Meret Oppenheim: Retrospective

The Martin-Gropius-Bau dedicates the first major retrospective to Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) on the centenary of the surrealist artist's birth in Berlin.

The comprehensive exhibition covers the entirety of Oppenheim's career from her early collaboration with Surrealist artists such as Duchamp and Ernst, to her less well-known poetry in later life.

The show highlights her reworking of recurring themes such as magic objects, dream scenes and myths, depictions of the invisible, the search for identity, metamorphoses between the sexes, between human being and animal, nature and civilisation.

The exhibition comprises Oppenheim's drawings, paintings, objects, collages, fantastical jewellery and writings, including her dream notations.

Those who lent works for the exhibition included British pop singer David Bowie, Swiss retail tycoon and art dealer Ursula Hauser, and the Dutch diamond magnate Sylvio Perlstein.

Wed-Mon 10.00-20.00. Tues closed.

General Info

Address Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchner Straße 7, tel. +49(0)30254860.

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Meret Oppenheim: Retrospective

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchner Straße 7, tel. +49(0)30254860.

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