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New 360º Film About the Picasso and His Time Exhibition at the Museum Berggruen

21.12.2023
Museum Berggruen

While the Museum Berggruen remains closed until 2026 due to extensive renovations, and the masterpieces in the collection are travelling on an international exhibition tour, a 360º film recorded in the Stüler building before its closing in 2022 offers the chance to virtually experience the presentation of the collection, Picasso and His Time.

Production: Friends of the Museum Berggruen Berlin e.V.
Curator and speaker: Dr Gabriel Montua, Head of Museum Berggruen
Producer: Ute K. Kiehn, Executive Director of the Förderkreis des Museum Berggruen Berlin e.V.
Realisation: Artvisit, Berlin, 2022-2023

Pablo Picasso’s Artistic Development

Gabriel Montua, head of the Museum Berggruen, gives a tour through the exhibition, focusing on Pablo Picasso’s artistic development, uniquely represented in the Museum Berggruen collection. The comprehensive tour ranges from Picasso’s early works from the late 19th century, his Blue and Rose Periods, the development of Cubism in sync with Georges Braque, masterpieces from the 1930s such as Dora Maar mit grünen Fingernägeln (Dora Maar with Green Fingernails, 1936) and Der gelbe Pullover (The Yellow Sweater, 1939), through to the works the over ninety-year-old Picasso completed shortly before he died in 1973.

The Art Dealer and Collector Heinz Berggruen

Heinz Berggruen’s eventful life story is also featured in the 360º film, including his role as an art dealer in Paris during the post-war period, his friendship with Picasso, and the building up of his one-of-a-kind art collection, which the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz acquired for the Nationalgalerie in 2000 with funding from the German government and the federal state of Berlin.

Much like the experience at the Museum Berggruen itself, it is possible in the 360º film to move closer and spend time with the individual artworks, to choose the viewing direction and, in this way, take part in a unique tour through the Picasso and His Time exhibition.