Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Contemporary Art Trips to Berlin, Venice, Vienna

Here are details of a number of trips I'm going to be leading over summer/autumn 2012: specific dates to be confirmed.

My trips are designed to introduce participants to modern and contemporary art (with occasional diversions into earlier periods) in various European cultural centres, focusing equally on larger institutions and smaller galleries. These trips are designed for independent travellers and do not include accommodation and travel, to allow participants more flexibility.

Please contact me (click 'view my complete profile' on the right) if you're interested in taking part. Specific dates to follow soon.

Forthcoming trips include Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen...and beyond.


August - Berlin: Sausages, beer and sunshine (and art)

Neue Nationalgalerie (Mies van der Rohe) for outstanding modern and contemporary art collection
Hamburger Bahnhof - contemporary art space including light works by Anthony McCall
Gabriel Orozco, Mexican conceptualist par excellence at Guggenheim
Kunsthaus Tascheles - artists' studios and small exhibitions
David Chipperfield's astonishing redesign of the Neues Museum
Daniel Liebeskind's Jewish Museum - architecture as emotional experience
Smaller galleries in the city

Likely dates: first week of August (6th - 12th)


September - Venice: Spritz, cichetti and the pleasures of being lost

Punta della Dogana (Tadao Ando) and Palazzo Grassi for Francois Pinault's excellent contemporary collection
Prada Foundation at Ca'Corner - international contemporary art
The greatest small museum of modern art in the world: the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Visits to see staggering masterpieces by Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo in situ at churches across the city
Hidden Venice: gems of the city that most visitors miss

Likely dates: early September


late September/ early October - Vienna: Wienerschnitzel, sachertorte and the delights of the unheimlich

Cecily Brown and Alex Katz (two generations of great American painting) at the Essl Museum
Marina Abramovic's astonishing performance art at Kunsthalle Wien
Dan Flavin's iconic and beautiful neon minimalism at Museum Moderner Kunst
(all museums packed into the elegant museums quarter)
The incredible art nouveau Secession building (including Klimt murals) to see contemporary artists' site-specific work
The Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the greatest old master collections in the universe
Smaller galleries across the city

Likely dates: week of 24th Sept/beginning of week of 1st Oct