Films & Videos of the Kunstbibliothek


Hingeschaut! | The Fountain of Youth by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Just over 500 years ago, Spanish seafarers discovered the Americas and with it a world unknown to Europeans. In the latest episode of our video series Hingeschaut! we take a closer look at a world map from 1566 - sea monsters, out-of-place continents and the who's who of the seafarers of the time are included. What you don't see on the map: The discovery of the "new world" went hand in hand with colonization and its disastrous consequences for the local population.

Length: 2:18 minutes
Picture: Johann Theodor de Bry: Karte Amerikas mit den Darstellungen von Kolumbus, Vespucci, Magellan und Pizarro, 1566 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek / Knud Petersen


In:complete. Destroyed, Divided, Complemented | Trailer

Fragments are everywhere yet often seem out of place; sometimes they are even perceived as disturbing. Nevertheless, these incomplete or unfinished objects often harbour exciting insights and a wide range of stories that can be as fragmented as the objects’ conditions. This cross-collection exhibition presents works of art from different epochs and genres while telling their eventful histories.

Gerhard Richter Künstlerbücher

Gerhard Richter Artist’s Books

On the occasion of Gerhard Richter’s 90th birthday, the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) at the Neue Nationalgalerie is mounting a major survey exhibition of his artist’s books for the first time. The books, for which Richter consistently drew on his own imagery and experimented with abstract processes, are indispensible for understanding his oeuvre and self-image as an artist. With works from the Kunstbibliothek, the Nationalgalerie and the Kupferstichkabinett, as well as loans from the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (State Art Collections) and the Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne, the exhibition provides unique insight into the artist’s inner world.

Length: 0:36 minutes
Production: Art/Beats

Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill

Claudia Skoda’s fashions made her a key figure and icon of the West Berlin underground scene in the 1970s and 1980s. She revolutionised the concept of knitwear fashion through her unconventional designs; her spectacular fashion shows attracted international attention. With this first solo show, the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) pays tribute to Claudia Skoda’s work – in her home city of Berlin. The multimedia special exhibition presents around two hundred works, some previously never shown before, by Claudia Skoda and her art, film and music scene associates, including Martin Kippenberger, Luciano Castelli, Ulrike Ottinger, Tabea Blumenschein, Kraftwerk, Jim Rakete, and many more. 

Length: 0:44 minutes

Length: 6:39 minutes
Producktion:  Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / oh, patrone

Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill - Video Workshop - Part I

Length: 7:53 minutes

Claudia Skoda. Dressed to Thrill - Video Workshop - Part II

Length: 12:08 minutes


Film by Max von Gumppenberg in collaboration with Claudia Skoda

Length: 14:49 minutes