Meret Oppenheim. Retrospective. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin





To mark the centenary of Meret Oppenheim’s birth in Berlin on October 6, 2013, the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin is dedicating a first major retrospectiveto the artist. Oppenheim became famous with her work “Le Déjeuner en fourrure” (1936), a teacup, saucer and spoon that the artist covered with fur. The Fur Cup is one of the masterpieces of Surrealist art and is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Meret Oppenheim created works that combined different materials in a playful and humorous way.

The exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin shows the whole spectrum of Meret Oppenheim’s oeuvre, which in its independence and diversity is still seen a pioneering force even today. Many of the works are normally hidden in private collection, so this retrospective is a unique chance to rediscover the work of this extraordinary artist. The exhibition presents around 200 exhibits in eight rooms. The oeuvre of Meret Oppenheim divides not only in different times, places, moods, but is composed from fragments and contradictions. The show at Martin-Gropius-Bau also features examples of her poetry and humorous fantastic design, jewellery and fashion designs. This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough and an introduction to Meret Oppenheim’s work by Gereon Sievernich (Director, Martin-Gropius-Bau) and Heike Eipeldauer (exhibition curator). The Meret Oppenheim retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin (Germany) runs until December 1, 2013.

Meret Oppenheim. Retrospective at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (Germany). Video walkthrough and interview with Gereon Sievernich (Director, Martin-Gropius-Bau) and Heike Eipeldauer (curator of the exhibition), August 15, 2013. Video by Frantisek Zachoval.

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