A Visit by old Friends

First Chinese Group from the Central Academy of Arts (Beijing) since COVID in Berlin

For the first time since the COVID pandemic a group of members of the  Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing visited Berlin for a field and study trip. The were greeted by Prof. Klaus Siebenhaar in the festive atmosphere of the Lions‘ Palace of the Foundation Starke. In an introductory lecture they learned about the cultural landscape and political foundations in Germany and the metropolis Berlin.

The core of the trip was an intense program of visits to arts institutions and enterprises in Berlin, from the Museums on Museum Island and the Kulturforum, guarding and presenting thousands of years of world culture, through the documentation of artistic creation in Berlin in the Berlinische Galerie to renowned galleries and he Auction House Villa Grisebach.

The program in Berlin was complemented by two excursions: First to Dessau to see the Bauhaus – the Master Housesand the  Bauhaus Museum. Then to Potsdam, to visit the two presents of SAP-founder Hasso Plattner to the city: the Museum Barberini with its astonishing Monets and the just reopened Das Minsk with its collection of art from the former GDR – along with the „must-see“ Sanssouci Palace.

(The program of the field and study trip can be downloaded here: CAFA_2023_Study Trip_Itinirary_23-08-03)