Current exhibitions

Matthias Beckmann: Teezusammenkunft (Tea Get-Together). From the series: Von Tee zu Tee. 2011, Pencil on paper, 29,7 x 21,0 cm

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Matthias Beckmann: From Tea to Tea

The ephemeral art of the Japanese 'Way of Tea' and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst itself lie at...
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Fan Qi, Landscape on the Yangzi, China, 2nd half 17th c., Handscroll, ink and pale washes on silk, 31 x 207 cm

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The mountains - not so near, yet not so far …
17th century landscape drawings from the Netherlands and China - a comparison

Chinese landscapes in ink-wash, European landscapes in oil: the differences seem enormous. But...
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Gabriele Heidecker: Pidurutalagala, 1979

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The Landscapes of Sri Lanka - 100 Years Later. Drawings by Gabriele Heidecker

In the next installment of the exhibition 'Landscapes of Sri Lanka' the Museum für Asiatische Kunst...
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God Shiva with His Family, North India, Kangra style, ca. 1800, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 22.7 x 18 cm

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The Landscapes of India. Miniature Painting from the Mughal Era

The miniatures on display in this exhibition reveal the scope of the landscape tradition in Indian...
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Art from South, Southeast and Central Asian Art

The Collection of South, Southeast and Central Asian Art houses one of the most important...
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Art from East Asia

The Collection of East Asian Art presents a comprehensive exhibition embracing the broad spectrum...
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Upcoming exhibitions

Tapestry (chin. kesi) with lotus and phoenix design Early Ming dynasty, 14th/15th c.
100 x 120 cm

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Child Tears and Blossoms.
Chinese Pictures on Silk and Paper

The exhibition presents Chinese paintings and textiles from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912)...
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Past exhibitions

Large tray with depiction of the Eight Daoistic Immortals, late 15th or 16th century

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...immersed in lacquer
A German private collection of Chinese lacquerware

"...immersed in lacquer. A German private collection of Chinese lacquerware" is an impressive...
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Breathing New Life into Old Forms
The acquisition of contemporary paintings in East Berlin

In East Berlin in 1952, the foundation of a new museum dedicated to East Asian art posed quite a...
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Elegant Gifts
Social Networking through Chinese Painting and Calligraphy

Chinese literati, painters and calligraphers have always presented their essays, poems, and...
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Worlds of Colour
Woodcuts from the 18th century

This special exhibition of selected artworks focuses on the development from monochrome...
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Plates bearing the Prussian coat of arms, from a dinner service for Frederick II, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong era, before 1755

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China and Prussia
Porcelain and Tea

The treasures of the Far East - porcelain and tea - have fascinated Europeans since the early...
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Oki Kangaku, family of monkeys, Japan, 19th century; Collection Neumann-Ogando

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Fascinated by Nature
Landscapes, Plants and Animals in the Tradition of East Asian Painting from the Neumann-Ogando Collection

About 60 pictures by Japanese and Chinese painters from the 18th to 20th centuries in the form of...
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Name a River
Topographical Views in East Asia

Landscape is a key subject in the painting of East Asia. Of all schools, literati painting was most...
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Lu Hao: Recording 2005 Chang'an Street (detail)

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Lu Hao: Karl Marx and Eternal Peace
Pictures of Two Grand Avenues in Beijing and Berlin

Lu Hao, a young artist born in 1969 and now based in Beijing, created two 50-metre long horizontal...
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Leiko Ikemura: Horizon (blue-yellow), 2007

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Leiko Ikemura
Korekara or the Serenity of Fragile Being

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ostasiatische Kunst (a foundation for East Asian Art) proudly...
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Chrysanthemums and Bamboo
Symbolism, Legends, Polymorphism

Chrysanthemums and bamboo are two of the most popular motifs in Chinese painting, even today, and...
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Bamboo and its Friends
Chinese Painting from the Ming and Qing Dynasties

The three 'friends of winter': bamboo, plum blossom and pine remain a very popular motif, even...
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Fuji Doubled
Udo Kaller / Katsushika Hokusai

To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of diplomatic ties between Japan and Germany,...
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Ai Weiwei: Teahouse, 2009; permanent loan by Collection Dieter and Si Rosenkranz

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Ai Weiwei: Teahouse, 2009

'Teahouse, 2009' is an iconic work by the most famous Chinese conceptual artist working today, Ai...
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