Vis à Vis: Asia Meets Europe

15 December 2017–30 April 2019

Exhibition Overview


Rooster teapot, Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen, around 1735, porcelain with overglaze decoration.

In early January 2017 the Museum für Asiatische Kunst closed its doors in Dahlem to prepare for reinstallation in the Humboldt Forum. As part of the series ‘On the Way to the Humboldt Forum’, a selection of the finest works in the museum’s outstanding collection are now on display at the Kunstgewerbemuseum, integrated into the permanent exhibition. Works from both museums are placed in associative dialogue with one another. This form of presentation vividly illustrates the lively, centuries-long interchange of materials, techniques, forms, and motifs between Europe and Asia. The exhibition, divided into five thematic discourses, opens on 15 December 2017 and is expected to remain on view in the Kunstgewerbemuseum and at the Kulturforum until April 2019.

(© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Photo courtesy of Saturia Linke.)

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