A Postcard From... Berlin
Escape with Artscapes UK to Berlin, long known as Europe’s most creative and cool urban hub - a hotbed of stylish liberalism and flair. But this journey with Ben Street takes us away from the expected to find the shifting identities of Berlin - a city coming to terms with its own troubled past.
Ben will explore four artworks embedded in the complex life of this vibrant city – a painting, a photograph, a memorial and an installation. These illustrate four different and contradictory viewpoints, leading us on a journey from a city divided in the late 1970s, to one embracing a new identity in the 1990s.
To set the scene in advance of the event, you will receive an introductory film and a beautifully crafted postcard in the post. Filled with our experts’ personal recommendations for music, literature, food and drink, these cards complement each talk and help conjure the atmosphere of a journey through time and place. After the event, you will also receive a further film to dive into an extra work of art not covered in the talk.
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