Museum Brandhorst Opening

This video features footage of the opening ceremony of the Museum Brandhorst and excerpts from an interview with the Director of the Brandhorst Collection, Prof. Dr. Armin Zweite, and the Deputy Director General of the Bayerische Gemäldesammlungen, Prof. Dr. Carla Schulz-Hoffmann, who talk about Museum Brandhorst’s architecture, the origins of the Brandhorst Collection, and the partnership between the Udo and Anette Brandhorst Collection and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen. For more info go to http://vernissage.tv/blog/

View the full-length version of the interview after the jump.

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ImiKnobel

In the Neue Nationalgalerie Imi Knoebel (student of Joseph Beuys) enters in a dialog with the spectacular Upper Hall of Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery. On display are his famous “Raum 19″ (Room 19, 1968/2006), “Batterie” (Battery, 2005), and “Zu Hilfe, zu Hilfe, sonst bin ich verloren” (documenta 8, Kassel, 2987). With Potsdamer Strasse 50 (2009), Imi Knoebel uses the windows of the Mies van der Rohe’s pavilion as canvas and thus creates a translucent enclosure for the works. With Imi Knoebel the Neue Nationalgalerie starts a series of exhibitions that invites artists to create work that refers specifically to the Upper Pavilion.

Part of the commentary is in German.

Between Heaven and Earth | Van Gogh

With Vincent van Gogh – Between Earth and Heaven: The Landscapes the Kunstmuseum Basel stages a spectacular, comprehensive exhibition of Vincent van Gogh’s landscape paintings. The show comprises seventy paintings, both world-famous key works as well as paintings barely seen previously by the general public. In addition, forty masterpieces by contemporaries from Kunstmuseum Basel’s collection place Vincent van Gogh’s ground-breaking approach to nature in a broader context.

Art History / 30 Years of Art Journalism

For their 30th Anniversary, the German ‘Arts Magazine’ conceived a photographic exhibition that present Portraits of 70 artists from the last 30 years in an art journalism context and as an exhibition independent

Among the works selected are portraits of Robert Rauschenberg, Daniel Richter, Gilbert & George, Hanne Darboven, Jonathan Meese, Martin Kippenberger, Dash Snow and many other known and not so known artists. Among the photographers are Jürgen Frank, Det Kempke, Robert Lebeck. Robert Lebeck’s portrait of Fernando Botero was the cover of the first edition of ‘Art’ back in October 1979. The exhibition is currently on show at Art Cologne 2009 (until April 26, 2009).

In this video, Ute Thon and Editor in Chief Tim Sommer talk about the concept of the exhibition, how they selected the artists – and their favorite photos.