Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin

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    Deutsche Guggenheim Museum

    by nicolaitan Updated Feb 21, 2008

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    The name Guggenheim is synonymous with contemporary, avant garde, and non objective art, here partnered with the Deutsche Bank and occupying the ground level of their Berlin office building on the Unter den Linden (at Charlottenstrasse). After her disappointment at the New National Gallery, Proserpina was particularly excited to visit this museum. It is the policy of this museum to use their single relatively small room ( leaving plenty of space for a cafe and gift shop) to exhibit the works of one or a related small group of artists. It was our misfortune to view the efforts of Phoebe Washburn, a New York contemporary artist most famed for building large architectural structures out of a bunch of junk.

    Her effort at the Deutsche Guggenheim was entitled "Regulated Fool's Milk Meadow" and was comprised of a large ramshackle wooden structure in which a motorised contraption moves squares of grass around allowing for sun, rain, whatever. The only fools are the people who paid 4 Eu to get into this embarrassment. We had the 3 day pass so all we wasted was time. Not so the German couple who were not shy about expressing their invective at dropping the cost of admission.

    The museum emphasizes its past exhibits of Warhol, Cezanne, and Picasso among its more conservative displays.

    We suggest calling in advance to see what is in the museum before wasting valuable time coming here.

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