition Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, the Museum is presenting two other shows: the art historical Nolde, Feininger, Nay: From Expressionism to Art Informel and the oral culture project Congo Tales: Stories from Mbomo.

    Beginning June 9, 2018 visitors to the museum can see works by Willi Baumeister, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Emil Nolde, Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Fritz Winter. Numerous avant-garde art movements emerged in Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. Painters of Die Brücke (The Bridge) were the first to focus on the power of color. The Bauhaus developed a color theory for modern art. Later, following World War II, color was seen as a means of artistic self-expression. During the Third Reich, these artists were ostracized, but despite this their work shaped the history of art in the twentieth century.

    The Congo Tales project explores the theme of how we tell stories. Orally transmitting stories and cultural practices is the basis of a cultural community. Collective identities form through regional narratives. Initiated by Stefanie Plattner and Eva Vonk, this year-long project visualizes fables and stories from the Mbomo region of the Odzala Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo with photographs by the New Yorker Pieter Henket and a documentary by the Pulitzer grant winning photographer Jasper Rischen. A publication provides insight into the wide-ranging tradition of oral folklore which encompasses fables, stories, myths, and the landscape of a unique region that is home to almost a quarter of the world’s rainforests. This presentation in Potsdam, which is supplemented by an educational program and events for children, is the second stop for this long-term oral culture project. Congo Tales will be launched on May 28, 2018 by a photography exhibition in Mbomo, Congo.

    For more information and press photos, please visit: www.museum-barberini.com/en/presse and www.talesofus.net

  • May 18, 2018 | press release
    prior notice: Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, June 30 to October 21, 2018, Museum Barberini Potsdam

    The first survey devoted to abstraction in the artist's oeuvre / Illuminates Richter’s ideas and techniques from the 1960s to the present day

    June 30 – Oct. 21, 2018

    Potsdam, May 17, 2018

    Gerhard Richter’s work has already been honored in major retrospectives. In 2002, the Museum of Modern Art in New York devoted a solo show to the artist. In 2011, Tate Modern in London, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris mounted an exhibition that took a wide-ranging view of Richter’s life work, as encapsulated in its title, Panorama. Our exhibition, Gerhard Richter: Abstraction, also traces a broad arc from the 1960s to the artist’s more recent works. Unlike the retrospectives, however, the exhibition at the Museum Barberini concentrates upon a theme crucial to Richter’s painting: the abstract strategies and techniques employed across the artist’s oeuvre.

    The exhibition was inspired by a work held by the Museum Barberini and brings together over ninety artworks from international museums and private collections, some of which will be on display for the first time. It follows Richter’s development from the black-and-white Photo paintings and Color Charts to the Detail paintings, the Gray paintings, the Inpaintings, and the Abstract paintings, as Richter often titled his works from the late 1970s onward. The works in this last series retain traces of the tools used in the artist’s working process: brushes, squeegees, and spatulas. Through the broad range of the diverse groups of works on display, viewers will be able to identify elements that recur throughout Richter’s entire oeuvre.

    “Abstraction runs like a golden thread through Richter’s painting. As volatile and diverse as his changes from one phase to the next may have seemed to some of his contemporaries, Richter’s work has nonetheless resolutely furthered and transformed abstraction,” explains Ortrud Westheider, director of the Museum Barberini. “By deliberately incorporating chance, he minimizes the artist’s conscious control of the painting process. Richter emphasizes a grid structure over spontaneous creativity and draws a squeegee across entire canvases. He eschews subjectivity and references outside of art. These abstract works function on their own terms.”

    The exhibition, curated by Dietmar Elger, director of the Gerhard Richter Archive at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, has been developed in close collaboration with Gerhard Richter. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive program of workshops and events including talks, guided tours, concerts, and film screenings.

    Gerhard Richter: Abstraction
    Museum Barberini, Humboldtstr. 5–6, 14467 Potsdam, Germany
    June 30 to October 21, 2018
    Press Conference: June 28, 2018, 11 am (Please accredit here)
    Press photos: www.museum-barberini.com/presse

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    Achim Klapp
    Press and PR, Museum Barberini
    T +49 331 236014 305
    E presse@museum-barberini.com
    www.museum-barberini.com

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