Featured image © Stiftung KUNSTFORUM der Berliner Volksbank gGmbH, Foto: Franz Michael Rohm

Auf Schatzsuche – Objekte aus Modelliermasse


For the 75th anniversary of the Berliner Volksbank as well as 35 years of the Kunstsammlung, the Stiftung Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank and 15 years of the “Werkstatt für Kreative”, there is an extraordinary exhibition with favourite artworks of the collection, selected by 10 employees of the bank. It is called “WIR. Proximity and Distance – Anniversary Exhibition with Works from the Art Collection of Berliner Volksbank”.

Cornelia Schleime, Sibirischer Frühling, 1987 Mixed media on fleece, Assembly, Kunstsammlung der Berliner Volksbank K 1477 © Cornelia Schleime, 2021, Company photo: Peter Adamik
Ulla Walter, U-Bahn, 1992, Mixed media and collage on canvas, Kunstsammlung der Berliner Volksbank K 167 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Company photo: Peter Adamik

By walking through the exhibition accompanied by art educators, children and young people will learn about works by, among others, Hermann Albert, Rolf Biebl, Christa Dichgans, Klaus Fußmann, Sylvia Hagen, Angela Hampel, Werner Heldt, Thomas Hornemann, Ingeborg Hunzinger, Karl-Ludwig Lange, Wolfgang Leber, Markus Lüpertz, Wolfgang Mattheuer, Harald Metzkes, Silke Miche, Kurt Mühlenhaupt, Roland Nicolaus, Wolfgang Peuker, Erich Fritz Reuter, Cornelia Schleime, Ludwig Gabriel Schrieber, Ruth Tesmar, Christian Thoelke and Hans Uhlmann and gain initial inspiration for the subsequent workshop through the diversity of the works.

The principle of the exhibition is the particularity of a motif, which is singled out from the multitude of possibilities in a collection and examined more closely. The workshop is also dedicated to looking at a favourite object and recreating it.

Later, in the rooms of the Werkstatt für Kreative, specially selected works of art by René Graetz, Gerhard Altenbourg and Ludwig Gabriel Schrieber, among others, serve as further examples to inspire visitors to create their own works.
The juxtaposition of two- and three-dimensional works leads, for example, to the question: How does a surface become a space? Afterwards, in the practical part of the workshop, the children and young people creatively put their acquired knowledge into practice under expert guidance. As always, the small works of art can be taken home.

– for children and young people between 5 and 18 years of age

– registration is required

– the offer is free of charge.

If the quota is exhausted, there is also the option of booking a workshop for a cost contribution.