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Pyro Games 2010 17th September to 9th October 2010

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Following the exemplary success of the summer 2009 the Fireworks Festival “Pyro Games” goes also in 2010 in the next round. During forty unique events selected Pyro Designers will illuminate the evening sky and enthral with a especially for this night created musical. The Pyro Games are embedded in a gigantic framework program. In addition to the exceptional Pyro musicals the Berlin drum thunderstorm “stamping feet” is the main attraction of this evening. They mix the latest sounds of the charts with a drum performance, whereby objects of daily use such as bins, chain saws or angle grinders are transformed into the chief characters on the stage. Support comes from local talented bands as well as the Pyro Games DJ.
(K. Michael)

Reopened: the Albertinum in Dresden

Friday, July 16th, 2010

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After a construction time of almost six years the Albertinum in Dresden has been reopened. The building, which contains the New Masters Picture Gallery and the Sculpture Collection, had to be repaired and rebuild after the catastrophic flood of 2002.

Volker Staab, a Berlin architect, achieved the transformation of the flood trauma, which swashed into the depots of the Albertinum, into an architectural solution. He spanned the former inner court with a 76 m long steel construction and put there the huge depots – hence from the basement into a height of seventeen meters. The whole contorted house gained with this procedure a new centre and clarity.

In addition to these building measurements the concept was changed. With the move-out of the Green Vault and the Coin Collection to the Royal Palace the Albertinum now solely shows art from the Romantic up to the presence. The new exhibition rooms are shared by the New Masters Picture Gallery and the Sculpture Collection with paintings from Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter as well as sculptures from Baroque to the 21st century.

The Albertinum opens daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entrance fee 8 Euros, with discount 6 Euros. Free entrance for children under 16.
(K. Michael)

The “Türkish Chamber”

Monday, May 24th, 2010

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Thanks to their taste of fashion, collecting passion and aspiration after princely presentation of power the artistic prince electors of Saxony created from the 16th to 19th century an oriental treasure room. The so called “Turkish Chamber” presents on 750 m² about 600 objects such as costumes, showy weapons and exquisite oriental equestrian accoutrements, precious materials and Ottoman tents.

All exhibits are connected to fascinating stories which you could come to know after a tour with DresdenWalks. This new permanent exhibition situated in the Royal Palace utilizes the latest exhibition techniques and creates a special atmosphere, which turns your visit into an unique experience.
(K. Michael)

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Tizian and Cranach in the Old Masters Picture Gallery

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Barely one artist has been hailed as Tizian for his portraits. The Venetian Renaissance painter (around 1488 – 1576) was in demand all over Europe: emperor, princes, aristocrats, and rich clients acted as a model for him. The “Lady in White” is one of the most graceful but also one of the most mysterious paintings. This studio exhibition is devoted to the restoration of Tizian’s “Lady in White” and will explain difficult working steps of the conservator as well as painting techniques of the artist.

In addition to this special exhibition there is now an extensive Cranach presentation. Lucas Cranach was one of the most important German painter und graphic artist of the Renaissance. Dresden owns the biggest body of his paintings worldwide, which can be enjoyed now for several months. This exhibition shows all the essential works of Cranach the Elder and the Younger.

The collection will be taken over by a Vermeer exhibition in September.
(K. Michael)

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Georg Baselitz in the Dresden Picture Gallery of the Old Masters: Dresden Women

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This presentation, designed by the artist and his wife, contains in particular works, which were created within a strong controversy with Dresden and its history. The strength of choice is the thematic emphasis – not seen like this before and different from other survey exhibitions.

In central position in the Semper Gallery, in the Gobelin Hall, two big groups of works will be shown from the oeuvre of Georg Baselitz from 18th January to 27th February 2010.

The main work about the German history absorbs a defining event, not only in the memory of the artist: the destruction of Dresden and the in a fire apotheosis flashing end of the Second World War.

Attached to this exhibition core are presented in the adjacent rooms paintings and drawings such as “Evening Meal in Dresden” and “The Bridge Ghost’s Supper”. They show as well the reference of Baselitz to the Christian picture tradition as his artistic role models, among others Edvard Munch and the artists of the BRÜCKE.
(K. Michael)

CYNETART

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

13th Festival For Computer Based Art Dresden

Blau in For all visitors of Dresden and our DresdenWalks guests as well, the festival for computer based art CYNEART takes place from 26th November to 6th December.

Within this event insights into the interdisciplinary and intercultural ways of thinking and working will be given. Furthermore new forms of cross-border communication and co-operation will be presented in the Festspielhaus Hellerau.

A multitude of events in the form of concerts, video and performance installations as well as computer games all aim to make the audience join in and experiment with the offered media environments for themselves.
(K. Michael)

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