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Intersections: Contemporary Art and Tradition

03.06.2016 to 08.01.2017
Museum für Asiatische Kunst

Works by eight contemporary artists – Sven Drühl, Jia, Naoko Matsubara, Ônishi Hiroshi, Rhee Jae Yong, kate-hers RHEE, Luzia Simons and Aiko Tezuka – are juxtaposed with traditional artworks from the East Asian collection in the permanent exhibition space. The resulting dialogues challenge ways of seeing and thinking, cast a new light on familiar objects and provide surprising insights and perspectives.

The range of artistic approaches on show in 'Intersections: Contemporary Art and Tradition’ all, in one way or another, take inspiration from the formal and conceptual characteristics of East Asian art. At the same time, they push their boundaries: a porcelain vase becomes filigree mesh; subversive purpose appears behind decorative order.

The Museum für Asiatische Kunst will close in January 2017 in preparation for its relocation to the Humboldt Forum. This exhibition marks a farewell to Dahlem and, through its large variety of artistic approaches, gives a perspective on the diverse ideas addressing the here and now in the Humboldt Forum.

Visitor entrance

Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin


Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00

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Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

Please note that due to preparations for the transfer to the Humboldt Forum the Collection of South, Southeast, and Central Asian Art on the ground floor, that contains, amongst others, the famous 'Turfan' collection as well as art from India, have been closed since 11 January 2016.

Extended opening time Fri 6 to Sun 8 January 2017
Over the weekend of 7–8 January, the Ethnologisches Museum and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst will open their doors for the last time at their current location, before preparing in readiness for the move to Humboldt Forum. For this reason, the opening hours on this weekend will be extended and special events will be on offer.
Fri 6 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat 7 January 2017: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun 8 January 2017 : 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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