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German Design Award for "PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi"

25.11.2019
Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama

PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi has received a German Design Award. In the category “Excellent Architecture – Fair and Exhibition” after the exhibition project was selected by an international jury.

In addition to the Red Dot Award it received in 2019, PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi has also recently been recognized with this second prestigious prize for design. The exhibition on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, where it is housed in its own specially designed structure, “Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama”, opened on 17 November 2018. During the ongoing restoration of the Pergamonmuseum it offers a fascinating overview about the ancient city of Pergamon.

The temporary exhibition provides a high quality presentation of the chosen exhibits, as well as a pleasantly peaceful atmosphere. The huge panoramic view of the Pergamon castle hill, which can be experienced from a platform, is a highlight in and of itself.

– Statement of the jury

The Building: Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama

The 100-metre long exhibition structure “Pergamonmuseum. Das Panorama” presents 80 exceptional works of art from the Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, arranged in an elaborate installation integrating space, light and film. Yadegar Asisi’s 30-metre high, 360° panorama is the highlight and unifying reference point of this ensemble that unites the work of this contemporary artist with the longstanding archaeological expertise of the Antikensammlung. The immersive work of art vividly recreates the complex cosmos of this Hellenistic city, providing an experience visitors can also comprehend on an emotional level.

The Exhibition: PERGAMON. Masterpieces from the Ancient Metropolis with a 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi

The combined presentation of the sculptures from the Pergamonmuseum and of the Asisi panorama will enable visitors to feel as if they have stepped back in time and are partaking in life in the ancient city. The panorama takes visitors back to the year CE 129, showing the ancient city of Pergamon on the west coast of Asia Minor. Yadegar Asisi reconstructs the city as it was during the time of the High Roman Empire under the rule of the Emperor Hadrian (CE 117–138). The visuals from the first Pergamon panorama have been comprehensively reworked. In co-operation with the team of the Antikensammlung, the artist has conceived roughly 40 new scenes and woven them into the panoramic image. The parallel exhibition has been planned by Studio asisi and incorporates approximately 80 of the Antikensammlung’s most important works from Pergamon – including the largest piece of the Telephos frieze from the Pergamon Altar.