Manfred Kielnhofer Ivo Gretner Michael Sailstorfer Katharina Grosse urbantimes magazine european capital of culture contemporary public light steet art arts East Side Gallery Berlin

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4. BERLIN… Berlin is a city with serious contemporary art. There seems to be so many new and exciting projects kicking off in Berlin, with many international artists flocking to the city. Its history involving the former Berlin Wall, is one of the city’s artistic highlights. The art on the wall section is protected and called the East Side Gallery. It is one of the largest open air galleries in the world and shows some iconic works of art. Berlin also hosts the Festival of Lights, bringing together, art, sculpture, lighting and architecture. I think Berlin is set to become a really prominent place for contemporary art. There is not a great deal of traditional or classical art in the city, so if that is your thing just be aware you WILL find yourself staring at white walls and predominantly stark, modernist exhibitions. Germany is the home of Bauhaus after all and that sharp, futurist work is what they seem to do best.

Manfred Kielnhofer ( Ivo Gretner ( Michael Sailstorfer ( Katharina Grosse (
Bruderkuss – Dmitri Vrubel – East Side Gallery

Manfred Kielnhofer

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer Mystique contemporary art sculpture Guardians of Time by the Austrian Manfred Kielnhofer observing and pretending the world. “The Guardians of Time” relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.

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