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Deutsche Bank Collection LIVE - Meet the Artist
Nima Nabavi
May 5, 2021, 6 pm

Mathematics is beautiful—this motto could be written over the works of Iranian artist Nima Nabavi. In filigree, mostly colored works on paper, he designs complicated, meticulously executed, yet harmonious structures consisting of up to 6,000 hand-drawn, hair-thin lines. Numbers, repetitions, and mathematics are the foundations of Nabavi's geometric abstractions, which he uses to make the structures of the world recognizable, to show the beauty inherent in it. The artist is self-taught, and,after spending twenty years in the USA, among other places, he now lives in Dubai.
Friedhelm Hütte, curator of the exhibition “Ways of Seeing Abstraction – Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection,” talks with Nima Nabavi about geometry, his artistic practice, the works in the exhibition, and much more.

This event will take place online. If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can also watch the event live on our website or on Youtube or view it at a later time.

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Art+
Dr. Jenny Graser on Marc Brandenburg
Matinée in the framework of International Museum Day
May 16, 2021, 12 noon

Dr. Jenny Graser, Curator for Contemporary Art at the Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin will put Marc Brandenburg’s work in an art-historical context and provide insights into his prints.

This event will take place online. If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can also watch the event live on our website or on Facebook or view it at a later time.

Photo:  Studioline, Berlin

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Art+
Abstraction and Ornament in Contemporary and Islamic Art
Dr. Julia Gonnella and Friedhelm Hütte in conversation
May 20, 2021, 7 pm

On May 20th at 7 pm PalaisPopulaire in cooperation with the Arabic Cultural House, The Divan hosts the virtual dialogue “Abstraction and Ornament in Contemporary and Islamic Art" on the occasion of the exhibition “Ways of Seeing Abstraction – works from the Deutsche Bank Collection”. The talk will take place between Dr. Julia Gonnella, Director of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Qatar and Friedhelm Hütte, Global Head of Art of Deutsche Bank and curator of the exhibition.

The event will comprise welcoming words by Svenja Gräfin von Reichenbach, Director, PalaisPopulaire and H.E. Ambassador Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al Thani, Chairman of the Arabic Cultural House, The Divan.

Dr. Julia Gonnella will give exclusive insights into the work and mission of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar. A focus will be past, present and future exhibitions as well as the unique architecture of MIA.

Designed as an interactive dialogue participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions and discuss them with our renowned experts.

This event will take place online. If you are interested, you can register for the Zoom Webinar here. If you do not wish to participate in the discussion directly, you can follow the event live on our website or on YouTube Live or watch it at a later date.

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Music+
Workshop. Dialog. Music
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Are Guests at the PalaisPopulaire
May 27, 2021, 7 pm

In a chamber music series at the PalaisPopulaire, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker introduce themselves and their instruments and talk in a relaxed atmosphere about the works presented, interpretation questions, the working methods of a chamber music ensemble, and much more. In this way, the natural distance between artist and audience in a normal concert is removed and the evening becomes a place of encounter. On the evening of  May 27, fin de siècle is the theme. Christoph Streuli, violin, and David Riniker, violoncello, will perform.

Be there! You can also follow this event live on our website and YouTube or watch it at a later time. 

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Literature+
Vacation Reading
June 24, 2021, 7 pm

Forgetting about time, not having any obligations, whiling away the hours. Uslar and Rai introduce you to the most beautiful, idle, and blissful vacation reading.

You can watch this event live on our website or view it at a later time.

In cooperation with the Berlin bookstore Uslar & Rai

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Literature+
Terrace Conversations – the Most Beautiful Books
June 27, July 25, August 29, 2021, 3 pm

Free of charge

Design, conception, and workmanship play a decisive role when the Stiftung Buchkunst (Book Art Foundation) awards annual prizes to bibliophile new publications. ShopPopulaire presents a selection of the “Most Beautiful German Books” and explains the reasons why they received an award. Author Daniel Boente reads on the terrace of the PalaisPopulaire on every last Sunday of June, July, and August.