I’ve not been very good at this so far. So much so, that I’d recommend going to read Baustelle, where they mention quite a few events, if you scroll through. Their Twitter feed is also good – in fact it’s all rather more up to date than my witterings about arcane 80s architecture and such like.
A couple of recent things that I would recommend though:
- The gargantuan Modell Bauhaus show at the Gropius Bau, which I’ve recently mentioned, runs until 4th October 09. There’s also Le Corbusier: Kunst & Architektur, running at the same venue, till 5th October.
- … and because all the material from the Bauhaus Archiv is over at Gropiusbau, the building is empty, but open to the public! Designed by Walther Gropius, whose great uncle designed the (Martin) Gropius Bau, in case you were wondering. Until 4th October.
- The Mythos Germania exhibition details Hitler & Speer’s megalomaniac plans to build a new german capital after winning the war, and is not to be missed. At Pavillon Gertrud-Kolmar-Straße 14 (close to the Holocaust Memorial, and runs until the end of 2009. See also my own post on this.
- One that I’ve not mentioned before, as it’s not usually so directly ‘architecture’ related, but the Brohan-Museum is running an exhibition of book designs by Henry Van de Velde (better known as an architect) – Henry van de Velde – Buchkunst, vom Jugendstil zum Bauhau (Book Art, from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus). I’ve not been to the Brohan, but looks worth going to see its apparently fabulaous Jugendstil/Art Nouveau collection. Runs until 20th September.
It’s always worth checking the following venues for architecture related things:
- The Mies van der Rohe Haus, which regularly hosts contemporary art exhibitions, but is worth seeing for the house itself. Website is odd, but its events are now listed as part of Lichtenberg’s Kultur events and locations site.
- A permanent exhibition of Berlin’s city planning, through models: details and location.
- The Architekturforum Aedes, in the Pfefferberg complex, specialises in architecture shows.
- As does the appropriately named Architektur Galerie Berlin.
- And, come to think of it, the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (DAZ).