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Introduction: Berlin (00:59)


This segment orients viewers to the topic of art in Berlin, Germany.

Olafur Eliasson (12:38)

Eliasson is an Icelandic-Danish sculptor known for large-scale art installations including “New York Waterfalls” and “Ice Watch.” He and his team members discuss Berlin’s art scene in the early 1990s, the intersection of nature and culture, and creating art for public spaces.

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (14:26)

Djurberg and Berg's collaborations mix surreal clay animation and electronic music. They discuss the beginning of their partnership, their creative process, and the need to explore taboos. See clips including “Delights of an Undirected Mind“ and "Snake with a Mouth Sewn Shut.”

Susan Philipsz (12:26)

Philipsz is a Scottish expatriate known for haunting sound installations. She discusses the legacy of Nazi Germany and its influence on her work, making political art, and public installations. Compositions include “Study of Strings,” “Metropola,” and “War Damaged Musical Instruments.”

Hiwa K (13:52)

The Iraqi sculptor, videographer, and performance artist has lived in Berlin for over 16 years. He discusses his Kurdish heritage, approach to creation, and forgetting lessons of the past. Featured works include “My Father’s Color Period,” “This Lemon Tastes of Apple” and “Pin-Down.”

Credits: Berlin (00:42)

Credits: Berlin

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Part of the Series : Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 9
3-Year Streaming Price: $169.95



Artists Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Olafur Eliasson, Hiwa K, and Susan Philipsz demonstrate the diversity of practice and sensibilities in Berlin, expose its history of war and migration, and convey hopes to foster a better tomorrow.

Length: 56 minutes

Item#: BVL169073

Copyright date: ©2018

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