Report from Berlin

Posted by on Mar 6, 2008 in Blog | No Comments

My trip to Berlin was really successful and I also had time for some sightseeing. It was wonderful for me to have my friend from New York fly over and share the experience too.

I am thrilled to be showing at Galerie Schuster. Everyone gave me such a warm welcome to Berlin (except the weather!) The shows look great and I got to speak with a lot of different interesting people at the openings. The painting opening was Saturday evening followed by a Sunday brunch opening at the photo gallery space.

For those who speak German, there was a write up in a major paper Der Tagesspiegel on the day of the opening so that was exciting. I’ll try and post a translated version if I can get a good translation. Here are a few gallery photos followed by some Berlin sights.

The painting exhibition…

The photo exhibition

With Mr. Helmut Schuster…

The Holocaust Memorial

At the Hamburger Bahnhof — Unfortunately they were preparing a lot of new exhibitions so a lot of it was closed for installation.

Inside the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind. This is an area called the Memory Void with an installation by Menashe Kadishman. It was something you really have to experience in person. My photo doesn’t do it justice but you get more of a sense from this video that I found on YouTube. (Turn up your volume)

My “photo assistant” at the Schloss Charlottenburg. She assisted by holding the umbrella so I wouldn’t get rain on my lens!

We did a lot of walking all over Berlin including visiting the Brandenburg gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, KaDeWe (great department store with an amazing gourmet food hall) and seeing remains of the Wall. And of course lots of hearty German food. All in all, a fantastic trip!

A German sausage sampler starter to share on our last evening….

Leave a Reply