Sunday, February 26, 2017

art museums / galleries in berlin

January 22nd 2017
kindl - centre for contemporary art
Am Sudhaus 3, Berlin 12053
U8 Boddinstrasse

U7 Karl-Marx-Strasse

Wed - Sun 12 - 6 pm

Admission 5 eur ;free admission to the Kesselhaus beside the main building.

Two things I really like; contemporary art and beers.
Here you can absorb all that contemporary art inside a former brewery. So cool! It is also overall more relaxing experience to enjoy art because instead of the regular old-grumpy museum guards, there were just bored art history graduates sitting on their chair in the corner or the exhibition room with their iphone who obviously don't care about your existence at all.

The cafe is also not to be missed, such a cool place to enjoy your kindl (or schorle or coffee)!

January 29th 2017
Hamburger Bahnhof
Invaliden Strasse 50 - 51, Berlin 10557
S7, S75, S5, U55 S+U Hauptbahnhof

Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thu 10 am - 8 pm, Sat - Sun 11 am - 6 pm
Admission 10 eur

Next stop: a former train station turned into contemporary art museum. I am sure everyone in Berlin has been to Hamburger Bahnhof, so I wouldn't even try to write a lame copy about this amazing museum. Only one note though: they offer guided tour in english every Sundays 12pm - I know it's early but it is so worth it to get explanation about the history of the museum and some of the important pieces, imagine all the facts you could drop at the next dinner party! You will be the star of the evening bb.

February 5th 2017
Berlinische Galerie
Alte Jakobstrasse 124 - 128, Berlin 10969
U1, U6 Hallesches Tor
U8 Moritzplatz

everyday except Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Admission 8 eur, 4 eur every first Monday of the month

The minimalistic stairs connecting the ground to the top floor is indeed very #instaworthy
I feel like the collection here are very well curated, though I was here for only around 1.5 hour it was very impressive and I really want to revisit. Even though this one so far look like the most normal building compared to kindl or Hamburger Bahnhof, it was actually used to be a glass warehouse.

And bonus point, if you spot the hoarder apartment on the way to the museum - it's slightly cooler than the art pieces outside the museum if you asked me.

February 12th 2017
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien
Kottbusser Strasse 10, Berlin 10999
U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor

Tue - Sun 2 - 7 pm
Admission free

Now located between Neukolln and Kreuzberg in a former Lichtfabrik, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien is work- and exhibition spaces for the resident artists mainly focusing on contemporary visual arts. 

February 19th 2017

The museum is founded in 1997 as the Deutsche Guggenheim; a collaboration between Deutsche Bank and Solomon Gugenheim Foundation and had its run for 15 years. In 2013 they parted ways and today the museum stand as Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle. I wasn't quite impressed as the space was relatively small and the building was not as special as the former museums I have seen in the past weeks and there was only one exhibition and it wasn't exactly that great either (5 weeks in and I am an art critic now!).
Because it was a short visit, we decided to check out one other museum nearby.

everyday 10 am - 8 pm
Admission 4 eur, Mondays free admission
Unter den Linden 13, Berlin 10117
U6 Franzosische Strasse 
S1, S2, S25, S5, S7, S75 Friedrichstrasse

Daimler Contemporary
Haus Huth
Alte Potsdamer Strasse 5, Berlin 10785
U2, S1, S2 Potsdamer Platz
everyday 11 am - 6 pm
admission free

This museum saved the day! It wasn't too far and the collection was way more impressive. Located inside the really cool Huth Haus at Potsdamer Platz, it was a nice contrast, very refreshing to see contemporary art inside a cool old building. Fun fact, it is the ONLY imperial building in the area (Potsdamer Platz) that survived the war and also the wall is almost unscathed (not gonna lie, had to google what that exactly means) because the house -at that time ran as restaurant, wine merchant and wine bar got a steel skeleton installed (something really new for that time) to protect the wine on the second and third floor. How amazing is the power of wine, right! Santé!

February 26th 2017
Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, berlin 10997
U1, U8 Kottbusser Tor

everyday 11 am - 8 pm
admission free

Residing inside the Kunstquartier Bethanien, where the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (the one I went to few Sundays back) also used to be, the building has quite an interesting history and impressive façade. Though it was a hospital before, it didn't really give me the creepy-chills, but that's maybe because I went around noon and was full of sugar and caffeine after a bottle of Clubmate.

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien is an exhibition space for contemporary art with a focus on current social and cultural issues. Central to the projects here are the meaningful contextualisation of themes and consideration for diversity, internationality, and local relevance.
The location alone is well-worth a visit. Such gorgeous building!

March 2nd 2017
me Collectors Room / Stiftung Olbricht
Auguststrasse 68, 10117 Berlin
U8 Weinmeisterstrasse, U6 Oranienburger Tor, S1, S2, S25 Oranienburger Strasse, S3, S7, S5, S75 Hackescher Markt

Tue - Sun 12-6pm

March 12th 2017
Neues Museum
Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin
U6 Friedrichstrasse S1, S2, S25 Friedrichstrasse, S5, S7, S75 Hackescher Markt

everyday 10 am - 6 pm, Thursdays until 8 pm


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