April 29, 2016, 11 am
Many thanks to the art historian Thomas R. Hoffmann guiding our participants through the exhibition “We’re Off Then – Travel Pictures from Albrecht Dürer to Olafur Eliasson of the Kupferstichkabinett” as part of the international BAI Spring Academy.
Exhibition Dates: March 18 – September 25, 2016
Location: Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings)
Opening Hours: Sun 11 am – 6 pm; Mon closed, Tue – Sat 10 am – 6 pm
Address: Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin
“Everyone is on a journey. Travelling, being on the road, mobility – all have been integral themes since the dawn of humanity. In its 2016 summer exhibition, the Kupferstichkabinett is showing the most beautiful, seductive and curious travel pictures from over five centuries. The arc spans from gorgeously illustrated books from the Age of Discovery around the year 1500, via the art spawned by Humboldt’s travels, the enigmatic paradises of Paul Gauguin and Nolde’s deeply sceptical South Sea watercolours, right through to Ed Ruscha’s 1960s gas station in middle-of-nowhere America and Franz Ackermann’s ‘mental maps’.” (Kupferstichkabinett)
More information on the Kupferstichkabinett Website.