Browsing All posts tagged under »Kunst am Bau«

Power Art at Reichstag

December 18, 2011

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This morning I joined a Kunst und Architekturführung at the Reichstag building. When I stood on the roof next to Norman Foster’s dome, I realised Hans Haacke’s work Der Bevölkerung (see also this post) must be visible on Google Earth, and indeed it is: The poor legibility is mainly due to the work itself: the […]

First observations

October 10, 2011

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Berlin’s public art and the way it is organised seems to gravitate around three notions: 1. A long, vast tradition of art commissions for public buildings (Kunst am Bau), organised in competitions. For the smaller commissions mostly local artists are invited, for the larger ones more well known but still predominantly German artists. A few […]