Beyond Compare: Art from Africa in the Bode Museum

27.10.2017 until further notice

Mythical heroes from the Congo stand upright, despite back-breaking feats of endurance. Their presence in the galleries of the Bode-Museum begs the question: Why does Christianity need a suffering God? Bronze sculptures from Italy and Benin reflect the artistic exchange and trade between two continents. Leading up to the opening of the Humboldt Forum, the Bode-Museum will show about 70 principal works of African sculpture alongside and in dialogue with works of European sculpture. The experimental, juxtapositional display is ordered according to theme and spans such concepts as power, protection, ancestry, identity, and religious relics. The display thus brings to light the connections and differences between these collections, inviting new perspectives to emerge.

The exhibition is generously funded by the Preussischer Kulturbesitz Trustees.

Visitor entrance

Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin

U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25 (Friedrichstraße); S5, S7, S75 (Hackescher Markt)
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The upstairs galleries of the permanent exhibitions including the exhibtion "Art Coins Money: MUSE MACHT MONETEN" open at 11:00 a.m.

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