7 June-3 Oct 2006. Over 100 years of artistic, historical and political ties between Japan and Germany are explored in the exhibition Berlin-Tokyo/Tokyo-Berlin. Die Kunst zweier Stdte at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Exhibits range from Japonism in the late 19th century to the non-conformist Dadaists, from the photography of the 1920s and the modernist architecture and design of the Bauhaus to the years of national socialism which saw a reciprocal influence in the media of film. Postwar ties between the two countries were upheld through friendships between artists and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) programmes, as evidenced by works from the Neo-Dada and Fluxus movements as well as 1980s installation art. The Upper Hall space of the Neue Nationalgalerie has been redesigned by Japanese architect Tokyo Ito for the exhibition and will house the latest in German and Japanese art and urban architecture. The exhibition has been organised by the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Nationalgalerie and the German Kinemathek Museum for Film and Television to mark the occasion of Germany Year in Japan 2005/2006. Admission 8, concessions 4. Tues-Sun 10.00-18.00, Thurs 10.00-22.00.
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The Art of Two Cities.
The Neue Nationalgalerie is at 50 Potsdamer Strasse 10785 Berlin-Tiergarten. By U-bahn U2 to Potsdamer Platz. By S-bahn S1, S2, S26 to Potsdamer Platz. By bus lines M29, M41, 200, 123, 148. Tel. +49 (0) 302662951