Open Day for the exhibition "Home is not a Place"

2 June 2017 - 8.30-11am | 22 Belgrave Square, London
Nicole Wermers: Abwaschskulptur (Dishwashing Sculpture) #6

Open Day at the German Ambassador's Residence

On 2 June, the German Ambassador’s Residence in London will open its doors from 8.30am until 11am to welcome guests to enjoy the new exhibition "Home is not a Place".

Home is not a Place features works by nine outstanding contemporary artists currently working in London and Berlin and by Manfred Pietsch (1936-2015), who has spent most of his career in Dresden and Berlin.

Contemporary Art from Berlin and London includes works by Cornelia Baltes, Julius von Bismarck, Simon Fujiwara, Oliver Osborne, Florian Roithmayr, Random International, Daniel Sinsel, Wolfgang Tillmans and Nicole Wermers. It looks at a contemporary notion of home and identity and highlights the inherent power of art to transcend geographical or political boundaries.

Interesting affinities between the artists are often found in the staging of everyday objects and consumer products and the reference to art historical traditions. The varied ideas are visualised across a range of practices, spanning painting, textile, sculpture, photography, and video.

Manfred Pietsch – Cityscapes shows the artist’s portraits of the German capital, produced before and after the fall of the Wall and from more recent years. The selected paintings and works on paper present an individual outlook on an ever-changing city and create an interesting counterpart to other contemporary positions.

Please note that registration for this event has closed.

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Julius von Bismarck: One More Night

Julius von Bismarck: One More Night (Courtesy the artist and alexander levy, Berlin)

Manfred Pietsch: Berlinpanorama Springerhaus

Manfred Pietsch: Berlinpanorama Springerhaus (© Jürgen Schneider)

Ambassador Ammon and Marliese Heimann-Ammon receive special mention for cultural events at DIPLOMAT magazine Awards

Marliese Heimann-Ammon

On 24 April, the German Embassy received a "special mention" for '2017 Contribution to a Better Cultural Understanding among Nations Accredited to the Court of St James’s' at the Tata DIPLOMAT magazine 2017 awards.