An intimate walk through the evolving arts district of Berlin. We spent three hours with our docent/guide who was well acquainted with the history and present day state of visual artists and galleries in Berlin. Since Berlin vies for center stage in the modern art world with New York, Basel (Switzerland) and Venice (Italy), this was a neighborhood walk with a distinctly international context.
Highlights included the Alexander Beer Building and the KW Institute, both on Auguststraße, and the galleries in and near Linienstraße 155. Inspired by these venues, we also visited Camera Work and other galleries on our own.
This is a must for contemporary art fans, and for anyone curious about the redevelopment–over decades–of this historic Jewish neighborhood of Berlin.