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Get your dose of Yayoi Kusama while taking a walk through Berlin-Kreuzberg this weekend: at the Niederkirchnerstraße, ri...
01/05/2021

Get your dose of Yayoi Kusama while taking a walk through Berlin-Kreuzberg this weekend: at the Niederkirchnerstraße, right in front of the Gropius Bau, you can stroll along Kusama’s installation “The Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees”, a number of trees wrapped in polka dot fabric. Happy weekend everyone!

Schon gesehen? Bei einem Spaziergang durch Berlin-Kreuzberg lässt sich gerade eine Außenarbeit Yayoi Kusamas entdecken. An der Niederkirchnerstraße, direkt vor dem Gropius Bau, könnt ihr an der Installation „The Ascension of Polka Dots on the Trees“ der japanischen Künstlerin entlang flanieren – unsere Empfehlung fürs Wochenende.

“How would an architecture look if instead of building structures out of bricks or stones, it reflected the principles o...
30/04/2021
The Event of a Fibre - Gropius Bau

“How would an architecture look if instead of building structures out of bricks or stones, it reflected the principles of spinning and weaving to unite technical needs with a physiology that transcends both the individual and the human species?”, ask molecular biologist Regine Hengge and cultural historian Karin Krauthausen in their contribution to the Gropius Bau’s journal. Here, they dwell on methods of weaving – in the artistic practice of designer and artist Hella Jongerius, in cell biology, as well as architectural and social forms – and their potential to create different and relational “ecologies of life”.
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Image: Studio Jongerius, 2021 © Hella Jongerius, VG Bildkunst Bonn, 2020, Photo: Magdalena Lepka

Weaving, as Annie Albers knew, should be seen not through the lens of simple human agency but rather as an evolving encounter with thread’s constantly unfolding material potentialities. But what if we consider the thread-like macromolecules that are the basis of all life on the planet? Peering int...

No plans for the weekend? In that case we highly recommend to take a virtual tour in our 360° Panorama of the exhibition...
29/04/2021

No plans for the weekend? In that case we highly recommend to take a virtual tour in our 360° Panorama of the exhibition Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos on our website. Explore the complete show and all works in their spatial context – from anywhere around the world. → gropiusbau.de/jongerius

Noch keine Pläne fürs Wochenende? In dem Fall empfehlen wir eine virtuelle Tour in unserem 360° Panorama der Ausstellung Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos auf unserer Website. Entdeckt alle Arbeiten der Künstlerin und Designerin in ihrem räumlichen Kontext – egal, wo ihr gerade seid. → gropiusbau.de/jongerius

Dezeen x Gropius Bau: Woven CosmosTomorrow, on 27 April at 18:00 CET, the Gropius Bau hosts an online conversation betwe...
26/04/2021

Dezeen x Gropius Bau: Woven Cosmos

Tomorrow, on 27 April at 18:00 CET, the Gropius Bau hosts an online conversation between artist and designer Hella Jongerius and Gropius Bau director Stephanie Rosenthal, who will be joined by the founder and editor-in-chief of the design magazine Dezeen, Marcus Fairs.

Live-streamed from the Gropius Bau, the talk will explore Jongerius’s exhibition and her design philosophy, process, and topics of sustainability and spiritualism. The speakers will discuss how art, design and craft practices can act as healing processes for urgent issues facing the world.
bit.ly/dezeenxgropiusbau

Dezeen x Gropius Bau: Kosmos weben

Morgen, am 27. April um 18:00, präsentiert der Gropius Bau ein Online-Gespräch zwischen der Künstlerin und Designerin Hella Jongerius, der Direktorin des Gropius Bau, Stephanie Rosenthal, sowie dem Gründer und Chefredakteur des Designmagazins Dezeen, Marcus Fairs.

Das Gespräch wird live aus der Ausstellung übertragen und beschäftigt sich mit Jongerius’ Ausstellung und ihrer Designphilosophie, ihrer Arbeitsweise und den Themen Nachhaltigkeit und Spiritualität. Die Redner*innen werden diskutieren, wie Kunst, Design und handwerkliche Praktiken als Heilungsprozesse für drängende Probleme unserer Zeit wirken können.
bit.ly/dezeenxgropiusbau

Sadly, the Gropius Bau was forced to close on 24 April due to the health situation and new emergency corona measures. Bu...
24/04/2021

Sadly, the Gropius Bau was forced to close on 24 April due to the health situation and new emergency corona measures. But are very pleased to present you the digital opening programme of our exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective. Watch our opening programme with an exhibition walk-through, speeches by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, the Director of the Gropius Bau, Stephanie Rosenthal, the Director of the Berliner Festspiele, Thomas Oberender, and guest speakers from around the world – now on gropiusbau.de/kusama.

Leider musste der Gropius Bau am 24. April aufgrund des aktuellen Pandemiegeschehens und des veränderten Infektionsschutzgesetzes wieder schließen. Wir freuen uns aber, die Ausstellung Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective digital zu eröffnen. Seht auf gropiusbau.de/kusama unser digitales Eröffnungsprogramm mit einem Ausstellungsrundgang und Eröffnungsreden der Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien, Monika Grütters, der Direktorin des Gropius Bau, Stephanie Rosenthal, dem Intendanten der Berliner Festspiele, Thomas Oberender, und internationalen Gästen.

Unfortunately, due to the health situation and new emergency corona measures signed into effect on 22 April 2021, the Gr...
23/04/2021

Unfortunately, due to the health situation and new emergency corona measures signed into effect on 22 April 2021, the Gropius Bau will be forced to close as of Saturday, 24 April 2021. Ticket-holders for the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective just received an email and will be refunded their money automatically.

The exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective” will continue digitally at gropiusbau.de/kusama.

The Gropius Bau will re-open as soon as we are permitted and we look forward to welcoming you on-site then!

Aufgrund des aktuellen Pandemiegeschehens und des veränderten Infektionsschutzgesetzes, das am 22. April 2021 vom Bundesrat gebilligt wurde, bleibt der Gropius Bau ab dem 24. April 2021 geschlossen. Käufer*innen eines Tickets für die Ausstellung Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective erhalten den Kaufpreis in den nächsten Tagen automatisch zurückerstattet.

Die Yayoi Kusama-Retrospektive wird auf gropiusbau.de/kusama digital fortgesetzt. Wir freuen uns, den Gropius Bau wiederzueröffnen, sobald es das Infektionsgeschehen zulässt – und hoffen, euch bald wieder vor Ort begrüßen zu können.

“With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds ...
22/04/2021

“With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe.” – Yayoi Kusama

We’re unbelievably happy to kick off our opening weekend of Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective with a press conference and preparations for our digital opening today! You can watch the opening at gropiusbau.de/kusama tomorrow.

“With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe.”– Yayoi Kusama

Wir freuen uns sehr, heute mit unserer Pressekonferenz und den Vorbereitungen für die digitale Eröffnung von Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective in das Eröffnungswochenende gestartet zu sein! Die digitale Eröffnung ist ab morgen unter gropiusbau.de/kusama zu sehen.

We are very happy to present the Digital Guide accompanying our exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective!Performer, prov...
21/04/2021

We are very happy to present the Digital Guide accompanying our exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective!

Performer, provocateur, fashion designer, exhibition maker? Yayoi Kusama is all of these things – and much more. Art and life are inseparable in her work. Get an overview of the most important topics of the exhibition through image galleries, videos, quotes and short texts

Many thanks to Scholz and Volkmar!
→ bit.ly/digital-guide-kusama

Wir freuen uns, den Digitalen Guide zur Ausstellung Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective vorzustellen!

Performerin, Provokateurin, Modeschöpferin, Ausstellungsmacherin? Yayoi Kusama ist all dies – und noch viel mehr. Kunst und Leben sind in ihrem Werk untrennbar. Der Guide bietet einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Themen der Ausstellung durch Bildergalerien, Videos, Zitate und Kurztexte.

Vielen Dank an Scholz und Volkmar!
→ bit.ly/digital-guide-kusama

We are very pleased to invite you to the opening day of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective on 23 April 2021 at...
19/04/2021

We are very pleased to invite you to the opening day of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective on 23 April 2021 at the Gropius Bau! On this day, you can visit the exhibition on site free of charge from 9:00 to 21:00 by booking your ticket in advance.

Tickets for the opening day and the first exhibition days will be available in our online shop from Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 12:00 under the following link: bit.ly/kusama-tickets.

To visit the Gropius Bau you are obliged to wear an FFP2 mask and show a negative COVID-19 test result (rapid antigen point-of-care test or PCR test) not older than 24 hours. You do not need to present a negative test result if you can provide proof of full vaccination (15 days after receiving the second vaccination). You can find all information on ticketing, test and mask requirements under the following link: bit.ly/besuch-gropius-bau.

We ask for your understanding that there may be changes to the programme at short notice, due to the current health situation.

Wir freuen uns sehr, euch zum Eröffnungstag der Ausstellung Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective am 23. April 2021 im Gropius Bau einzuladen! An diesem Tag kann die Ausstellung vor Ort kostenlos von 9:00 bis 21:00 mit einem vorab gebuchten Zeitfenster-Ticket besucht werden.

Die Tickets für den Eröffnungstag und die ersten regulären Ausstellungstage können ab Dienstag, 20. April 2021 um 12:00 unter folgendem Link in unserem Onlineshop gebucht werden: bit.ly/kusama-tickets

Beim Besuch des Gropius Bau muss eine FFP2-Maske getragen und ein negatives COVID-19-Testergebnis (Antigen-Schnelltest oder PCR-Test) vorgelegt werden, das nicht älter als 24 Stunden ist. Ihr seid von der Testpflicht befreit, wenn ihr einen vollständigen Impfschutz nachweisen könnt (15 Tage nach der zweiten Impfung). Alle Informationen zu Tickets, Test- und Maskenpflicht findet ihr unter bit.ly/besuch-gropius-bau.

Wir bitten um Verständnis, dass es aufgrund der aktuellen Situation zu kurzfristigen Änderungen des Programms kommen kann.
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Bild: Yayoi Kusama, “THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS”, 2015 © YAYOI KUSAMA

#FreshOffThePress: You can now order the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective!The catalog...
16/04/2021

#FreshOffThePress: You can now order the catalogue accompanying the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective!

The catalogue offers a comprehensive overview of the influential oeuvre of Yayoi Kusama, which spans more than 70 years, tracing the development of Kusama’s work from her early paintings and accumulative sculptures to her immersive environments. Eleven essays discuss Kusama’s accomplishments in the worlds of fashion, film, art, marketing and publishing. A special focus is given to her lesser-known artistic activity in Europe, especially Germany.

You can now order the publication using this link: bit.ly/catalogue-yayoi-kusama

The “Frog Table”, designed by Hella Jongerius in 2009, will be on view in her solo exhibition “Woven Cosmos” at the Grop...
15/04/2021

The “Frog Table”, designed by Hella Jongerius in 2009, will be on view in her solo exhibition “Woven Cosmos” at the Gropius Bau. The exhibition will feature many more animal species, questioning our relationship to objects and animals in our daily lives.

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s In the 1960s, Yayoi Kusama also professionalised her fashion design. The artist’s clothes c...
13/04/2021

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s

In the 1960s, Yayoi Kusama also professionalised her fashion design. The artist’s clothes connected to the personal, social and political liberation enacted in her happenings. She cut polka-dot-shaped holes into her “See Through Dresses” and used translucent materials to accentuate nakedness. Her “Orgy Dress”, designed in 1968, allowed several people to wear one dress. Machine-sewn in brightly coloured dotted or floral patterns, the unisex piece could be worn by 2 to 25 people.
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Image: Fashion show with Kusama’s “Orgy Dresses” on a rooftop in New York, 1968 © YAYOI KUSAMA, photo: Don Snyder

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s

In den 1960er Jahren professionalisierte Yayoi Kusama auch ihr Modedesign. Die Kleidung der Künstlerin knüpfte an die persönliche, soziale und politische Befreiung an, die sie in ihren Happenings inszenierte. Sie schnitt polka-dot-förmige Löcher in ihre „See Through Dresses“ und verwendete durchscheinende Materialien, um die Nacktheit hervorzuheben. Ihr 1968 entworfenes „Orgy Dress“ erlaubte es mehreren Personen, ein einziges Kleid zu tragen. Maschinengenäht in bunten Punkt- oder Blumenmustern, konnte das Unisex-Kleidungsstück von 2 bis 25 Personen getragen werden.
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Bild: Fashion Show mit Kusamas „Orgy Dresses“ auf einem Dach in New York, 1968 © YAYOI KUSAMA, Foto: Don Snyder

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s Between 1967 and 1970, Yayoi Kusama conducted more than 70 performances and happenings. In ...
11/04/2021

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s

Between 1967 and 1970, Yayoi Kusama conducted more than 70 performances and happenings. In her “Body Festivals” at public squares in New York, the artist spontaneously invited people to volunteer to be painted with polka dots. Body paintings continued to be a basic element of all the happenings she initiated, such as the first “Homosexual Happening” in her so-called Church of Self-Obliteration in 1968. Protests against the Vietnam War, the civil rights movements and subcultures such as the hippie movement characterised these years, in which Kusama’s actions also became increasingly political.

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective
gropiusbau.de/kusama

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s

Zwischen 1967 und 1970 initiierte Yayoi Kusama mehr als 70 Performances und Happenings. Bei ihren „Body Festivals“ auf öffentlichen Plätzen in New York lud sie Menschen ein, sich spontan mit Polka Dots bemalen zu lassen. Generell war Körperbemalung ein zentrales Element ihrer Happenings – wie etwa dem „Homosexual Happening“ im Jahr 1968. Die Proteste gegen den Vietnamkrieg, Bürgerrechtsbewegungen und Subkulturen wie die Hippie-Kultur prägten diese Jahre, in denen auch Kusamas Arbeit zunehmend politischer wurde.

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective
gropiusbau.de/kusama

“Big congratulations to BTS and Daehyung Lee for the wonderful publication on  ‘Connect, BTS’! As part of this project w...
08/04/2021

“Big congratulations to BTS and Daehyung Lee for the wonderful publication on ‘Connect, BTS’! As part of this project we organised the performance series ‘Rituals of Care’ at the beginning of 2020, which lies at the heart of our vision for the Gropius Bau. To have been able to invite so many outstanding artists to create a performance programme was one of the biggest pleasures of last year. The timing, just before the first lockdown in Germany, now seems incredible. The building was filled with such a diverse audience; making these performances available for free enabled access for so many people. This is the true meaning of connection: seeing, feeling and sharing together.” — Stephanie Rosenthal

The e-book on “Connect, BTS” is available in Korean and English and includes documentation material, background information on the project and participating artists as well as messages from the curators. → www.connect-bts.com

New work for Hella Jongerius’s upcoming exhibition Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos is being produced both at the Gropius B...
07/04/2021

New work for Hella Jongerius’s upcoming exhibition Hella Jongerius: Woven Cosmos is being produced both at the Gropius Bau and at the Jongeriuslab studio in Berlin. Jongerius moved her studio from Rotterdam to Berlin Prenzlauer Berg in 2009.

“I feel most at ease when I’m a beginner at something, when I can wander around freely. I try to stay in this role of a beginner by moving my studio, by working with a big team of a very small one, by working on commissioned work and questions for companies, or working on exhibitions trying to answer my own questions, always following an artistic, cultural and social agenda. I’m always questioning where we stand.” — Hella Jongerius → gropiusbau.de/jongerius

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s Infinity and self-obliteration are the main recurring themes in Yayoi Kusama’s work. In 196...
05/04/2021

#KusamaDecadeByDecade: 1960s

Infinity and self-obliteration are the main recurring themes in Yayoi Kusama’s work. In 1967, she teamed up with the artist Jud Yalkut to produce a psychedelic 16mm film, entitled “Kusama’s Self-Obliteration”. The film depicted her in a dreamlike state merging with her environment. In one scene, she affixes polka dots to a horse and rides away; in another she is submerged among water lilies, painting the water’s surface with disappearing dots. The motif of self-obliteration by dots is also reflected in performances and a series of works on paper.

Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective
gropiusbau.de/kusama

#BPAatGropiusStudios: Niklas BinzbergerNiklas Binzberger’s works focus on manifestations of interpersonal power relation...
04/04/2021

#BPAatGropiusStudios: Niklas Binzberger

Niklas Binzberger’s works focus on manifestations of interpersonal power relations. He employs objects as lures or traps, the “work” hides its purpose, the audience is targeted. It is a work of deception.

At the Gropius Bau, Binzberger installed an object that resembles a heat sink but contains a camera with which it takes pictures of its observers. The work gathers data from every such encounter and investigates the ways by which aesthetic judgments are determined by social formations. → bit.ly/BPA-at-Gropius-Studios

BPA at Gropius Studios ist eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Gropius Bau und BPA// Berlin program for artists.

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition “Wanwu Council 萬物” of the artist and theorist Zheng Bo. The Daoist t...
03/04/2021
Zheng Bo: Wanwu Council 萬物社 - Gropius Bau

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming exhibition “Wanwu Council 萬物” of the artist and theorist Zheng Bo. The Daoist term wanwu translates as “ten thousand things” or “myriad happenings” and embraces the infinite possibilities of life in all its forms. Collating a collection of 366 daily drawing exercises, which the artist produced over the span of his residency at Gropius Bau last year, and his new film’s first chapter “The Political Life of Plants 植物的政治生活” (2021), the exhibition explores our intertwined relationships to more-than-human worlds. A site-specific installation in the middle of the plane trees surrounding the museum’s west side – described as “Gropius Bau Wood” by the artist – extends Zheng Bo’s explorations into the Gropius Bau’s exterior.
Exhibition duration: 21 June–23 August 2021

As In House: Artist in Residence 2020, the artist and theoretician Zheng Bo embarked on the question of how plants practice politics. In 2021, his exhibition Wanwu Council 萬物社 will expand upon themes that Zheng Bo worked on during his one-year residency at the Gropius Bau.

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Niederkirchnerstraße 7
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U-Bahn Linie 2 (Potsdamer Platz), U-Bahn Linie 6 (Kochstraße), S-Bahn Linien 1, 2, 25 (Potsdamer Platz oder Anhalter Bahnhof), Busse: M29 (Anhalter Bahnhof), M41 (Abgeordnetenhaus)

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Der Gropius Bau ist eines der bedeutendsten Ausstellungshäuser in Europa. Mit vielbeachteten zeitgenössischen und archäologischen Ausstellungen hat der Gropius Bau immer wieder neue Erfahrungsräume eröffnet und seinen internationalen Ruf begründet.

Angesichts der bewegten Geschichte und der vielfältigen Institutionen, die im Laufe der Zeit hier aktiv waren, strukturiert sich der Gropius Bau als offener Rahmen für den Umgang mit verschiedensten künstlerischen Denkweisen und deren gesellschaftlichen Implikationen. Durch die aktive Zusammenarbeit mit zeitgenössischen Künstler*innen am Programm werden kreative Prozesse offengelegt, neue Perspektiven erschlossen und die Möglichkeiten der Institution reflektiert.

Der Gropius Bau steht für eine aufmerksame und differenzierte Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte und Gegenwart des Hauses. 1881 wurde der Gropius Bau als Kunstgewerbemuseum eröffnet. Die Entwürfe wurden in Auseinandersetzung mit den Grundprinzipien des Architekten Karl Friedrich Schinkel gestaltet und von Martin Gropius in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Heino Schmieden umgesetzt.

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