Georg Baselitz: Schinkel nach Athen tragen

28.08.2022 11:00 - 31.10.2022 17:00

Classicism becomes contemporary, the temple for the goddess of tree fruits becomes a temple of contemporary art: on August 27, 2022, the exhibition of the globally celebrated artist Georg Baselitz will open in Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Erstlinkswerk. Entitled “Schinkel nach Athen tragen” (Carrying Schinkel to Athens), a reference to the Greek roots of the neoclassical temple planned as a tea room, Georg Baselitz will show nine new works on paper in frames designed by Schinkel in the Pomonatempel. It is a delicate, almost tender summit meeting of the most important German architect of the 19th century and the grand master of painting. Georg Baselitz has been one of the central figures in the history of painting since the early 1960s. His radical reinvention and upside-down approach to figuration has long since made him an undisputed icon of contemporary art. Baselitz himself will strike calm tones in Potsdam, entering into a dialogue with Prussia’s star architect with his ink drawings.