Not Net at Berlinische Galerie

The Berlinische Galerie promised an overview of modern art in Germany – and lived up to this promise. First floor walks you through painting and sculpture in Germany as from the 1900 and a little earlier.
All major ‘isms present: impressionism, pointillism, cubism, and so on, german variety. Neatly catalogued, few surprises, a bit boring. There was a Kokoschka that leapt out of its frame, though.
Ground floor hosted a number of attempt to make art based on internet technology. Two of the three projects were inaccessible because of computer failure. Third was an embellishment of Google Maps – not really very interesting. So far, no points scored for the new(est) technology. It should come into its own though – lots of possibilities.
Best part of the museum was situated outside: an inflatable structure that kids just loved playing on. Don’t know if it was art – but it was fun! Tempted to use my crayons on the letters that form a work on the pavement just outside the museum – but had neither crayons nor nerv

The Berlinische Galerie promised an overview of modern art in Germany – and lived up to its promise. First floor walks you through painting and sculpture in Germany as from the 1900 and a little earlier.¬†All major ‘isms present: impressionism, pointillism, cubism, and so on, german variety. Neatly catalogued and very boring. There was a Kokoschka that leapt out of its frame, though.

Ground floor hosted photographs – not very memorable ones – and a number of attempts to make art based on internet technology. Two of the three projects were inaccessible because of computer failure – too bad, would have liked to see them. Why don’t the museum people make sure things work? Third was accessible, but not very interesting: an embellishment of Google Maps. So far, no points scored for the new(est) technology. It should come into its own though – lots of possibilities.

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Best part of the museum was situated outside: an inflatable structure like a mathematical drawing of cubes, a vast thing that kids just loved playing on. Don’t know if it was art – but it was fun!¬†There was also a text-based work spelled out on the pavement just outside. Tempted to use my crayons on the letters to send my own message – but had neither the crayons nor the nerve.

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