Berlin trip – February 2014
7th April 2014
In February Fine Art Photography spent an action packed week in Berlin. We planned our trip to coincide with the Transmediale Festival, in order to take advantage of the exhibitions, events and lectures that are built up around it. We spent our days in independent Galleries, National Museums, bookshops and fantastic cafes and restaurants eating some of the best cakes money can buy. We spent our evenings at cultured events/openings, bars and restaurants, with one very special night listening to gypsy music in the stunning setting of Klärchens Ballhaus.
We took a day trip out to the Bauhaus in Dessau, where we experienced the workings of the famous art school, The Bauhaus was founded in 1919 and since its opening it has had a huge influence upon art, photography, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography etc.
Berlin is a truly exciting city that has more lens based art exhibitions than any other city in Europe, and although we didn’t stand still we didn’t get to see it all! We did however get to experience Warhol, Natchwey, LeChapelle, Tillmans, Gursky, Horn and many more established artists, as well as the up and coming artists, photographers and film makers of tomorrow.
In addition we took the opportunity to explore Berlins rich and immensely challenging history, with group trips to the Reichstag, Holocaust memorial, Berlin Wall, Victory Column, Jewish Museum and many many more sites. Berlin has some of the most amazing architecture that the world has to offer.
It is fair to say that we had an outstanding week.