Lots of Pictures –
Lots of Fun
Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
9 February – 28 May 2018
Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005), the Scottish graphic artist and sculptor, is hailed as a ground-breaker on the British pop art scene. Following the exhibition dedicated to the artist staged in spring 2017 by London’s Whitechapel Gallery, the Berlinische Galerie is now continuing their work focusing on prints, collages and sculptures drawn from Paolozzi’s experimental phases.
As early as the end of the 1940s, this graphic artist was experimenting in his collages with motifs from pop culture and thus began blazing a trail for British pop art. The themes in his works revolve around the industrial and mainstream culture of post-war Modernism for which he tried to develop a new visual language. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s experimental work phases from the 1940s to 1970s, a period which also included a sojourn in Berlin from 1974 to 1975 that influenced his output.
The exhibition is organised by the Whitechapel Gallery in cooperation with the Berlinische Galerie, and staged by the designers at David Saik Studio. The show is curated by Stefanie Heckmann, director of the museum’s visual arts department.
The exhibition will be launched on 8 February at 7 pm. The Berlinische Galerie is also organising a children’s opening event for the first time on 11 February. This will offer junior museum visitors a creative voyage of discovery on which they will be able to make their own sculptures and then use them in a shadow theatre performance. Participation in this event is free and prior registration is not required. Other activities in the education programme are family tours, tours in English, and German sign language, curator-led tours and workshops.