Bild (Picture)

Kreis | Sommer | Stoff

The oldest remaining house in the Wilmersdorf district is the one that belonged to the Berlin manufacturer Cornelius Adrian Hesse. It was built in 1765 as a two-storey farmhouse and is one of few 18th-century country houses to exist in Berlin. Bankers, textile merchants, eye specialists and intellectuals have all resided here.
The exhibition BILD opens our annual programme with a playful look at pictures of this building, our memory and the changing notion of the picture in contemporary art.
Which sketches did Wilhelm Wach draw in 1824 when he visited his sister in the Schoeler Schlösschen? Which pictures were chosen to adorn the summer residence in Wilmersdorf?
The paintings and drawings of the former residents provided the themes and inspiration for our BILD exhibition.

Pictures on the wall and pictures in our minds.

With work by Ina Bierstedt, Silke Bartsch,
Frank Diersch, Uli Fischer und Bettina Weiß
Curated by Oliver Möst

Exhibition from 29 March to 16 May 2020

Frank Diersch, »Der verschollene Reisebericht«, Ink on Paper, 2018
© Frank Diersch, VG Bild-Kunst, 2020