early December 2020
„Subterranean life,” „Earth Pain”, or „Spatial Concept: Nature” by Jean Dubuffet, Roberto Matta, or Lucio Fontana—these and other works are the focus of the exhibition in the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg. They all revolve around the theme of the organic and vegetal.
Many of them were created in connection with times of crisis, whether in the 1930s or the late 1940s and early 1950s. None depict a human; viewers perceive only undefined beings at best. What grows and flourishes here seems to have come into being by itself.
„Plants Breaking through the Earth” is an exhibition about the secret life of nature, which usually closes itself off far from view and only occasionally appears in the magic mirror of art.
A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Address / Getting there
U-Bahn: Sophie-Charlotte-Platz, Richard-Wagner-Platz
Bus: Schloss Charlottenburg, Luisenplatz / Schloss Charlottenburg
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
Opening times on public holidays Opening hours
Unfortunately, the exhibition „Kopfarbeit – Handarbeit, Tag und Nacht. André Thomkins (1930–1985)“ is currently closed due to a technical malfunction.
Prices / Tickets
Admission ticket Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg
+ Museum Berggruen
10,00 EUR Concessions 5,00
Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg + Museum Berggruen
Annual Ticket from 25 €
free time slot ticket required
Admission / Public health measures