The Grand Tour: Cities Shaped by Art. Berlin: A city of artists

Mon 21 Sep 2015

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ACCA Main Exhibition Gallery

Berlin in summer! Is there anything better? Slow mornings, leisurely bike rides, coffee meetings, twilight drinks, great art, late night dinners. 

Berlin is arguably Germany’s most international city. It is the place where artists from around the world go to work and maintain a lifestyle that is connected yet affordable. Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Yael Bartana, Douglas Gordon – all reside in Berlin.

The city itself has featured in the work of many contemporary artists. Join us at ACCA for an illustrated lecture that considers Berlin through the eyes of those artists who have chosen to call the city home.

It’s art history but not as you know it. ACCA’s intrepid team will explore the best and most interesting galleries, art events, cafés, architecture and visit the writers, philosophers, filmmakers and artists that have shaped the unique culture of each city. Enjoy a complimentary regional drink, created by Sipsmith Independent Spirits & Hippocampus Metropolitan Distillery. All in the comfort of the ACCA departure lounge.  

Your tour guide for Berlin:

Hannah Mathews is an associate curator with ACCA. Her most recent exhibitions include, Framed Movements for the Melbourne Festival at ACCA in 2014, Action/Response, a two night cross-disciplinary program for Dance Massive 2013 and Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, which launched the Melbourne International Arts Festival’s Visual Arts Program at ACCA in 2011. Hannah has completed curatorial residencies in New York, Berlin, Tokyo and Venice, teaches curatorial studies at RMIT University of Melbourne and sits on the boards of NAVA, Art Monthly Australia and International Art Space, Western Australia.

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Hippocampus Sipsmith