A visit to the museum Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Foto ©Maria Rapela

Yesterday I was at the New National Gallery Museum (Neuenationalgalerie) in Berlin and it’s the first time I’ve been there since its reopening. The museum was closed for renovations from 2015 until last summer 2021. The current temporary exhibition is by American artist Barbara Kruger, known for her political and feminist art installations and texts.
The installation, which occupies the entire main floor of the building, runs through August 28, 2022.
On the first floor, there is an exhibition of art from 1900 to 1945, starting from the idea of how the cities and the rapid changes of the early 20th century influenced the various art movements of the 20th century. As time progresses, the impact of two world wars on the European continent is reflected in the art of several generations of artists. The exhibition includes important works of German Expressionism, Cubism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Foto ©Maria Rapela

Spanish version

Ayer estuve en el Museo Nueva Galería Nacional (Neuenationalgalerie) de Berlín y es la primera vez que voy desde su reapertura. El museo estuvo cerrado por remodelaciones desde 2015 hasta el verano 2021.

 

La exposición temporal actual es de la artista estadounidense Barbara Kruger, conocida por sus instalaciones de arte y textos políticos y feministas. La instalación que ocupa toda la planta principal del edificio, estará hasta el 28 de agosto 2022.


En la planta baja, hay una exposición de arte de 1900 hasta 1945, partiendo de la idea de como las ciudades y los cambios rápidos de inicios de siglo XX influenciaron los variados movimientos artísticos del SXX. Conforme se avanza en el tiempo, queda reflejado el impacto de dos guerras mundiales en el continente europeo y en el arte de varias generaciones de artistas. En la exposición se pueden obras importantes del expresionismo alemán, cubismo, dadaísmo y surrealismo entre otros.

Peace and Fruits – Art Exhibition in Berlin

Exhibition and Culture Program

Exhibition in the context of
of the Kultur Salon Berlin #23

 

Where: Forum Factory
Address: Besselstraße 13-14,
10969 Berlin

 

Opening: June 11
from 18:00-22:00

 

Start of the stage program
at 20:00 – 10€ –

 

Finissage exhibition: 21 June 2022
from 16:00 to 22:00

 

Why PEACE AND FRUITS?

How can one make an exhibition about fruits when there is a threat of a 3rd world war?
With the thought of peace and love, Peace and Fruit was born, a call for peace and joy of an exhibition where love, peace and fruit are our drive and motivation.
A call for peace and to remember that there are beautiful and rich things in life.
Come, discover the artists and buy art.

 

EXHIBITION

Artists

Rosaana Velasco
Edurne Herrán
Maria Rapela
Laura Leiner
Mara Mahía
Helena Her
Clara Joris
Lady Gaby
Vastiane

Karina Villavicencio Foto: © Paula Reissig, PAF 2019

PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC
from 20:00h – 10€

Zori Ameliko (Ukrainian bandura vocals)
Metissia (Music / crossover/ fusion)
Mariluz (Oriental dance/ flamenco)
Karina Villavicencio (Performance)
Daria Leere (Electronic wave)
Lady Gaby (Performance)
Liliana Cobos (Music)
Chaya (Oriental dance)

A collaboration of

Kultur Salon Berlin coordination
Stefan Höppe

 

Exhibition coordination
Maria Rapela

 

Flyer design: Maria Rapela

 

Peace art Watermelon: Sandía_Paz ©Edurne Herrán

Deutsche version siehe unten

Ausstellung und Kultur Programm

Ausstellung im Rahmen
des Kultur Salons Berlin #23


Wo: Forum Factory
Adresse: Besselstraße 13-14,
10969 Berlin

 

Eröffnung: 11. Juni
vom 18:00-20:00 Uhr

 

Start des Bühnenprogramms
um 20 Uhr

 

Finissage Ausstellung: 21. Juni 2022
vom 16:00 bis 22:00 Uhr
Maria Rapela

Maria Rapela, Watermelon II 2014, @VG Bild

Warum PEACE AND FRUITS?

Wie kann man eine Ausstellung über Früchte machen, wenn ein 3. Weltkrieg droht?
Mit dem Gedanken an Frieden und Liebe wurde Peace and Fruit geboren, ein Aufruf zum Frieden und zur Freude an einer Ausstellung, bei der Liebe, Frieden und Früchte unser Antrieb und unsere Motivation sind.

Ein Aufruf zum Frieden und zur Erinnerung daran, dass es schöne und reiche Dinge im Leben gibt.
Kommen Sie vorbei, entdecken Sie die Künstlerinnen und kaufen Sie Kunst.

AUSSTELLUNG

Künstlerinnen

Rosaana Velasco
Edurne Herrán
Maria Rapela
Laura Leiner
Mara Mahía
Helena Her
Clara Joris
Lady Gaby
Vastiane

PERFORMANCES UND MUSIK

ab 20:00Uhr – 10€

 

Zori Ameliko (ukrainischer Bandura-Gesang)
Metissia (Musik / Crossover/ Fusion)
Mariluz (Orientalischer Tanz/ Flamenco)
Karina Villavicencio (Performance)
Daria Leere (Electronic wave)
Lady Gaby (Performance)
Liliana Cobos (Musik)
Chaya (Orientalischer Tanz)

Eine Zusammenarbeit von

Kunst Salon Berlin koordination
Stefan Höppe

 

Ausstellung Koordination Maria Rapela

 

Design  Flyer Maria Rapela

 

Frieden Wassermelone Art: Sandía_Paz ©Edurne Herrán

Paz

Exhibition of Indian photographer Dayanita Singh at the Gropius Bau, Berlin

Dayanita Singh in the Gropius Bau, Berlin. Copyright ©Maria Rapela, 2022

Title of the exhibition: Dancing with my camera
From March 18 to July 7, 2022
Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin

 

Last Friday, the exhibition of the Indian photographer Dayanita Singh opened at the Gropius Bau in Berlin and I was there.


The intersection between photography, the love of books and the quests to make photography more accessible to the public, mobile museums/archives emerge, like a big book. If photography circulates easily through books, how can it do so in space. That is why Dayanita has created her mobile museums where a large archive of her work can be found and can change shape depending on the space.

 

In the exhibition, which runs until July 7, 2022 at the Gropius Bau, you can have access to various series of documentary photography, portraits, architecture that the photographer has made in more than 40 decades of work.

 

Musical tours, family scenes, a series of trans people, boys and girls in India in the 20th and 21st century. Some intimate scenes are memorable.
I was fortunate to be able to meet the artist and portray her.

Exhibition Dayanita Singh, Gropius Bau, Berlin. Copyright ©Maria Rapela, 2022

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Dancing with my camera - Dayanita Singh - Buy online in Amazon
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(spanish version)

El viernes pasado inauguró la muestra de la fotógrafa de la India Dayanita Singh en el Gropius Bau de Berlín.

 

Título de la exposición: Dancing with my camera
Del 18 marzo al 7 de julio 2022
Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlín

 

La intersección entre fotografía, el amor por los libros y las búsquedas de hacer más accesible la fotografía al público, surgen museos/archivos móviles, como un libro grande. Si la fotografía circula fácilmente a través de los libros, como puede hacerlo en el espacio. Para eso Dayanita ha creado sus museos móviles donde se encuentra un gran archivo de sus trabajos y que puede cambiar de forma según el espacio.

 

En la muestra que estará hasta el 7 de julio 2022 en el Gropius Bau, se puede tener acceso a varias series de fotografía documental, retratos, de arquitectura que la fotógrafa ha realizado en más de 40 décadas de trabajo. Tours musicales, escenas familiares, una serie de personas trans, niños y niñas en la India del sXX y XXI. Algunas escenas íntimas son memorables.
Tuve la suerte de poder encontrar a la artista y retratarla.

Foto: © Maria Rapela

Short Documentary about the artists from Taumel der Tatsache exhibition, July 2021, Berlin

Frequently, an art exhibition brings together the works of artists, but the reasons and the artistic proposal of those who present their work are not always well understood. Delving into these reasons and why can help to better understand the background of the work.

In this well-made 20-minute video documentary, filmmaker Chrysanthi Goula visited the artists Maria Rapela, Nina Heimlich, Amelia Nin, Birgit Fechner and Nora Sturm in their studios and organised a series of questions to probe into the work and realisation of each artist’s work. The result is a short documentary that shows and reveals aspects of the work, reflection and expression of the visual artists during an exhibition in July 2021 at the K salon, Berlin-kreuzberg.

The exhibition was realised in the context of Art Up’s support programme for artists and mentorshiops, Erfolg im team.

Artists who appear in the video and their respective websites:

Maria Rapela – http://mariarapela.com

Nina Heimlich – https://ninaheimlich.com

Amelia Nin – https://amelianin.com

Birgit Fechner – https://birgit-fechner.de

Nora Sturm – https://www.norasturm.art/